We are currently seeking talented Attorney - Complex Litigation for our San Antonio, TX facility.
Responsible for providing legal advice and counsel within the incumbent's area(s) of legal expertise in support of Company or Staff Agency throughout the enterprise. Ensures the company's activities are conducted in compliance with the applicable legal framework and USAA's Risk Appetite. Responsible for foreseeing, mitigating, and managing legal risks. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. May work with outside counsel to complete assignments.
Competitive candidates will have experience in the following areas:
Independently providing legal counsel to manage and proactively identify practical measures to reduce litigation risk.
Leading complex assignments to deliver effective solutions.
Providing clear and concise written materials for senior level clients.
Collaborating with legal colleagues on novel or complex legal issues.
Preparing and presenting witnesses in civil litigation depositions, hearings, and trials.
Managing complex institutional litigation discovery responses and corporate representative testimony.
Relationship management, customer service, and collaboration skills.
Litigation support vendor management or oversight.
JD from an accredited law school.
4+ years experience practicing law within the areas of class action litigation, 1st party insurance litigation (“bad faith” litigation), or other complex commercial litigation.
Admitted to practice law in one state or territory of the USA.
Active member of good standing of the bar in at least one state or territory.
*Qualifications may warrant placement in a different job level.*
When you apply for this position, you will be required to answer some initial questions. This will take approximately 5 minutes. Once you begin the questions you will not be able to finish them at a later time and you will not be able to change your responses.
Ideal candidates will have significant experience handling a complex litigation docket to include class actions and first-chair litigation experience or in-house management experience involving the products or business operations of personal lines insurance companies (auto, property, life), banks, or investment companies.
Experience with “bad faith” litigation involving personal lines insurance claims, uninsured and underinsured motorist claims, and property damage claims.
Experience with commercial litigation involving banking, securities, life insurance products, or commercial contractual disputes.
Well-developed understanding of insurance claims handling practices and experience analyzing claim files for personal lines insurance products.
Excellent proficiency with rules of civil procedure and evidence, e-discovery processes, and institutional document production and retention issues.
Demonstrated ability to make decisions on complex litigation issues and communicating with senior level clients.
The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.
Additional Salary Information: At USAA our employees enjoy one of the best benefits packages in the business, including a flexible business casual or casual dress environment, comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, along with wellness and wealth building programs. Additionally, our career path planning and continuing education will assist you with your professional goals.
USAA also offers a variety of on-site services and conveniences to help you manage your work and personal life, including seven cafeterias, two company stores and three fitness centers.
Relocation assistance is available for this position.
Internal Number: R0019659
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At USAA our employees enjoy one of the best benefits packages in the business, including a flexible business casual or casual dress environment, comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, along with wellness and wealth building programs. Additionally, our career path planning and continuing education will assist you with your professional goals.