Where good people build rewarding careers. Think that working in the insurance field cant be exciting, rewarding and challenging? Think again. Youll help us reinvent protection and retirement to improve customers lives. Well help you make an impact with our training and mentoring offerings. Here, youll have the opportunity to expand and apply your skills in ways you never thought possible. And youll have fun doing it. Join a company of individuals with hopes, plans and passions, all using and developing our talents for good, at work and in life. Job Description The Staff & Retained Counsel division represents policyholders in claims-related litigation/disputes through staff counsel offices throughout multiple states and when appropriate, through the retention of outside law firms around the country. It also represents the company in a variety of litigation as well. This group is responsible for leading, coordinating and advancing Allstates large nationwide staff counsel organization and the strategic management of the Claims panel of retained outside counsel. The Staff & Retained Counsel group works closely with our Claim Department as well as the companys regions to regularly assess both short and long-term strategic needs, direction and trends. Key Responsibilities Job Qualifications The PIP Attorney will have: Juris Doctorate degree and be a member in good standing of New Jersey State bar Two to five years Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits litigation, Insurance Defense and/or Subrogation experience; with PIP and/or PIP SIU arbitration/litigation experience strongly preferred Flexibility to work across several disciplines that may include PIP, Bodily Injury, UM/UIM and Subrogation Computer skills required; experience with Microsoft Office, Lexis, and the internet Proven time management skills, including ability to handle multiple cases, prioritize, organize, establish and meet deadlines Ability to handle a large caseload and work in a fast-paced environment Ability to work well with others on a team of attorneys, paralegals, administrative assistants, supervised by an attorney Lead Counsel. Attorneys are required to cover appearances for each other. 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, correspondence, and collaborating with others, etc. Will work independently, as well as part of a cohesive team. Ability to travel to multiple locations in Southern and at times, Central and/or Northern New Jersey Driving potentially 40-50 miles daily depending on the activities being covered, arbitrations, court, examinations under oath, depositions and case evaluations, etc. Sitting for pro-longed periods of time in route to and during arbitrations, court proceedings, depositions, etc. Periodically lifting in excess of 20 pounds throughout the day, depending on arbitration/court matters being handled. 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.
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 thats 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, youll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy. Effective July 1, 2014, under Indiana House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1242, it is against public policy of the State of Indiana and a discriminatory practice for an employer to discriminate against a prospective employee on the basis of status as a veteran by refusing to employ an applicant on the basis that they are a veteran of the armed forces of the United States, a member of the Indiana National Guard or a member of a reserve component. It is the policy of Allstate to employ the best qualified individuals available for all jobs without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender expression, disability, and citizenship status as a veteran with a disability or veteran of the Vietnam Era. Associated topics: casino, explosive detection, loss control, patrol, patrol officer, protection, safety officer, surveillance, university, watchman
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