Corporate Claims Counsel

<strong>American Capital Assurance Corp. (&ldquo;AmCap&rdquo;), an A.M. Best &ldquo;A- Excellent&ldquo; rated commercial property insurance company, is seeking a Corporate Claims Counsel to join our growing company in St. Petersburg, Florida.</strong>

St. Petersburg, Florida

American Capital Assurance Corp.

<p><strong>Join our AmCap Insurance team, and you&rsquo;ll get more than a job.&nbsp; You&rsquo;ll find a company committed to growing, and keeping employees&nbsp;as&nbsp;the number one priority. AmCap Insurance&rsquo;s culture is like no other. AmCap Insurance knows how to learn, innovate, grow and have fun!</strong></p>

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Overview: Provides legal advice in the areas of litigation management, claims management, compliance,<br />product, general corporate governance and general business law matters. Actively manages claims litigation on a daily<br />basis by communicating with counsel, maintaining diaries, documenting claim files, conducting legal research and<br />writing, and advising leadership of implemented strategies and developments pertaining to litigation matters. Exercises<br />independent judgment and discretion.
Responsibilities: Functions listed are intended to illustrate the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not<br />exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.<br /> <ul> <li>Assist Claims Management team with complex legal matters. Investigate, evaluates, reserves and negotiate and settle assigned claims in accordance with best practices</li> <li>Provide quality claim handling and uncompromising customer service on all claims. Manage and assign outside defense Counsel to manage legal services.</li> <li>Engage in indemnity and expense management</li> <li>Analyze and evaluate insurance coverage issues</li> <li>Provide high level summaries of litigated files to management as needed</li> <li>Attend mediation, depositions or other examinations in person</li> <li>Effectuate the internal legal function for a commercial property insurer by acting as a generalist with a focus on (i) managing litigation; (ii) advising on the legal aspects of insurance claims handling; and (iii) interacting with associated departments of insurance to accomplish company missions and goals.</li> <li>Provide advice and guidance on the resolution of policy contract issues, regulatory investigations, complaints and other adversarial matters</li> <li>Draft, review and support the negotiation of commercial agreements, including the service providers, employment and severance agreements</li> <li>Work with other outside counsel to develop project scope and fee estimates; review work product and invoices for accuracy</li> <li>Advise associated departments of insurance as to various legal issues through memoranda, meeting, training and discussion</li> <li>Provide functional advice and work closely with department leaders to ensure processes and procedures promote the efficient and consistent conduct of company business for compliance purposes</li> <li>Provide training to company and its affiliated legal entities on substantive legal topics</li> </ul>
Requirements: Skills and Competencies<br /> <ul> <li>Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being</li> <li>made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.</li> <li>Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively.</li> <li>Reading Comprehension: Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.</li> <li>Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions,</li> <li>conclusions or approaches to problems.</li> <li>Customer Focus: Sets and maintains high standards for service to both internal and external customers.</li> <li>Collaboration: Builds partnerships and works collaboratively with others across the organization to meet objectives.</li> <li>Professional Communication: Develops and delivers communications that are professional, courteous, clear and</li> <li>understood. Tailors communications to the needs of different audiences.</li> <li>Attention to Detail: Performs tasks with a high degree of accuracy and precision.</li> <li>Time Management: Responds in a timely manner and completes tasks efficiently and effectively.</li> </ul> Education and Experience:<br /> <ul> <li>Juris Doctorate degree and a minimum two (2) years of litigation experience in commercial property insurance.</li> <li>Previous claims experience and/or solid understanding of claims environment.</li> <li>Knowledge of insurance laws and perform case investigation.</li> <li>Proficient in Excel and Microsoft Word.</li> <li>Works well in a team environment.</li> </ul>