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Associate Corporate Counsel

Company: AmTrust Financial Services, Inc.
Location: Irvine
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

Summary:

Day-to-day management of a nationwide pending of extra-contractual matters. Review new claims against the company, monitor ongoing litigations for extra-contractual and bad faith concerns and assist U.S. claims management in decisions implicating potential extra-contractual and bad faith exposure. This position provides consultation, critical analysis and strategy development relative to the most complex and challenging claims circumstances across all Company business lines and jurisdictions. This position works with management stakeholders across the Company to mitigate extra-contractual risks. The Associate Corporate Counsel position maintains a solid understanding of AmTrust's mission, vision, and values along with upholding the standards and goals of the Litigation Department. Remote work considered/allowed. Some travel required (10% expected).

Responsibilities

esponsibilities:

  • Legal research and analysis, including providing conclusions and recommendations for claims handling decisions relative to bad faith and extra-contractual exposure;
  • Provide coverage analysis with focus on bad faith and extra-contractual concerns;
  • Develop and analyze broad claims, underwriting and litigation data with a focus on isolating areas of concern and improvement;
  • Succinct presentation of complex issues to upper management in the Claim, Litigation and Underwriting Departments;
  • Give guidance on additional investigation that may be required to resolve coverage and extra-contractual concerns;
  • Communicate with underwriting for policy issue clarification;
  • Inform concerning jurisdictional nuances;
  • Determine if outside counsel advice is needed;
  • Consult on outside counsel selection;
  • Prepare and review correspondence responding to bad faith letters and accusations
  • Manage "home office" matters in coordination with Litigation Department protocols and leadership ;
  • Monitor bad faith and extra-contractual matters in coordination with Litigation Department protocols and leadership;
  • Maintain bad faith and extra-contractual subject matter expertise;
  • Assist with deposition preparation and custodian interviews
  • Assist with litigation holds and ESI collections
  • Performs other functionally related duties as assigned;

Qualifications

Qualifications: Required:

  • JD American Bar Association accredited law school
  • 3+ years industry experience (in-house or law firm)
  • Focus on coverage issues preferred
  • Analytical and human relations skills are critical
  • Effective communication skills;
  • ability to obtain information from others and deliver information to others orally and in written form.

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.

This job description is designed to provide a general overview of the requirements 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.

Keywords: AmTrust Financial Services, Inc., Irvine , Associate Corporate Counsel, Other , Irvine, California

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