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Senior Counsel - Insured Litigation and Claims

BrandSafway
Posted Jan 25
Full Time
On Site
Atlanta, Georgia

Description

A leading provider of specialized services to the global industrial, commercial and infrastructure markets, BrandSafway delivers access and scaffolding systems, forming and shoring, industrial services and related solutions to more than 32,000 customers worldwide. BrandSafway was formed when Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services and Safway Group combined in 2017. We are a corporation of 35,000 employees with operations in more than 35 countries.

At BrandSafway, we know our employees are our greatest asset, which is why we give them the tools, training and resources to be successful. Come join our growing team. We are looking for a Senior Counsel - Insured Litigation and Claims (Director level).

This position will be working under the general direction of the Assistant General Counsel – Head of Global Litigation, the Senior Counsel – Insured Litigation and Claims will (1) manage “Insured Litigation and Claims” in North America and internationally and (2) provide legal support to Environment, Health and Safety organization and Engineering organization.

 

Responsibilities

  • Receive and review claim/litigation notices to assess a response and next steps.

  • Collaborate with Senior Director - Global Risk Management on insurance coverage for claims and litigation.

  • Receive, review and respond (as appropriate) to contractual and/or insurance tender requests for defense/indemnification by Customers and third parties working with coverage counsel and insurance carries.

  • Place Third Party Administrators, Insurance Brokers and Insurance Carriers on notice of insured litigation and claims and work with same to setup and maintain claim files utilizing electronic management tools such as RiskConnect and RiskTrac.

  • Retain manage and direct outside counsel and communicate regularly with same regarding claim development. Review and process invoices from outside counsel, experts, and other vendors.

  • Prepare litigation holds and coordinate discovery process between branches/other company personnel and outside counsel.

  • Interface with cross-functional leaders in EHS, HR, and Legal, as well as operational leadership to better manage claims and drive down costs and exposures.

  • Analyze and process complex or technically difficult claims by investigating and gathering information to determine the exposure on the claim; direct claim strategy; and manage claims through well-developed action plans to an appropriate and timely resolution.

  • Attend mediations, settlement conferences, trials, and other proceedings.

  • Manage financials of claims within the insurance program. Evaluate potential exposure, set/update reserves for indemnity and for costs within retention levels.

  • In collaboration with Senior Director - Global Risk Management perform comprehensive internal claim/reserve reviews and claim/reserve reviews with third parties like actuaries, brokers and insurance carriers. Support Senior Director - Global Risk Management for insurance renewals.

  • Regularly report to senior leaders, including operational leaders and Finance leaders, to regarding lawsuit reserves, strategy, and outcomes.

  • Regularly report to insurers regarding coverage issues and development of lawsuits that may exceed deductible.

  • Receive and review incident reports analyzing potential legal risk of claims and litigation.

  • Direct the investigation of reported incidents coordinating with EHS and retaining outside counsel and/or experts as appropriate.

  • Provide legal support, including the retention of outside counsel, in anticipation of and/or during regulatory investigations such as OSHA investigations.

  • Manage legal response to regulatory actions such as OSHA proceedings.

  • Provide legal support of Product Issue Resolutions working the Engineering organization.

 

Qualifications

  • A Juris Doctorate Degree with active license to practice law in at least one US state.

  • At least 3-5 years of claims management experience, either in house or at a law firm.

  • Direct experience with construction litigation and OSHA investigations/proceedings.

  • Understanding of insurance programs, financial reserves, and coverage issues.

  • Comfort with matter management systems such as RiskConnect or RiskTrac.

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills for high-volume of activities.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills with ability to convey complex issues in concise manner.

  • Ability to work independently, and with confidential information in an appropriate manner.

  • Ability to meet deadlines and focus on problem-solving, with a sense of urgency.

  • Confidence in directing the actions of others with the appropriate level of authority.

  • Analytical abilities to review, exercise judgment, and evaluate claims to make sound decisions.

  • Availability to perform job duties outside of standard business hours.

  • Willingness to travel for mediations and other legal proceedings.

BrandSafway, including its subsidiaries, is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, special disabled or Vietnam or other era veteran status.

 

Notice to all potential job candidates:

Please be advised that BrandSafway will never require or ask for any fee from you in exchange for being considered, hired, promoted, transferred or having ongoing employment with us. It is a violation of our Code of Conduct if any employee requests any money or fee from you in exchange for any special treatment or consideration. If anyone, regardless whether an existing employee, or anyone else, requests payment of any fee in exchange for being hired into our company, you may confidentially contact our HR Compliance department at hrcompliance@brandsafway.com and provide the name of the individual and any other documentation or proof of such an act.