Director, Strategic Coverage Counsel / Environmental and Mass Tort Claim/Asbestos, Life Science, Construction Defect- The candidate will accept referrals of complex coverage matters and other claim-related legal issues from companys Commercial Claim organization, primarily from the Environmental and Mass Tort Claim/Asbestos, Life Sciences, and Construction Defect disciplines. In this role, may also provide assistance from time to time in other lines of business. As a member of our commercial claim legal team, you will perform legal research and analysis of complex coverage issues and provide counsel, guidance, recommendations, and periodic support for training initiatives and other special projects. Work assignments include providing legal advice and litigation support in connection with the most complex and/or severe claims and related coverage issues. Performs a combination of duties in accordance with departmental guidelines: Provides legal and strategic analysis and advice to claim teams and other internal business partners with respect to complex coverage issues and the potential impact of coverage on overall claim exposure and legal risks by researching and analyzing issues in both litigated and non-litigated matters. Partners with claim professionals in developing and executing strategies for handling claim related legal issues that range from simple low impact to complex multi-faceted and high impact. Manages and oversees coverage litigation and serves as the decision point for engaging external counsel, including selecting and working with counsel and assisting with the preparation and editing of briefs and other substantive filings and communications. Develops written and verbal communications regarding coverage with our customers, their counsel, claimants counsel, and others. Develops and drives execution of negotiation strategies for coverage matters. Facilitates claim resolution by engaging directly with customers, claimants, and other insurers through mediations, settlement conferences, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Partners with Claim Underwriting and Product Development teams to develop, supplement, and revise policy language. May participate with Senior Management in the development and implementation of claims and business policies. Maintains big-picture perspective while identifying and executing critical strategies and priorities for complex claim-related legal issues. Educates key stakeholders by providing ongoing formal and informal coverage training to our claim teams and other internal business partners. Tracks legal and regulatory changes and advises claim teams and other business partners of the impact of such changes. May perform additional duties as assigned. Reporting Relationship: Typically AVP and above.