GuideOne Insurance was founded upon a commitment to social responsibility.
Our Legal department understands that GuideOne is different from other, more traditional insurance companies. We exist to serve the needs of churches, educational institutions, small businesses and nonprofit organizations that are dedicated to making the world a better place.
We are looking to expand our Staff Counsel team in New York. This individual will defend cases for our insureds throughout the entire State of New York. Our ideal candidate will be a self-starter, highly organized, focused, detail-oriented, and willing to travel. The position requires technical proficiency and experience defending personal injury, first party property damage, wrongful death/catastrophic injuries, insurance coverage, labor law and extra-contractual litigation.
Our Legal department guides and protects the company—and serves our members—by making informed business and legal decisions based on current data and relevant information. The Legal department must be vigilant and dedicated to serving our goals and adhering to our brand values. We are a community of good and our Legal department is a critical part of that community.
Staff Litigation Responsibilities:
This position will support cities across New York and travel should be expected.
The primary function of the Litigation Counsel is to handle all assigned litigation and other legal matters for the GuideOne Insurance companies and its policyholders.
The Litigation Counsel is to handle all assigned litigation and other legal matters for the GuideOne Insurance companies and its policyholders.
Litigation work includes but is not limited to case analysis, preparation of motions, pleadings, discovery, conducting depositions, hearings, trials, and communicating with the Claims Department.
The candidate must be able to competently present the controversy at trial while maintaining the independent professional judgment required of a lawyer.
The position involves a busy, fast-paced, full practice with a mix of commercial property, coverage, and personal injury (including catastrophic injury and wrongful death) cases representing individuals as well as corporate and nonprofit entities.
A physical office will be provided to successful candidate in a convenient location.
Litigation Counsel must possess the requisite experience, skill and judgment required to represent the interests of GuideOne and its policyholders with little or no direct supervision. The individual will demonstrate expertise with a variety of legal concepts, practices, and procedures while relying upon his or her experience and judgment to plan and accomplish job responsibilities and goals. A wide degree of creativity and focus is expected.
Licensed to practice law in New York.
Graduate from an accredited law school.
Seven or more years of insurance defense litigation experience preferred.
Trial experience required.
Admitted to or eligible for admission to federal court.
Able to timely handle full-time high case load with little to no direct supervision.
Occasional to frequent travel required, with some overnight stays.
Prior in-house experience a plus.
About GuideOne: GuideOne Insurance was founded upon two key philosophies that endure to this day: a commitment to social responsibility, and a dedication to serving customers in select niche markets.
At GuideOne Insurance, we believe that our people are our greatest asset. We encourage our employees to work towards common goals and succeed together. GuideOne is a recognized expert in providing Commercial Lines insurance and financial services to:
Churches and Houses of Worship
Schools and Higher Education Institutions
Rich Benefits Package:
401K includes up to 3% match and 4% discretionary for a total of up to 7% at 100%
Generous time off program including, vacation, volunteer time off and holiday pay
Flexible work schedules
A dress-for-your day environment
Free Basic Life & AD&D
Free short-term and long-term disability
Educational assistance program
Offer 3 different medical plans options to meet individual needs, including dental and vision
Company sponsored community volunteer opportunities
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About GuideOne Insurance
We operate a little differently than most insurers — we don’t work for customers, we work with them, because the work they do is so vital to the strength of our communities. We’re proud to say that we’ve been an advocate and an innovator for our customers since our founding in 1947.
In 1962, we recognized that community organizations needed an affordable, efficient insurance product that rolled many coverages into one. To fulfill the needs of our customers and our communities, we developed the first multi-peril policy, protection against different kinds of losses all covered under one package, making it more convenient and more economical to insure your organization.
More than 50 years later, our values haven’t changed. With an eye on the ever-evolving world around us, we continue to create policies that protect the people who strengthen our communities through their works for churches, educational institutions, senior living communities and nonprofit organizations.
We are licensed in all 50 states and operate through a network of thousands of independent agents who serve more than 51,000 commercial policyholders.
GuideOne has a Best’s Credit Rating of A- (Excellent). F...or the latest rating, access www.ambest.com.
GuideOne’s corporate headquarters are located in West Des Moines, Iowa.