Job Summary Tired of those billable hour requirements? Not interested in business development and would rather focus on providing solutions to your cases? Want to be the decision maker rather than just an advisor? Want better work-life balance? Ready for a change with an in-house opportunity?
The Claims Counsel position with First American Title Insurance Company provides an excellent opportunity for counsel to manage their own caseload, oversee outside litigation counsel, and engage in high-level problem solving, negotiation and legal analysis in a stimulating and collegial environment with an opportunity for long-term growth and advancement.
Claims Counsel are responsible for managing all aspects of title insurance and escrow claims and claims against the company from initial investigation, coverage determination through final resolution.
Among the responsibilities of Claims Counsel are the following:
Investigate the facts and issues of the claim, determine whether coverage exists, evaluate loss under the title policy, assess defenses for the insured and/or the company, determine need to retain outside counsel, develop and carry out a plan to address the claim and manage the claim and/or litigation through to final resolution
Negotiate settlements and resolutions with claimant / opposing counsel / third parties
Appear as company representative in court proceedings, mediations and settlement conferences
Manage claim budget, review and approve outside counsel invoices and other expenses and determine settlement and expense reserves
Direct outside counsel on litigation strategy through the course of claim administration and litigation
Identify and pursue sources for recovery
Fluent Spanish, speaking, reading, writing and translation required for comprehending Mexican court documents, legal opinions and other written communications in Spanish
Knowledge, understanding and/or experience working on Mexican law, Court, procedure, civil law and agrarian law jurisprudence.
Fluent English, speaking, reading, writing and translation required
Must possess excellent written and verbal communication, negotiation and organizational skills
Law Degree required
Licensed and in good standing to practice law in any state of the United States
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