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Legal - Trial Attorney IV
Ref No.: 18-03415
Location: Glendale, California
A Fortune 100 leader in the insurance industry is seeking a seasoned Trial Attorney to join their team! Must have at least 10+ years' experience with Civil Litigation, Trial experience and Insurance Defense.

Provides legal representation for clients in complex and/or high-risk matters. Reviews and evaluates assigned cases. Prepares and tries cases in all courts and agencies. Communicates with Claims and clients. Provides related legal advice and services Fosters and develops relationships with Claims. Assists in mentoring of other trial attorneys and paralegals.

1. Leads, works directly on or provides subject matter expertise on significant, high-risk and/or complex legal matters, representing clients in trials or hearings before all courts or agencies, including appeals and arbitrations.
2. May be specialized in one or more areas of law or lines of business. May handle cases at an appellate level or in Federal Court.
3. Reviews and evaluates cases and lawsuits. Maintains billable hour requirement.
4. Prepares and tries cases of high complexity and exposure in all courts and agencies. Cases may involve toxic substances, extensive injuries, extensive permanent injuries that may include future surgeries. Cases may involve inflammatory factors (DUI, death of a child).
5. Works with client and Claims to establish, communicates and implements Litigation Plan. Keeps client and Claims fully informed.
6. Obtains meaningful discovery, takes depositions, and participates in motions practice as warranted.
7. Recognizes, participates and promotes settlement opportunities. Negotiates as authorized, with settlement values requiring Director level or home office involvement.
8. Demonstrated proficiency interpreting Insurance contracts and coverage issues.
9. Assists with audits within Trial Division (national audit and/or KPI). Follows established NTD Best Practices Guidelines.
10. Provides leadership within the office. Conducts training for Claims and intra-office; mentors less experienced attorneys.
11. Fosters and develops relationship with Claims. Has significant contact with Claims management. Assists with business development and retention.
12. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Education: JD degree or equivalent. Designations: Currently licensed as an attorney in an appropriate U.S. jurisdiction

Credit Check: Due to the fiduciary accountabilities of this job, a valid credit check and/or background which will be required as part of the selection process.