Assistant General Counsel - Coverage Litigation (Casualty)

$115,000 - $170,000 yearly
  • AIG
  • Hybrid (New York, NY, USA)
  • Feb 09, 2023
Full time Insurance Legal

Job Description

AIG’s Global Legal, Compliance, Regulatory and Government Affairs (GLCR) department is comprised of attorneys and other professionals providing high-quality advisory and transactional support with integrity and objectivity across all parts of the organization. The team ensures an operating environment that minimizes legal, regulatory and reputational risks and complies with all laws and regulations and AIG policies & procedures.

This is a global, diverse and award-winning team that has been recognized for its leadership and innovative solutions. You will also be eligible to participate in AIG’s award-winning pro bono program.

AIG’s GLCR department is looking for an experienced attorney to serve as Assistant General Counsel in New York, NY managing casualty-side insurance coverage litigation and providing coverage advice to the claims organization.  

Job Description:

  • Manage a litigation docket consisting of coverage litigation matters involving casualty policies issued to commercial insureds in all fifty states and abroad;
  • Manage and partner with outside counsel to ensure high-quality written work product is filed on behalf of the AIG member insurance companies;
  • Make strategic decisions with a focus on consistency and the big picture;
  • Proactively develop case resolution plans and recommendations;
  • Evaluate and make smart, sensible recommendations regarding the filing of potential coverage litigation on behalf of the AIG member insurance companies;
  • Collaborate with our business partners in the claims organization on strategic and financial decisions, and to provide coverage advice in advance of litigation;
  • Travel within the fifty states or internationally for mediations, trials, and oral arguments; and
  • Report to an Associate General Counsel, who has close oversight of the matters handled on their team.

Education/Experience:

  • Attorney with at least six years of major law firm experience strongly preferred; 
  • J.D. from an accredited law school and strong academic credentials;
  • Admitted to practice in at least one state;
  • Litigation and insurance coverage experience is required; and
  • In-house experience is useful but not required.

To succeed in this position, the successful candidate must possess the following skills:

  • Strong initiative and work ethic;
  • Focused attention to detail and honed analytical skills;
  • Superior oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to be a self-starter and work independently;
  • Flexibility and a willingness to adapt to changing needs of the organization and/or business clients;
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, including the ability to manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to deliver creative and well-reasoned plans to resolve challenges and to execute on such plans;
  • Ability to thrive in an environment where coordination and teamwork is a priority while also being committed to individual accountability and results;
  • Ability to motivate and supervise paralegal and administrative staff;
  • Willingness to be mentored and trained to meet the needs of the organization; and
  • Sound legal and business judgment.

Veterans are encouraged to apply.

The base salary range is $115,000.00 - $170,000.00, and the position is eligible for a bonus in accordance with the terms of the applicable incentive plan. In addition, we’re proud to offer a range of competitive benefits, a summary of which can be viewed here: AIG Benefits Overview.

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A look at our Benefits

We're proud to offer a range of employee benefits and resources that help you protect what matters most - your health care, savings, financial protection and wellbeing. We provide a variety of leaves for personal, health, family and military needs. For example, our "Giving Back" program allows you to take up to 16 hours a year to volunteer in your community. Our global mental health and wellness days off provide all colleagues with a paid day off to focus on their mental health and wellbeing.

We also believe in fostering our colleagues' development and offer a range of learning opportunities for colleagues to hone their professional skills to position themselves for the next steps of their careers. We have a tuition reimbursement program for eligible colleagues to enhance their education, skills, and knowledge in areas that relate to their current position or future positions to which they may transfer or progress.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

American International Group, Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates are committed to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and its policies and procedures reflect this commitment. We provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, age, gender, gender expression, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected categories such as sexual orientation. At AIG, we believe that diversity and inclusion are critical to our future and our mission – creating a foundation for a creative workplace that leads to innovation, growth, and profitability. Through a wide variety of programs and initiatives, we invest in each employee, seeking to ensure that our people are not only respected as individuals, but also truly valued for their unique perspectives.

To learn more please visit: https://www.aig.com/about-us/diversity-equity-and-inclusion

AIG is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to job applicants and employees with physical or mental disabilities.  If you believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or to complete any part of the application or hiring process, please send an email to candidatecare@aig.com.   Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Functional Area:

LG - Legal, Regulatory & Gov't Affairs

Estimated Travel Percentage (%): Up to 25%

Relocation Provided: No

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