6 job(s) at Travelers

Travelers Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sep 23, 2020
Full time
Company Information Solid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities. That’s Travelers. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers – and opportunities for our employees. You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference.   Target Openings 1   Job Description Summary This position is a one-year contract. Responsible for providing high quality and cost-effective legal representation. Demonstrates superior knowledge and expertise in the litigation process and provides excellent client service as part of a legal team. Responsible for independent, aggressive case handling with a resolution management focus. Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities Litigates cases to verdict, demonstrating superior use of trial skills and techniques.Ability to independently handle a full to moderate caseload with minor to moderate level of severity and complexity from case inception through trial/resolution.Works under the guidance of Senior Counsel and Counsel in litigating complex and high exposure files.Conducts legal research as necessitated.Under the supervision of experienced counsel, drafts pleadings, motions, briefs, discovery and other file documents.Under supervision provides legal research and demonstrates effective and persuasive legal writing skills.Attends court events and other appointments independently and/or under the supervision of experienced counsel.Learns and understands claim customers expectations and key department business goals and assists them in meeting those goals.Handles and actively seeks opportunities to become involved in special projects and on committees.Provides recommendations and case analysis to business partners on appropriate file handling strategy.Integrates legal support staff into case handling process.Builds and maintains superior internal and external client relationships.Completes all required administrative tasks including time reporting, closed cases, reports and other materials appropriate to performance of job duties.Effectively makes use of technology and automation in the practice of law.Adheres to all standards of excellence in file management.Travels as required to meet business needs.Ability to mentor and train legal support staff.Provide advice and training to claim partners and clients. Minimum Qualifications Juris doctorate from an accredited law school with a strong academic record.   Education, Work Experience, & Knowledge 1-3 years or equivalent legal experience Insurance litigation work exposure desirable Active license to practice law. Articulate presentation skills using technology Strong and persuasive legal writing skills and oral advocacy skills Ability to clearly and succinctly articulate position   Job Specific Technical Skills & Competencies Independent ability to analyze legal issues with minimal supervision Appreciation for and commitment to delivery of high quality legal work Works collaboratively with team members and others Demonstrates desire to acquire effective trial skills with increased litigation complexity Demonstrates superior legal acumen Demonstrates personal commitment to professional development Continued development of technical skills with a goal of handling the highest complexity/exposure MCU cases Personal integrity and adherence to a high degree of professionalism and ethical competency Strong research skills Strong negotiation skills Multi tasking tolerance and success Decision making and problem solving abilities Sense of urgency/responsiveness   Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Travelers is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing accommodation to persons with disabilities. If you require accommodation during the recruitment or interview process we will work with you to accommodate your needs.
Travelers Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Jul 07, 2020
Full time
Company Information Solid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities. That’s Travelers. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers – and opportunities for our employees. You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference.   Target Openings 1   Job Description Summary Travelers Insurance Company of Canada is hiring for the position of Claim Counsel, Surety and Warranty Claim. The position reports to the Managing Director, Surety and Warranty Claims. The successful candidate will investigate, analyze, evaluate and adjust contract, commercial, developer and related surety and warranty claims. The position involves effectively managing claims ranging from negotiating and mediating directly with claimants to managing complex, multi-party litigation files. It requires interaction and collaboration with underwriting colleagues, as well as with external business partners including engineers and external counsel. Thoroughly analyze, investigate, negotiate and resolve warranty and surety claims in collaboration with business partners with moderate supervision by claims management. Prepare reports to management that accurately reflect loss development, potential/actual financial exposure, coverage issues and claim and recovery strategies, and make recommendations on broader changes to policies and protocols for improvement. Proactively optimize pre-loss recovery opportunities through indemnitors and collateral. Identify salvage opportunities and coordinate recovery efforts, including managing subrogated actions.   As required, recommend and retain, monitor, manage and approve payments to outside counsel and consultants on surety and warranty claims and litigation. Keep current with warranty, surety, and construction statutes, regulations, case law and trends in the industry.   Responsibilities – Legal Support   Provide legal support to business partners by conducting legal research and preparing memos, including thorough analysis of all applicable issues and providing opinions and recommendations as requested.   Assist business partners with day to day legal support for underwriting issues. Draft business support documents, including indemnity agreements and bond forms.   Minimum Qualifications Bachelors degree required. Juris doctorate degree required. Duly qualified practitioner of law in the province in which you will be working. Minimum of 3 years work experience as a lawyer (including in-house) or claims handling required. Education, Work Experience, & Knowledge Prior work experience in Warranty & Surety insurance industry preferred. 4 or more years of work experience as a lawyer (including in-house) or claims handling preferred. Construction related experience and familiarity with construction contracts, tendering, project management, scheduling, contract accounting, and construction related legislation and regulations. Job Specific Technical Skills & Competencies Able to use negotiation skills and strategies within a litigation and non-litigation context. Able to communicate effectively through writing and in face to face presentations. Able to communicate legal advice to underwriters and management independently and/or with input from manager. Proficient in drafting transactional documents. Can effectively work through conflict and resolve issues with a professional demeanor. Environmental / Work Schedules / Other Travel Requirements: Travel Occasionally   Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Travelers is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing accommodation to persons with disabilities on our legal job board for lawyers in vancouver and british columbia. If you require accommodation during the recruitment or interview process we will work with you to accommodate your needs.
