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Senior Counsel - Litigation in New York at QBE

Date Posted: 11/7/2018

Job Snapshot

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    New York
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Job Description

The purpose of the Senior Counsel - Litigation position is to manage litigation by or against the company, including coverage and bad faith claims and litigation, to provide coverage opinion advice, and to handle all ancillary litigation and dispute management within the purview of the Legal, Regulatory & Compliance Department.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Actively supervise, manage and direct a caseload of litigation by or against the company to successful outcomes.
  • Provide legal advice and support with respect to insurance policy analysis and interpretation.
  • Assist in preparing witnesses, discovery, selecting and managing panel counsel and delivering better litigation management processes. 
  • Participate in training and reporting trends and developments to key clients  and stakeholders 
  • Collaborate with internal partners in drafting, investigating, researching, and advising with respect to contracts, disputes, compliance, products, laws and regulations.
  • Assist with special projects as necessary
  • Manage legal projects by defining scope, setting milestones, delegating tasks, tracking progress and reporting project results to ensure successful and efficient implementation.
  • Model QBE values in personal work behaviors, decision-making, contributions and interpersonal interactions.

Required Qualifications


  • BA/BS Degree
  • Juris Doctor Degree


  • At least 10 years proven experience in handling insurance coverage and bad faith litigation and policy interpretation at a top tier law firm and in-house at a Fortune 500 insurance company.    


  • Admission to the bar

Preferred Qualifications


  •  Laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process
  • Business acumen
  • Policies, practices, trends, and information affecting his/her business and organization
  • Litigation methodologies and best practices


  • Effectively present thoughts to key stakeholders to influence adoption of innovative recommendations
  • Negotiate skillfully in tough situations with both internal and external groups to settle differences with minimum noise
  • Identify complex problems and review related information to develop and implement solutions
  • Anticipate legal obstacles and challenges and strategize plans to address


  • Communicate information in a clear, well-organized, and professional manner
  • Evaluate causal relationships
  • Professional, polished, poised and positive demeanor
  • Manage multiple complex projects and responsibilities concurrently and effectively
  • Motivational, inspirational and enthusiastic approach to team leading and management
  • Respond calmly, quickly and decisively to unpredictable or unexpected events and changes
  • Organize people, tasks and activities to yield efficient work flow
  • Participate in required continuing legal education

Work Environment

Travel frequency

  • Infrequent (approximately 1-4 trips annually)

Physical demands

General office jobs

Work is generally performed in an office environment in which there is not substantial exposure to adverse environmental conditions. Must have the ability to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time. Must be able to operate basic office equipment including telephone, headset and computer. Incumbent must be able to lift basic office equipment up to 20 pounds.

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Equal Employment Opportunity:

QBE is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction it operates.


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