Experience: 2-5 years
Multi-office, multi-state law firm seeks an associate attorney in its Buffalo, New York office. Candidate should have 2-5 years of experience in defense litigation and experience with insurance coverage disputes.
This position requires a high level of motivation, flexibility, initiative, and ability to manage a litigation caseload from beginning to end. The ideal candidate should have experience in general litigation and defense work with some experience in insurance coverage disputes, including drafting insurance coverage opinions. The position requires the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, strong professional communication skills, and be friendly and outgoing. While the candidate will work primarily in the firm’s Buffalo location, he or she will also interact and work on matters across the firm’s footprint. This is an excellent opportunity for attorneys who are looking to expand their career and work within a firm of highly responsive partners, associates, and legal support staff.
Handling assigned caseload both independently and with supervision commensurate with experience
Drafting of pleadings, motions and written discovery
Depositions, court appearances and motion practice commensurate with experience
Analyzing insurance policies and drafting insurance coverage opinions
Communicate with clients and provide recommendations
Perform extensive research
Maintain an excellent relationship with clients, including complying with all client guidelines
Ensure all internal and external deadlines are met
Accurately record and maintain billable hours
Exceptional writing, research and analytical skills. The ideal candidate must take pride in delivering error free product.
Dedication to professional growth
Admitted to practice in the State of New York (PA, NJ and/or CT admission is a plus)
Federal Court experience is a plus
2-5 years of experience in defense litigation
We cultivate a working environment that provides a humane, sustainable approach to earning a living and living in our world — for ourselves and for our clients. Further, we are committed to reducing our costs, and our footprint on the planet, by integrating virtually and avoiding the traditional “brick and mortar” costs associated with operating a law firm. We achieve this by ensuring that our team comes from diverse socio-economic, cultural, geographic, and educational backgrounds. We believe diversity is required to bring a variety of perspectives and approaches to our clients’ needs.
Salary is commensurate with experience and skill set. Position offers benefits, including health, life, short-term and long-term disability, as well as 401k, flexible work and paid time off.
For New York City Applicants: Salary range: $35.00 – $70.00/hr. ($72,800.00 - $145,600.00), plus may be eligible for an annual discretionary bonus. The anticipated salary range is for candidates who will work in New York City. The salary offered to a successful candidate will depend upon the individual’s skills, experience, qualifications, and other job-related factors permitted by law. Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady, LLP, is a multi-state employer and this salary range may not reflect positions that work only in other states.
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