• Claims Litigation Specialist

    Location Name AZ, Scottsdale - 7233 E Butherus Drive
    Date Posted
    2 months ago(10/21/2019 9:01 PM)
    Nautilus Insurance Group
    Primary Location
  • Company Details


    Nautilus Insurance Group is a strong underwriting Company and respected leader in the E&S industry. Our culture promotes creativity, integrity and respect, allowing us to attract and retain quality employees. Nautilus is a subsidiary of the W. R. Berkley Corporation, a Fortune 500 company recognized as one of the most respected names in the property casualty insurance industry. Nautilus writes Commercial Excess and Surplus Lines business in all 50 states.

    About W. R. Berkley Corporation

    W. R. Berkley Corporation, founded in 1967, is one of the nation’s premier commercial lines property casualty insurance providers. Each of the operating units in the Berkley group participates in a niche market requiring specialized knowledge about a territory or product. Our competitive advantage lies in our long-term strategy of decentralized operations, allowing each of our units to identify and respond quickly and effectively.


    The Construction Defect Litigation Specialist’s job function includes efficiently and effectively handling advanced-level, primarily litigated, commercial third-party general liability losses in a “paperless” environment. An ability to communicate both verbally and in written form in a prompt, courteous and professional manner is essential.



    • Review and set up new loss assignments in a timely manner in compliance with department guidelines and best practices.
    • Establish appropriate initial loss and expense reserves and continue to regularly evaluate the file for adequacy, accuracy and adherence to reserving guidelines.
    • Analyze and interpret policy language in conjunction with specific loss facts to reach appropriate coverage decisions.
    • Draft frequent and complex coverage correspondence, including reservation of rights and coverage disclaimers in compliance with various state statutes and regulations.
    • Compose a variety of other detailed correspondence to insureds, claimants, attorneys, agents and Regulatory agencies.
    • Proactively manage primarily litigated claim files from inception to closure, including identification and investigation of coverage, liability and damage issues, determination and efficient execution of an appropriate plan of action, and prompt, economical file resolution, in compliance with department guidelines and best practices.
    • Appropriately and clearly document all claim file activity, including current strategy, plan of action and exit plan in file notes.
    • Consistently demonstrate comprehensive coverage analysis, investigation, evaluation and negotiation skills at an advanced level.
    • Direct and control the activities and costs of numerous outside vendors including defense counsel and coverage counsel, experts and independent adjusters.
    • Effectively present and discuss loss facts and issues in roundtable discussions to peers and members of management at all levels.
    • Compose and transmit in a regular and timely basis frequent Large Loss Reports and other detailed reporting documents as appropriate.
    • Manage and monitor file caseload through the use of various resources.
    • Obtain all required state adjuster licenses and maintain them as required via compliance with mandatory continuing education requirements.
    • Serve as a technical resource within the department through mentoring and knowledge-sharing, whether one-on-one, in small groups, or presentations to larger groups.
    • Meet with intern personnel and others as needed to provide job function overview and/or specific subject-matter training.
    • Occasional participation in projects and initiatives lead by other departments and/or W. R. Berkley companies, including audits, workshops, focus groups, task forces, etc.
    • Initiate appropriate communication with members of management and other department.
    • Attend internal and external seminars and other training events and provide feedback to peers and/or members of management.



    • 15+ years of claims handling experience.
    • Experience with Construction Defect and Commerical GL.
    • High School Diploma or equivalent.
    • Excess and Surplus lines exeprience a plus.




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