Riemer Hess is always looking for outstanding people to help us fulfill our mission of protecting the long term disability benefits of our professional and executive clients. We take pride in fostering a caring and collaborative culture which emphasizes growth and development for every member of our firm.
Our workplace culture reflects our firm’s values: Extend Yourself, Integrity, Improvement, Empathy, Success and Dedication
"Riemer Hess is a close-knit team where everyone pitches in to help each other. Co-workers are friendly and professional. Managers are accessible and supportive; they don't leave you out on a limb. There is an emphasis on continuous learning, feedback, and improvement; no shoddy work allowed. We go the extra mile for each other and for our clients."
- Excerpts from Riemer Hess Fall 2021 Employee Culture Survey
At Riemer Hess, we are committed to hiring exceptional talent and aim to attract and retain those who share our core values. Our goal is to be an employer of choice among boutique law firms in the New York metropolitan area.
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You will have an opportunity to do meaningful work that significantly impacts the lives of others.
A career at Riemer Hess means working to protect the legal rights and financial well-being of people with disabilities. At heart, we are a purpose-driven firm. Our clients are at the center of everything we do. We take our commitment to them very seriously. If you want to feel proud about the meaningful work you do, consider building your career with us.
We invest in our team members so that they can successfully build a long and satisfying career with us.
We nurture and value each employee’s contribution to our firm. We do so by offering career growth tailored to the unique interests and abilities of our people. Every employee receives high-touch onboarding, personal training plans, and ongoing mentorship. We will provide a customized path for your growth and development with us.
We recognize that for each of us, managing the integration of work into our lives is critical for well-being. This process looks and feels different for everyone.
The pandemic initiated new and— we believe— better norms for how we work as a firm that we continue to embrace at Riemer Hess. For many of our positions, we offer flexible, remote and hybrid schedules, and supply equipment to support these arrangements.
We are committed to keeping pace with the NYC legal market among firms of our size for hiring high-quality legal talent.
It is our pleasure to offer compensation and benefit packages that include:
Our NYC offices are located at 275 Madison Avenue, a short distance from NYC subways lines and commuter rails.
This is an art deco, NYC landmark building which is modern and bright with sweeping views of the NYC skyline and rivers. There are private offices, partitioned workstations for independent work, and a large conference room with virtual technology for collaboration and team meetings.
The safety and well-being of our employees are a top priority for us.
Our building follows NYC and NYS COVID cleaning protocols, and we provide PPE for our employees working in the office. We will be limiting the number of employees we have in the office at a given time to maximize safety. Additionally, we have recently installed six-foot glass partitions between our workstations to enhance separation and social distancing for our legal support staff. Our private restrooms are designated for employees only.
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Riemer Hess offers career opportunities for experienced attorneys and professional administrative staff. We welcome qualified and exceptional talent to apply today. To apply, please submit your application to the job listings linked below, or you may e-mail a cover letter and resume to our Human Resources Manager, Fran Riemer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Riemer Hess LLC seeks a Disability Claims Attorney with a minimum of 4 years of Long-term Disability, Social Security, Disability Retirement/Pension or similar experience to join our A++ boutique legal team in the heart of midtown Manhattan. NY Bar is required.
Competitive salary, incentive compensation, new modern offices, flexible work-from-home options and attractive benefits will be offered including mentoring and training. Our firm is widely regarded as a premier industry leader in our area of practice.
Riemer Hess is a highly specialized, well-established law firm working in the fields of long-term disability, health care, and life insurance claims under ERISA and New York law. We offer concierge, high-end services to guide and protect our clients – most of whom are professionals and executives – through some of the most stressful times of their lives. For more than 25 years, we’ve taken pride in making a difference in the lives of our disabled clients each and every day.
A career at Riemer Hess is the opportunity to do work that matters. It’s the chance to use your legal and advocacy skills and passion for helping others to touch the lives of individuals with disabilities. You’ll be working with a diverse team of top legal talent that is constantly pushing the envelope. Our firm prides itself on being a human-centered, and growth and development focused employer.
As part of our team, you will be responsible for a docket of disability claims, appeals, and benefit monitoring. You will also be responsible for providing litigation support in discovery and motions as needed. In this role, you will be supervising a team of paralegals and legal assistants. You also will have the opportunity to interact with clients while providing legal advice, guidance, and setting/managing client expectations.
If you’re looking to advance your career at a highly-regarded, forward-thinking firm that cares, we’d love to hear from you.
The Ideal Candidate will have:
We are looking for someone who is: highly proactive in completing assigned work and winning our client’s claims; an effective communicator, with strong written and verbal communications skills; and able to work efficiently under pressure with attention to detail and deadlines.
Salary: $110,000 to 130,000+ commensurate with experience
Work Remotely (from home) temporarily due to COVID-19
Many of our employees are currently working from their homes due to the coronavirus. Our plans for returning to our NYC offices are still developing as the circumstances continue to change. The health and safety of our employees remains a top a priority.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Riemer Hess will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
Job Type: Full-time (Monday to Friday)
COVID-19 considerations: We are continuing to work-from-home, e.g., remotely. Our plans for returning to the office in 2022 are still being formulated.
