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Experienced Corporate Litigation Attorney (Work from Home)

Company: Allstate
Location: Northbrook
Posted on: January 17, 2022

Job Description:

The world isn't standing still, and neither is Allstate. We're moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers' evolving needs. That's why now is an exciting time to join our team. You'll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.

You'll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards - a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount. We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live. Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities. Plus, Allstate is changing how, when, and where we work-to lead us boldly into our future. We're empowering our employees to create better ways of working through more intentional use of communication and collaboration practices, processes and tools.

Everything we do at Allstate is driven by a shared purpose: to protect people from life's uncertainties so they can realize their hopes and dreams. For more than 89 years we've thrived by staying a step ahead of whatever's coming next - to give customers peace of mind no matter what changes they face. We acted with conviction to advocate for seat belts, air bags and graduated driving laws. We help give survivors of domestic violence a voice through financial empowerment. We've been an industry leader in pricing sophistication, telematics, digital photo claims and, more recently, device and identity protection. We are the Good Hands. We don't follow the trends. We set them.

Think that working in the insurance field can't be exciting, rewarding and challenging? Think again. You'll help us reinvent protection and retirement to improve customers' lives. We'll help you make an impact with our training and mentoring offerings. Here, you'll have the opportunity to expand and apply your skills in ways you never thought possible. And you'll have fun doing it. Join a company of individuals with hopes, plans and passions, all using and developing our talents for good, at work and in life.

Job Summary:
This is a Counsel role within the Dispute Resolution Services - Corporate Litigation group, which principally manages class litigation and complex litigation challenging the company's policies, practices and procedures. The primary duties of this role include managing complex litigation and legal issues faced by the company and its subsidiaries and affiliates, as well as providing advice and counsel to the business with respect to emerging legal issues and risks. This is a fully remote position and will report to a Senior Counsel - Corporate Litigation. Key Responsibilities:

Managing lawsuits and other legal disputes, including overseeing outside counsel in defense of such matters
Interviewing and retaining law firms/retain outside counsel, including managing budgets
Reviewing and developing appropriate strategies for matters assigned
Reviewing and revising pleadings, motions and significant case filings
Serving as strategic legal partner to business, providing reports on substantive developments in legal matters, as well as advice and counsel on risk mitigation strategies and legal compliance
Participating in mediation/settlement conference strategy, if appropriate
Preparing/reviewing settlement papers
Analyzing, responding to agency charges, and representing company at agency hearings
Internally overseeing discovery process, which includes reviewing discovery requests and developing strategy and responses, collecting and producing internal documents, coordinating e-discovery, and interviewing information custodians and/or fact witnesses
Assisting with preparing fact, corporate and expert witnesses for depositions, arbitrations and trials, and attending depositions as appropriate
Attending court appearances, as appropriate, including significant hearings, trials, mediations, and settlement conferences
Actively participating in cross functional teams to assess business practices and procedures and proactively counsel on emerging issues and legal/litigation risks
Preparing and presenting various internal and external reports on significant litigation and legal issues

Preferred Qualifications:
Ideal candidate will have seven or more years of prior litigation experience - class and insurance litigation experience preferred
J.D. from an accredited institution and active state bar license in good standing
Motivated self-starter with legal acumen and business knowledge
Ability to communicate views effectively, orally and in writing, and represent position to internal and external stakeholders, including senior level executives
Proven ability to take the lead on assignment and projects
Displays advanced knowledge of specific legal discipline to connect work back to strategic business results
Gather facts from client to understand strategic goals and objectives client intends to achieve from intended action
Determine if/how business processes/practices need to be modified and play a lead role with client to implement change
Determine extent of other AOR (area of responsibility) involvement; Understand integration points and play a lead role with other areas of responsibility
Experience utilizing technology and data analytics in daily tasks and decision making; familiarity with legal data analytics tools a plus
Effective multi-tasker and expert at prioritizing assignments/work
Proven ability to manage a high case load of complex matters in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
Strong client service orientation
Compensation Data

Compensation range for this position is $120,000 - $150,000 per year, based on experience and qualifications. The incumbent will also be eligible to receive an annual bonus in addition to the base salary compensation range.
The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands -.

As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary - but that's just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you'll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy. For a full description of Allstate's benefits, visit

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Allstate generally does not sponsor individuals for employment-based visas for this position.

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