Director Litigation
Christus Health

Irving, Texas

Posted in Medical and Nursing


Job Info


Summary:

The Litigation Attorney is a junior attorney with litigation experience who will manage all stages of litigation and claims management, from management of service of process through case resolution. Primary responsibilities will direct supervision of two other team members, a paralegal and claims coordinator. The Litigation Attorney will oversee low to middle level risk claims and manage the work of the claims team members as well as outside counsel. The Litigation Attorney will provide timely response to claims, complaints, subpoenas and other service of process; legal research; review and drafting of pleadings and discovery responses, claim summaries, executive reporting, mediation/trial and other litigation-related events; e-discovery and legal holds management; and other activities under the supervision of more senior attorneys relating to all phases of litigation from pre-trial investigation through mediation, settlements, verdict or appeal.

  • Work with VP of Litigation and other attorneys in the daily management of pre-litigation and litigation pertaining to a broad range of litigation, pre-litigation and other claim management matters for the entire enterprise including professional liability, general liability, regulatory matters and commercial litigation.
  • Direct management of 2 associates (Paralegal and Claims Coordinator)
  • Monitor and manage service of process, filings, subpoenas and a variety of other legal service documents served on the entire enterprise.
  • Monitor and assist with legal demands, preservation demands, legal holds and the collection of e-discovery, medical or billing records as needed.
  • Draft, review and management of various agreements and other documents related to claims management, pre-litigation and litigation matters.
  • Draft, review and interact with internal and outside counsel as well as internal clients working on discovery projects, retrieval of ESI, reviewing discovery responses, draft motions and other litigation related filings.
  • Draft correspondence to regional clients and/or outside counsel related to a variety of topics.
  • Monitor and manage confidential and proprietary databases and documents utilized by litigation team department.
  • Work and collaborate with internal clients across the enterprise to manage claims at various levels including claim resolution and settlement closings.
  • Communication with outside counsel and internal leadership and staff regarding various matters.
  • Conduct legal document research, retrieving information, and investigations.
  • Assist with various projects, such as subpoena responses, coordination of witness appearances, participation in deposition and trial preparation and collection of, hold and retrieval of e-discovery.
  • Assist in drafting correspondence related to subpoena, legal holds, preservation demand and various other communications with both internal clients and outside counsel.
  • Assist with claim team coordination, claims reviews, weekly meetings.
  • Attend mediation/trial and reporting related to same.
  • Travel to regional clients as needed in connection with meetings, mediation or trials. Travel 25-40%
  • Build positive relationships within team, with entity contacts, internal contacts, senior leaders, directors, and office work team as necessary to perform duties and to achieve results.
Requirements:
  • Juris Doctor. Prefer curriculum with focus on litigation or trial advocacy.
  • 5-10 years of Legal experience in firm or corporate setting. Litigation experience required.
  • At least 5 years' experience in legal or litigation setting, preferably related to hospital, provider or healthcare matters.
  • Excellent organization, writing and interpersonal skills, with the ability to take detailed notes. Ability to analyze discovery responses, understand motion practice, and interact with outside counsel. Ability to prepare/send correspondence for the entity. Drafting of legal holds, affidavits and other legal documents.
  • Organizational skills with the ability to handle priority projects simultaneously within tight deadlines and is proactive in preventing problems, good follow through on projects/issues, and an attention to detail.
  • Ability to handle confidential information and PHI in a mature, professional, and completely confidential manner.
  • Proficiency in Word, database management, and Excel as well as legal research on Lexis/Westlaw.
  • Knowledge of e-discovery platforms and working with same.
  • Licensure and in good standing to practice in Texas (preferred) or in another State, with the ability to become licensed in Texas within one year of hire.
Work Type:

Full Time



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