Workers' Compensation Counsel/Sr. Counsel
Job Description

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.

Our Orange, CA Staff Counsel office is seeking an experienced Counsel or Sr. Counsel to handle Workers' Compensation matters.

Provides the highest quality and cost-effective legal representation. Demonstrates exceptional knowledge and expertise in all phases of litigation and trial, and by providing superior service to the insured client and claim partner as part of a legal team. Responsible for aggressive handling of high exposure cases and complex litigation matters.

Actively tries cases to jury verdict demonstrating exceptional use of trial skills in litigating cases

Independently handles complex litigation and large exposure cases from case inception through trial/resolution

Demonstrates exceptional legal research and writing skills

Drafts substantive pleadings, motions, briefs, discovery and other legal documents

Proactively identifies and communicates exposure and risk in a timely manner to insured clients and claim partners

Builds and fosters internal and external client relationships with a customer centric focus

Takes a leadership role in working collaboratively with claim and business partners to achieve results and identify/resolve issues

Provides leadership through mentoring other attorneys and legal support staff

Provides internal and external training, seminars and legal updates to insured clients and claim partners

Provides in-depth, substantive analysis and quality reporting to insured clients and claim partners in a timely manner

Initiates special projects and identifies other opportunities to support office goals/business needs

Fully and effectively utilize available technology and automation

Adheres to all standards of excellence in file organization and management

Timely completes all required administrative tasks including time reporting, case closings, and other reporting

Travels as required to meet business needs

Graduation from an accredited law school with a strong academic record

Minimum of 3+ years of litigation practice or equivalent legal experience
Senior Associate/Partner level of experience
Proven track record of trial skills and techniques

Successful completion of the bar and ethics examinations in the state(s) in which representation is required
Active license to practice law

Exceptional and articulate presentation skills
Strong and persuasive oral advocacy and writing skills
Ability to clearly and effectively articulate position

Ability to effectively understand and utilize technology and automation resources, including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Products, Voice Recognition Technology and other law office management programs.

Appreciation for and commitment to delivery of the highest quality legal work
Demonstrates exceptional legal acumen
Demonstrates strong technical knowledge in the practice area(s) and the ability to comprehend, assimilate and communicate complex information
Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of the law, bench, bar, local jurisdictional practices and the litigation process
Proven track record of case results favorable to outside counsel
Exhibits exceptional lawyering and trial advocacy skills
Demonstrates strong leadership through mentoring and influencing skills
Demonstrates high level of awareness and dedication to business initiatives and goals
Possesses in-depth business and company knowledge
Demonstrates personal commitment to professional development
Exhibits the highest level of professionalism and ethical conduct
Critical and strategic thinker
Sound decision-maker and problem solver
Exceptional negotiation skills
Ability to multi-task with tolerance and success
Demonstrates a sense of urgency and responsiveness in all legal tasks
Demonstrates the highest level of commitment to customer service


Travelers is an equal opportunity employer. We actively promote a drug-free workplace.

Job Requirements

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About Travelers

The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is a leading property casualty insurer selling primarily through independent agents and brokers. The company's diverse business lines offer its global customers a wide range of coverage in the auto, home and business settings. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers has more than 30,000 employees and generated revenues of approximately $25 billion in 2010.

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