Travelers Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Jun 21, 2020
Full time
Company Information Solid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities. That’s Travelers. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers – and opportunities for our employees. You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference.   Target Openings 1   Job Description Summary Perform a variety of legal assistant and administrative duties for assigned lawyers, most of which are unique to a civil litigation/insurance defense environment, and require a working knowledge of legal concepts, terminology, and processes. Assist with general office support efforts and perform other duties as requested and assigned. This job does not manage people. Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities Prepare various legal documentation including but not limited to pleadings, discovery, mediations, motions, etc. in an accurate and timely manner. Draft correspondence and review incoming mail to determine urgency and work with lawyers accordingly. Provide necessary telephone assistance including, but not limited to, answering callers routine questions. Maintain lawyers calendars as well as maintain diary and tickler dates appropriately. Review calendar daily and proactively handle upcoming events and determine dates upon which various pleadings must be served and filed. Input and maintain information into proprietary case management system and ensure data integrity. Maintain, organize and index all case files for staff lawyers; file correspondence, pleadings and other documentation in an accurate and timely manner. Schedule/coordinate Examinations for Discovery, medical examinations and other court designated hearings. Retain court reporters and interpreters, if necessary. Act as a liaison between insured, claim professional and Staff Counsel office by furnishing and requesting information as needed and assist in completion of necessary reports. Minimum Qualifications High School Diploma or its equivalent required.   Education, Work Experience, & Knowledge Associates Degree or vocational assistant training preferred. Minimum 6 years experience as a Legal Assistant preferred, or consistently high level performance. Prior corporate experience preferred. Experience in insurance defense litigation preferred.   Job Specific Technical Skills & Competencies Superior written and oral communication skills. Superior interpersonal skills to communicate with court personnel, other attorneys and their staff, clients, witnesses and outside vendors. Highly proficient in MS Word, MS Outlook, Excel and Powerpoint. Highly proficient with the usage of a case management system and other software applications. Sound knowledge of the Rules of Civil Procedure. Strong understanding of legal terminology, local court/jurisdiction rules and adherence to law office procedures. Ability to identify urgency and prioritize tasks accordingly. Ability to manage time and multitask effectively. Display problem solving skills by developing methods or approaches to getting the work done. Maintain composure and professionalism under pressure as well as adapt to new situations and changing priorities. Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment. Strong organizational skills. Ability to operate business machines such as photocopy and scanning equipment.    
