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$180,000- $200,000/ year
Posted Jul 05
Full Time
On Site
San Francisco, California

Clyde & Co is a leading global law firm, helping organizations successfully navigate risk and maximize opportunity in the sectors that underpin global trade and commercial activity.When you work at Clyde & Co,you join a team of 490 partners, 2,400 lawyers, 3,200 legal professionals and 5,500 people in nearly 70 offices and associated offices worldwide.Our values are the principles that guide the decisions we make, unite us in our endeavours and strengthen our delivery, forbothour clients and our firm. Wework as one, excel with clients, celebrate difference and act boldly.We are committed to operating in a responsible way by progressing towards a diverse and inclusive workforce that reflects the communities and clients it serves.

Clyde & Co has an opportunity for a Senior Insurance Coverage Litigation Attorney/ Senior Counsel with 10+ years' experience, to be located in either San Francisco, Los Angeles or Irvine, CA. We are looking for a bright attorney and an excellent writer who is highly motivated and proactive with their caseload—someone who will be able to act independently and comfortable taking on a leadership role with their cases, with experience and an interest in working on complex insurance coverage litigation matters, and who is comfortable with client interaction with high level executives of major insurance companies.

The position involves representation of insurers in complex commercial litigation and insurance coverage matters, including the defense of consumer class actions against insurers, coverage disputes pertaining to general liability and professional liability policies, and bad faith coverage litigation. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced attorney who is able to work within a busy and fast-paced team environment, and looking to grow.

Responsibilities

  • Develop litigation strategy for insurance coverage litigation business disputes and class-actions;
  • Conduct complex and rigorous legal research and analysis, and draft memoranda;
  • Analyze insurance policies, draft analyses of coverage issues and provide coverage advice and recommendations for clients;
  • Draft and review pleadings, memos, briefs, interrogatories, and other legal correspondence and litigation documents;
  • Take and defend depositions;
  • Attend court hearings and mediations;
  • Document review;
  • Work on all aspects of pretrial to trial;
  • Manage and supervise associates and paralegals
  • Interact with clients.

Education and Experience Required

  • Admission to practice in California.
  • 8+ years of insurance coverage litigation experience, particularly with commercial general liability policies;
  • State and federal court experience;
  • Excellent academic credentials;
  • Solid work history.

Skills and Abilities Required

  • Strong research, writing, and analytical skills;
  • Interpersonal, leadership and mentoring skills;
  • Ability to handle matters of a highly sensitive nature;
  • Ability to handle time sensitive matters, sometimes several simultaneously;
  • Ability to interact with clients and command client confidence;
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects;
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills;
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems quickly.

Benefits offered include student loan reimbursement; flexible time off; medical, dental, and vision insurance; 401K Safe Harbor contribution; Life/AD&D Disability; Flexible Spending Account; Supplemental Medical Accident Insurance; Supplemental Critical Illness Insurance; Employee Assistance Program; Pet Insurance; Commuter Benefits.

The salary range for this position is $180,000 - $200,000. The range for this role takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled. It is not typical for an individual to be hired near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case.

We offer a rewarding work environment that supports professional growth and opportunities. We value diversity in our workplace and it is the policy of the Firm to recruit, hire, promote, reassign, compensate and train highly qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable law.

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This is the job description as constituted at present; however, the Firm reserves the right to reasonably amend it in accordance with the changing needs of the business.