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Staff Legal Counsel II

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Zurich is seeking a successful Staff Legal Attorney to work out of our Irvine, CA office.

If you are ready for a career move, consider working for a company with a global footprint that offers an excellent work/life balance, terrific benefits including a 401K match and a second 401K company contribution, flexible work options and a great culture.

This Attorney will be responsible for representing the Company in all phases of litigation in the Irvine, California area.  They will be practicing law in compliance with ethical standards as established by state law by preparing and defending Workers Compensation cases from a challenging and varied caseload.  Responsibilities will include working directly with claims professionals providing legal analysis and advice, preparing and filing legal pleadings and documents, performing legal research, preparing for and conducting pre-trial discovery, preparing for and handling final hearings before the workers compensation judge, and conducting post-trial activities where appropriate.  Under limited direction, the attorney will work within broad limits and authority on complex assignments requiring specialized knowledge in breadth and/or depth in area of expertise.
 

 

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Juris Doctor and 5 or more years of experience in the Workers Compensation Litigation area
    AND
  • Member in good standing of the California State Bar Association
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and Adobe
  • Experience working with Lexis or Westlaw
  • Knowledge of the insurance industry, claims and the insurance defense litigation legal environment
  • Knowledge of the law and procedure 

 

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Effective communication skills
  • Effective negotiation skills
  • Experience working in a team-based environment
  • Collaboration skills
  • Effective problem solving and analytical skills
  • Certified Workers Compensation Specialist designation desired 

Competencies

Collaborate Together
Develop & Grow
Puts Customers First
Fuel Innovation
Motivational fit
Provide Clear Direction
Make it Happen
Building Trust
Engagement
Performance


As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to our COVID-related health and safety protocols (https://www.zurichna.com/careers/faq), including, without limitation, a requirement that employees attest as to their vaccination status with a YES/NO, and upload proof of vaccination status, or negative COVID test results when allowable, to a third-party vendor. These are continuously re-evaluated and the requirements may change at any time.  
 
A future with Zurich. What can go right when you apply at Zurich?

 

Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, Zurich North America has over 150 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. Today, Zurich North America is a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. We serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology, and we insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, we strive to provide ongoing career development opportunities, and we foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our colleagues, our customers and the communities we serve. Zurich maintains a comprehensive employee benefits package for employees as well as eligible dependents and competitive compensation. Please click here to learn more.
 
As a global company, Zurich recognizes the diversity of our workforce as an asset. We recruit talented people from a variety of backgrounds with unique perspectives that are truly welcome here. Taken together, diversity and inclusion bring us closer to our common goal: exceeding our customers’ expectations. Zurich does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EOE disability/vet 
 
Zurich does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Zurich American Insurance. If you are a preferred vendor, please use our Recruiting Agency Portal for resume submission. 
 
Location(s): AM - Irvine
Remote Working: No
Schedule: Full Time
 
Linkedin Recruiter Tag: #LI-JS1 #LI-HYBRID #LI-AWESOM-COMPANY 


Nearest Major Market: Irvine California
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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