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Zurich NA Coverage Counsel I in Schaumburg, Illinois

Coverage Counsel I


Zurich is currently looking for a Coverage Counsel to work out of our North American head-quarters in Schaumburg, Illinois.

The Coverage Counsel manages moderately complex assignments requiring specialized knowledge in commercial auto and rental liability coverage expertise to protect the interests of company. May manage moderately complex extra contractual litigation with appropriate level of supervision. Provides advice and direction on coverage and extra-contractual issues. Assigns cases to outside counsel and manages their performance.

Additional responsibilities will include:

  • Working towards timely resolution of coverage issues and potential litigation by developing, preparing and implementing coverage litigation strategies

  • Managing litigation matters by assigning cases to outside counsel, establishing litigation strategies and budget; coordinating activities; overseeing progress; reviewing litigation expenses, authorizing payments and evaluating outside counsel performance

  • Maintaining control of files and litigation costs

  • Attending pertinent trials, but is not attorney of record

  • Resolving technical coverage issues within claims or underwriting units by providing legal advice and counsel

  • Providing legal counsel to claims professionals on claims issues and to underwriters on product development, product refresh, policy language and specials endorsements and training to field on coverage matters

  • Ensuring legal compliance by following state and federal laws and regulations and internal control requirements

  • Protecting Zurich’s reputation by keeping claims information confidential

  • Providing proactive insights and legal guidance by identifying opportunities for technical excellence, developing and delivering targeted training to the organization

  • 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 participating on projects as needed

Basic Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor and 4 or more years of experience in insurance coverage law

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 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.

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Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Schaumburg

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 5 % of the Time

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 06/06/19

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 19000401

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.