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Company Description

Headquartered in New York City, National General Insurance Group is a property and casualty insurance company. The company is a major automobile insurer in the United States. At National General employees live by what they call the 4Es: energize, engage, empower and execute. They strive to get customers back on the road with as little disruption to their life as possible. The fast-paced and dynamic company is seeking professionals with solid experience, motivated individuals looking to discover new beginnings, and students wanting to make their mark in the insurance industry. You can browse locations throughout the entire United States. You can expand your knowledge and talents in the career areas of Sales, Claims, Operations, and Product / Pricing. The company respects your contributions and ensures your health and wellbeing with insurances, paid time off, 401k plan, tuition reimbursement, and more.

Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

Directly handles a large volume of assigned litigation and arbitration from inception through trial. Ability to meet all internal requirements with respect to reporting both verbally and in writing, while maintaining the highest level of legal representation for National General Insurance and/or its insureds. For all duties and responsibilities, incumbent will take ownership of any issue, problem or error that could impact the company, policyholder and/or loss participant. Maintains reporting procedures, (i.e. file reviews, diary control). Maintains current knowledge of changes in New York law.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Following is a summary of the essential functions for this job. Other duties may be performed, both major and minor, which are not mentioned below. Specific activities may change from time to time.

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Answer summonses and complaints
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Initiate and respond to written discovery
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Prepare and respond to motions
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Prepare for and attend court appearances as necessary
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Prepare for [including written submissions] and attend arbitrations
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Prepare for and conduct examinations under oath
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Prepare for and attend trials as necessary
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Researches and analyzes legal questions and issues
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Drafts confidential opinions
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Research and prepare post-trial motions and appeals

MINIMUM SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Attorney with 2-5 years of experience in defense of New York no-fault/PIP automobile claims on behalf of an insurance carrier. This experience must include all phases of litigation.
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Knowledge of the laws and rules governing civil practice in the State of New York.
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Knowledge of trial and hearing procedures.
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Ability to write clear and concise prose.
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Ability to organize factual and legal data into clear and logical statements.
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Ability to analyze legal issues and identify relevant case opinions and facts.
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Ability to interpret laws, rules and regulations.
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Ability to communicate orally in a clear succinct manner.
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Ability to handle sensitive matters on a confidential basis.
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Graduation from an accredited law school and admission to the New York State Bar

JOB REQUIREMENTS

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About National General Holdings:

National General Holdings Corp. is headquartered in New York City. National General traces its roots to 1939, has a financial strength rating of A (excellent) from A.M. Best, and provides personal and commercial automobile, homeowners, umbrella, recreational vehicle, motorcycle, supplemental health, and other niche insurance products. We are a specialty personal lines insurance holding company. Through our subsidiaries, we provide a variety of insurance products, including personal and commercial automobile, homeowners, umbrella, recreational vehicle, supplemental health, lender-placed and other niche insurance products.

National General is a fast paced, dynamic, and entrepreneurial organization. Our team members live by and exemplify what we call the 4Es. At National General, we are Energized, Engaged, Empowered, and we Execute every day in order to provide an exceptional experience for our customers! We are passionate about our organization and the value that we add every day. A successful candidate with National General will embody the 4Es. Our team is poised to outperform the competition. We are National General Insurance and with us you can be extraordinary! Come join our team!

Companies and Partners

Direct General Auto & Life, Personal Express Insurance, Century-National Insurance, ABC Insurance Agencies, NatGen Preferred, NatGen Premier, Seattle Specialty, National General Lender Services, ARS, RAC Insurance Partners, Mountain Valley Indemnity, New Jersey Skylands, Adirondack Insurance Exchange, VelaPoint, Quotit, HealthCompare, AHCP, NHIC, Healthcare Solutions Team, North Star Marketing, Euro Accident.

In addition to a phenomenal career opportunity, National General Insurance offers an excellent benefits package including:

* Paid Training
* Medical, Dental, Vision benefits
* Wellness Programs
* Life and Short/Long Term Disability Insurance
* 401k w/ Company Match
* Company Paid Holidays & Generous Time-off policy
* Employee Discount Program
* Career Advancement and Development Opportunities
* On-site Healthcare Clinic (Winston-Salem and Cleveland offices)
* On-site Fitness Center (Cleveland and Dallas offices)
* Subsidized parking (Cleveland office)

National General Holdings Corp. is an Equal Opportunity (EO) employer Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of any characteristic protected by law. Candidates must possess authorization to work in the United States, as it is not our practice to sponsor individuals for work visas.

In the event you need assistance or accommodation in completing your online application, please contact NGIC main office by phone at (336) ###-####. -
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Associated topics: attorney corporate, compliance, corporate, corporate attorney, counsel, court, courtroom, internal, legal, llp
Estimated annual salary
$75,279
average
Minimum
$61,339
Maximum
$85,595

TASKS

  • Analyze the probable outcomes of cases, using knowledge of legal precedents.
  • Advise clients concerning business transactions, claim liability, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits, or legal rights and obligations.
  • Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges, and question witnesses during the course of a trial.
  • Interpret laws, rulings and regulations for individuals and businesses.

SKILLS

  • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • WritingCommunicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.

KNOWLEDGE

  • Administration and ManagementKnowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Customer and Personal ServiceKnowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Personnel and Human ResourcesKnowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
  • Computers and ElectronicsKnowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Employee DiscountPaid HolidaysHealth Insurance
Dental InsuranceLife Insurance401K Plan
Disability InsuranceWellness ProgramsVision Insurance

National General Insurance

Type

Company - Public

Size

Large

Revenue

$2B to $5B

Location

Multiple locations

Industry

Insurance

Founded

1939

CEO

Barry Karfunkel

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