We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Associate General Counsel - MCA & LM.
In this role, the successful candidate Under the direction of the VP & Senior Associate General Counsel for Malpractice Insurance Administration and Litigation, the primary responsibility of this role is to provide competent, timely and proactive legal advice in the daily handling and management of medical malpractice cases and claims, which are insured under the NYU Langone Hospitals Malpractice Insurance Program. The primary clients are NYU Langone Health's Sr. Vice President/ General Counsel and Sr. Vice President/ CFO. This role will directly manage and direct the day to day activities of the assigned claim files and outside counsel by proactively coordinating the most reasonable and strategic defenses to optimize claim handling and results. There is a heavy emphasis on the successful direct management and negotiation of litigated and prelitigation claims with a successful case closure target number.
Assume primary responsibility for the legal management and resolution of approximately 80-100 intermediate value claims assigned in various state and federal jurisdictions.
Assist in choice of counsel.
Manage and direct outside counsel along with resulting litigation costs.
Keep VP & Senior Associate General Counsel for Claims Administration and Litigation Management, Director of Insurance, and Director of Claims informed of material claims and status of litigation.
Proactively initiate early resolution of claims via direct strategic negotiation when appropriate; encourage mediation and other forms of dispute resolution and judicial intervention, where appropriate.
Negotiate cases directly with adversaries.
Stay up-to-date on changes in law and legal climate.
Provide legal analysis and positions on coverage issues.
Provide day-to-day strategic planning on claims handling.
Provide timely responses to time sensitive projects, as assigned.
Attend and travel to all phases of Court conferences and trials for each case, as needed.
Manage, attend and direct, as necessary, the preparation of key defendants for deposition.
Determine, with defense counsel, trial strategies.
Monitor all phases of trials, reporting to relevant NYULH parties daily progress and modify strategies as developments dictate.
Manage, attend and direct, as necessary, the preparation of key defendants for trial.
Participate and present at claims conferences; lead roundtable discussions and committee reviews; present case summaries, as needed.
Prepare Executive Claims Summary for each case being handled with timely reserve setting recommendations.
Keep claims professionals up to date on emerging issues relating to coverage and litigation.
Review and manage pleadings, motions, briefs, appellate papers, etc., as needed, to proactively defend and strategically manage litigation.
Perform other related duties, as assigned.
Additional Position Specific Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the VP & Senior Associate General Counsel for Claims Administration and Litigation Management, the Associate General Counsel will be working closely, the Insurance Department, outside Third Party Administrator and Risk Management. Additionally, the position will also have the responsibilities listed above in numbers 1-20.
To qualify you must have a Admission to the NY Bar with at least 10 years experience in broad-based medical malpractice, which must include experience in insurance law, coverage issues and disputes, and NY litigation. Significant direct negotiation skills and aptitude. Effective oral and written communication skills with the ability to present case reviews and recommendations, work collegially with diverse personnel and under the direction of the VP. Maintain NY bar admission in good standing for the duration of the position.
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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About NYU Langone Medical Center
NYU Langone Health is a world-class, patient-centered, integrated academic medical center, known for its excellence in clinical care, research, and education. Included in the 200+ locations throughout the New York area are five inpatient locations: Tisch Hospital, its flagship acute-care facility; Rusk Rehabilitation, ranked as one of the top 10 rehabilitation programs in the country; NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, a dedicated inpatient orthopedic hospital with all musculoskeletal specialties ranked top 10 in the country; Hassenfeld Children's Hospital at NYU Langone, a comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full array of children's health services; and NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, a full-service teaching hospital and level 1 trauma center located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Also part of NYU Langone Health is the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute–designated cancer center, and NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history.