Legal Counsel

Employer Provided Salary: 100,000-170,000 Annually
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Legal Counsel

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies is a P&C subsidiary of National Indemnity Company, supported by 1,200 employees. BH GUARD writes small commercial insurance solutions including workers compensation, business owners policies, commercial auto, commercial umbrella, professional liability, and personal lines including homeowners/personal umbrella with a national footprint, distributing its products primarily through independent retail agents with over $2.2 Billion of in-force premium. BH GUARD Insurance Companies are rated A+ (Excellent) by AMBest.

We are currently searching for a Legal Counsel with 5-8 years of relevant law firm or corporate legal department experience to assist with litigation tasks and advice in the Corporate Legal Department, including: monitoring first party property insurance coverage litigation and other litigation overseeing outside counsel; developing legal strategies to resolve first party property and other insurance coverage litigation; providing assessments of potential liability and potential damages in first party property and other insurance coverage litigation; and providing legal advice for first party property litigation and third-party liability coverage litigation.

Experience with first party property insurance coverage litigation is a plus. We offer a collegial and supportive work environment. The position can be located in Wilkes-Barre, PA, New York, NY, Philadelphia, PA, or Parsippany, NJ.

Responsibilities

  • Monitor and determine strategy for insurance coverage litigation and other litigation against the company, and oversee outside counsel.
  • Analyze regulatory issues and provide legal advice to management.
  • Review and investigate claims referred to the legal department for coverage determinations.
  • Monitor coverage litigation and litigation against the company.
  • Respond to legal questions from other departments in the company regarding laws, regulations, and other legal issues.

    Salary Range: $100,000-$170,000 USD

    The successful candidate is expected to work in one of our offices 3-4 days per week and also be available for travel as required.

    The annual base salary range posted represents a broad range of salaries around the U.S. and is subject to many factors including but not limited to credentials, education, experience, geographic location, job responsibilities, performance, skills and/or training.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from accredited university
  • J.D.
  • Admission to NY, NJ, or PA Bar
  • 5-8 years' relevant experience in law firm or corporate legal department

About Us:

At Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies, we take great pride in bringing out the best in our employees guiding them along a career track of professional development and success!

Backed by our ultimate parent, Berkshire Hathaway Inc, we are aggressively expanding and enhancing our commercial lines products offerings with the goal of being the premier name for business insurance which creates opportunities for our staff!

Some Highlights of our Benefits are:

  • Excellent working hours (Operating hours are from 8am-4:30pm M-F).
  • Hybrid work schedule: Three days in the office, two days from home
  • Generous amount of vacation and sick time. Closed on all major holidays.
  • 401K with company match and profit sharing.
  • A competitive healthcare package.
  • Tuition reimbursement after 6 months of employment.
  • Be part of Berkshire Hathaway, one of world's most admired companies. We offer opportunities to advance your career!
More Information on Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies
Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies operates in the Insurance industry. The company is located in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies was founded in 1989. It has 708 total employees. To see all 10 open jobs at Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies, click here.
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