Litigation Counsel 9/14/2016

First American Largo, FL

Company
First American
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
34802BR
AJE Ref #
576167330
Location
Largo, FL
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree

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First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF) operates through its family of companies to help people achieve and protect their dream of homeownership. First American was named one of FORTUNE s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2016. With experience dating back to 1889, First American is a leading provider of title insurance protection and settlement services to the real estate and mortgage industries. More information about the company can be found at www.firstam.com

Job Description

First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF) is a leading provider of title insurance protection and settlement services to the real estate and mortgage industries. More information about the company can be found at www.firstam.com

Tired of those billable hour requirements* Not interested in business development and would rather focus on providing solutions to your cases* Want better work-life balance* Ready for a change with an in-house opportunity*
The Law Group Counsel position with First American Title Insurance Company provides an excellent opportunity for counsel to manage their own caseload in a collegial environment with an opportunity for long-term growth and advancement.

Law Group Counsel are responsible for litigating matters arising from title insurance claims, escrow, and claims against the company.

Among the responsibilities of Law Group Counsel are the following:

* Managing the strategy, handling and overseeing of an independent title insurance litigation case load
* Prepare and file pleadings, discovery, and motions and attend court appearances and depositions
* Resolution of title insurance and escrow related matters through the litigation process

The Law Group Counsel position provides an excellent and stimulating in-house opportunity for the right candidate. We are looking for an attorney who shows initiative, has sound judgment, can make independent decisions, is a team player, and has excellent analytic and litigation skills. The candidate does not need to have title litigation experience, although such experience and/or real property litigation experience is preferred. If you are a hard worker, excellent litigator, and looking to grow with a company named to the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For list for 2016, you are encouraged to apply.

Job Qualifications

*Law Degree Required, member of the Florida Bar.
*Minimum 5+ year s professional litigation experience with emphasis on real estate matters, including experience in trial, depositions, mediation and arbitration. Specific expertise with title insurance, escrow and lender litigation highly desirable.
*Strong critical thinking, decision making skills and analytical skills.
*Excellent communications, negotiation and organizational skills.