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Lead Counsel - Hartford, CT (Hybrid)

Company: Allstate
Location: Hartford
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

The world isn't standing still, and neither is Allstate. We're moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers' evolving needs. That's why now is an exciting time to join our team. You'll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.

You'll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards - a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount. We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live. Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities.

Everything we do at Allstate is driven by a shared purpose: to protect people from life's uncertainties so they can realize their hopes and dreams. For more than 89 years we've thrived by staying a step ahead of whatever's coming next - to give customers peace of mind no matter what changes they face. We acted with conviction to advocate for seat belts, air bags and graduated driving laws. We help give survivors of domestic violence a voice through financial empowerment. We've been an industry leader in pricing sophistication, telematics, digital photo claims and, more recently, device and identity protection. We are the Good Hands. We don't follow the trends. We set them. Job Header: Job Code: 70014451
Band: F

FLSA: Exempt Job Summary:
The Litigation Services Attorney job family is responsible for managing Insurance Defense and Tort Litigation / Disputes work and related issues/matters

Represents insureds and the Company in the defense of bodily injury and property damage lawsuits, subrogation, and Allstate Financial cases. Oversees the activities of a team including attorneys, paralegals and support staff. Prepares for and conducts hearings, trials, arbitrations, mediations, and depositions. Prepares and argues pre and post-trial motions. Assists colleagues in the resolution of calendar conflicts. Provides project management, coordination, and collaboration between legal teams within L&R and with business clients. Conducts research, substantive drafting, reviewing, advising, and negotiating for more complex matters. Provides budget oversight

Key Responsibilities:
Supervise direct reports, attorneys, paralegals and administrative assistants
Write and conduct performance reviews of team members, including checkpoints and Performance Development Summary
Provide coaching and support to team members
Perform quality file reviews
Work as part of management team with Managing Attorney.
Review new file assignments and approve initial pleadings, propound discovery, and/or develop strategy
Contact clients to discuss their case and answer any questions
Contact claims (initial litigation plan, recurring minimum 90 day contact, strategy conferences, etc.)
Review all documentary evidence
Prepare witnesses and clients for depositions, arbitrations, mediations and trials including expert witnesses
Conduct depositions and examinations under oath and prepares summary documents
Prepare and conduct court appearances (matter management conferences, hearings, status conferences, etc.)
Conduct settlement/dispositive proceedings (e.g. mediations, arbitrations, etc.)
Try and/or arbitrate cases and prepares motions in liminie and summary documents
Draft post-trial motions
Prepare for and participate in appeals
Provide legal opinions to claims clients
Investigate and pursue subrogation litigation as appropriate
Second chair cases with Trial Attorneys and Senior Trial Attorneys as needed.
Participate in business process reviews with claims clients
Monitor allocated legal expenses, track factors that drive variations, and collaborate with claims clients regarding status of contributing factors Knowledge/Skills/Abilities/Experience:
Core Competencies
Proficient skills/abilities/experiences in the following areas: legal knowledge, business knowledge, issue management, analytical skills, influencing others, coaching and development, self development, and productivity
Advanced knowledge of professional standards, methods and concepts and the ability to direct functional strategy
Other Requisites
Possesses a juris doctorate and an license to practice law in CT
10+ years related experience typical
Computer skills, including MS Office suite, used in or related to the tasks performed
Exercises discretion and maintains confidentiality of sensitive information
Demonstrates ethics and integrity
Has relevant experience within a reputable law firm or an in-house legal department for a mid- to large-sized organization
Insurance-industry experience preferred
Knowledge of legal holds and discovery processes
Able to manage a team and work through others to complete complex projects
Works with employees on professional development and business acumen
Management & Supervisory Skills
Budget management skills
Project management skills and law firm/vendor management experience
Able to interact with all levels of personnel and supervise/oversee the work of more junior resources
Able to manage a team and work through others to complete complex projects
Works with employees on professional development and business acumen Notes:
The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities. May be required to perform other related duties as assigned. Regular, predictable attendance is an essential function of this job.
Compensation offered for this role is $119,700.00-$182,025.00 per year and is based on experience and qualifications.

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands -.

As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary - but that's just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you'll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy. For a full description of Allstate's benefits, visit allstate.jobs/benefits/

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Allstate generally does not sponsor individuals for employment-based visas for this position.

Effective July 1, 2014, under Indiana House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1242, it is against public policy of the State of Indiana and a discriminatory practice for an employer to discriminate against a prospective employee on the basis of status as a veteran by refusing to employ an applicant on the basis that they are a veteran of the armed forces of the United States, a member of the Indiana National Guard or a member of a reserve component.

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