Assistant General Counsel, Coverage Unit

The HartfordHartford, ConnecticutFull TimeOn Site


You are a driven and motivated problem solver ready to pursue meaningful work. You strive to make an impact every day & not only at work, but in your personal life and community too. If that sounds like you, then you've landed in the right place.

The Hartford is seeking an experienced litigator at an Assistant General Counsel, Coverage Unit within the Litigation Group. The Assistant General Counsel will join a team managing coverage litigation and pre-litigation disputes arising out of both latent property damage claims and general liability claims. The focus of the work will be on disputes arising from the company’s construction claims (both property damage and bodily injury), general liability claims (primary and excess exposures), commercial auto claims, and Contractors, Pollution, & Professional Liability claims. This Assistant General Counsel will provide coverage and other legal advice to internal clients handling these claims. The Assistant General Counsel will be expected to independently handle complex factual scenarios, involving high-exposure claims and present strategic recommendations to senior legal, claim and business leaders. This position is based in Hartford, CT; remote candidates anywhere within the U.S. will also be considered.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide comprehensive, responsive, and timely legal advice and training to internal clients on complex and high exposure liability claims, and on general litigation topics, with limited supervision

  • Manage litigation involving bodily injury and property damage claims. Specific claim topics will include construction defect, product, and premises, auto and professional claims and litigation

  • Vigorously pursue cost-effective, proactive, and favorable resolutions to coverage disputes with policyholders and other insurance carriers, including focus on and resolution of allocation disputes, priority of coverage, and contribution claims

  • Seek out opportunities to improve legal and financial outcomes, claim behaviors, or internal/external processes

  • Select and manage competent and cost-effective outside counsel and other litigation vendors

  • Manage costs associated with outside counsel and other litigation or pre-litigation activities as effectively as possible

  • Partner effectively with outside counsel in day-to-day case manage implementation of settlement, mediation, arbitration, or other alternative dispute resolution strategies

  • Supervise paralegals with respect to document retrieval and production, file maintenance, and other case management tasks

  • Communicate effectively with senior clients and law department management on significant developments, both on individual cases and the broader legal environment.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of eight years of litigation practice experience; experience with insurance coverage litigation required; third party liability coverage experience is a plus

  • At least three years of litigation experience within national or regional law firm required; additional experience in a responsible litigation position within a Fortune 200 company law department

  • Ability to build strong, strategic partnerships with business clients in Claims, as well as partners in underwriting and other parts of the Company

  • Superior writing, editing, and oral communication skills

  • Collaborative, team-oriented work style, with strong interpersonal skills; excellent work ethic

  • Strong judgment and ability to make independent decisions when appropriate

  • Demonstrated proficiency with Lexis-Nexis, Internet research, and Microsoft Office suite (MS Word, Outlook, and Excel)

  • J.D. required; member of Connecticut bar or member of any state bar and willingness to become admitted to Connecticut bar

  • Able and willing to travel up to 10% of the time

Compensation

The listed annualized base pay range is primarily based on analysis of similar positions in the external market. Actual base pay could vary and may be above or below the listed range based on factors including but not limited to performance, proficiency and demonstration of competencies required for the role. The base pay is just one component of The Hartford’s total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include short-term or annual bonuses, long-term incentives, and on-the-spot recognition. The annualized base pay range for this role is:

$168,400 - $252,600

Benefits

Our company’s success is due to our employees’ dedication and passion for their work. They are our greatest asset. That’s why we are committed to offering employees and their families a comprehensive benefits package and award-winning well-being programs. By helping our employees achieve their full potential, we unlock our own. Visit https://www.thehartford.com/careers/benefits for details.

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