Travelers Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Apr 07, 2020
Full time
Company Information Solid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities. That’s Travelers. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers – and opportunities for our employees. You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference.   Target Openings 1   Job Description Summary Perform a variety of legal assistant and administrative duties for assigned attorneys, many of which are unique to a legal environment and require a working knowledge of legal concepts, terminology, and processes. Assist with general office support efforts as requested and assigned. Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities Effectively compose various legal documentation including but not limited to pleadings, discovery, subpoenas and draft correspondence. Review incoming mail to determine urgency and work with attorneys accordingly. Provide necessary telephone assistance including, but not limited to, answering callers routine questions. Maintain attorney calendar as well as maintain diary and tickler dates appropriately. Review calendar daily and proactively handle upcoming events and determine dates upon which various pleadings must be served and filed. Input and maintain information into case management system and ensure data integrity. Maintain, organize and index all case files for staff attorneys; file correspondence, pleadings and other documentation in an accurate and timely manner. Schedule/coordinate depositions, medical examinations and other court designated hearings. Retain court reporters and interpreters, if necessary. Act as a liaison with experts and witnesses in scheduling/ coordinating appearances and/or depositions along with documentation retrieval. Act as a liaison between client and Staff Counsel office by furnishing and requesting information as needed and assist in completion of administrative reports. Assist with Trial preparation. Summarize discovery responses and draft standard discovery motions. Conduct preliminary legal research as necessary. Perform other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications High School Diploma or its equivalent required. Minimum of 3 years experience as a legal assistant required.   Education, Work Experience, & Knowledge Experience in insurance defense litigation preferred. Superior written and oral communication skills. Sufficient interpersonal skills to communicate with court personnel, other attorneys and their staff, clients, witnesses and outside vendors. Highly proficient in MS Word, MS Outlook, Excel and Powerpoint. Familiar with the usage of a case management system and other software applications.   Environmental / Work Schedules / Other Strong understanding of legal terminology, local court/jurisdiction rules and adhere to law office procedures. Ability to identify urgency and prioritize tasks accordingly. Practice appropriate office etiquette. Ability to manage time and multitask effectively and display problem solving skills by developing methods or approaches to getting the work done. Maintain composure and professionalism under pressure as well as adapt to new situations and changing priorities. Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment. Strong organizational skills. Ability to operate business machines such as photocopy and scanning equipment. Position requires physical activity including but not limited to bending, stooping, repetitive motion, and lifting of up to 20 pounds.   Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Travelers is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing accommodation to persons with disabilities. If you require accommodation during the recruitment or interview process we will work with you to accommodate your needs. Travelers is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing accommodation to persons with disabilities. If you require accommodation during the recruitment or interview process we will work with you to accommodate your needs.
Travelers Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Feb 11, 2020
Contract
Company Information Solid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities. That’s Travelers. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers – and opportunities for our employees. You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference. Job Summary Under moderate supervision, fulfill Bond & Specialty Insurance (Bond) Claims mission by conducting thorough coverage opinions, investigation, analysis, evaluation and disposition of claims to achieve superior customer service and claim results at the most reasonable cost. Effectively manage all assigned Specialty claims, typically of moderate severity or complexity. Interact with, collaborate with, and provide legal advice and transactional support to claim and underwriting colleagues. This job does not manage others. Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities CLAIM HANDLING: Within authority limit, thoroughly conduct coverage analysis and coverage opinions analyze, investigate, negotiate and resolve moderate severity Bond claims with moderate supervision by claims management. Make appropriate decisions within own claim authority and make appropriate recommendations to management when necessary. Follow operational policies and procedures, including compliance, regulatory and Bond performance and customer service standards. Maintain accurate documentation/information in claim file and Bond Claim Management System (e.g Merlin) and adhere to Claim documentation standards (i.e. coverage analysis, reserve and settlement rationale, current diary). Prepare reports (i.e., Large Loss Memos, quarterly claim, EC, trial, class action) to management which accurately reflect loss development, potential/actual financial exposure, coverage issues, claim and recovery strategies. Identify all recovery opportunities and coordinate recovery efforts with the Recovery Management Unit and claims management. Within authority limit, retain, monitor, manage and approve payments to outside counsel on routine litigation matters, actively utilizing litigation management plans and budgets. Guidance is needed for non-routine litigation. Solicit input and guidance from management when resolving claims which are beyond authority level. Communicate reserve adjustments to underwriting. Assist/mentor less experienced colleagues in claim resolutions. Represent