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American International Group | New York, New York
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Job Description

Functional Area:

LG - Legal, Regulatory & Gov't Affairs

Estimated Travel Percentage (%): Up to 25%

Relocation Provided: No

AIG Claims, Inc.

AIG's Global Legal, Compliance, Regulatory and Government Affairs (GLCR) department is comprised of attorneys and other professionals providing high-quality advisory and transactional support with integrity and objectivity across all parts of the organization. The team ensures an operating environment that minimizes legal, regulatory and reputational risks and complies with all laws and regulations and AIG policies & procedures.

This is a global, diverse and award-winning team that has been recognized for its leadership and innovative solutions. You will also be eligible to participate in AIG's award-winning pro bono program.

AIG's GLCR department is looking for an Assistant General Counsel in New York, NY to manage insurance coverage litigation.

Job Description:

* Manage a litigation docket consisting of coverage litigation matters involving casualty policies issued to commercial insureds;
* Manage and partner with outside counsel to ensure high-quality written work product is filed on behalf of the AIG member insurance companies;
* Make strategic decisions with a focus on consistency and the big picture;
* Proactively develop case resolution plans and recommendations;
* Evaluate and make smart, sensible recommendations regarding the filing of potential coverage litigation on behalf of the AIG member insurance companies;
* Collaborate with our business partners in the claims organization on strategic and financial decisions;
* Travel within the fifty states or internationally for mediations, trials, and oral arguments; and
* Report to an Associate General Counsel, who has close oversight of the matters handled on their team.


* Attorney with at least six years of major law firm experience strongly preferred:
* J.D. from an accredited law school and strong academic credentials;
* Admitted to practice in at least one state;
* Litigation and insurance coverage experience is required; and
* In-house experience useful but not required.

To succeed in this position, the successful candidate must possess the following skills:

* Strong initiative and work ethic;
* Focused attention to detail and honed analytical skills;
* Superior oral and written communication skills;
* Strong interpersonal skills;
* Ability to be a self-starter and work independently;
* Flexibility and a willingness to adapt to changing needs of the organization and/or business clients;
* Excellent organizational and time management skills, including the ability to manage competing priorities in a fast paced environment;
* Ability to deliver creative and well-reasoned plans to resolve challenges and to execute on such plans;
* Ability to thrive in an environment where coordination and teamwork is a priority while also being committed to individual accountability and results;
* Ability to motivate and supervise paralegal and administrative staff;
* Willingness to be mentored and trained to meet the needs of the organization; and
* Sound legal and business judgment.

It has been and will continue to be the policy of American International Group, Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, age, gender, gender expression, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected categories.

At AIG, we believe that diversity and inclusion are critical to our future and our mission - creating a foundation for a creative workplace that leads to innovation, growth, and profitability. Through a wide variety of programs and initiatives, we invest in each employee, seeking to ensure that our people are not only respected as individuals, but also truly valued for their unique perspectives.

About American International Group

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) is a holding company which, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in a range of insurance and insurance-related activities in the United States and abroad. AIG's primary activities include both General Insurance and Life Insurance & Retirement Services operations. Other significant activities include Financial Services and Asset Management. AIG's major product and service groupings are General Insurance, Life Insurance & Retirement Services, Financial Services and Asset Management. Through these operating segments, AIG provides insurance, financial and investment products and services to both businesses and individuals in more than 130 countries and jurisdictions. In September 2007, AIG announced that it has completed the merger of a wholly owned subsidiary with 21st Century Insurance Group. Upon consummation of the merger, it acquired the remaining 39.3% interest in 21st Century. In September 2008, AIG sold its 50% stake in London City airport.

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