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Associate General Counsel – Safety and Claims

Company: Transdevna
Location: Lombard
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

Overview: The Associate General Counsel - Safety and Claims provides legal support for all aspects of the Company's safety and regulatory matters as well as supervises the Company's auto and general liability claims related litigation portfolio. Responsibilities:

  • Provide legal advice and counseling on all aspects of the Company's safety and regulatory matters including Department of Transportation (DOT) and related state laws.
  • Support Safety and Operational teams to ensure Transdev maintains best in class safety and regulatory policies, programs and practices.
  • Responsible for alerts and handling of all major safety incidents.
  • Primary responsibility for Company's Auto and General Liability claims litigation portfolio including outside counsel selection and management; provide strategic oversight of all litigation including attending depositions, trials, mediations and settlement conferences.
  • Support the Company's Risk Management team in the management of claims third party administrator's performance.
  • Work in partnership with Company's Finance and Insurance teams to manage coverage program, assess proper case reserves and related actuarial analysis.
  • Analyze safety and claims data to identify trends.
  • Provide safety, investigation and claim related counsel to the field; conduct field safety training.
Qualifications: Education, Licensing, and Certifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree and JD from accredited law school with admission to one or more state bar (Illinois preferred).

Experience Required:
  • 6-8 years of legal experience including general casualty litigation experience.
  • Law firm experience highly preferred. In-house experience managing a national liability claims program preferred.
  • Workers' compensation experience a plus.

Skills and Knowledge Required:

  • Demonstrated independent management of significant claims litigation portfolio including direct management of outside counsel.
  • Experience managing a national, commercial liability claims program preferred.
  • Transportation and related safety and regulatory experience preferred.
  • Inhouse client counseling experience preferred, including interaction with C-suite.
  • Superior analytical skills and judgment required.
  • Can responsively prioritize and handle multiple tasks in a fast paced, dynamic and time sensitive environment.
  • Self-directed individual with ability to work independently yet also work collaboratively with legal team as well as with a highly matrixed internal client base.
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize complicated legal and business issues into practical and effective guidance.
  • High degree of integrity and intellectual curiosity.
  • Attention to detail and high level of responsiveness required.

Travel requirement outside of immediate area: 30-40%

About Transdev:

Based near Chicago, Transdev is the largest private-sector operator of multiple modes of transit in North America, including bus, rail, streetcar, paratransit, and shuttle services. Transdev is committed to being the trusted partner of cities and transit authorities through quality execution and innovations in mobility. Its parent company, Transdev Group, is a leading global operator and integrator of mobility operating in 17 countries and provides passengers every day the freedom to connect to what they care about in their cities. www.transdevna.com

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions upon request.

Transdev is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or other legally protected status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.
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For more information please visit our website at www.transdevna.jobs

Keywords: Transdevna, Lombard , Associate General Counsel – Safety and Claims, Other , Lombard, Illinois

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