Kennedys, recently ranked as a Leading Firm in The Legal 500 US 2021,
the guide to outstanding firms and lawyers across the United States,
is seeking Associates with 3-7 years' insurance coverage litigation
experience to join its San Francisco team. In this role, the attorney
will represent insurance companies in coverage disputes and advise
insurance companies in a variety of coverage matters. Many matters
will involve maritime, cyber or construction disputes. This is an
excellent opportunity to join a growing global law firm.
Candidates should have a strong litigation background, with
experience analyzing coverage issues, drafting coverage opinions,
pleadings, and dispositive motions, and conducting discovery in
insurance coverage litigation and other commercial litigation. The
ideal candidate also will have taken and defended depositions,
attended court conferences, and argued motions.
Competitive salary and benefits package offered.
Minimum of 3 years' law firm insurance coverage and litigation experience
Licensed in California
Excellent academic background
Superior research, writing and communication skills
Organized and self-motivated
Experience handling all phases of the litigation process including
drafting pleadings and motions, conducting discovery and appeals.
Interest in admiralty, maritime and cyber matters
Arbitration and/or trial experience
Kennedys is a global law firm with expertise in dispute resolution
and advisory services. With over 2,200 people worldwide across 42
offices in the UK, Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific and America we
have some of the most respected legal minds in their field.
Our lawyers handle both contentious and non-contentious matters, and
provide a range of specialist legal services, for many industry
sectors but we have particular expertise in litigation and dispute
resolution, especially in defending insurance and liability claims.
We're a fresh-thinking firm, and we're not afraid to bring
challenging new perspectives to the table way beyond the traditional
realm of legal services. We empower our clients with a diverse range
of ideas, tools and technology to make their lives easier, as well as
delivering exceptional results, every time.
What do we have to offer?
We welcome high-performing lawyers, business services professionals,
secretaries, graduates and apprentices to join our rapidly expanding
global firm. Whatever your role at Kennedys, you'll be involved in
exciting and stimulating work, where your input will make a difference.
Our culture and values form a big part of who we are and we take them
seriously. We make a difference by being approachable,straightforward,
supportive and distinctive. Our values are at the core of who we are
and what make us a great firm to work with and for.
We develop careers in an innovative and collaborative global
environment, with our values at the core. We believe that supporting
individual growth and development puts us in the best position to
attract and retain talented individuals. Regardless of role or level,
everyone has access to virtual learning to help you develop your
skills, wherever you are in the world. A variety of other exciting
opportunities are available including secondments to clients and our
global offices as well as a comprehensive benefits package (details
are available upon request).
We've created a culture based on client service, professional
excellence, hard work and trust. We deeply value the relationships we
build with our clients and we know that they value our warm, friendly
human approach. We are here to provide answers, recommendations,
strategy and tactics.
Kennedys is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to
ensuring our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. We
expect all employees to be aware of and comply with all relevant
policies and procedures within their jurisdiction, including those
relating to Information Security, Data Protection and Quality
Management, refer any breach promptly to Risk & Compliance and to
complete all mandatory training when requested.
*Where a level of experience is indicated, this is a guideline
only and represents the amount of time we would usually expect a
candidate to accumulate the requisite level of experience. This does
not preclude applications from candidates with more or less experience.