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Senior Counsel - Litigation & Claims

Posted May 03
Full Time
Orlando, Florida


To help fuel its continued success, AP needs a skilled, adaptable lawyer with deep litigation experience, a developed sense of legal and business judgment, and great curiosity about the intersection of business and law. This role will sit in AP’s corporate headquarters in downtown Orlando, Florida and report to the VP and Associate General Counsel – Litigation, Claims & Employment.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Is someone who loves to litigate, but who has always wanted to deploy their litigation skills in a business setting and to work shoulder-to-shoulder with a business rather than at an arms-length as outside counsel.
  • You are energized by the competitive nature of litigation, but who can also temper those desires with a strategic vision, good judgment, and the tact required to make sound, ethical business decisions.
  • You want to further develop your skills providing day-to-day business advice about litigation and other potential risks facing a company, and who is passionate about finding creative solutions to complex business challenges.
  • You aspire to work closely with a team of experienced in-house lawyers who are seeking to build the best legal team in the insurance distribution space and who are eager to attract, retain, and develop driven lawyers who want to take their career to the next level.

If this sounds like you, we invite you to keep reading and apply!

What You'll Do

  • Provide advice and guidance, on a national scale, on a broad range of litigation and claims-related matters, including, for example, insurance-related issues such as alleged errors & omissions, restrictive covenant disputes, employment matters, and general commercial disputes.
  • Provide strategic litigation management in partnership with outside counsel, which will include managing and evaluating outside counsel to ensure the best possible results in litigation.
  • Investigate and pursue restrictive covenant cases, including cases seeking temporary restraining orders to protect business assets on compressed timelines.
  • Investigate and defend against insurance coverage lawsuits and pre-litigation claims, including alleged errors & omissions claims.
  • Investigate and defend against employment-related matters.
  • Investigate and respond to demand letters and subpoenas received by the company.
  • Review, draft and advise upon a wide-range of agreements (e.g., restricitive covenant agreements, release agreements, etc.).
  • Conduct/support e-discovery efforts and analysis of forensic data.
  • Provide reporting around case/claim strategy, areas of risk and financial costs of litigation and claims.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable insurance policy reporting requirements.
  • Provide training, in partnership with other company lawyers, on key litigation, employment, and/or insurance claims-related issues to reduce frequency and cost of lawsuits and claims.
  • Identify areas of legal need or exposure and develop and execute plans to address.
  • Stay current on relevant laws and provide feedback on new laws, insurance regulations or case decisions that could have an impact on the company’s operations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What's in it For You?

  • Competitive base salary
  • Generous 30+ Days Comprehensive Paid Time Off Package inclusive of Paid Time Off, 10 Company Holidays, 2 Floating Holidays, 5 Sick Days, and 2 Volunteer Days
  • Health benefit options with you in mind; 5 affordable medical plan options with rates based on your salary, company paid HSA contribution with eligible HSA plan selection, 2 dental plan options offering orthodontia coverage and 3 cleanings per year, and 2 vision plan options
  • Company match 401(k) plan – 50% up to 6%!
  • Support of your fitness wellness goals! We offer up to 75% off at over 11,000 gyms and fitness centers
  • Opportunity to prioritize your mental health with 24/7 access to licensed therapists
  • Pet benefits & discounts
  • Access to our Employee-led Resource Groups (ERGs) that lend a voice to the variety of demographics represented throughout AssuredPartners

What You'll Need

  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) or equivalent; with a minimum of 5 years of high-level litigation experience.
  • One or more of the following required: insurance-based claims and coverage analysis experience, restrictive covenant experience and/or employment-related litigation or consulting experience).
  • Strong contract analysis skills and ability to use those skills to achieve key business objectives.
  • Familiarity with Legal Tracker and/or Smartsheets preferred but not required.
  • Relocation to Orlando, FL will be required if not already in the Greater Orlando area.

Grow, with us

AssuredPartners is committed to embracing diversity, equity and inclusion to create a workplace that welcomes and thrives on the unique experiences, perspectives and contributions of all team members. AssuredPartners is bringing the best people and most diverse talent forward to drive growth, innovate and think bigger!