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Zurich NA Senior Claims Coverage Counsel in Parsippany, New Jersey

Senior Claims Coverage Counsel


At Zurich North America Claims we acknowledge that work life-balance and flexibility are a priority when it comes to choosing your next career move. Designed with our employees' needs in mind, the ZNA Claims hybrid work model emphasizes flexibility, allowing claims employees to conduct individual work in their preferred location, while facilitating in-person connections and collaborative activities when meaningful and valuable. While the model provides a high level of flexibility and autonomy, occasional circumstances requiring in-office attendance should be expected. The candidate selected for this opportunity should be able to report into one of the following North American Claims offices: 4 World Trade Center NY, Parsippany NJ or Schaumburg IL.

We are looking to add an experienced Coverage Attorney to our Claims Legal Department at Zurich North America.

If you are ready for a career move, consider working for a company with a global footprint that offers an excellent work/life balance, terrific benefits including an incentive plan, 401K match and a second 401K company contribution, flexible work options, summer hours and a great culture.

The ideal person for this role will, under technical direction, manage complex coverage/extra contractual litigation ofthe highest degree of legal complexity and coordination requiring specialized knowledge inFinancial Lines, Professional Liability Lines and/or General LiabilityLines to protect the interests of the company.

The attorney will be responsible for managing all aspects of the litigation process in representation of the company and will provide legal counsel and insights in partnership with corporate law, underwriting and claims organizations on policy language, new product offerings and complex coverage interpretations to ensure continuous improvements to products, processes and operations.

The attorney will need to possess demonstrated legal knowledge and skill. As part of the legal team, the attorney will assign cases to outside counsel and evaluate their performance which is critical to maintain control of files and litigation costs. We are seeking an attorney to develop, prepare and implement litigation strategy as well as provide legal advice to our Claims and Underwriting teams. The individual selected may attend trials but will not be the attorney of record.

Talent will be considered for either our Claims Coverage Counsel role or our Sr. Claims Coverage Counsel role.

Basic Qualifications for the Claims Coverage Counsel role:

  • Juris Doctor and 6 or more years of experience as an attorney with coverage exposureAND

  • Active member of a State Bar

  • Experience with Microsoft Office

  • Knowledge of Lexis or Westlaw

Basic Qualifications for the Sr. Claims Coverage Counsel role:

  • Juris Doctor and 8 or more years of experience as an attorney with coverage exposureAND

  • Active member of a State Bar

  • Experience with Microsoft Office

  • Knowledge of Lexis or Westlaw

Preferred Qualifications for either role:

  • Litigation experience in the insurance industry, claims, or underwriting

  • Experience with Financial Lines and/or Professional Liability claims

  • PC literate with working knowledge of Microsoft Office software, applicable corporate systems, and significant knowledge of Lexis or Westlaw

  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills

  • In depth knowledge of the insurance industry, claims, and the insurance legal and regulatory environment

  • Analytical skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to a changing environment

  • Experience in a work environment that required collaboration across work groups

  • Ability to effectively present information to LOB manager, claimants and customers

Applicable Only to Jobs to be Performed in New York City

The salary range for the Claims Coverage Counsel Role is $145,000 - $181,300. The salary range for the Sr. Claims Coverage Counsel role is $166,600 - $208,300. This is the range Zurich NA in good faith believes is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of the posting. This range is only applicable for jobs to be performed in New York City. Base pay offered may vary depending on, but not limited to education, experience, skills, geographic location, travel requirements, sales or revenue-based metrics, and business needs. This range may be modified in the future. This job is also bonus eligible. No amount is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable.

As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to any COVID-related health and safety protocols in place at that time ( https://www.zurichna.com/careers/faq ).

A future with Zurich. What can go right when you apply at 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 150 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. Today, Zurich North America is a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. We serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology, and we insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, we strive to provide ongoing career development opportunities, and we 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 colleagues, our customers and the communities we serve. Zurich maintains a comprehensive employee benefits package for employees as well as eligible dependents and competitive compensation. Please clickhere (https://www.zurichna.com/careers) to learn more.

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 does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EOE disability/vet

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Location(s): AM - Parsippany, AM - Schaumburg, AM - New York

Remote Working: Hybrid

Schedule: Full Time

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