Travelers Legal Bill Reviewer/Legal Bill Auditor in Pierre, South Dakota
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Job Description Summary
This position is responsible for reviewing outside counsel's invoices for compliance with Travelers' Retention and Billing Policies, best practices and claim-specific instructions and ensure charges are otherwise reasonable. Collaborates with Travelers colleagues managing claims or matters and interacts with outside counsel regarding changes to their bills. This job does not manage others. This job works under General Supervision: Incumbent independently performs a variety of duties, including potentially complex duties within established policy guidelines; responsible for a defined set of assignments (e.g. assigned customers, claims or other specified set of responsibilities); is expected to set priorities and meet specific goals and objectives of the function or unit.
Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities
Reviews and determines accuracy of law firm invoices ensuring compliance with Travelers' billing policies and department specific direction and are otherwise reasonable.
Makes quick, sound decisions and negotiate resolution of billing issues or disputes.
Ensures prompt, accurate and efficient auditing of submitted legal fee and expense invoices and amends as appropriate.
Engages in written and/or verbal communications with law firms and/or the Travelers employees managing the matter.
Serves as a technical resource to other claim professionals and various stakeholders, providing consultation and training regarding legal bill review and related best practices where appropriate.
Provides suggestions and may participate in developing and directing the strategies and business plans of the LRM group and various business partners.
Assists and provides input to identify new improvement or innovative opportunities and aids in the understanding, assessment and removal of barriers to success.
Perform other duties as assigned.
A minimum of 5 years experience working with litigation and legal billing practices, civil court rules and procedures and the state and federal court systems
Or 8 Years of handling complex claim litigation
Education, Work Experience, & Knowledge
Bachelor's Level Degree
5 years Litigation experience
Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal and analytical skills
Strong organization, multi-tasking and time management skills
Excellent negotiation and problem-solving skills
Experience with one or more electronic billing technologies
Experience at an insurance carrier reviewing/auditing outside counsel's legal bills
Licensing or Certificates
- Paralegal Certificate
Job Specific Technical Skills & Competencies
Strong communication (written and verbal), influencing, negotiating, listening and interpersonal skills to effectively develop productive internal and external relationships.
Builds and maintains working relationships with peers and other professionals across organizational lines.
Presents a positive professional image. Exhibits courage, conviction and credibility. Acts decisively to tackle difficult problems. Demonstrates Self-Awareness a strong drive to achieve with a balance of humility.
Planning and Organization:
Strong organizational and time management skills. Advanced attention to detail ensuring accuracy.
Applies critical thinking and synthesizes information to identify key issues and make decisions. Effectively work through conflict and resolve issues with a professional demeanor.
Environmental / Work Schedules / Other
Weekend work hours - Occasionally
Travel - Occasionally
Operates standard office equipment - Frequently
Sitting (Can stand at will ) - Frequently
Standing - Occasionally
Use of Keyboards, Sporadic 10-Key - Frequently
Driving - Frequently
Travelers is an equal opportunity employer. We value the unique abilities and talents each individual brings to our organization and recognize that we benefit in numerous ways from our differences.
If you have questions regarding the physical requirements of this role, please send us an email so we may assist you.
Travelers reserves the right to fill this position at a level above or below the level included in this posting.
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