Zurich NA Claims Counsel- Directors and Officers (D&O) in Jersey City, New Jersey

Zurich is currently looking for a Claims Counsel to work out of our Jersey City, NJ office.

The Claims Counsel will under limited supervision handle Corporate Director and Officer (D&O) claims of moderate to high value and complexity. The ideal candidate will have experience reviewing complaints, arbitration demands, coverage analysis, determining exposure and setting appropriate reserves. They will resolve claims according to Best Practices and within authority limits. The Claims Counsel will regularly communicate with customers and brokers and may be dedicated to handle claims for specific accounts.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Analyze coverage, liability and damages
  • Participate in mediations and negotiating settlements
  • Draft reservation of rights and coverage denial letters
  • Notify Underwriter of claim issues
  • Draft case summary reports in connection with significant reserve increases and trial preparation
  • Direct activities of defense counsel

Basic Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor and 5 or more years of experience in the Claims or Litigation areaOR
  • Bachelors Degree and 6 or more years of experience in the Claims or Litigation areaOR
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 8 or more years of experience in the Claims or Litigation areaOR
  • Zurich approved Apprenticeship program including an Associate Degree and 6 or more years of experience in the Claims Handling area within the Insurance industryAND
  • Must obtain and maintain required adjuster license(s)
  • Knowledge of the insurance industry, claims and the insurance legal and regulatory environment
  • Negotiation experience
  • Customer service experience
  • Microsoft Office experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Claims handling experience with at least 3 or more years in professional liability, D&O and/or insurance coverage defense
  • Analytical skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Organization and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Experience collaborating across work groups
  • Insurance designations such as SCLA, CPCU, AIC

Imagine working for a company that truly cares about their employees, customers, stakeholders, and communities they serve.

Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the best global insurance provider in the world.

Zurich is that place where 55,000 employees across approximately 200 countries and territories are all focused on helping people and helping companies protect what is truly most important to them. We are a values-driven organization that takes pride in the work that we do every day and we have the ambition to be the best global insurer in the world.

EOE disability/vets

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**Title:** *Claims Counsel- Directors and Officers (D&O)*

**Location:** *New Jersey-Jersey City*

**Requisition ID:** *170007NA*