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Allstate Senior Trial Attorney – Tarrytown, NY in Albany, New York

Senior Trial Attorney – Tarrytown, NY

US–Albany,NY

Category:Legal

JOB #:630463-en_US

POSTED DATE:October 7, 2021

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The world isn’t standing still, and neither is Allstate. We’re moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers’ evolving needs. That’s why now is an exciting time to join our team. You’ll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.

You’ll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards – a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount. We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live. Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities.

Everything we do at Allstate is driven by a shared purpose: to protect people from life’s uncertainties so they can realize their hopes and dreams. For more than 89 years we’ve thrived by staying a step ahead of whatever’s coming next – to give customers peace of mind no matter what changes they face. We acted with conviction to advocate for seat belts, air bags and graduated driving laws. We help give survivors of domestic violence a voice through financial empowerment. We’ve been an industry leader in pricing sophistication, telematics, digital photo claims and, more recently, device and identity protection. We are the Good Hands. We don’t follow the trends. We set them.

Key Responsibilities

  • Review new file assignments and approve initial pleadings, propound discovery, and/or develop strategy

  • Contacts clients to discuss their case and answer any questions.Maintains contact at a minimum of 90 days

  • Contact claims (initial litigation plan, recurring minimum 90 day contact, strategy conferences, etc.)

  • Review all documentary evidence

  • Prepares witnesses and clients for depositions, arbitrations, mediations and trials including expert witnesses

  • Conducts depositions and examinations under oath and prepares summary documents

  • Prepares and conducts court appearances (matter management conferences, hearings, status conferences, etc.)

  • Conducts settlement/dispositive proceedings (e.g. mediations, arbitrations, etc.)

  • Try and/or arbitrate cases and prepares motions in liminie and summary documents

  • Draft post-trial motions

  • Prepare for and participate in appeals

  • Provide legal opinions to claims clients

  • Investigate and pursue subrogation litigation as appropriate

  • Manages projects

Additional Responsibilities

  • Legal Advice and Counseling

  • Perform due diligence; gather all relevant facts and documents; collaborate with Law Clerks, Paralegals and/or other Attorneys in due diligence

  • Research and determine applicable and pertinent laws, statutes, regulations, rules, and other legal authority; identify legal issues

  • Monitor and review new laws, regulations, and case law; identify and summarize relevant issues; Collaborate with other areas of L&R department; Proactively provide advice and counsel to business unit on the impact of new laws on business

  • Provide advice and/or legal approval related to company documents, policy, practices, and procedures

  • Drafting and Negotiation

  • Draft, review and / or negotiate basic matters and agreements

  • Draft and / or review routine correspondence and communications

  • Review and revise business cases and supporting documentation

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities/Experience

  • Possesses a juris doctorate and a license to practice law in NY

  • 5+ years related experience typical

  • Computer skills, including MS Office suite, used in or related to the tasks performed

  • Exercises discretion and maintains confidentiality of sensitive information

  • Demonstrates ethics and integrity

  • Ability to work in a “Hybrid” work scenario (office/remote)

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands®.

As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that’s just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you’ll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life — including a generous paid time off policy. For a full description of Allstate’s benefits, visit allstate.jobs/benefits/ (https://allstatehr.lightning.force.com/lightning/r/EmailMessage/02s1I00000aabkRQAQ/view?ws=%2Flightning%2Fr%2FCase%2F5001I00000biQhDQAU%2Fview)

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