Attorney ii

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Are you interested in working for a company that’s been recognized as one of ‘America’s Best Employers’?Mercury Insurance is currently seeking an Attorney II to join our team in Oakland, CA!Mercury was recently named one of ‘America’s Best Employers’ by Forbes magazine for the third consecutive year. We have also been recognized seven times by Forbes as one of “America’s Most Trustworthy Companies.” At Mercury, people come first. We offer bonus potential, excellent benefits, matching 401(k), employee activities, and many more perks.Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply!Overview of Benefits:Choosing a career at Mercury Insurance has a number of great advantages including:· Competitive salaries, annual incentive | bonus programs· Full medical, dental, life, & vision care coverage · 401(k) retirement savings plan with company match· Great work environment· Promotional opportunities· Company vehicle for select positions· Education assistance· Auto insurance discount · Employee assistance program· Health club and wellness benefits· Child & dependent care spending account· Paid vacation (10 days, 1st year), sick days, & 9 paid holidaysEssential Job Responsibilities:Under general supervision, provides legal representation to insureds and the Company before courts, arbitration panels or administrative bodies relating to the defense of personal injury lawsuits.Prepares necessary legal documentation, obtains and prepares pertinent defense information, and advises clients and claims personnel on complex legal issues.Able to perform legal assignments that are varied and require extensive research and analysis of applicable precedents.Expertise to manage cases by planning and initiating effective investigations and discoveries and to evaluate the potential exposure for settlement, arbitration and trial in terms of liability and damages.Strong communication, persuasion and negotiation skills to represent client and Company interests in litigation situations.Able to effectively direct legal support staff in daily operations to ensure accurate and timely completion of assigned work.Able to work independently with minimum direction and good organizational skills needed to manage high volume of cases.Education:•Requires a law degree and admission to the Bar in the state(s) where practicing.Experience:· Minimum of 3-5 years insurance defense experience.

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