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Associate Counsel - Claims Legal (HYBRID)

Chevy Chase, MD

GEICO's Claims Legal is looking to hire an Associate Counsel to direct the disposition of matters involving, but not limited to, legal questions and/or claims having moderately high dollar exposure. In this role you will handle files, including bad faith and extracontractual claims and coverage disputes, with moderate supervision of Managing Counsel. You will provide legal advice and recommendations on claims handling, including coverage denials, coverage disclaimers, and litigation strategy. You will also conduct research on legal issues affecting a claim or a Company process and will participate in group and individual projects. You will develop training and draft legal memoranda to inform claims associates of new laws and procedures affecting claims and the Company.

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Primary Responsibilities:
  • Manage and direct the disposition of complex matters, including claims with high dollar exposure, bad faith allegations, and coverage issues.
  • Provide legal advice and recommendations, both in writing and orally, on claims handling, coverage analysis, and litigation strategy.
  • Conduct legal research and prepare legal opinions, memoranda, and documents.
  • Provide management with timely updates on significant matters, including law changes, umbrella claims, appeals, bad faith claims, and files with reserves above their individual authority levels.
  • Recommend, develop, and conduct training sessions for claims associates.
  • Draft and review technical claims memoranda and other materials to keep line associates informed of new law and procedures affecting claims and the company.
  • Assist and review in the preparation of insurance policy forms, endorsements, and amendments.
  • Complete and review projects and other assignments, as assigned.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Must be able to communicate in a professional manner in person, via telephone and written correspondence/email.
  • Must be able to document files in a clear, concise, professional written manner, to be understood by customers, clients, co-workers and other employees of the organization.
  • Must be able to follow complex instructions, resolve conflicts or facilitate conflict resolution, and have strong organization/priority setting and multi-tasking skills.
  • Must be able to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Must be able to handle a substantial volume of work and to work under pressure with multiple/shifting deadlines.
  • Must be able to learn and apply large amounts of technical and procedural information.
  • Must be able to travel as required, including but not limited, to attend trainings, meetings, and conferences.
  • Must have the following education and experience:
    • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school.
    • Licensed in good standing to practice law in at least one U.S. jurisdiction.
    • Meet and maintain licensing requirements including mandatory Continuing Legal Education (CLE) requirements, where applicable.
    • Minimum 3-5 years relevant experience in the areas of personal injury and insurance claims and litigation.
    • Preferred litigation experience, including taking and defending depositions and making court appearances.
Location: Hybrid - This position will require working onsite 2-3 days working onsite

At this time, GEICO will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.


As an Associate, you'll enjoy our Total Rewards Program * to help secure your financial future and preserve your health and well-being, including:
  • Premier Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance with no waiting period
  • Paid Vacation, Sick and Parental Leave
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Training and Licensures
*Benefits may be different by location. Benefit eligibility requirements vary and may include length of service.

Coverage begins on the date of hire. Must enroll in New Hire Benefits within 30 days of the date of hire for coverage to take effect.

The equal employment opportunity policy of the GEICO Companies provides for a fair and equal employment opportunity for all associates and job applicants regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, disability or genetic information, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law. GEICO hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.

GEICO reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to receive equal employment opportunity and/or perform the essential functions of the job, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship to the Company. This applies to all applicants and associates. GEICO also provides a work environment in which each associate is able to be productive and work to the best of their ability. We do not condone or tolerate an atmosphere of intimidation or harassment. We expect and require the cooperation of all associates in maintaining an atmosphere free from discrimination and harassment with mutual respect by and for all associates and applicants.

Client-provided location(s): Chevy Chase, MD, USA
Job ID: geico-R0048520
Employment Type: Full Time

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • FSA
    • On-Site Gym
    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
  • Parental Benefits

    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Paid Holidays
    • Paid Vacation
  • Financial and Retirement

    • Relocation Assistance
    • Performance Bonus
    • 401(K)
  • Professional Development

    • Promote From Within
    • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program

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