Associate, Insurance Coverage at Kennedys

Kennedys

Full-Time

Mid Level

San Francisco, CA, USA

$90.000 - $120.000

23 Nov → 23 Dec

Job Description

Kennedys, recently ranked as a Leading Firm in The Legal 500 US 2021, the guide to outstanding firms and lawyers across the United States, is seeking Associates with 3-7 years' insurance coverage litigation experience to join its San Francisco team. In this role, the attorney will represent insurance companies in coverage disputes and advise insurance companies in a variety of coverage matters. Many matters will involve maritime, cyber or construction disputes. This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing global law firm.

Candidates should have a strong litigation background, with experience analyzing coverage issues, drafting coverage opinions, pleadings, and dispositive motions, and conducting discovery in insurance coverage litigation and other commercial litigation. The ideal candidate also will have taken and defended depositions, attended court conferences, and argued motions.

Competitive salary and benefits package offered.

About Kennedys

Kennedys is a global law firm with expertise in dispute resolution and advisory services. With over 2,300 people worldwide across 43 offices in the UK, Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific and America we have some of the most respected legal minds in their field.

Our lawyers handle both contentious and non-contentious matters, and provide a range of specialist legal services, for many industry sectors but we have particular expertise in litigation and dispute resolution, especially in defending insurance and liability claims.

We're a fresh-thinking firm, and we're not afraid to bring challenging new perspectives to the table way beyond the traditional realm of legal services. We empower our clients with a diverse range of ideas, tools and technology to make their lives easier, as well as delivering exceptional results, every time.

What do we have to offer?

We welcome high-performing lawyers, business services professionals, secretaries, graduates and apprentices to join our rapidly expanding global firm. Whatever your role at Kennedys, you'll be involved in exciting and stimulating work, where your input will make a difference.

Our culture and values form a big part of who we are and we take them seriously. We make a difference by being approachable,straightforward, supportive and distinctive. Our values are at the core of who we are and what make us a great firm to work with and for.

We develop careers in an innovative and collaborative global environment, with our values at the core. We believe that supporting individual growth and development puts us in the best position to attract and retain talented individuals. Regardless of role or level, everyone has access to virtual learning to help you develop your skills, wherever you are in the world. A variety of other exciting opportunities are available including secondments to clients and our global offices as well as a comprehensive benefits package (details are available upon request).

We've created a culture based on client service, professional excellence, hard work and trust. We deeply value the relationships we build with our clients and we know that they value our warm, friendly human approach. We are here to provide answers, recommendations, strategy and tactics.

Kennedys is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to ensuring our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. We expect all employees to be aware of and comply with all relevant policies and procedures within their jurisdiction, including those relating to Information Security, Data Protection and Quality Management, refer any breach promptly to Risk & Compliance and to complete all mandatory training when requested.

Where a level of experience is indicated, this is a guideline only and represents the amount of time we would usually expect a candidate to accumulate the requisite level of experience. This does not preclude applications from candidates with more or less experience.

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years' law firm insurance coverage and litigation experience

  • Licensed in California

  • Excellent academic background

  • Superior research, writing and communication skills

  • Organized and self-motivated

  • Experience handling all phases of the litigation process including drafting pleadings and motions, conducting discovery and appeals.

  • Interest in admiralty, maritime and cyber matters

  • Arbitration and/or trial experience is beneficial.

How To Apply

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