The Hartford Managing Attorney, Pennsylvania Staff Legal Office in PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania
Title: Managing Attorney, Pennsylvania Staff Legal OfficeLocation: United States-Pennsylvania-PhiladelphiaJob Number: 1801518This position maintains and grows the presence for Legal Counsel for The Hartford in the local community. This position provides leadership of the staff counsel office, builds and maintains partnering relationships with staff and with Claim Centers, and provides oversight and guidance on case handling at the local level. This role is a key player in driving the strategy of partnering with the Claim Centers to provide excellent results to clients, and in building and maintaining the firm’s reputation of excellence in the local legal community. This individual will lead a large and well-established team.Develop and execute appropriate uniform office systems concerning the receipt and timely assignment of files; the timely and meaningful communications with clients, claims, opposing counsel and the court; the identification, maintenance and storage of open files and, the closing and storing of closed filesEnsure that proper conflicts check and calendar systems are in placeCreate, revise and ensure the use of uniform legal and administrative formsConduct suit analyses and frequent reviews of staff law office filesDevelop partnership between office and claim centers. Provide high quality service and timely information to claimsParticipate in roundtablesGather, compile and analyze data and statistics from multiple sources for preparation of monthly reportsPrepare and administer office budgetIdentify issues that raise broad client, claim or corporate implicationsAdministers performance management process for professional and support staff. (Results expected, on-going feedback, evaluation, development, rewards/consequences)Assume proactive, leading role in requisite training of staff on legal issues and goalsAdministers performance management process for professional and support staff. (Results expected, on-going feedback, evaluation, development, rewards/consequences)Assume proactive, leading role in requisite training of staff on legal issues and goalsRecruit, hire, develop and retain outstanding legal staff and support staffPromote diversity and inclusionPromote an inclusive and team-oriented work environment among all office and remote staffIdentify top talent; focus on development and "re-recruiting"Provide high quality legal representation to clientsQualifications: 10 year’s law practice and business management experience in a large corporate environment. Preferred candidates have both law practice and corporate experienceJuris Doctorate Degree from accredited law school. Licensed to practice in the state of Pennsylvania. Member in good standing of all state and federal bars where attorney has been admittedStrong litigation background to include experience and proficiency in commercial and general liability, subrogation, auto liability matters, and complex litigation and workers’ compensationFunctional understanding of claims and litigationTrial experience in workers compensation and tort litigation preferably in the field of insurance defense (jury and bench trials)Demonstrated leadership ability and a successful track record managing a teamAbility to influence and communicate across all levels of the organization. Strong communication and computer skillsStrong leadership experienceStrategic thinking and analytical skillsProficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity or ExpressionJob: P&C Claim LegalPrimary LocationUnited States-Pennsylvania-PhiladelphiaOther LocationsScheduleFull-timeJob LevelExecutiveEducation LevelBachelor's Degree (±16 years)Job TypeStandardShiftDay JobEmployee StatusRegularOvertime StatusExemptTravelYes, 10 % of the TimePostingMay 17, 2018, 10:05:54 AMRemote Worker OptionNoThe Hartford is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, ancestry or citizenship status, genetic information, pregnancy status or any other characteristic protected by law. The Hartford maintains a drug-free workplace and is committed to building inclusion and leveraging diversity.