Harris Beach - Associate - Insurance Coverage/Claims
White Plains, NY, USA
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Founded in 1856, Harris Beach and its subsidiaries provide a full range of legal and professional services for clients across New York state, as well as nationally and internationally. Harris Beach is among the country’s top law firms as ranked by The National Law Journal. Clients include Fortune 100 corporations, privately-held companies, emerging businesses, public sector entities, not-for-profit organizations and individuals. Principal industries Harris Beach represents include education, energy, financial, food and beverage, health care, insurance, manufacturing, medical and life sciences, real estate developers, and state and local governments and authorities. The firm’s more than 200 lawyers practice among offices throughout New York state in Albany, Buffalo, Ithaca, Melville, New York City, Rochester, Saratoga Springs, Syracuse, Uniondale and White Plains, as well as in New Haven, Connecticut and Newark, New Jersey.
We are seeking an associate to add to our Mass Torts and Industry-Wide Litigation team to support our growing business. Given the broad reach of this practice, this role will involve working collaboratively with colleagues in the downstate offices. This position would be responsible for defending municipalities, large and small companies, and insurance carriers in mass tort actions and individual products and general liability actions.
Must have experience in working with US ISO Casualty forms (CGL) and handling coverage reviews and claims for these types of policies
Must be able to independently prepare and finalize coverage opinions/ROR/denial letters for insurer clients with very little oversight
Must have experience presenting coverage/claims opinions or litigation management advice to senior attorneys or management
Must have experience in negotiating settlements and with mediations
Form and endorsement drafting experience preferred
Experience in coverage litigation as well as litigation management preferred
Experience with contractors insurance programs and litigation also preferred
Other lines of business (D&O, E&O) are a plus
Minimum 7 years of experience as an attorney in a substantive insurance coverage firm or as senior claims counsel in-house role with an insurer
NY admission required (other states such as New Jersey and Pennsylvania are a plus)
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