Zurich NA Workers Compensation Defense Attorney in Pasadena, California
Workers Compensation Defense Attorney
Zurich is currently looking for a Workers Compensation Defense Attorney to work out of our North American Staff Legal office in Pasadena, California.
The Workers Compensation Trial Attorney, with moderate direction, engages in the practice of law and the protection of Zurich’s insureds and their interest in litigation.
Additional responsibilities will include:
Achieving best outcomes for clients by demonstrating technical excellence in case handling, trial preparation and presentation for matters of moderate technical complexity
Driving positive results by correctly applying the law and legal trends, conducting legal analysis and research, preparing legal pleadings and documents, preparing for and managing pre-trial discovery, and participating in judicial or administrative hearings and trials
Documenting case files by accurately capturing and updating relevant information in compliance with best practices
Working to have a timely resolution to matters by collaborating with the claims adjuster, developing a case strategy and escalating issues as appropriate
Ensuring customer service to clients by proactively communicating information; responding to inquiries; and following customer protocols
With oversight, determining and implementing alternative dispute resolution techniques as appropriate, by using effective mediation and negotiation skills within authority limit
Maintaining professional and technical knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, staying current with industry trends, establishing personal networks and participating in professional societies
Contributing to the team effort by accomplishing related results and collaborating on matters as needed
Ensuring legal compliance by following state and federal laws and regulations
Serving as a technical resource by providing guidance and mentoring lower level attorneys or legal support staff on use of tools and resources and legal strategies
Protecting Zurich’s reputation by keeping claims information confidential
- Juris Doctor and 5 or more years of experience in the Litigation area
Member in good standing of the California State Bar
Experience with Microsoft Office and Adobe
Experience working with Lexis Nexis
Knowledge of the insurance industry, claims and the insurance defense litigation legal environment
Knowledge of the law and procedure
Experience in Workers Compensation defense
Effective communication skills
Effective negotiation skills
Experience working in a team-based environment
Effective problem solving and analytical skills
Imagine working for a company that truly cares about their employees, customers, stakeholders, and communities they serve.
Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the best global insurance provider in the world.
Zurich is that place where 55,000 employees across approximately 200 countries and territories are all focused on helping people and helping companies protect what is truly most important to them. We are a values-driven organization that takes pride in the work that we do every day and we have the ambition to be the best global insurer in the world.
Zurich does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Zurich American Insurance. If you are a preferred vendor, please use our Recruiting Agency Portal for resume submission.
Primary Location: United States-California-Pasadena
Travel Yes, 5 % of the Time
Relocation Available No
Job Posting 09/04/19
Unposting Date Ongoing
Req ID: 1900065J
It is the Policy of Zurich in North America, as an equal opportunity employer, to attract and retain the best-qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability or protected veteran status.