Litigation Attorney - General Liability

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You have a clear vision of where your career can go. And we have the leadership to help you get there. At CNA, we strive to create a culture in which people know they matter and are part of something important, ensuring the abilities of all employees are used to their fullest potential.
CNA seeks to offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees that helps them - and their family members - achieve their physical, financial, emotional and social wellbeing goals.
For a detailed look at CNA's benefits, check out our Candidate's Guide .
Provides full or specialized legal services to one or more areas supported. Has ongoing relationship and accountability for assigned legal matters. Is a legal expert in specialized areas. Work assignments consist of major legal tasks involving problems of recognized complexity and facts that are in question for which considerable legal judgment, experience and independent reasoning are required. May handle matters with extra contractual damages.
This is a trial attorney position servicing the Tampa area (Hillsborough, Pasco , Pinellas Counties) with the ability to service other FL venues.
JOB DESCRIPTION:
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Performs a combination of duties in accordance with departmental guidelines:

  • Handles insurance defense or coverage matters from pleadings through trial. Manages litigation preparation driving for superior results. Develops the litigation strategy, and prepares/directs the preparation of all necessary materials i.e., briefs, motions, discovery, depositions, experts, etc. Advises whether a case should be tried or settled and actively drives case to resolution with an appropriate sense of urgency.
  • Handles bench and jury trials as first chair in both state and federal court as necessary. Tries all aspects of cases including court appearances, trial preparation, motions, discovery and negotiations.
  • Communicates regularly and concisely with clients, claim professionals, leadership and others to ensure appropriate level of understanding and documentation exists for effective case management.
  • Conducts legal research and analysis of facts and information to provide counsel and guidance on legal questions or issues.
  • Prepares opinions or position papers on various legal issues and interpretation of legal issues/provisions.
  • Counsels client/management/claim professionals to avoid legally unsound decisions or plans and when changes in the law occur.
  • May train, or mentor other attorneys and paralegals. Trains department staff on appropriate procedures (e.g., claims, etc).
  • Collaboratively works with clients, claim professionals, underwriting, risk control and other third parties while resolving legal issues.
  • Works independently in resolving legal cases with oversight supervision.
  • Responds to government regulatory agencies as needed.

May perform additional duties as assigned.
Reporting Relationship Typically Director or above
Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

 

  • Advanced knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and procedures of litigation management within an insurance organization.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, negotiation and presentation skills.
  • Strong negotiation, consultative and facilitation skills with the ability to effectively interact with all internal and external business partners,
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment, and to work with and maintain confidential and sensitive information.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills, and senior level skill in managing ambiguous situations and issues.
  • Proven ability to take a proactive long-term view of business goals and objectives in order to achieve strategic business results.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and other business-related software ie TeamConnect or other case management software.
  • Value driven to provide superior solutions to internal and/or external clients.
  • Acts with a sense of urgency to advance priorities of the client/organization.
  • Helps self and others to excel through collaboration and building strong relationships.
  • Thinks creatively and uses diverse ideas to solve problems.
  • Raises expectations of self and others by continuously learning and broadening industry and technical skills.

Education & Experience

 

 

  • Bachelor's degree with JD, and admission to the Florida Bar required.
  • Typically requires a minimum of five years of legal experience in claims and/or law firm with a progressively increasing level of responsibility.
  • Experience handling General Liability matters required.
  • Requires trial and/or litigation experience.
  • Requires a proven track record of results.

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CNA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in the recruitment process. To request an accommodation, please contact [email protected] .

 

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An Insider's view of CNA

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Work-life balance has always been a priority for me. It always will be. CNA’s hybrid working model allows me to not only maximize collaboration with my peers but also take advantage of increased flexibility by combining remote and in-office work. I’m empowered to take control of my schedule based on what works best for me and my team.

Alison Massey

Agile Scrum Master Consultant

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

On the Security Advisory team, collaboration is key to what we do. We sit at a unique intersection of security goals and business objectives. By working across nearly every IT team at CNA, we balance the need for maintaining secure initiatives and keeping projects on track. It’s our job to find the best, secure path to ‘Yes’ for business requests.

Zach Jones

Director, Security Advisory

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I joined CNA as a contractor and became a full-time employee after an eight-year contractor journey. I’m passionate about solving technical challenges and CNA allows me to foster that passion. Every day, I learn about emerging technologies. I’m empowered to develop, grow, and create a career that works for me and my lifestyle.

SenthilKumar Asokan

Applications Engineer Senior Specialist

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Enterprise Architecture creates foundations for IT expectations across CNA. I’m on a team that builds reusable IT assets, communicates best practices, and decides standards for tooling, and more. I influence CNA outside of my role, too, specifically through CNA’s Employee Resource Groups. I’m empowered to influence both IT and our culture of inclus

Lisa Smith

Architecture Senior Specialist

What does career growth look like on your team?

Career growth can take on many different forms at CNA, and that’s because there are always opportunities to acquire transferrable skills. On my team specifically, we’re encouraged to identify and work toward development opportunities that matter to us. We’re empowered to make a difference while advancing our careers.

Josie Lee

Director, HR Business Partner

What are CNA Perks + Benefits

CNA Benefits Overview

One of the many advantages of working at CNA is the benefits program we offer you and your eligible dependents,
beginning on the first day of your employment. The program features a variety of plans that provide health care
benefits, well-being, disability and survivor protection, and 401(k) savings, among others. Below are highlights
of the offerings.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Diversity employee resource groups
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Company equity
Employee stock purchase plan
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Some meals provided
Relocation assistance
Onsite gym
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

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