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Staff Counsel II

Location
New York
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
13 Sep 2020


Overview

Summary:

Responsible for managing a case load from inception to court. Responsibilities include pre-trial discoveries, drafting pleadings, communicating with involved parties, and presenting defense strategies in court. Maintains a solid understanding of AmTrust's mission, vision, and values. Upholds the standards of the AmTrust organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Independently represents the Employer/Carrier before the assigned Judge of Compensation Claims and present witnesses and evidence at administrative hearings on litigated workers' compensation claims.
  • Analyzes complex legal and factual issues, conduct extensive, well-reasoned legal research, independently develop and present defense strategies on behalf of the Employer/Carrier.
  • Prepares pleadings, written discovery, motions and briefs in support of defense strategies.
  • Provides effective and timely communications, information, legal advice and other services to clients and claims professionals on legal and factual issues.
  • Position requires the use of independent judgment, research, litigation and analytical skills.
  • Assists in developing training materials for the WC claim department.
  • Works with the WC claim department and Law Department on special projects related to the practice of workers' compensation.
  • Communicates with the Office of the Judges of Compensation Claims, witnesses, opposing counsel and clients in a manner consistent with established office procedures.
  • Responsible for the prompt, efficient and effective disposition of assigned cases.
  • Keeps current with market trends and demands. Attends continuing legal education seminars in order to maintain high level of professional expertise.
  • Performs other functionally related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • State Bar licensed attorney.
  • Knowledge of Workers' Compensation statutes and its application.
  • 3 years' workers' compensation litigation experience

Preferred:

This job description is designed to provide a general overview of the job and does not entail a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties, or responsibilities that will be required in this position. AmTrust has the right to revise this job description at any time.



Responsibilities

Responsibilities:

  • Independently represents the Employer/Carrier before the assigned Judge of Compensation Claims and present witnesses and evidence at administrative hearings on litigated workers' compensation claims.
  • Analyzes complex legal and factual issues, conduct extensive, well-reasoned legal research, independently develop and present defense strategies on behalf of the Employer/Carrier.
  • Prepares pleadings, written discovery, motions and briefs in support of defense strategies.
  • Provides effective and timely communications, information, legal advice and other services to clients and claims professionals on legal and factual issues.
  • Position requires the use of independent judgment, research, litigation and analytical skills.
  • Assists in developing training materials for the WC claim department.
  • Works with the WC claim department and Law Department on special projects related to the practice of workers' compensation.
  • Communicates with the Office of the Judges of Compensation Claims, witnesses, opposing counsel and clients in a manner consistent with established office procedures.
  • Responsible for the prompt, efficient and effective disposition of assigned cases.
  • Keeps current with market trends and demands. Attends continuing legal education seminars in order to maintain high level of professional expertise.
  • Performs other functionally related duties as assigned.


Qualifications

Qualifications:

Required:

  • State Bar licensed attorney.
  • Knowledge of Workers' Compensation statutes and its application.
  • 3+ years' workers' compensation litigation experience

Preferred:

This job description is designed to provide a general overview of the job and does not entail a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties, or responsibilities that will be required in this position. AmTrust has the right to revise this job description at any time.

What We Offer

AmTrust Financial Services offers a competitive compensation package and excellent career advancement opportunities. Our benefits include Medical & Dental Plans, Life Insurance, including eligible spouses & children, Health Care Flexible Spending, Dependent Care, 401k Savings Plans, Paid Time Off.

AmTrust strives to create a diverse and inclusive culture where thoughts and ideas of all employees are appreciated and respected. This concept encompasses but is not limited to human differences with regard to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, culture, religion or disabilities.

AmTrust values excellence and recognizes that by embracing the diverse backgrounds, skills, and perspectives of its workforce, it will sustain a competitive advantage and remain an employer of choice. Diversity is a business imperative, enabling us to attract, retain and develop the best talent available. We see diversity as more than just policies and practices. It is an integral part of who we are as a company, how we operate and how we see our future.

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Details

  • Job Reference: 173888374-2
  • Date Posted: 13 September 2020
  • Recruiter: AmTrust North America
  • Location: New York
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Legal
  • Job Type: Permanent