Legal Manager (Remote in California)

American Family InsuranceLos Angeles Metropolitan AreaFull Time

The Regional Legal Managing Attorney occupies the first line legal management position in the Claims Legal Division. Provide primary legal direction which may include a single office or multiple offices. Act exclusively as the Legal Division's local management representative. Responsible for the daily operation of the division's local office(s) as they contribute to the achievement of company and division goals. Handle legal support in the best interest of insureds and the company. Provide specific, case-by-case legal advice to local company managers and personnel to enable them to resolve complex legal issues. Achieve company and divisional goals in a manner consistent with the laws and regulations of the states within which the local office operates. You will report to a legal director.

Compensation Minimum:$143,800 / year

Compensation Maximum:$251,900 / year

_Compensation may vary based on the job level and your geographic work location.

_ **Primary Accountabilities

  • Oversee staff's leadership of outside counsel or file handling by staff counsel to verify that the representation of the insured or the company is of a scope and quality appropriate to the nature of each case and that representation of the insured or the company is conducted observing applicable rules of professional conduct for attorneys.
  • On cases above the supervising attorney's stated authority or on cases handled by litigation staff attorneys, decides whether cases will be tried, settled, or otherwise resolved and grants settlement authority.
  • You will participate in the legal strategy of files handled by litigation staff attorneys as requested or after file review. Participate as requested by supervising attorney in developing the legal strategy of files handled by outside counsel.
  • You will analyze litigation risk to the insured and the company.
  • Assign files to staff counsel to provide litigation services to the insured or company or assign the file to staff counsel for supervision of litigation involving the insured or company. The managing attorney responsible for inside litigation will determine if a file is to be litigated by staff counsel or supervised by staff counsel.
  • Provide expertise by analyzing files and making decisions or recommendations on issues of coverage, liability, damages, investigation, regulatory compliance, insurance fraud, declaratory judgment actions, appeals, and file handling tactics.
  • Oversee preparation for trials, alternative dispute resolution processes, or other adjudicative proceedings handled by litigation staff attorneys on behalf of the company.
  • Testify before legislative committees on matters affecting tort and insurance law.
  • Review files and oversees other work of direct reports for quality and adherence to company and divisional policies and procedures.

****Travel Requirements

  • This position requires travel up to 50% of the time.

****Education & Licenses

  • Admission to the State Bar in state where they are located or eligibility for admission to the bar and obtaining admission within a year of hiring.
  • Juris Doctor.

**Specialized Knowledge & Skills Requirements

  • Demonstrated experience providing customer-driven solutions, support or service.
  • Demonstrated civil trial experience.
  • Demonstrated experience dealing with issues related to (i) tort law, (ii) litigation practice, and (iii) property and casualty insurance contracts, law and regulation.
  • Leadership or management experience.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of rules of Professional Responsibility for the jurisdiction in which they practice.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of tort, contract, and insurance laws

**Additional Information

** 5 years of leadership/management experience.

This position is fully remote/work from home in the state of California. On occasion you may be asked to travel to an office location for in person engagement activities such as team meetings, training and culture events.

We provide benefits that support your physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing. You will have access to comprehensive medical, dental, vision and wellbeing benefits that enable you to take care of your health. We also offer a competitive 401(k) contribution, a pension plan, an annual incentive, 9 paid holidays and a paid time off program (23 days accrued annually for full-time employees). In addition, our student loan repayment program and paid-family leave are available to support our employees and their families. Interns and contingent workers are not eligible for American Family Insurance Group benefits.

We are an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws pertaining to non-discrimination, non-harassment and equal opportunity. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.

We encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all of the requirements listed above. Skills can be used in many different ways, and your life and professional experience may be relevant beyond what a list of requirements will capture. We encourage those who are passionate about what we do to apply!

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