Claims House Counsel Attorney in Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ at National General Insurance

Date Posted: 10/3/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Primary Purpose:

Responsible for prosecuting and defending insurance coverage actions from inception through trial on behalf of National General Insurance and its affiliated companies. Provide the highest level of legal representation for National General Insurance and its affiliated companies in furtherance of National General’s Litigation Philosophy and Litigation Management Guidelines.  Take ownership of any issue, problem or error that could impact the company. 


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.

  • Draft Declaratory Judgment pleadings, motions and memorandums of law.
  • Draft opinion letters to claims regarding complex issues of coverage.
  • Prepare for, schedule and conduct depositions and examinations under oath as necessary.
  • Prepare for and attend trials as necessary.
  • Maintain reporting procedures (i.e. file reviews, diary control).
  • Research and prepare post-trial motions and appeals. 
  • Maintain current knowledge of applicable insurance laws in the state of New York and New Jersey.


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.

  • Active New York and New Jersey bar admissions.  (Federal Admission a plus).
  • Minimum 4-5 years’ experience with focus on insurance coverage litigation matters.
  • Experience with all phases of litigation, including trial experience.
  • Strong research and writing skills. Writing sample will be required.
  • Experience prosecuting and defending Declaratory Judgment Actions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with our claims partners and senior business partners.
  • Required travel to Courts in the five boroughs of New York, as well as New Jersey.
  • Possess a strong understanding of insurance law, including the laws and rules governing civil practice in the state of New York and New Jersey.
  • High degree of initiative, mature judgment, discretion and the ability to handle sensitive matters on a confidential basis.


Desired Skills:

Experience in personal lines coverage.

Job Requirements


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.