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Claims Manager Court Prep

Job ID: 7231
Business Unit: New York City Transit
Location: Brooklyn, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: MATRIX LAW
Date Posted: Apr 30, 2024

Description

Job Information

Claims Manager Court Prep

Open Date: 4/30/2024
Close Date: Open Until Filled
Authority: TA
Department: Law
Division/Unit: Torts
Reports to: Assistant General Counsel
Work Location: 130 Livingston Street, Brooklyn NY
Work Hours: As required

Compensation: 

Salary Range: $87,951 – $139,020 (Grade E)

Summary:

This position is responsible for the management of personnel who provide litigation support in a high-volume of personal injury and/or property damage lawsuits brought against MTA agencies. Works closely with Assistant General Counsel and litigation attorneys to facilitate the implementation of defense strategies designed to achieve favorable litigation outcomes. Duties include accurately assessing liability and damages exposures based on review of relevant
factual and medical records and varied technical information; making appropriate staff assignments and evaluating results to ensure that discovery, trial preparation and assistance during trial are timely completed; appearing in court to aid defense counsel; preparing court calendars; reviewing and drafting reports for senior management.

Responsibilities:

• Train, develop and manage personnel who assist staff attorneys and outside counsel obtain evidence critical to the defense of a high-volume of personal injury and/or property damage lawsuits.
• Manage staff assignments and evaluate results to ensure that discovery, trial preparation and assistance during trial are completed timely, efficiently and effectively to promote desired litigation outcomes.
• Accompany defense counsel to court to provide assistance during various stages of litigation, including settlement conferences and trials.
• Analyze litigation files and manage personnel to ensure that liability and damages exposures are accurately accessed.
• Make appropriate reserve and settlement recommendations and identify potential subrogation opportunities.
• Directly settle and manage personnel who settle lawsuits within approved settlement authority limits.
• Review and draft reports for senior management, including pre- and post- note of issue litigation reports and settlement memos.
• Serve as liaison between the torts department and operational departments, vendors and outside counsel.
• Extensive administrative responsibilities.
• Assist in the business goals of the MTA Legal Dept. in whatever manner as required by the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel - Torts.
• Work independently and collaboratively as part of a litigation team.
• Perform other duties as assigned by senior management.

Education and Experience:
 
A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and experience in liability claims, investigations and adjustment of which one (1) year must have been in a supervisory capacity; or
 
A satisfactory equivalent combination of education and/or experience

Desired Skills:

• At least 15 years claims handling experience.
• Extensive knowledge of torts negligence law and medical claim evaluation and insurance adjusting industry.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills and negotiation techniques required with proven results.
• Proven ability to assess and prioritize a large volume of bodily injury and/or property damage claims.
• Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment and settle lawsuits directly with plaintiffs or their counsel.
• Demonstrated ability to analyze medical records and varied technical information.
• Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a litigation team.
• Strong organizational and problem-solving skills are required.
• Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Outlook and Excel.

Other Information:

Pursuant to the New York State Public Officers Law & the MTA Code of Ethics, all employees who hold a policymaking position must file an Annual Statement of Financial Disclosure (FDS) with the NYS Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government (the “Commission”).

Equal Employment Opportunity:

MTA and its subsidiary and affiliated agencies are Equal Opportunity Employers, including with respect to veteran status and individuals with disabilities. The MTA encourages qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities, including military service members, to apply.

 

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