GEICO Staff Counsel is seeking a Managing Attorney for a new Iowa office located in Des Moines, Iowa. Under general supervision, this position involves management of all activities relating to defense of lawsuits against GEICO insureds in liability suits, in courts of limited and unlimited jurisdiction. The Managing Attorney will be responsible for administration of the office including oversight of all day-to-day operations; evaluation and maintenance of staffing needs; submission of budgets and business plan, projections; and administration of salary plan, merit reviews and performance evaluations. The Managing Attorney will also be responsible for litigation oversight including new case evaluation and case assignments; internal quality audits; trial strategies; and final review of all cases assigned for trial. The ideal candidate will possess strong organizational, writing, analytical and computer skills. The preferred applicant will demonstrate significant trial skills.
Applicant must be licensed to practice law in Iowa.
Applicant must have a minimum of 7 years litigation experience, including insurance defense or personal injury. Prior Staff Counsel supervisory or management experience is preferred. Applicant must have demonstrated sufficient jury trial ability, as the attorney with primary trial responsibility in cases of high severity and complexity. Applicant must be able to travel to court, arbitrations, depositions and all other file related events in the entire state of Iowa. Applicant must be able to travel out of state to attend regional and management conferences.
Grade and salary will commensurate with experience
License to practice in Iowa.
Minimum of 7 years insurance defense or personal injury litigation experience.
Significant jury trial experience.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
Internal Number: 32433
About GEICO Staff Counsel
Manager, GEICO Staff Counsel office in Des Moines, Iowa.