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Position: Travelers, Associate Counsel, Environmental Litigation (deadline: unknown, Hartford, CT),-Environmental-Litigation-Job-CT-06101/328759700/
(posted May 22, and unknown deadline)

Associate Counsel, Environmental Litigation Job

Date: May 22, 2016
Location: Hartford, CT, US
Job Opening ID6060BR
TitleAssociate Counsel, Environmental Litigation
Job CategoryLegal
Position TypeExperienced/Professional
Company InformationSolid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities. That's Travelers. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers - and opportunities for our employees. You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference.
Job SummaryUnder direct supervision, this position provides a broad range of cost-effective, high quality legal services while representing Travelers. Legal services may include: general legal counseling, compliance counseling, contract drafting and negotiation, management of litigation, resolution of disputes with or on behalf of the companys insureds, management of regulatory relationships, support for a broad array of business initiatives, and recognition, analysis and response to emerging issues and trends. This position handles matters of relatively lesser complexity and exposure. Complexity increases as experience is acquired. Also requires a developing knowledge of the business context in which legal work is performed. This position does not lead others.
Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities(May include all or the majority but not limited to these components.) Provides high quality, cost effective legal advice and recommendations for action to business clients regarding matters or relatively lesser complexity which have or may have a dollar impact on business activities and operations. Applies knowledge of legal specialty while developing a deeper knowledge of the business operations. Researches legal precedents and principles within area of specialization or expertise. With guidance, identifies and communicates risk to internal and/or external customers and provides recommendations on how to mitigate that risk. Works with inside and/or outside counsel to research legal requirements, issues and consults on legal strategies within area of specialization or expertise. Drafts, negotiates and executes legal documents. Maintains awareness of judicial climate and legal developments through the review of legal publications, on-line documentation and attendance at seminars and conferences. Learns and understands customers expectations and key department business goals and assists them in meeting those goals. Builds and maintains strong internal and external client relationships. May act as mentor and coach to paralegal/staff; explains issues, ideas and concepts that are incorporated into work assignments. Makes effective use of technology and automation in the practice of law. Ensures timely submission of work product as required. Litigation Specific Job Duties/Responsibilities: After consultation, works under the supervision of experienced counsel in reviewing litigation files and learning about the litigation process. Drafts and/or reviews pleadings, motions, briefs, discovery and other file documents under the supervision of experienced counsel. Attends court events and other appointments with or under the supervision of experienced counsel. Other duties as assigned.
Job Specific & Technical Skills & CompetenciesAll Enterprise Individual Contributor Competencies plus: Advocacy: Developing strong lawyering skills. Accurately assesses the degree of legal risk and opportunity in a given situation. While understanding business goals, exercises independent judgment in providing advice and strategic recommendations. Persuasively advocates position. Knowledge of Law: Continuous development in legal specialty areas. Identifies issues; appreciates interaction between facts and the law; grasps legal complexities. Effectively and accurately researches legal issues. Negotiation: Understands potential exposure, corporate risk and opportunity; understands needs and goals of participants; marshals facts and law; uses creativity in developing effective strategy and persuasively presenting the position; and demonstrates flexibility to achieve an appropriate resolution. Trusted Advisor (Legal-specific): Earns trust, confidence, and respect through consistent performance; fosters open and honest communication; shares with department significant court decisions and/or litigation trends; candidly offers ideas, thoughtful feedback and a reasoned point of view. When appropriate, challenges assumptions. Acts with integrity; takes appropriate risks. Ability to present information and advice in a clear, concise, logical and well-organized manner to enable clients to make informed, well-reasoned business decisions. Technology: Uses, leverages, and maintains proficiency with corporate and job-related technology as it evolves (e.g. hardware, software, business unit applications, and systems tools.) Appreciation of Business Context: Has the developing knowledge of the business supported and acts on legal issues in the context of business objectives and initiatives. Looks for new and innovative ways to achieve business legal objectives. Continuous Learning: Gains, absorbs and applies new information to identify and address own learning and development needs to keep skills up to date. Credibility: Demonstrates behavior that causes individual to be perceived as responsible, reliable and trustworthy. Influences Others: Influences others without using formal authority. Is open to being influenced to explore new possibilities. Adjusts own style according to the demands of the situation. Resource Utilization & Management: Identifies and utilizes corporate and outside personnel and sources of information to achieve goals. Uses, takes advantage of, and maintains proficiency with corporate and job-related resources, including technology.
Education, Work Experience & KnowledgeJuris Doctorate; graduate from an accredited law school. Typically has 0 - 3 years of prior legal experience.
Physical RequirementsOperates standard office equipment: Continuously (67 - 100%) Lifting items up to 0 - 10 lbs pounds: Occasionally (0 - 33%)Sitting (can stand at will): Frequently (34 - 66%) Use of Keyboards, Sporadic 10-Key: Continuously (67 - 100%)
Licensing or CertificatesAdmitted to the Bar in good standing
Environmental/Work Schedules/OthertWeekend work hours Occasionally (0 - 33%) Overnight work hours Occasionally (0 - 33%) Holiday work hours (Federal and religious): Occasionally (0 - 33%) Travel: Frequently 34 - 66% (For Corporate Legal roles, travel requirement is occasional 0-33%.)
Equal Employment Opportunity StatementTravelers is an equal opportunity employer.

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