The Travelers Companies, Inc.

Senior Counsel/Claim Center General Counsel

Posted on Mar 8 570 views Saint Paul, MN

Company Summary
Taking care of our customers, our communities and each other. That’s the Travelers Promise. By honoring this commitment, we have maintained our reputation as one of the best property casualty insurers in the industry for over 160 years. Join us to discover a culture that is rooted in innovation and thrives on collaboration. Imagine loving what you do and where you do it.

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Job Description Summary
The Senior Counsel, Claim Center General Counsel (the GC) acts as the primary legal resource in the Travelers Upper Midwest Claim Center. The GC is a member of the Claim Legal organization and provides counsel to the Upper Midwest Clam Center, which includes campuses in St Paul, MN and Overland Park, KS, and covers the states of Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, and Minnesota. The GC will coordinate and collaborate effectively with all areas within Claim Legal and Claim and will serve as a member of the Claim Center Executive Management Team. This position provides support to the Travelers Claim Centers on a variety of legal issues including but not limited to: preparing written legal coverage opinions and coverage advice, claim initiatives, compliance, regulatory inquiries including market conduct exams, claim handling practices, contracts and emerging trends and developing and training delivery for claim staff. In addition, the GC will collaborate with Underwriting and other business units within Travelers on these issues where appropriate.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities
(May include all or the majority but not limited to these components.)
The Senior Counsel/CCGC duties include:

  • Provides counsel to senior management on complex legal issues.
  • Negotiates with clients or management and/or attempts to influence leaders at all levels regarding matters of significance to the legal community.
  • Researches legal principles and precedents within area of specialization or expertise.
  • Proactively identifies and communicates risk to internal and/or external customers and provides recommendations on how to mitigate that risk.
  • Drafts, negotiates and executes legal documents.
  • Maintains awareness of external judicial climate and legal developments.
  • Builds and maintains strong internal and external client relationships.
  • Acts as a mentor and coach to less senior attorneys and/or paralegal/staff.
  • May prepare or review annual legal fees budget for assigned matters. Review invoices from outside counsel and recommend adjustments. Within authority level, approve invoices.
  • Makes effective use of technology and automation in the practice of law.
  • Provides recommendations and case analysis to all business partners on appropriate file handling strategy.
  • Completes all required administrative tasks including time reporting, closed cases reports and other materials appropriate to performance of job duties.
  • Adheres to all standards of excellence in file management.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Juris Doctorate or equivalent International legal degree; graduate of an accredited law school.
  • Minimum of 7 years of prior legal experience.
  • Active license to practice law in the state(s) in which representation is required.

Education, Work Experience, & Knowledge
  • Minimum of 10 years of prior legal experience preferred.

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    Employment Practices
    Travelers is an equal opportunity employer. We value the unique abilities and talents each individual brings to our organization and recognize that we benefit in numerous ways from our differences.

    If you have questions regarding the physical requirements of this role, please send us an email so we may assist you.

    Travelers reserves the right to fill this position at a level above or below the level included in this posting.