SIU Attorney- Garden City

Location
Garden City, New York
Salary
Not Specified
Posted
Mar 23, 2018
Closes
May 22, 2018
Ref
102159#GIJ--Allstate.1
Job Type
Not Specified
Career Level
Not Specified

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Think that working in the insurance field cant be exciting, rewarding and challenging? Think again. Youll help us reinvent protection and retirement to improve customers lives. Well help you make an impact with our training and mentoring offerings. Here, youll have the opportunity to expand and apply your skills in ways you never thought possible. And youll have fun doing it. Join a company of individuals with hopes, plans and passions, all using and developing our talents for good, at work and in life.



Job Description

Allstate Insurance Company's Litigation Services Department has an excellent career opportunity for an SIU Trial Attorney in Garden City, NY!



The Litigation Services Attorney job family is responsible for managing Insurance Defense and Tort Litigation / Disputes work and related issues/matters.



Represents insureds and the Company in the defense of bodily injury and property damage lawsuits, subrogation, and Allstate Financial cases. Prepares for and conducts hearings, trials, arbitrations, mediations, and depositions. Prepares and argues pre and post-trial motions. Assists colleagues in the resolution of calendar conflicts. , Provides counsel to business clients on day to day issues. Monitors and reviews new laws, regulations, and case law; identifies and summarizes relevant issues; collaborates with other areas of L&R department; proactively provides advice and counsel to business unit on the impact of new laws on business; monitors counsel



Key Responsibilities

Review new file assignments and approve initial pleadings, propounds discovery, and develop strategy

Contact clients

Review all documentary evidence

Prepares witnesses and clients for depositions, arbitrations, mediations and trials including expert witnesses

Conduct depositions and examinations under oath and prepares summary documents

Prepare and conduct court appearances (matter management conferences, hearings, status conferences, etc.)

Conduct settlement/dispositive proceedings (e.g. mediations, arbitrations, etc.)

Try and/or arbitrate cases

Prepare motions in limine and summary documents

Draft post-trial motions

Prepare for and participate in appeals

Investigate and pursue subrogation litigation as appropriate


Job Qualifications

Juris Doctorate degree and member in good standing of New York State Bar

3-5 years Insurance Defense, Subrogation and/or Personal Injury litigation experience

Trial and/or Arbitration experience is preferred, with flexibility to work across several disciplines that may include SIU, PIP, UM and Subrogation. SIU experience highly preferred

No Fault and/or SIU experience is a plus

Computer skills required; experience with Microsoft Office, Lexis, and the internet

Ability to work well with others on a team of attorneys, paralegals, administrative assistants, supervised by an attorney Lead Counsel

Must be able to handle a large caseload

Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills are key to working with internal and external clients as well as preparing reports, pleadings, and correspondence, collaborating with others, etc.

Ability to travel

Periodically lifting in excess of 20 pounds throughout the day, depending on court matters being handled. Attorneys are required to cover court matters for each other; attorneys have laptops.

Bending to pick up the computer bag which sometimes is more than 20 pounds, entering and exiting a vehicle, maneuvering files and computer at security checkpoints

Turning and twisting at work

Driving at least 40-50 miles daily depending on the activities being covered, court, doctors depositions, discovery depositions, and case evaluations, etc.

Sitting for pro-longed periods of time en route to court, in court or at court proceedings, depositions, etc.

Walking and rolling brief case with files from vehicle to the legal proceeding and/or deposition and facilitations, etc.

Trial preparation could require lifting in excess 20 lbs. because of exhibits, materials, records from plaintiff, etc. These materials are printed for some proceedings.





The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.



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As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary but thats just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, youll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.



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