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Job Title : Professional Liability Claims Counsel / Examiner
   Jobcode : 20216
   Description : Handle claims for Employment Practices Liability, Miscellaneous Professional Liability, Architects & Engineers and Contractors Professional Liability lines of business. Self-motivated, proactive individual to manage and evaluate professional liability claims on various lines of business. This position involves interpretation of coverage and requires collaboration with outside counsel in analyzing and resolving claims within designated limits of authority. Manage investigations of professional liability claims, including analysis of coverage issues and drafting of coverage letters. Coordinate discovery and litigation strategy with outside counsel and implement appropriate strategy for timely and cost effective resolution. Analyze liability and projected expenses and establish appropriate case reserves. Report to senior management and underwriters on industry trends, risks and claim activities. Participate in mediations/settlement conferences and negotiate settlements. Travel may be required. Deliver exceptional customer service by developing and maintaining relationships with policyholders, brokers and outside counsel.
   City : Westchester
   State : NY
   Requirement : Juris Doctor and 2-5 years of relevant legal experience or a Bachelor’s Degree and 1-3 years of relevant claims handling experience. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
   Base Pay Low : $Open
   Base Pay High : $Open


Job Title : Paralegal / Claims Administrator
   Jobcode : 20485
   Description : Member of the legal team responsible for compliance and claims tasks in connection with operations and claims. Assist staff counsel by facilitating compliance, regulatory and administrative tasks to ensure compliance with external rules, requirements, policy and internal best practices guidelines, with input from and approval by manager. Review and negotiate Non-Reliance Letters, Hold Harmless Letters, and Non-Disclosure Agreements. Prepare and negotiate expense agreements. Review deeds of assignment, deeds of novation and notices of assignment. Prepare insurance policy related acknowledgments of assignment, acknowledgments of novation and endorsements. Assist with the preparation, collection and monitoring of Letters of Authority for the insurers and brokers. Conduct new and annual background research on brokers and vendors and present findings to general counsel. Monitor Crystal and Obelisk for relevant updates and developments on a monthly basis. Undertake an active role in assisting staff counsel in managing the daily workflow by efficiently advancing and monitoring claims currently in underwriting and assisting with research and analysis of policy claims. Respond to insurer, broker and counsel’s inquiries regarding claim status. Prepare Claims Notice Summaries, claims analysis charts and data room research/review of alleged claims circumstances. Prepare and maintain claims control log (weekly) for review by President, CEO and Chief Legal Officer. Assist senior underwriters with any other necessary aspects of the underwriting or administrative process or other ad hoc projects, in each case, as requested.
   City : New York City
   State : NY
   Requirement : College degree. Paralegal certificate. Have a working knowledge of insurance consortium members; products; per-risk capacity by product; compliance process, plans and procedures; and marketing materials and template policy forms.
   Base Pay Low : $70,000
   Base Pay High : $85,000