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Insurance Coverage Litigation Associate

Posted Jun 10
Full Time
On Site
Washington, District of Columbia

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Responsibilities and practice

Dentons US LLP is seeking a junior or mid-level associate to join our sophisticated Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice. Candidates should have 2-6 years of litigation experience, including insurance coverage litigation experience, and excellent academic credentials. Our associates work collaboratively with our partners and clients and are key members of our team. Expected responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Drafting complex case evaluations, drafting pleadings, motions and other litigation documents
  • Working on all aspects of litigation from inception through trial and appeal where relevant
  • Conducting legal research and writing memoranda
  • Conducting, propounding and responding to discovery (documents, written discovery, depositions)
  • Working with clients, witnesses, experts and other counsel
  • Analyzing insurance coverage and extra-contractual disputes, including drafting coverage opinions or other coverage analyses

Based on years of experience, Dentons associates may have a title of Associate, Managing Associate, or Senior Managing Associate.

This is an excellent opportunity to work with dedicated lawyers who are passionate about their work, all while enjoying the benefits of an international law firm. Dentons’ Litigation and Dispute Resolution lawyers employ the most appropriate tools and strategies for each stage of the process and each unique situation, and clients turn to our team for the intellectual savvy, creativity and depth we bring to high-stakes and complex disputes, wherever they may arise. With more than 200 litigators in the United States and more than 700 worldwide, we bring exceptional depth to our clients' disputes. Together, we tackle challenges efficiently and effectively so that our clients can move ahead. 

Dentons US LLP offers a competitive salary and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k, short-term/long-term disability, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, paid time off, paid holidays and discretionary bonuses.

Position requirements

Personal skills/attributes

  • Has exceptional writing and analytical skills, and can effectively communicate research into meaningful written work product
  • Is dedicated and goal-oriented, with a strong work ethic
  • Possesses superior organizational and time-management skills
  • Demonstrates an ability to effectively communicate with colleagues and clients, as well as adversaries and courts
  • Embraces client service with respect to internal and external clients
  • Has excellent interpersonal, networking and business development skills
  • Embraces teamwork and values collaboration

Technical skills

  • 2-6 years of experience with complex litigation
  • Experience with insurance coverage litigation is a strong plus but we also will consider candidates with strong litigation experience who have an interest in high-level insurance coverage litigation, dispute analysis and coverage assessments
  • An interest in emerging risks in insurance and environmental and products liability underlying litigation is also a plus
  • Strong writing and case management skills, level appropriate direct experience handling clients and adversaries, and excellent oral advocacy skills
  • Federal District Court or Appellate clerkship is a plus

Other requirements

  • Must be licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and be in good standing (or candidates may also be licensed in any US state or territory if they are also eligible to waive into the District of Columbia Bar pursuant to DC Court of Appeals Rule 49 and agree to apply for an Exception to admission immediately upon accepting an offer of employment)
  • Must include a law school transcript and writing sample with application

Equal opportunities

Dentons US LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans. We are an Affirmative Action Employer. Pursuant to local ordinances, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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