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Dir. Senior Counsel, Complex Litigation Management

Posted Jun 01
Full Time
On Site
Richmond, Virginia

As Director Sr. Counsel, Complex Litigation Management you will collaborate with a dynamic, tenured in-house Legal team and will be responsible for managing class action and high-value individual litigation matters on behalf of our company. You will oversee all aspects of these cases, directing and coordinating with external legal counsel as needed, and effectively communicating with internal stakeholders to access necessary records from the business, manage discovery, conduct research, develop strategy, perform legal and quantitative case analysis, negotiate matters, and identify and pursue possible insurance coverage—all aimed at achieving a satisfactory resolution of large individual and class action lawsuits. 

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in high-stakes litigation management, class action issues, and insurance matters.

What You Will Do

  • Develop and implement strategies for managing class action lawsuits and large litigation matters.
  • Oversee all aspects of class action and large litigation cases, including legal research, discovery, motion practice, and trial preparation.
  • Coordinate with external legal counsel and provide guidance on case strategy and management.
  • Collaborate with internal departments, including claims, risk management, and business teams, to gather necessary information and documents for litigation.
  • Review and analyze legal documents, pleadings, and correspondence related to class action and large litigation cases.
  • Communicate regularly with internal stakeholders, including senior management, regarding the status of class action and large litigation matters.
  • Monitor developments in class action law and insurance regulations to ensure compliance and adapt strategies as necessary.
  • Participate in settlement negotiations and alternative dispute resolution processes as needed.
  • Maintain accurate and organized records of class action and large litigation cases.
  • Prepare and manage budgets for major cases and work with accounting and finance on accruals and reserves. Provide advice and guidance to Claims Department on cases and smaller claims.
  • Assist as assigned on insurance regulatory matters as needed 
  • Assist with reviewing product-related materials, including certificates of insurance and brochures, to ensure clarity and overall legality

What You Will Bring

  • License to practice law in Virginia (or ability to promptly obtain Virginia in-house practice license).
  • Graduate from an accredited law school.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in insurance law and litigation management, with specific experience in class action defense preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of class action procedures, complex litigation management, insurance regulations, and relevant legal principles in the insurance industry.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to interact effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple complex litigation matters simultaneously and prioritize workload effectively.
  • Detail-oriented with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency in legal research and writing

Travel Expectations:  This position is routinely expected to travel 10% of the time

What We Offer

Allianz Partners is an award-winning employer that recognizes our associates as our greatest asset. Our associates contribute their time, talents, and skills to support our continued success. In appreciation of that commitment, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that supports our associates’ financial, professional, and physical wellbeing. 
As part of our team at Allianz Partners’ North American headquarters in Richmond, Virginia, you’ll enjoy the security and benefits of working for one of the world’s biggest companies and the convenience and spirit of our local community

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Allianz Group is one of the most trusted insurance and asset management companies in the world. Caring for our employees, their ambitions, dreams and challenges, is what makes us a unique employer. Together we can build an environment where everyone feels empowered and has the confidence to explore, to grow and to shape a better future for our customers and the world around us. 
We at Allianz believe in a diverse and inclusive workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage you to bring your whole self to work, no matter where you are from, what you look like, who you love or what you believe in.
We therefore welcome applications regardless of ethnicity or cultural background, age, gender, nationality, religion, disability or sexual orientation.
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