We’re hiring a Claims Attorney - Legal Research in Columbus, OH

Company: Root is a car insurance company founded on the simple idea that people who drive well are less likely to get in accidents, and that means they should pay less for insurance. With a small initial venture capital investment, Root was faced with the challenge of building the entirety of the technology necessary to run a car insurance carrier from scratch. Through applying techniques to gain significant engineering leverage in the short-term without compromising long-term velocity, the engineering team at Root was able to deliver successfully, creating one of the fastest venture-backed companies ever to reach a billion-dollar valuation. 

Progress: We’ve been in business now for four years. In those four years, we have become the fastest-growing auto insurance company, on a % growth on a premium basis. Our most recent round of funding valued us at $3.65B and brought our total VC funding to $523M. In the last year and a half, we have grown our team from 60 to 700.

Values:
Embrace the love of the problem.
Question the norm.
Tackle the tough challenges head-on.
Have the uncomfortable conversations.
Ask forgiveness rather than permission. 
Judge on the merits of work.
Celebrate ambitious teamwork.
Lead with empathy. 
Filter the temptation to do the obvious. 
Invest, don’t spend.
Empower the customer to solve.

Culture: Root has been rapidly growing for the last few years. Our early signs of success are in large part due to our unwavering standards in hiring. We recognize that our product is only as good as the people building it. We look for passionate problem solvers who can find solutions by moving through the cycle of ideation to implementation with curiosity and rigor. We work together as one team and expect every team member to lead with empathy and courage.

Position: We are seeking a Claims Legal Research Attorney in Columbus, who will play a critical role in enforcing the fundamental fairness values on which Root was founded. You will assist the Claims Legal team and the Claims leadership team in a variety of duties with the goal of helping Root to think critically about the needs of our customers, and the Claims operation. 

The ideal candidate for this role will be adaptable, open to new ideas, and demonstrate excellent decision making and judgment ability. This is an exciting opportunity to help the Company continue to build and enhance an entirely new insurance experience from the ground up. This role is vital to Root’s success as we continue to grow and expand into new markets rapidly. This is an ideal position for an attorney looking to transition to an in-house legal environment of a rapidly growing organization presenting exceptional professional growth opportunities.

Location: This is an in-office position at our Easton location (OH).

Responsibilities:

  • Primarily responsible for ongoing and extensive legal research on a variety of property/casualty, claims compliance, regulatory, and litigation issues assigned by Claims Attorneys and members of Claims Leadership;
  • Will report directly to the Claims Attorneys and become a vital part of the Claims Legal team;
  • Will accurately research state and federal law on assigned topics and provide clear guidance in a timely manner in both formal and informal, as well as written and verbal formats;
  • Contributes legal research towards claim coverage decisions, contract interpretation, and litigated claims;
  • Integrates with the Claims Legal team and participates in a wide variety of projects to provide clear and actionable legal research work product in a timely manner;
  • Continually monitors legislative and regulatory trends and developments to provide legal analysis and advice based upon findings;
  • Prepares and presents internal training to Claims on legal issues pertaining to applicable insurance laws and litigation;
  • Interacts and communicates effectively with Claims Leadership and business partners

Qualifications:

  • J.D. with an active license to practice law in good standing;
  • Prefer 3+ years of relevant experience;
  • Impeccable academic credentials; judicial clerkship and journal experience preferred, but not required;
  • Demonstrated legal research ability using WestLaw and other sources;
  • Comfortable with new forms of technology in the workplace and the ability to adapt quickly to new areas of the law
  • Understanding of property and casualty principles preferred, but not required;
  • Demonstrated legal writing ability and talent for translating complex legal concepts into clear and concise terms with actionable deliverables ;
  • Ability to build collaborative working relationships;
  • Comfortable in an environment with ambiguity and is quickly able to adapt when changes occur;
  • Communicates and collaborates effectively in a matrixed environment;
  • Dedicated sense of professionalism and ethical conduct;
  • Great attention to detail;
  • Self-starter and ability to work independently and effectively prioritize work; and
  • Ability to approach problems with an open mind.

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Finding the right people to help us build Root is a top priority. Whether you would like to explore the possibility of working together or simply learn more about the position, we’d love to hear from you!

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