Staff Counsel I
Company: AmTrust Financial Services, Inc.
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: April 3, 2021
Summary: Responsible for competent, ethical and diligent
representation of insureds of AmTrust North America and its
carriers ("Amtrust") in all assigned cases including preparation of
pleadings, motions, pre-trial discovery, arbitration and trial.
This position requires aggressive, cost-efficient and creative
management of a caseload involved in full-phase litigation. It
entails traveling to different county court venues and law offices
in northern New Jersey. The ideal candidate should possess skills
necessary to interface with client representatives, claims
administrators, court personal and medical and other experts. In
addition to handling a caseload, this position involves maintaining
regular communications with the Claims Department via roundtables,
reviews and training. The ideal candidate must maintain a solid
understanding of AmTrust's mission, vision, and values as best in
class in the property and liability insurance industry.
- Competently represents Amtrust's insureds at depositions,
hearings conferences, mediatins, arbitrations and trials in the
Superior Courts throughout northern New Jersey. Responsible for the
prompt, efficient and effective disposition of assigned cases
- Appears at depositions, mediations, arbitrations, trials and
other legal-driven activities.
- Analyzes complex legal and factual issues, conducts extensive
and well-reasoned legal research, and independently develops and
presents defense strategies
- Prepares pleadings, motions, correspondence, and briefs in
support of defense strategies
- Provides thorough timely communication, information, legal
advice and other services to the insured and claims on relevant
legal and factual issues;
- Possesses the ability to comply with AmTrust's Litigation
Management Guidelines with minimal supervision
- Attends continuing legal education seminars in order to
maintain a high level of professional expertise
- Performs other functionally related duties as
- Licensed by the New Jersey State Bar.
- 3+years of experience as a litigation attorney in the area of
personal injury, property damage and automobile negligence.
- Ability to handle a caseload of up to 70 cases from inception
to settlement and/or trial with minimal supervision.
- Strong working knowledge of Westlaw and Microsoft
- Strong working knowledge of TeamConnect and TimeMatters
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 OfferAmTrust 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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