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Managing Attorney (remote)

Company: AFMIC American Family Mutual Insurance Company, S.
Location: Seattle
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

At American Family Insurance, we believe people are an organization's most valuable asset, and their ideas and experiences matter. From our CEO to our agency force, we're committed to growing a diverse and inclusive culture that empowers innovation that will inspire, protect, and restore our customers' dreams in ways never imagined.American Family Insurance is driven by our customers and employees. That's why we provide more than just a job - we provide opportunity. Whether you're already part of our team in search of a new challenge or new to our company and ready for what's next, you're in the right place. Every dream is a journey that starts with a single step. Start your journey right here. Join our team. Bring your dreams.Job ID: R26320 Managing Attorney (remote) (Open)Compensation may vary based on the job level and your geographic work location.Compensation Minimum:$143,800.00Compensation Maximum:$251,900.00Summary:Job Family SummaryProvides operational support through quality assurance and/or workflow analysis. Performance workflow analysis/ performance/quality/audit reviews for operational areas. Measures opportunities through operations review processes or monitors workflow activities. Interacts with various levels of management to communicate quality findings and recommend solutions to continuous process improvement. Advanced roles identify training/education strategies.Job SummaryThe Regional Legal Managing Attorney occupies the first line legal management position in the Claims Legal Division. Provides primary legal direction which may include a single office or multiple offices. Acts exclusively as the Legal Division's local management representative. Responsible for the day-to-day operation of the division's local office(s) as they contribute to the achievement of company and division goals. Handles legal support in the best interest of insureds and the company. Provides specific, case-by-case legal advice to local company managers and personnel as needed to enable them to resolve complex legal issues. Achieves company and divisional goals in a manner consistent with the laws and regulations of the various states within which the local office operates.Job Description:Job Level Summary

  • Manages professional employees and/or supervisors.
  • Has accountability for the performance and results of a team within own area of specialty.
  • Adapts departmental plans and priorities to address resource and operational challenges.
  • Decisions and problem solving are guided by policies, procedures and department plan; receives guidance from manager.
  • Provides technical guidance to employees, colleagues and/or customers.Primary Accountabilities
    • Using Sourcing Department resources, selects, negotiates, and contracts with outside counsel and other vendors for litigation related services.
    • Oversees staff's supervision of outside counsel or file handling by staff counsel to verify that the representation of the insured and/or the company is of a scope and quality appropriate to the nature of each case and that representation of the insured and/or the company is conducted in accordance with applicable rules of professional conduct for attorneys.
    • On cases above the supervising attorney's stated authority or on cases handled by litigation staff attorneys, decides whether cases will be tried, settled, or otherwise resolved and grants settlement authority as appropriate.
    • Participates in the legal strategy of files handled by litigation staff attorneys as requested or after file review. Participates as requested by supervising attorney in developing the legal strategy of files handled by outside counsel.
    • Analyzes litigation risk to the insured and the company.
    • Assigns files to staff counsel to provide litigation services to the insured and/or company or assigns the file to staff counsel for supervision of litigation involving the insured and/or company. The managing attorney responsible for inside litigation will determine if a file is to be litigated by staff counsel or supervised by staff counsel.
    • Provides expertise by analyzing files and making decisions or recommendations as appropriate on issues of coverage, liability, damages, investigation, regulatory compliance, insurance fraud, declaratory judgment actions, appeals, and file handling tactics.
    • Oversees preparation for trials, alternative dispute resolution processes, or other adjudicative proceedings handled by litigation staff attorneys on behalf of the company.
    • Testifies before legislative committees on matters affecting tort and insurance law.
    • Reviews files and oversees other work of direct reports for quality and adherence to company and divisional policies and procedures.
    • Provides expertise by consulting with Strategic Business Units and other business partners.Travel Requirements
      • This position requires travel up to 50% of the time.Specialized Knowledge & Skills Requirements
        • Demonstrated experience providing customer-driven solutions, support or service.
        • Demonstrated civil trial experience.
        • Demonstrated experience dealing with issues related to (i) tort law, (ii) litigation practice, and (iii) property and casualty insurance contracts, law and regulation.
        • Demonstrated leadership or management experience.
        • Extensive knowledge and understanding of rules of Professional Responsibility for the jurisdiction in which they practice.
        • Extensive knowledge and understanding of tort, contract, and insurance law.Education & Licenses
          • Admission to the State Bar in state where they are located or eligibility for admission to the bar and obtaining admission within a year of hiring.
          • Juris Doctor.Additional Job Information:
            • Offer to selected candidate will be made contingent on the results of applicable background checks
            • Offer to selected candidate is contingent on signing a non-disclosure agreement for proprietary information, trade secrets, and inventions
            • Our policy restricts consideration of applicants needing employment sponsorship (visas) to specialty occupations. Sponsorship will not be considered for this position
            • Prefer candidates to reside in Oregon or Washington. Remote work is possible depending on experience, skill set but must located in the western region of the United States.
            • #LI-remoteWhen you work at American Family you can expect benefits that support your physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing. You will have access to comprehensive medical, dental, vision and wellbeing benefits that enable you to take care of your health. We also offer a competitive 401(k) contribution, a pension plan, an annual incentive, and a paid-time off program. In addition, our student loan repayment program and paid-family leave are available to support our employees and their families. Interns and contingent workers are not eligible for American Family Enterprise benefits.We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.Stay connected: Join Our Enterprise Talent Community!LI:MN2

Keywords: AFMIC American Family Mutual Insurance Company, S., Seattle , Managing Attorney (remote), Legal , Seattle, Washington

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