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Attorney, Senior Client Advisor

Company: EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants
Location: Alpharetta
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:

Greyling Insurance Brokerage & Risk Consulting, a division of EPIC, is seeking an attorney with experience in transactions, litigation, and insurance related to construction industry clients to serve as a Senior Client Advisor on our team based in Alpharetta, Georgia. This is an excellent opportunity for a career-minded individual who desires to make a meaningful contribution to our organization and, most importantly, to our clients. Our firm's remarkably high client retention and growth rates mean that your expertise and interpersonal skills will be recognized and appreciated by our team and clients.

Greyling is one of the most well-known and respected firms in the country serving design professionals, environmental consultants, construction contractors, and law firms with respect to insurance placement and risk management. Greyling clients are among the largest, most recognized, and accomplished in their fields, and our clients rely on Greyling for fast and effective advice on a broad range of business risk and insurance topics. At Greyling you will get to work on some of the most complex, sizeable, and innovative construction projects in the world by positively influencing contract, insurance, and claim outcomes.

In your role as Senior Client Advisor, you will use your legal background to assist our professional services and construction clients with contractual risk management, claims administration, coverage advocacy, mergers & acquisitions, loss control and training, and insurance program design, placement, and stewardship. As a member of our Greyling leadership team, you will work alongside industry veterans, other attorneys, and paralegals in the delivery of industry-leading insurance and risk management services.

You will be based in our Alpharetta, Georgia office with expectations to be in the office at least three days a week but with flexibility to work remotely at other times.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities
Contract Risk Analysis, Drafting & Negotiation
Review and analyze design, consulting, and construction-related contracts to identify contractual risk exposures and provide practical advice to clients and prospective clients regarding business risks, insurability, and risk mitigation strategies
Provide clients with contractual risk-management guidance, strategies, and training
Engage with clients and their in-house/outside counsel, clients' customers, and other relevant stakeholders as necessary to negotiate and finalize contractual risk and insurance provisions
Work with other attorneys and at least one paralegal in the administration of contract analysis services
Provide guidance to teammates regarding insurance policy interpretation, contractual insurance requirements, and various complex insurance and risk management issues
Claims Management
Assist clients in the recognition and reporting of claims and circumstances across all coverage lines handled by Greyling
Engage in complex claims management as needed, particularly with respect to claims involving professional liability, mixed coverage between various insurance policies, pollution exposures, property damage, auto accidents, construction defects, employee injuries, cyber attacks and events, employment matters, and other insurable issues
Zealously advocate for insurance coverage with claims adjusters, insurer attorneys, third-party administrators, underwriters, and coverage counsel for clients in the face of coverage positions or denials from insurers, including influencing selection of counsel and legal strategies
Understanding impact of claims outcomes, including subrogation, on insurance renewal processes
Prepare for and lead client claims reviews, including management of claims notes, reserves, and action items
Conduct client and internal training related to claims identification, mitigation, reporting, and conclusion
Client Development and Retention
Review prospective client insurance programs, contracts, and other relevant information, and identify coverage gaps and/or contractual exposures in preparation for capabilities presentations to prospective clients
Assist in the solicitation of new business, including participating in capabilities presentations, responses to requests for proposals, and other business development activities in-person and via videoconferencing
Engage regularly with current clients to discuss risk, exposures, market conditions, significant activities and services performed for clients, open claims status, loss history, and other regular client interactions
Legal Department Assistance and Due Diligence
Provide advice and guidance to clients regarding legal issues and risk, including transactional matters, pre-litigation disputes, and other corporate legal needs
Prepare, review, and negotiate various commercial agreements
Participate in client merger & acquisitions activities, including performing due diligence, risk analyses, reviewing and negotiating transactional documents, managing outside counsel, placement of transactional insurance (such as Representations & Warranty Insurance), and assisting with insurance coordination and consolidation post-transaction
Assist with any special requests involving a client's legal department
Additional Duties & Responsibilities
Maintain all required law/insurance licenses and current knowledge of insurance contracts and industry trends
Attend seminars, workshops, continuing education, and training programs, as necessary and appropriate
Draft articles, blog posts, and other commentary regarding insurance and legal topics of interest to construction contractors
Occasional travel to client and conference locations within the United States with potential international travel in the future

Education, Experience, Licenses/Certifications
J.D. degree from an ABA-approved law school
At least 5 years of commercial construction law experience, with preference for candidates with prior work in insurance coverage disputes, construction claims and litigation, drafting and negotiation of professional services and construction contracts, and mergers & acquisitions due diligence
Active member in good standing of at least one State Bar
May be required to obtain Property & Casualty agent/producer license(s) or other professional designations
Obtain IRMI Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS) designation within one year of hire

Required Competencies, Skills, And Abilities
Ability to effectively build relationships with clients, insurers (underwriting, claims, and risk management), and peers; position requires teamwork, poise, tact, and diplomacy
Working knowledge of professional liability and other property & casualty insurance policies, with ability to efficiently locate all potentially applicable coverages, limits, self-insured retentions/deductibles, exclusions, limitations, conditions, and other provisions relevant to a claims situation
Strong contract drafting, editing, and negotiation skills
Ability to negotiate with underwriters, claims adjusters, coverage counsel, and/or monitoring counsel to positively impact the outcome of a claim
Excellent time management, organizational, and multi-tasking skills, with attention to detail
Desire and ability to work in fast-paced environment while managing multiple competing tasks and demands
Ability to work both independently and in cross-functional teams
Strong written and verbal communication, presentation, and public speaking skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Products (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential situations with sound judgment
May be required to work extra hours with no restrictions

WHY JOIN US?
15th Largest Broker in US
Voted " Best Place to Work" in the Insurance Industry
Awesome Benefits: 401K matching, Generous Time Off Policy, Flexible Work Options, Medical, Dental, Vision, Pet Insurance, Cancer Insurance, Wellness Programs, Employee Award Programs (Trips!).

EPIC embraces diversity in all its various forms-whether it be diversity of thought, background, race, religion, gender, skills or experience. We are committed to fostering a work community where every colleague feels welcomed, valued, respected and heard. It is our belief that diversity drives innovation and that creating an environment where every employee feels included and empowered, helps us to deliver the best outcome to our clients. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Keywords: EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, Alpharetta , Attorney, Senior Client Advisor, Legal , Alpharetta, Georgia

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