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Zurich NA Coverage Counsel I in Schaumburg, Illinois

Coverage Counsel I


As part of the Claims Legal department, the ideal person for this role will, under technical direction, manage complex coverage/extra contractual litigation requiring specialized knowledge in breadth and depth in area of expertise. They will be called on to provide advice and direction on coverage/extra contractual issues. They will need to possess demonstrated legal knowledge and skill. As part of the legal team, they will assign cases to outside counsel and evaluate their performance. It will be critical to take responsibility for maintaining 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.

Basic Qualifications:

  • JD from approved law school and current bar admission with good

standing in at least one state.

  • Four years of experience as attorney with coverage exposure.

Preferred Qualifications:

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

  • 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.

Job Accountabilities:

  • Develops, prepares and implements coverage/extracontractual litigation strategies.

  • Assigns cases to outside counsel and evaluates their performance.

  • Responsible for maintaining control of files and litigation costs and calculating exposure.

  • Resolves technical coverage issues within claims or underwriting units by providing legal advice and counsel to personnel.

  • Provides legal counsel to underwriters on policy language and training to field on coverage matters.

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.

EOE disability/vets

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Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Schaumburg

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 5 % of the Time

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 09/11/19

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 190006AF

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.