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Lead Counsel, Claims Litigation

Lead Counsel, Claims Litigation

Reporting to the Vice President and Managing Attorney, Claims Litigation within our Litigation Practice Group, the Lead Counsel will be responsible for supervision and direction of nationwide claims litigation matters for Assurant’s businesses.  The position will be based at either Assurant’s offices in Atlanta, GA or Miami, FL. This is not a remote position but does permit a hybrid work schedule.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Be part of a team of attorneys, paralegals and administrative professionals in matter management, supervision and resolution of claims litigation and other disputed matters across the Assurant enterprise. 

  • Manage a high-volume litigation docket with a network of outside counsel to drive litigation strategy and resolve lawsuits and other disputes expeditiously and economically.

  • Travel to and attend mediations, corporate depositions, and significant trials and hearings.

  • Collaborate with company management to minimize litigation risk and implement policies and procedures to avoid future litigation.

  • Manage fee structures for outside counsel, e-Billing controls, and overall legal spend

  • Interact with and assist the Litigation Practice Group and Legal Compliance Government Affairs Department on other matters and projects as needed.

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of 8-10 years of civil litigation experience in a top law firm and/or corporation, including considerable experience in all phases of trial practice. 

  • Significant experience in high-volume litigation.

  • Clear, concise, and persuasive oral and writing and presentation skills.

  • Strong organizational skills and an orientation to deadlines and detail.

  • Ability to navigate within a diverse team and demanding workload.

  • Juris Doctorate from ABA accredited law school.

  • Licensed to practice law and a member in good standing of at least one state bar, preferably Florida or Georgia.

  • Stellar academic credentials, sound judgment, excellent communication skills, proven leadership, and track record of success. 

  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time.

  • Local candidates preferred.  No relocation offered.

Preferred Experience:

  • Significant background and experience in insurance and financial services litigation including first party/bad faith defense, insurance coverage and liability defense.

  • 1st/2nd chair trial experience.

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Company Overview
Assurant, Inc. is a global leader in business services for the connected world. Our lifestyle and housing solutions help leading brands grow revenue, manage risk and deliver a great experience for their customers. We support, connect and service over 300 million consumers worldwide, helping people get more value from their connected devices, vehicles and homes. Assurant is a proud member of the Fortune 500, with decades of experience in the industries we serve.

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Equal Opportunity Statement
Assurant is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All aspects of consideration for employment and employment with the company are governed based on merit, competence and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.

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