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Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.

Trial Attorney

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. - Glendale, CA

The Trial Attorney position is open in the Glendale, CA Trial Division Office of Nationwide Insurance.  We are seeking an seasoned litigator with 10+ years’ experience managing a caseload of complex personal and commercial insurance defense cases.  First chair trial experience is required. The successful candidate must demonstrate considerable initiative and the ability to relate well with business clientele.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills, are also essential.   Must be able to draft own pleadings, discovery and reports.  The position includes a competitive base salary, bonus opportunity and benefits plan.



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About Us



Nationwide is a leader in the insurance and financial services industry.  We are a Fortune 100 company with a mission to keep our members, their loved ones, and their belongings protected.



We commit to every employee and community we serve by emphasizing employee development and charity partnerships. That’s how we win Gallup’s Great Workplace Award year after year and why we’ve been named one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For.



In addition, we are proud recipients of top workplace awards in the following categories





  • 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity – Fortune; Forbes; National Business Inclusion Consortium


  • Top Company for Women: Catalyst Award; Fortune; Professional Women’s Magazine 


  •   Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Equality Index: HRC (14 years)


  •   Pro Patria & Above and Beyond Awards: Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve (ESGR)






  • Fortune World’s Most Admired Company


  • Fortune Top Companies for Millennials    




 



Your Team



Nationwide Trial Division strives to provide superior legal services that exceed our clients expectations of quality and value and to be considered the best insurance defense litigation firm in each community where we practice



 



Reporting Relationships: Reports to Managing Trial Attorney or Assistant Trial Attorney.



About You



So, you think you’ve got what it takes to make the cut? All Trial Attorneys should be:





  • Provide high quality, high integrity legal representation in personal injury, defense litigation


  • Able to prioritize tasks and take ownership of decisions


  • Exercising independent professional judgement while empathizing with clients


  • Tech Savviness to develop trial matters using technology in the courtroom


  • Influential communication with ability to have effective critical conversations


  • Excellent writing, analytical skills, an out-of-the-box, resourceful solution finder


  • A go-getter who is committed to ensuring clients have a resource to lean on when they need it most


  • Possesses a proven ability to develop substantive evaluation and analysis of factual / legal issues through risk assessment and impact reporting


  • Committed to adherence with Nationwide Trial Division Best Practice and Processes


  • Dedicated to creating effortless customer experiences


  • Excited about working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment


  • Enthusiastic about helping others, including team members




You should also have:





  • Typically, 10 years or more of relevant defense litigation, trial experience, and / or agency hearing representation experience


  • JD Degree from an accredited law school


  • Licensed as an attorney in appropriate US jurisdiction


  • Demonstrated ability to market skills to strengthen relations with clients and claims partners


  • Deep expertise in complex matters of insurance defense law


  • Adherence to Private Practice of Law policy


  • Ability to prioritize tasks and take ownership of decisions




Job Summary



A typical day in the life of a Trial Attorney:





  • Managing a case load of complex legal issues for Nationwide clients


  • Proactive in case strategy and reports


  • Initiate and maintain substantive, constant and professional communications with internal and external customers


  • Contributes and provides subject matter expertise on significant, high-risk, and complex legal matters


  • Represents members in trials or hearings before courts or agencies, including appeals and arbitrations


  • Evaluates cases in accordance with Nationwide Trial Division best practices


  • Collaborate, direct and oversee the activities of support staff to accomplish goals


  • Recognize and promote settlement opportunities


  • Shares relevant information with members and Nationwide Claims department to ensure they are fully informed


  • Obtain meaningful discovery through deposition of parties and experts


  • Participate in motions practice as warranted


  • Completing other litigation and file handling tasks as needed




 



Compensation & Benefits



You receive a competitive starting salary with opportunities to increase salary based on performance. Other benefits include:



 





  • A 401k match and company-funded pension plan


  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance (part of our Wellness Program)


  • Up to $5250 in tuition reimbursement per year after your first year


  • Flexible scheduling and/or workspaces


  • Excellent opportunities for growth and promotion


  • Network of diverse employee resource groups


  • Enjoying time with your family/pets/yourself (we understand) and offer paid time off and paid holidays




 



Credit Check



Due to the fiduciary accountabilities of this job, a valid credit check and / or background will be required as part of the selection process.



 



Job Conditions



Legal office environment. Frequent travel with occasional overnight travel. Extended hours are often necessary to meet the demands of the profession.



Equal Opportunity Statement



Nationwide embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.





Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.

Location: Glendale, CA