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Staff Counsel I

Company: AmTrust Financial Services, Inc.
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: April 3, 2021

Job Description:

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.
Responsibilities:

  • 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 assignedQualifications:
    Required:
    • 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 OfficePreferred:
      • 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.

Keywords: AmTrust Financial Services, Inc., Jersey City , Staff Counsel I, Legal , Jersey City, New Jersey

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