Senior Trial Attorney - New York City and Long Island, NY Field (Remote/Home Based)
Location: New York
Posted on: June 25, 2022
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 Summary:
The Litigation Services Attorney job family is responsible for
managing Insurance Defense and Tort Litigation / Disputes work and
Represents insured and the Company in the defense of bodily injury
and property damage lawsuits, subrogation, and Allstate Financial
cases. 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 counsel to business clients on day to day
issues. Provides project management, coordination, and
collaboration between legal teams. Monitors and reviews new laws,
regulations, and case law; identifies and summarizes relevant
issues; collaborates with other areas of L&R department;
proactively provides advice and counsel to business unit on the
impact of new laws on business; monitors counsel Key
- Review new file assignments and approve initial pleadings,
propound discovery, and/or develop strategy
- Contacts clients to discuss their case and answer any
questions. Maintains contact at a minimum of 90 days
- Contact claims (initial litigation plan, recurring minimum 90
day contact, strategy conferences, etc.)
- Review all documentary evidence
- Prepares witnesses and clients for depositions, arbitrations,
mediations and trials including expert witnesses
- Conducts depositions and examinations under oath and prepares
- Prepares and conducts court appearances (matter management
conferences, hearings, status conferences, etc.)
- Conducts settlement/dispositive proceedings (e.g. mediations,
- Try and/or arbitrate cases and prepares motions in liminie and
- Draft post-trial motions
- Prepare for and participate in appeals
- Provide legal opinions to claims clients
- Investigate and pursue subrogation litigation as
- Manage projects Knowledge / Skills / Abilities /
- Juris Doctorate degree and member in good standing of New York
- 5+years of related experience typical
- Trial and/or Arbitration experience is preferred, with
flexibility to work across several disciplines that may include
SIU, PIP, UM and Subrogation.
- No Fault and/or SIU experience is a plus.
- Computer skills required; experience with Microsoft Office,
Lexis, and the internet
- Ability to work well with others on a team of attorneys,
paralegals, administrative assistants, supervised by an attorney
- Must be able to handle a large caseload
- Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills are key to
working with a variety of internal and external contacts as well as
for preparing reports, pleadings, and correspondence, collaborating
with others, etc. Will work independently as well as part of a
- Ability to travel
- Periodically lifting in excess of 20 pounds throughout the day,
depending on court matters being handled. Attorneys are required to
cover court matters for each other; attorneys have laptops.
- Bending to pick up the computer bag which sometimes is more
than 20 pounds, entering and exiting a vehicle, maneuvering files
and computer at security checkpoints
- Turning and twisting at work
- Driving at least 40-50 miles daily depending on the activities
being covered, court, depositions, client meetings and case
- Sitting for pro-longed periods of time traveling to court, in
court or at court proceedings, depositions, etc.
- Walking and rolling brief case with files from vehicle to the
legal proceeding and/or deposition and facilitations, etc.
- Trial preparation could require lifting in excess 20 lbs.
because of exhibits, materials, records from plaintiff, etc. These
materials are printed for some proceedings. 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.
This is a Field Home-Based Worker position, meaning your schedule
will consist of time in the field as needed, travel for court,
etc., and time working remotely from home. This provides you
greater flexibility, and this position is eligible for a monthly
connectivity reimbursement to offset the costs of internet and
phone expenses. Supervisory Responsibilities: This job does not
have supervisory duties.
Compensation offered for this role is $109,100 - $128,000 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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