Insurance Defense Attorney - Workers Compensation
We have an exciting opportunity for a remote Workers' Compensation Attorney. You will be handling a caseload of workers' compensation matters, conduct depositions, and represent Liberty Mutual and its policyholders at WC hearings in the state of New York. You will also interact with Liberty Mutual's Workers' Compensation claims organization.
This is a great opportunity to manage your own caseload of NY workers compensation cases both regular and complex and make virtual appearances before the NYS WCB while working for a major insurance company with a great working environment, annual performance bonuses, and a great benefits package.
- Use Litigation Protocols to develop and revise appropriate legal strategy for discovery, investigation, handling and trial/hearing of cases or matters
- Responsible for appearances before the Workers Compensation Board, conducting depositions, drafting, and filing summations, appeals and rebuttals.
- Research the law applicable to cases or matters; drafts legal documents, pleadings, motions, briefs, and opinions as required. If requested, conduct settlement negotiations.
- Advise, communicate and confer with Claims Representatives and Insured Clients, rendering clear, unambiguous legal opinions and advice. Personally meet with, and maintain good relations and communications with Claims Representatives and Insured Clients as required.
- Remain current with developments in the law; understand medical, scientific, construction, products, engineering or similar issues and defenses involved with cases or matters.
- Prepare and conduct training sessions for Legal, Claims or other departments as required.
- Provide daily direction and guidance to junior attorneys.
- Understand and creatively use technology; apply technology to the process of law to improve quality and reduce cost.
- Act as a team or group leader for an assigned group handling workers compensation cases
- Interface with Home Office Legal department.
What you've got:
- Membership in the New York State Bar
- Appropriate special licenses to practice before boards or federal courts preferred
- A minimum of five-years' experience as an attorney; Workers' Compensation experience strongly preferred.
- Talent for cultivating strong working relationships with internal and external partners
- Aptitude for detailed, analytical thinking
- Process-oriented mindset, with proven ability to meet deadlines and stay organized
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Familiarity with the latest developments in the practice of law, as well as pertinent knowledge in related fields
- Familiarity with insurance law a plus
- Proficiency with technologies that reduce costs and facilitate the practice of law and remote work
- A JD degree
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