We are currently seeking a Paralegal with a minimum of 2-3 years of law firm experience who shares our passion for helping others. This position provides an opportunity to build a rewarding, long-term career with our law firm. We seek someone who has proven experience in building strong relationships with clients and would thrive in a collaborative, purpose-driven environment.
A career at Riemer Hess is the opportunity to grow your talents while doing work that matters. It’s the chance to use your expertise, entrepreneurial spirit, and passion for helping others to as we continue to touch the lives of individuals with disabilities. We are proud of our energizing and collaborative team environment that promotes success for our clients and each other. If you’re someone who is interested in shaping the future with us, we’d love to hear from you.
Qualifications and Skills:
The ideal candidate will have:
2+ years of relevant law firm experience or similar office setting
Experience building long-term relationships with law firm clients
Upbeat personality, patience and a genuine interest in helping others
Strong written and verbal communications and interpersonal skills
Experience managing multiple priorities
Strong attention to detail
Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PDF software
Experience reviewing, organizing, and synthesizing medical records
Emotional intelligence and a growth mindset - focus on learning and improvement
Responsibilities and Duties
As a trusted member of our team, you will be the primary contact for an assigned roster of clients who need to be protected from the aggressive tactics of their insurance companies, who put profits before people and look for any reason to unjustly terminate policy holder benefits. You will have substantial interaction with clients, doctor's offices, and insurance companies. You will foster a strong relationship of trust, respect, and reliance with our clients while acting as the face of our firm. The job is challenging and deeply rewarding.
You will be responsible for the following duties:
Protecting disability benefits for an assigned roster of clients
Monitoring insurance requests for updated medical/financial information
Flagging abusive insurance company tactics
Strategizing with our legal team to protect our clients’ interests
Daily interactions with clients, doctors’ offices, and insurance company reps.
Gather/prepare client, doctor, employer and family affidavits and other written statements
Review of medical records, employment records, insurance policies
Careful monitoring of deadlines and other docket items; and
Collaborating with team members to support deliverables/goals
Light administrative duties, including scanning and proofreading to support your work
Work Experience We Value:
Law Firm: Social Security Disability claims; ERISA disability claims; Workers Compensation claims; Personal Injury; and Insurance and Employment or Labor Law.
Insurance: In-house Claims
Salary: $50-62,000 range (commensurate with experience)
Paid Time Off
Health and Disability Insurance
401K and Profit-Sharing Plans
Collaborative team culture
In-house training and coaching/mentoring
Remote Interview Process
Building adheres to NYC & NYS cleaning guidelines
Personal Protective Equipment provided/required
Proof of COVID vaccination required to work on-site (not required if remote)
No contact Reception
Location: Remote and Hybrid Opportunities Available
I do not take the trust that our clients place in us for granted. We offer our hand to people as they’re navigating through periods of incredible stress and uncertainty. When someone accepts our hand, they trust that we’ll guide them through the thickets and into a more secure financial future.
I have the best job in the world. Almost every day, I am able to help individuals whose livelihood is threatened by disability. I am able to fight the good fight against unscrupulous insurance companies on behalf of the disabled.
I pride myself on being tenacious and dogged. Humans evolved as persistence hunters. We were not always able to run fast, but we could keep running longer. Insurance companies use this same strategy. They hope that if they make it difficult to prove that you are disabled by asking for more forms, more evidence, more examinations, you will give up. I don’t give up. I keep running.
Making a difference in the lives of very vulnerable and disabled clients is my mission and an extremely rewarding aspect of my work. I thrive on exceeding my clients’ expectations. Protecting and preserving my clients’ benefits is at the forefront of my commitment.
This work is rewarding because I get to ensure my clients receive top notch legal representation and help them secure the best possible outcome under the circumstances.
I have forged many close relationships with my clients and find that to be extremely rewarding. Knowing that I have made a difference in the lives of my clients means the world to me.
I'm happy to work for a firm that helps make the complicated process of receiving long term disability benefits easier for our clients. That way they can stress less and focus more on the most important thing—their health.
Senior Legal Assistant
Advocating for injured or ill clients is what I find most rewarding about my work and what has been the foundation to my legal career. I have a powerful drive to fight for client’s rights and livelihoods against insurers.
Each client is going through a unique struggle, and only they can fully comprehend the extent of their suffering. I seek to extend a helping hand during this difficult time and put my experience and expertise to work on behalf of the client while they chart unfamiliar, painful and often times terrifying waters.
I pride myself in building relationships and trust with every client I speak with, ensuring that everyone feels comfortable during such a vulnerable stage in their lives.
Client Intake & Relationship Manager
I am fortunate enough to work with a team that prioritizes the well-being and security of those suffering with a disability. I get to help people through an immensely troubling time and support them during some of their most vulnerable and unexpected moments.
Riemer Hess is an equal opportunity employer. Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Riemer Hess will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
Riemer Hess LLC has won numerous awards and accolades for our concierge services.
These are only a few.