Overview

Our Office of the General Counsel is seeking a Sr. Counsel (Coverage Attorney) to join our growing team in one of the following offices: Worcester, MA or Windsor, CT or Itasca, IL.

Reporting to the Group Counsel – Claims, Coverage Counsel serves as legal counsel to Hanover’s claim organization, focused primarily on providing legal opinions, advice and resolution strategies on coverage and extra-contractual issues arising from the company’s insurance policies and coverage positions.This is a full-time, exempt role.

Responsibilities:

  • Primary responsibility is to research and provide legal advice and opinions to claims handlers on coverage issues arising from the company’s insurance contracts, including auto and general liability; specialty (e.g. management liability & professional liability); and first party property and marine coverages.May prepare coverage position letters on selected high complexity/exposure claims.Partner with claim handlers to develop strategies that optimally resolve coverage disputes.Manage coverage litigation brought by or against the Company.Review and approve proposed coverage actions brought on behalf of the company.Collaborates with underwriting and product areas to improve policy the Company’s insurance products.

Requirements:

  • Experience preparing coverage opinions on property casualty insurance policies either in a law firm or in house for a property and casualty insurer required.Experience litigating insurance coverage and related bad faith disputes either in private practice or in house for a property and casualty insurer a plus.Ability to work collaboratively within a team framework.Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with colleagues and clients.Excellent oral and written communication skills.Computer literacy, including proficiency in Word, Excel and Outlook and keyboarding skills.Familiarity with legal principles and issues concerning E-Discovery.JD degree or equivalent.Admitted to practice in at least one US jurisdiction.At least 6 (preferably more) years of experience in practicing law in a law firm or in-house, a substantial portion of which involved property & casualty insurance coverage matters.Skilled at time management and organizing work.

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