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Staff Counsel III

AmTrust Financial Services, Inc.
$155,000- $175,000/ year
Posted Jun 10
Full Time
On Site
Melville, New York

Overview

AmTrust Financial Services, Inc., a fast-growing commercial insurance company, has an immediate need for an Attorney with general liability litigation experience to join our New York Staff Counsel team. The position partners with AmTrust’s insureds and claims professionals to deliver the best possible result in a wide array of commercial general liability lawsuits. Flexible location can be based in our Irvine office or can be remote working from your home.

Responsibilities

 

  • Independently handle a large volume of general liability cases from inception to trial.
  • Analyze complex legal and factual issues, conduct legal research, independently develop and present defense strategies on behalf of the clients and carrier.
  • Prepare pleadings, judicial counsel forms, written discovery, motions and briefs in support of legal defense strategies.
  • Provide effective and timely communications, information, legal advice and other services to clients and claims professionals on legal and factual issues.
  • Position requires the use of superior independent judgment, research, litigation and analytical skills.
  • Work closely with the AmTrust’s claims professionals.
  • Responsible for the prompt, efficient and effective disposition of assigned cases.

Qualifications

 

  • JD from an ABA approved school and license to practice in New York.
  • 5+ years of general liability defense litigation experience.
  • Excellent knowledge of civil procedure, rules of evidence and verbal and writing skills.
  • Extensive deposition and alternative dispute resolution experience a must and trial experience preferred.

The salary range for this role is $155K - $175K per year. Base pay offered may vary depending on, but not limited to education, experience, skills, geographic location, travel requirements, sales or revenue-based metrics. This range may be modified in the future.

What We Offer

AmTrust Financial Services offers a competitive compensation package and excellent career advancement opportunities. Our benefits include: Medical & Dental Plans, Life Insurance, including eligible spouses & children, Health Care Flexible Spending, Dependent Care, 401k Savings Plans, Paid Time Off.

AmTrust strives to create a diverse and inclusive culture where thoughts and ideas of all employees are appreciated and respected. This concept encompasses but is not limited to human differences with regard to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, culture, religion or disabilities.

AmTrust values excellence and recognizes that by embracing the diverse backgrounds, skills, and perspectives of its workforce, it will sustain a competitive advantage and remain an employer of choice. Diversity is a business imperative, enabling us to attract, retain and develop the best talent available. We see diversity as more than just policies and practices. It is an integral part of who we are as a company, how we operate and how we see our future.