Sr. Counsel, Litigation

Galveston, TX, US, 77550




Job Posting

This position represents the legal interests of American National Insurance Company in dealings with third parties such as agents, suppliers, regulators, and policyholders.  Senior Counsel also provides legal support and guidance to managers and employees in connection with their duties for American National Insurance Company. Additionally, this role will be responsible for developing, establishing and maintaining a process to identify, understand and manage litigation against the Company and respond to subpoenas.


What You'll Do: 

  • Identify and construe legal requirements applicable to American National and participate in the formulation and implementation of plans/procedures to represent the Company.
  • Consult with all segments of American National on the legal implications of a wide range of business issues and participate in the determination of appropriate courses of action.
  • Develop and maintain a current knowledge of the legal principles, practices and trends relevant to American National's businesses.
  • Research legal issues and develop opinions and advice for the companies.
  • Identify, retain and work with outside counsel to represent the Company in litigation matters.
  • Manage legal actions, other than routine insurance claims.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Four to six years of experience.
  • Additional Qualifications:
  • Admission to the Bar of any state in the United States.
  • Experience in the insurance industry.
  • Understanding of and experience with contested litigation.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Five years' experience in the insurance industry.




American National offers eligible employees and their families medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Employees are able to enroll in our company’s 401k plan. Employees also receive annually a bank of paid time off and paid holidays.   We aspire to see people for what they bring to our corporate culture by supporting an inclusive work environment, including an emphasis on a healthy work-life balance, development opportunities, and a casual dress code.


American National is an established, stable, and successful multi-line insurance corporation that has provided financial strength and a sense of security to employees, customers and business partners since 1905.  With focus on our organization’s values and cultural richness: Financial Strength, Integrity, Respect, Service and Teamwork (FIRST) and Agility, Collaboration, and Engagement (ACE) we continue to pursue our vision to be a leading provider of financial products and services for current and future generations.


Hiring Practices

The preceding job posting was designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. It is not intended to be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications.  We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with the job qualifications, we still encourage you to apply. You may be just the right candidate for this position or other opportunities at American National.


American National’s recruitment policies help us place individuals in a timely and efficient manner. Only the most qualified candidates will be contacted by our recruiting team. Candidates may check the status of their application(s) by logging into our Career Portal.  Learn more about our company, by following us on social media: LinkedInFacebookInstagram


American National is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected categories. American National is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.


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“If you believe you can make a difference in the lives of our clients, if you’re willing to work hard, if you want a fulfilling career, and if your values match ours, then I want you to work for American National. ” – James Pozzi, Former President and CEO.




Nearest Major Market: Galveston
Nearest Secondary Market: Houston

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