Specialty Claim in claim strategic initiatives (or lead team); lead Specialty Claim strategic initiatives. LEGAL SUPPORT: Conduct coverage analysis and provide coverage opinions Answer legal questions posed by underwriters that impact underwriting decisions, combining legal research with knowledge gained based on experience handling claims. Advise underwriters regarding the legal effect of bond and policy language and the extent of coverage. Answer legal questions posed by non-lawyer claim professionals to assist them in determining the legal standards applicable to claim handling and claim decisions. Maintain an active license and remain current with all CLE credits. Specialty Claim Specific: Policy interpretation/coverage analysis including drafting coverage opinions with case law included. Provide input in review/revise new product initiatives, policies and policy endorsements and provide legal opinions relative to same. TRANSACTIONAL WORK AND NEGOTIATION: Review and draft moderate to complex coverage and reservation of rights letters and advise broker ,clients as appropriate. Reviewing and drafting releases and settlement agreements, including confidentiality and no disclosure provisions, for sufficiency, and drafting same for direct handled matters. Advise non-lawyer claim professionals on the same. Negotiate settlements/resolutions directly or via counsel using legal arguments relevant to liability, damages, and coverage. LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING: Draft reference materials to assist claim and underwriting colleagues in understanding the law that impacts the Company’s underwriting and claim decisions, such as jurisdictional surveys and white papers. Based on knowledge of evolving contract terms, trends, and conditions in the marketplace gained from claim handling and legal advice to underwriters, advise management of trends that may impact future losses; prepare and deliver presentations on the same to management and claim and underwriting staff. Author and /or edit legal treatises/articles (including seminar materials) concerning bond claims in connection with outside organizations (such as the trade or legal as Association). Legal Research – case law, opinions, statutes, regulations and the like as needed for claim and coverage matters. Draft or review and revise memos and alerts assessing law, statutes and regulations. Review and revise draft motion papers, briefs, and mediation/settlement statements from counsel. Review documents for production in discovery for coverage actions. Education, Work Experience & Knowledge Prior work experience in Surety & Fidelity insurance industry preferred. 4 or more years of work experience as a lawyer (including in-house) or claims handling preferred. Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies Able to use negotiation skills and strategies within a litigation and non-litigation context. Able to communicate effectively through writing and in face to face presentations. Able to communicate legal advice to underwriters and management independently and/or with input from manager. Proficient in drafting transactional documents. Can effectively work through conflict and resolve issues with a professional demeanor. Preferred Qualifications Bachelors degree required. Juris doctorate degree required. Duly qualified practitioner of law in the province in which you will be working. Minimum of 3 years work experience as a lawyer (including in-house) or claims handling required. Physical Requirements Operates standard office equipment (Continuously) Sitting (can stand at will) (Continuously) Use of Keyboards, Sporadic 10-Key (Continuously) Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Travelers is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing accommodation to persons with disabilities. If you require accommodation during the recruitment or interview process we will work with you to accommodate your needs.
Travelers Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Jan 02, 2020
Full time
Company Information Solid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities. That's Travelers. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers - and opportunities for our employees. You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference. Job Summary Some advanced skills required to perform non-routine, moderately complex work. Ability to apply experience, skills, and knowledge to procedures, processes, and techniques to the more complex situations of the job. Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities Moderately complex support. Work requires independent planning and execution of multiple tasks. Assignments involve problem resolution, research and interpretation of department procedures and standards. Average project scope is company-wide or multi-phased department initiative, lasting a minimum of 1-2 months in duration. Complex scheduling. Typically involves internal, occasionally external, and company-wide scheduling. Full responsibility for company-wide event and travel planning. Prepares and submits expense accounts and other type expenses. Tracks/maintains/reports actual expenses versus budget; develops or updates budget system. Frequent internal and external contact. May involve interaction with all levels of management within the company. Interacts regularly with difficult callers and often diffuses initial concerns and/or complaints. Calls for moderate to advanced conflict resolution skills via phone and, occasionally, in person. Researches difficult or non-standard issues and provides recommendations to manager. Calls for frequent problem solving with internal and external staff. Utilizes basic change management skills. Perform other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications High school degree or equivalent required. Education, Work Experience & Knowledge High School education or equivalent preferred. 4+ years of experience preferred. Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies Moderate to advanced skill level required for software applications. Advanced database queries, complicated Excel spreadsheets (e.g. vlookup) Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Travelers is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing accommodation by way of the clear legal job board to persons with disabilities. If you require accommodation during the recruitment or interview process we will work with you to accommodate your needs.