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Zurich NA Senior Claims Counsel in Montréal, Quebec

Senior Claims Counsel


Job Summary:

To review, analyze and resolve complex litigated claims specific to Cyber, D&O, E&O, EPL, FI, Fiduciary and Environmental lines, of moderate to high exposure, and to ensure that claims are handled in the most efficient, effective way while delivering exceptional claims service.

Job Accountabilities:

Key Accountabilities:

Review claim documents to assess coverages of moderate to high exposure, such claim documents to include but are not limited to complaints, answers, motions to dismiss, and motions for class certification as well as other legal documents

•Draft/analyze appropriate coverage position correspondence addressing liability and damages and address coverage with insured, broker, Business Unit, Insurance Tower, mediators and judges as necessary

•Ensure claim and file management complies with Zurich best practices as well as the insurance regulatory frameworks

•Perform legal research to assess exposure on both liability, damages as well as coverage in the relevant jurisdictions

•Directly negotiate complex, disputed cases with multiple parties

•Review contracts, technical documents, etc. to properly assess legal situation and parameters so that successful, legally compliant solutions can be reached

•Prepare and develop strategy for resolution of complex insurance matters, and ensure that matters are timely and appropriately reserved

•Attend and participate in multi-party mediations/arbitrations to effectuate case resolution

•Business Travel, as required

•Extended Hours during Peak Periods, as required

•Pass Applicable Exam/Licensing, as required

•Regular Predictable Attendance

Business Accountabilities:

•Demonstrate strong understanding of regulatory, governmental and compliance mandates/requirements necessary to effectuate resolution

•Exhibit knowledge of applicable laws specific to Line of Business and its impact on matters

•Meet quality standards by following best practices

•Actively and independently engage with the Underwriters on insights, strategy and profitability

•Attend and participate in client and broker meetings with the Underwriters for renewals as well as new business opportunities

•Business travel, as required

•Extended hours during peak periods, as required

•Pass applicable exam/licensing, as required

Performance Management Accountabilities:

•Model behaviors that demonstrate commitment to corporate values.

•Provide input into performance management discussions of project team members.

•Coach and provide technical advice and counsel within and outside operating unit.

•Provide guidance and support for team members.

• Take action to manage own personal development and encourage others to do the same.

Contacts & Relationships:

Client Externally Focused - The job’s core deliverables rely on delivering service to external clients and/or customers. Typically involves building relationships and promoting the company.

A future with Zurich

Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, Zurich North America has over 148 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. We are a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. Today, we serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology and insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, Zurich strives to provide ongoing career development opportunities and foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our people, our customers and the communities we serve.

As a global company, Zurich recognizes the diversity of our workforce as an asset. We recruit talented people from a variety of backgrounds with unique perspectives that are truly welcome here. Taken together, diversity and inclusion bring us closer to our common goal: exceeding our customers’ expectations. Zurich is committed to providing a diverse, inclusive and barrier-free environment resulting in an accessible organization for employees, customers, and other parties who interact with, or on behalf of, Zurich. We strive to achieve a workplace free of discrimination of all forms, including discrimination on the basis of physical or mental disability, or medical condition. If you are interested in a job opportunity, please advise if you require an accommodation, so we can work with you to provide a more accessible process.

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