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Claim Litigation Relationship Counsel - California

$105,500- $178,250/ year
Posted May 14
Full Time
RemoteAlamo, California

The world isn’t standing still, and neither is Allstate. We’re moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers’ evolving needs. That’s why now is an exciting time to join our team. You’ll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.

You’ll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards – a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount. We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live. Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities.

Everything we do at Allstate is driven by a shared purpose: to protect people from life’s uncertainties so they can realize their hopes and dreams. For more than 89 years we’ve thrived by staying a step ahead of whatever’s coming next – to give customers peace of mind no matter what changes they face. We acted with conviction to advocate for seat belts, air bags and graduated driving laws. We help give survivors of domestic violence a voice through financial empowerment. We’ve been an industry leader in pricing sophistication, telematics, digital photo claims and, more recently, device and identity protection.

We are the Good Hands. We don’t follow the trends. We set them.

Job Summary

The Claim Litigation Relationship Counsel reviews matters in Litigation and provides case and litigation analysis, injury analysis and authority to take cases brought against insureds and the Company in bodily injury and property damage lawsuits to trial.

This individual may lead a team that will review, analyze, and manage active files in litigation by monitoring legal activity and assisting in the development of complex litigation strategy.

The individual will ensure compliance with the litigation handling guidelines by identifying drivers of quality on operational results and consulting with outside counsel, adjusters, and management on proper procedures, trends, file quality, negotiation strategies, and value drivers.

Collaborates and aligns on strategy, action planning, and communication with client, business units, and other areas of Law and Regulation, and outside counsel. Proactively counsels clients on emerging legal issues and risk. Counsels clients on strategic initiatives, and serves on project teams as needed to provide legal advice.

Key Responsibilities

 

  • Review and analyze matters in litigation and develop appropriate strategy to resolve or proceed to trial
  • Assist in developing training programs for defense counsel, Client Legal Services and claim business partners
  • Update case handling data points during engagement with Outside Counsel
  • Works very closely with the claims organization on complex and high-exposure claims
  • Handling material misrepresentation coverage cases on non-standard business in CA
  • Working with National General Insurance Claims Team (Allstate)
  • Will manage litigation process and oversight
  • Advises and counsels line management in Claims and Outside Counsel/Client Legal Services on analysis of trends, alternatives and risk factors of changing claim environments by state and territory and mechanized claim systems
  • Present strategic summaries of litigation analysis and recommendations tailored to specific audience(s)
  • Functions as an advanced resource and partner to both the Claim Business Partners and Outside Counsel Defense firms in evaluating the effectiveness of overall Litigated Claim results
  • Partners with outside counsel to analyze and review individual cases in litigation to capture current legal action status and next steps for prompt resolution of litigated matter
  • Provide approval for budget changes on assigned cases handled by outside cases from flat fee to hourly
  • Partner with team members to meet the functional budgets, operational plans, and performance requirements for the Law and Regulation Department
  • May participate in audit of open and closed files from selected outside firms to confirm service level agreement compliance

Education And Experience

 

  • Juris Doctorate degree (Required), and member in good standing of the California State Bar
  • Bachelors Degree (Required)
  • 4 to 7 or more years of experience (Preferred)

Functional Skills

 

  • Computer skills including experience in MS Office Suite products
  • Relevant experience within a reputable law firm or an in-house legal department for a mid to large sized organization
  • Insurance-industry knowledge
  • Experience within "material misrepresentation coverage" within non-standard business within CA
  • Knowledge of legal holds and discovery processes
  • Experience bringing matters to trial or resolution
  • Experience with litigation process: Depositions, Mediations, arbitration, motion practice, and/or trial practice
  • Insurance Defense experience (preferred)
  • Intermediate legal and business knowledge
  • Intermediate analytical skills
  • LexisNexis or similar experience
  • Ability to work remotely within California
  • Minimal travel required

Notes

Compensation offered for this role is $105,500.00-$178,250.00 per year and is based on experience and qualifications.

  • This role is also bonus eligible

Good Hands. Greater Together. ℠

As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that’s just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you’ll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy. For a full description of Allstate’s benefits, visit https://www.allstate.jobs/benefits/

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