Position :Associate Attorney - Litigation

Experience :1-5 years in defense litigation and insurance coverage.

Location :Buffalo, New York

End Date :12-31-2019

Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady, a multi-office, multi-state law firm, seeks an Associate Attorney in its Buffalo, NY office with 0-3 years experience in insurance coverage, reinsurance, regulatory, compliance and insurance defense litigation, commercial litigation, data security and privacy. This position offers the right candidate the opportunity to work with internationally recognized partners and work on complex challenging legal issues. Although we have the sophisticated clients and robust resources typical of a large firm, we strive to maintain a relaxed, informal atmosphere that fosters professional development, personal satisfaction and growth.

This position requires a high level of motivation, flexibility, initiative and accountability.  The ideal candidate should have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong and professional communication skills, and be friendly and outgoing. The candidate will 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.

Responsibilities include:

  • 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

    Required Skills/Qualifications:

    • Exceptional writing, research and analytical skills. The ideal candidate must take pride in delivering error free product.
    • Dedication to professional growth
    • Admitted (or pending admission) to practice in the State of New York (PA, NJ and/or CT admission is a plus)
    • Federal Court experience is a plus
    • 0-3 years of previous experience in the following areas are helpful: insurance coverage, insurance defense, or similar insurance experience (reinsurance, regulatory), compliance and commercial litigation, data security and privacy

    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.

    If you’re interested in becoming part of a truly collaborative team consistent with our mission, core value, business goals, and promises to each other, then your journey begins here.

    Kindly forward your cv to our email address:  careers@gerberciano.com