For more than 170 years, The Hanover has been committed to delivering on our promises and being there when it matters the most. We live our values every day, demonstrating we CARE through our values, ESG initiatives and IDE journey.
Our legal team is seeking a dynamic, collaborative and experienced Employment Practices Liability Defense Attorney to join our growing team in Illinois.
This is a remote work or hybrid position. The position is supported by the Chicago, Illinois Staff Counsel office, so remote work location in proximity to Chicago, Illinois is preferred.
As a member of our Illinois Staff Counsel group, this attorney will be primarily responsible for handling the defense of employment matters, which will consist of defending both non-litigated and litigated employment disputes. This attorney will be responsible for responding to demand letters, state and federal agency charges, and lawsuits which have been filed against Hanover’s insureds. This attorney will also be responsible for investigation and management of assigned cases from the inception of the lawsuit until conclusion through dismissal, settlement, or trial. This attorney will work with adjusters and insureds to resolve claims as expeditiously and efficiently as possible. This attorney may also be called upon to assist with general liability and/or professional liability matters as needed, and thus, experience in this area is preferred.
In this role, you will:
Handles a caseload which includes employment practices liability, and potential general liability and miscellaneous professional liability matters
Independently conducts trials, depositions, pre-trial discovery, mediations, arbitrations or any other legal activity required to resolve cases.
Daily communications with claim professionals concerning the evaluation of legal files.
Provides legal advice to insureds and claim professionals as needed.
Negotiates settlements as authorized.
Attends round tables and related strategy discussions.
What you need to apply:
Must be licensed to practice law in the state and federal courts in Illinois.
5 years’ experience in employment litigation matters with an emphasis on representation of employers preferred.
Trial experience preferred
Must have a strong knowledge of current procedural and substantive law, as well as federal, state, and administrative agency rules.
Must demonstrate an ability to analyze issues, pro-actively develop effective strategies on pending cases, communicate regularly and effectively with claims professionals and insureds, document communications, and resolve cases as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Must have solid experience in preparing responsive pleadings, handling court appearances, discovery, motion practice, valuation of claims, settlement conferences/mediations, and trials.
Must be willing to work independently with minimal direction, handle claims efficiently, and be willing to travel as necessary.
Physical demands & work environment:
It’s not just a job, it’s a career, and we are here to support you every step of the way. We want you to be successful and fulfilled. Through on-the-job experiences, personalized coaching and our robust learning and development programs, we encourage you – at every level – to grow and develop.
We offer comprehensive benefits to help you be healthy, build financial security, and balance work and home life. At The Hanover, you’ll enjoy what you do and have the support you need to succeed.
The Hanover values diversity in the workplace and among our customers. The company provides equal opportunity for employment and promotion to all qualified employees and applicants on the basis of experience, training, education, and ability to do the available work without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex/gender, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, ancestry or any other status protected by law.
Furthermore, The Hanover Insurance Group is committed to providing an equal opportunity workplace that is free of discrimination and harassment based on national origin, race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information or any other status protected by law.”
As an equal opportunity employer, Hanover does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities who wish to request a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, or to perform essential job functions, should contact us at: [email protected] and include the link of the job posting in which you are interested.
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