Claims Attorney in Portland, OR at National General Insurance

Date Posted: 10/8/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Portland, OR
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    10/8/2018

Job Description


Primary Purpose:

Responsible for providing legal advice, oversight and counsel to claims personnel, product personnel, policy operations and marketing.  Train panel counsel, staff counsel and claims personnel in the execution of the litigation management guidelines to assure accuracy in litigation, claim handling and optimization of legal expenses. 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Following is a summary of the essential functions for this job. Other duties may be performed, both major and minor, which are not mentioned below. Specific activities may change from time to time.

  • Provide guidance, mentoring and counseling on policy and coverage interpretation
  • Provide legal analysis and opinions on coverage issues and policy changes
  • Undertake necessary legal research and provide legal direction on any matters relevant to claims handling and policy operations
  • Train, develop and provide technical guidance to claims on issues involving any legal or claims related issue, as well as, litigation handling
  • Provide assistance and advice on appeals, DJs, extra-contractual allegations, large losses, trials and post-trial strategies
  • Responsible for the identification, hiring and performance management of panel counsel for defense, coverage SIU and PIP specialties
  • Serve as a Subject Matter Expert for Product, Policy Operations, Marketing and other departments
  • Act as a liaison between staff and panel counsel
  • Audit staff and panel counsel

 

Minimum Skills and Competencies:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • J.D. (Juris Doctor) Degree or in-lieu of degree equivalent education, training and work-related experience
  • High degree of initiative, mature judgment and discretion
  • Ability to proactively resolve conflicts and empathize with internal and external customers
  • Knowledge of claim strategies
  • Solid understanding of the insurance industry
  • Solid understanding of the organizational relationship between the departments of an insurance company
  • Maintain an active license as an attorney in California
  • Willingness to travel up to 20% as requested
  • Must possess effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong negotiation skills

 

Desired Skills:

  • 3+ years of experience in any combination of the following areas: personal lines property, casualty insurance company and/or law firm experience focusing on personal lines insurance and/or coverage issues
  • Trial experience
  • West Coast experience needed

Job Requirements

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About National General Holdings:

National General Holdings Corp. is headquartered in New York City. National General traces its roots to 1939, has a financial strength rating of A– (excellent) from A.M. Best, and provides personal and commercial automobile, homeowners, umbrella, recreational vehicle, motorcycle, supplemental health, and other niche insurance products. We are a specialty personal lines insurance holding company. Through our subsidiaries, we provide a variety of insurance products, including personal and commercial automobile, homeowners, umbrella, recreational vehicle, supplemental health, lender-placed and other niche insurance products.

National General is a fast paced, dynamic, and entrepreneurial organization. Our team members live by and exemplify what we call the 4Es. At National General, we are Energized, Engaged, Empowered, and we Execute every day in order to provide an exceptional experience for our customers! We are passionate about our organization and the value that we add every day. A successful candidate with National General will embody the 4Es. Our team is poised to outperform the competition. We are National General Insurance and with us you can be extraordinary! Come join our team!

Companies and Partners

Direct General Auto & Life, Personal Express Insurance, Century-National Insurance, ABC Insurance Agencies, NatGen Preferred, NatGen Premier, Seattle Specialty, National General Lender Services, ARS, RAC Insurance Partners, Mountain Valley Indemnity, New Jersey Skylands, Adirondack Insurance Exchange, VelaPoint, Quotit, HealthCompare, AHCP, NHIC, Healthcare Solutions Team, North Star Marketing, Euro Accident.

In addition to a phenomenal career opportunity, National General Insurance offers an excellent benefits package including:

• Paid Training
• Medical, Dental, Vision benefits
• Wellness Programs
• Life and Short/Long Term Disability Insurance
• 401k w/ Company Match
• Company Paid Holidays & Generous Time-off policy
• Employee Discount Program
• Career Advancement and Development Opportunities
• On-site Healthcare Clinic (Winston-Salem and Cleveland offices)
• On-site Fitness Center (Cleveland and Dallas offices)
• Subsidized parking (Cleveland office)

National General Holdings Corp. is an Equal Opportunity (EO) employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of any characteristic protected by law. Candidates must possess authorization to work in the United States, as it is not our practice to sponsor individuals for work visas.

In the event you need assistance or accommodation in completing your online application, please contact NGIC main office by phone at (336) 435-2000.

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