About Travelers

The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is a leading property casualty insurer selling primarily through independent agents and brokers. The company's diverse business lines offer its global customers a wide range of coverage in the auto, home and business settings. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers has more than 30,000 employees and generated revenues of approximately $25 billion in 2010.

Sr Counsel Claim

Company Information
Solid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities. That's Travelers. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers - and opportunities for our employees. You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference.

Job Summary
Provides the highest quality and cost-effective legal representation. Demonstrates exceptional knowledge and expertise in all phases of litigation and trial, and by providing superior service to the insured client and claim partner as part of a legal team. Responsible for aggressive handling of high exposure cases and complex litigation matters.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities
Actively tries cases to jury verdict demonstrating exceptional use of trial skills in litigating cases Independently handles complex litigation and large exposure cases from case inception through trial/resolution Demonstrates exceptional legal research and writing skills Drafts substantive pleadings, motions, briefs, discovery and other legal documents Proactively identifies and communicates exposure and risk in a timely manner to insured clients and claim partners Builds and fosters internal and external client relationships with a customer centric focus Takes a leadership role in working collaboratively with claim and business partners to achieve results and identify/resolve issues Provides leadership through mentoring other attorneys and legal support staff Provides internal and external training, seminars and legal updates to insured clients and claim partners Provides in-depth, substantive analysis and quality reporting to insured clients and claim partners in a timely manner Initiates special projects and identifies other opportunities to support office goals/business needs Fully and effectively utilize available technology and automation Adheres to all standards of excellence in file organization and management Timely completes all required administrative tasks including time reporting, case closings, and other reporting Travels as required to meet business needs

Education, Work Experience & Knowledge
Graduation from an accredited law school with a strong academic record. Minimum of 7 years of litigation practice or equivalent legal experience Senior Associate/Partner level of experience Proven track record of trial skills and techniques

Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies
Exceptional and articulate presentation skills Strong and persuasive oral advocacy and writing skills Ability to clearly and effectively articulate positionAbility to effectively understand and utilize technology and automation resources, including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Products, Voice Recognition Technology and other law office management programs.

Environmental/Work Schedules/Other
Appreciation for and commitment to delivery of the highest quality legal work Demonstrates exceptional legal acumen Demonstrates strong technical knowledge in the practice area(s) and the ability to comprehend, assimilate and communicate complex information Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of the law, bench, bar, local jurisdictional practices and the litigation process Proven track record of case results favorable to outside counsel Exhibits exceptional lawyering and trial advocacy skills Demonstrates strong leadership through mentoring and influencing skills Demonstrates high level of awareness and dedication to business initiatives and goals Possesses in-depth business and company knowledge Demonstrates personal commitment to professional development Exhibits the highest level of professionalism and ethical conduct Critical and strategic thinker Sound decision-maker and problem solver Exceptional negotiation skills Ability to multi-task with tolerance and success Demonstrates a sense of urgency and responsiveness in all legal tasks Demonstrates the highest level of commitment to customer service

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.
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