J.B. Hunt Transport Director of Casualty Litigation in Lowell, Arkansas

Job Opening ID:

00262793 Director of Casualty Litigation (Open)

Job Title:

Director of Casualty Litigation

Department:

Claims

Country:

United States of America

State/Province:

Arkansas

City:

Lowell

Full/Part Time:

Full time

Shift:

Job Description Summary:

Under administrative direction, the position is responsible for oversight of all aspects of litigation relating to casualty claims.

Job Description:

Responsibilities:

  • Responds to all casualty litigation claims by reviewing venue, engaging outside counsel if necessary, and ensuring that answers to the lawsuit are filed in a timely manner to prevent default and minimize legal exposure to the company.

  • Assigns open files to a group of Litigation Claims Examiners, provide guidance on settlement authority and remain actively involved to close the claim timely to minimize legal exposure.

  • Effectively maintain and/or cultivate relationships with outside counsel for their area of specialization and review all attorney work product to ensure company guidelines are met.

  • Available to travel immediately to an accident scene to coordinate the investigation and meet in person with the claimants to minimize exposure to the company.

  • Be available on call to support night safety with their questions and coordinate legal representation if necessary.

  • Available to travel to attend depositions, mediations and trials to manage the outcome favorable to the company.

  • Responsibility to ensure claims are reported in timely manner to our insurance carriers and regular communication is maintained throughout the life of the claim.

  • Stay current with litigation trends and topics in transportation sector through attending industry seminars and training sessions.

What does it take to be considered:

Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) or equivalent from four-year college or university, 10+ years related experience and/or training within the transportation industry, or equivalent combination of education and experience and two years management experience.

Qualifications:

Company Overview:

Fortune 500 experience. Career Development. Nation-wide opportunities. We are J.B. Hunt.

Our success comes from strategically placing you in the most suitable role. Whether you have a passion for operations, sales, engineering, or information technology, we can jump start your career!

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. is no stranger to the transportation logistics industry. From our humble beginnings in 1961, with only five tractors and seven refrigerated trailers, we have evolved into one of the largest transportation logistics companies in North America. We provide safe and reliable transportation services throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Our four business segments (Intermodal, Dedicated Contract Services, Truckload, and Integrated Capacity Solutions) allow us to provide customized freight solutions for customers big and small. It's no wonder we have been named one of America's Most Admired Companies by Fortune Magazine.

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. is committed to basing employment decisions on the principles of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, persons with disabilities, protected veterans or other bases by applicable law.

Fortune 500 experience. Career growth opportunities. Nationwide relocation possibilities.

These are just a few things you'll find at J.B. Hunt. Whether you have a passion for operations, sales, engineering or information technology, we can help jumpstart your career with challenging opportunities that will help you reach your maximum potential.

Why J.B. Hunt?

We take our investment in you seriously - our future success depends on you. Be an innovator with a leading transportation company and work alongside some of the brightest minds in the industry. At J.B. Hunt, we strongly believe in promoting from within based on performance and potential, the sky is the limit for your career.

What are we looking for?

We look for high-energy, forward-thinking individuals who are interested in a career with a leader in the transportation industry. We seek exceptional people of diverse backgrounds who have the vision to carry our business forward. J.B. Hunt offers a variety of opportunities spanning across the nation.