House Counsel Attorney in New York, NY at National General Insurance

Date Posted: 1/25/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    New York, NY
  • Job Type:
    Claims
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    1/25/2018

Job Description


Directly handles a large volume of assigned litigation from inception through trial. Ability to meet all internal requirements with respect to reporting both verbally and in writing, while maintaining the highest level of legal representation for National General Insurance and/or its insureds. For all duties and responsibilities, incumbent will take ownership of any issue, problem or error that could impact the company, policyholder and/or loss participant.  Maintains reporting procedures, (i.e. file reviews, diary control). Maintains current knowledge of changes in New York law.  

Ensures that the following tasks are completed:

•                  Answer summonses and complaints

•                  Initiate and respond to written discovery

•                  Prepare and respond to motions before the court

•                  Prepare for and attend all court appearances as necessary

•                  Prepare for [including written submissions] and attend arbitrations where appropriate

•                  Prepare for, schedule and conduct depositions and examinations under oath as necessary

•                  Prepare for and attend trials as necessary

•                  Researches and analyzes legal questions and issues

•                  Writes confidential legal memoranda.

•                  Drafts confidential opinions.

•                  Research and prepare post-trial motions and appeals 

 

    

Requirements:

•         Attorney with 7+ years of experience in defense of homeowners/premises liability claims, automobile liability claims and uninsured/underinsured claims on behalf of an insurance carrier. This experience must include all phases of litigation up to and including trials to verdict involving complex, high risk and/or high exposure cases.

•         Knowledge of the laws and rules governing civil practice in the State of New York.

•         Knowledge of trial and hearing procedures.

•         Ability to write clear and concise prose.

•         Ability to organize factual and legal data into clear and logical statements.

•         Ability to analyze legal issues and identify relevant case opinions and facts.

•         Ability to interpret laws, rules and regulations.

•         Ability to communicate orally in a clear succinct manner.

•         Ability to handle sensitive matters on a confidential basis.

•         Graduation from an accredited law school and admission to the New York State Bar    

 

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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