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Senior Counsel

Company: QBE Insurance
Location: New York
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

Primary Details Time Type: Full time Worker Type: Employee The Opportunity At QBE, our purpose is to give people the confidence to achieve their ambitions inside and outside of work. From development opportunities to flexible work options and highly competitive reward and benefits packages, we understand the importance of living our values when it comes to our people. Everything we do at QBE is underpinned by our company's cultural elements - because we know it's not just what we do that matters, it's how we do it that makes the difference. This opportunity is accountable for representing the company by providing legal guidance across the organization, providing in-depth analysis on complex issues, recommending appropriate solutions to management, and developing strategic practices to ensure that the Company's concerns, issues, risks, and liabilities are identified and resolved effectively. Essential Job Responsibilities -Actively supervise, manage, and direct a caseload of litigation by or against the company to successful outcomes. -Provide legal advice and support with respect to insurance policy analysis and interpretation on all lines of business. -Assist in preparing witnesses, discovery, selecting and managing panel counsel and delivering better litigation management processes. -Participate in training and reporting trends and developments to key clients and stakeholders. -Collaborate with internal partners in drafting, investigating, researching, and advising with respect to contracts, disputes, compliance, products, laws and regulations. -Assist with special projects as necessary. -Manage legal projects by defining scope, setting milestones, delegating tasks, tracking progress and reporting project results to ensure successful and efficient implementation. -Model QBE values in personal work behaviors, decision-making, contributions and interpersonal interactions. Required Education &/or Experience Education -BA/BS Degree -Juris Doctor Degree -7+ years experience Preferred Experience -At least 10 years proven experience in handling insurance coverage and bad faith litigation and policy interpretation at a top tier law firm and in-house at a Fortune 500 insurance company Licenses/Certifications -Admission to the bar Preferred Qualifications Knowledge: -Laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process -Business acumen -Policies, practices, trends, and information affecting his/her business and organization -Litigation methodologies and best practices Skills -Effectively present thoughts to key stakeholders to influence adoption of innovative recommendations -Negotiate skillfully in tough situations with both internal and external groups to settle differences with minimum noise -Identify complex problems and review related information to develop and implement solutions -Anticipate legal obstacles and challenges and strategize plans to address Abilities -Communicate information in a clear, well-organized, and professional manner -Evaluate causal relationships -Professional, polished, poised and positive demeanor -Manage multiple complex projects and responsibilities concurrently and effectively -Motivational, inspirational and enthusiastic approach to team leading and management -Respond calmly, quickly and decisively to unpredictable or unexpected events and changes -Organize people, tasks and activities to yield efficient workflow -Participate in required continuing legal education About QBE We can never really predict what's around the corner, but at QBE we're asking the right questions to enable a more resilient future by helping those around us build strength and embrace change to their advantage. We're an international insurer that's building momentum towards realizing our vision of becoming the most consistent and innovative risk partner. And our people will be at the center of our success. We're proud to work together, and encourage each other to enable resilience for our customers, our environment, our economies and our communities. With more than 12,000 people working across 27 countries, we're big enough to make a real impact, but small enough to provide a friendly workplace, where people are down-to-earth, passionate, and kind. We believe this is our moment: What if it was yours too? Your career at QBE - let's make it happen!

US Only - Travel Frequency --- Infrequent (approximately 1-4 trips annually) US Only - Physical Demands --- General office jobs: Work is generally performed in an office environment in which there is not substantial exposure to adverse environmental conditions. Must have the ability to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time. Must be able to operate basic office equipment including telephone, headset and computer. Incumbent must be able to lift basic office equipment up to 20 lbs. US Only - Disclaimer --- To successfully perform this job, the individual must be able to perform each essential job responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential job responsibilities. Job Type --- Individual Contributor Global Disclaimer --- The duties listed in this job description do not limit the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete list of the duties normally to be performed in the position or those occasionally assigned outside an employee's normal duties. Our Group Code of Ethics and Conduct addresses the responsibilities we all have at QBE to our company, to each other and to our customers, suppliers, communities and governments. It provides clear guidance to help us to make good judgement calls. Compensation Base pay offered will vary depending on, but not limited to education, experience, skills, geographic location and business needs Annual Salary Range: $118,000 - $178,000 AL, AR, AZ, Fresno, CA, CO (Remote), DE (Remote), FL, GA, IA, ID, IL (Remote), IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV and WY

Annual Salary Range: $130,000 - $196,000 CA (Remote, Irvine and Woodland), Greenwood Village CO, CT, Chicago IL, MA, MD, NY (Remote), RI, Houston TX and WA

Annual Salary Range: $148,000 - $223,000 San Francisco CA, NJ and New York City NY Benefit Highlights You are more than your work - and QBE is more than a workplace, which is why QBE provides you with the benefits, support and flexibility to help you concentrate on living your best life personally and professionally. Employees scheduled over 30 hours a week will have access to comprehensive medical, dental, vision and wellbeing benefits that enable you to take care of your health. We also offer a competitive 401(k) contribution and a paid-time off program. In addition, our paid-family and care-giver leaves are available to support our employees and their families. Regular full-time and part-time employees will also be eligible for QBE's annual discretionary bonus plan based on business and individual performance. QBE recognizes that exemplary benefits extend beyond benefits coverage and compensation. Flexibility in your working environment is important to maintaining balance and QBE is dedicated to ensuring employees achieve personal and professional integration by providing the opportunity for hybrid work arrangements. How to Apply: To submit your application, click "Apply" and follow the step-by-step process. Equal Employment Opportunity: QBE is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction it operates. Application Close Date: 01/05/:59 PM How to Apply: To submit your application, click "Apply" and follow the step by step process. Equal Employment Opportunity: QBE is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction it operates.

Keywords: QBE Insurance, New York , Senior Counsel, Legal , New York, New York

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