Careers at Riemer Hess

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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 Culture & Values

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

Career Opportunities

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.

Click below to view our open positions.

We hope to inspire you to join our team!

What you can expect from a career at Riemer Hess:


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Work With Purpose

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.

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Support for Career Growth

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.

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Work/Life Well-Being

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.

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Competitive Compensation and Benefits

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:

    • a competitive base salary
    • 401K and profit-sharing plans
    • bonuses and incentives for performance
    • generous paid time off and holiday schedule
    • health insurance
    • disability insurance
    • commuter benefits
    • training, mentoring, and coaching
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On-Site Offices

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.

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COVID Safety

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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Open Positions

Ready to apply?

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 friemer@riemerhess.com.

 

Professional Staff Positions 1 open position

Legal Assistant-Remote/Hybrid

We seek an exceptional administrative professional to join our elite NYC team. Position is hybrid remote with 1 to 2 days in our mid-town NYC office per week, depending on needs.  If you are someone who has a service-oriented mindset (even before your first sip of coffee), wants to be part of a purpose-driven team and values being organized and efficient, we want you to apply.

Riemer Hess, LLC is a niche NYC law firm that assists disabled executives and professionals in filing and litigating claims for long term disability. We take great pride in providing our clients with five-star, stress-free service as they struggle with this most difficult life transition. Read what our clients say about us at www.riemerhess.com.

As a key member of our team, you will provide day-to-day administrative and legal services support for the Riemer Hess team of attorneys and paralegals.

We are looking for a self-starter with a strong work ethic and attention to detail to be part of our top-notch legal team. We are a paperless office, so being tech savvy is essential. Our ideal candidate also will have an upbeat personality, professional demeanor, strong writing and proofreading skills, and experience juggling multiple people and projects as you move through your day.

Job Duties:

Answering phones; processing mail; scanning; calendar assistance; meeting logistics; drafting letters; proofreading correspondence and litigation documents; requesting medical records; interfacing with insurance companies and doctors’ offices; and other general office administrative duties to support the effective and efficient day-to-day operations of our Firm.

We Require:

  • Minimum of 2 years prior work experience in a law firm or similar office setting
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills (Degree in English a plus +)
  • Experience managing multiple priorities
  • Attention to detail and deadlines
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Slack and PDF software
  • Education: associate or bachelor’s degrees preferred

We Offer:

  • $45-49K Salary, commensurate with experience
  • Bonus eligible
  • Paid Time Off
  • Health and Disability Insurance
  • 401K and Profit-Sharing Plans
  • Collaborative team culture
  • In-house training, coaching/mentoring, career mobility
  • EAP - Employee Assistance Program through ADP

Work Schedule:

9 am to 5:30 pm Monday-Friday

Job Type: Full-time

Location:  Remote Hybrid; 1 to 2 days required in-office (New York City-midtown office) weekly

Salary: $45,000.00 - $49,000.00 per year

Schedule:

  • 8.5-hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay eligible.

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Outcome-oriented -- results-focused with strong performance culture
  • People-oriented -- supportive and fairness-focused
  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative

Company's website:

  • www.riemerhess.com

Benefit Conditions:

  • A waiting period may apply.

Work Remotely:

  • 3 to 4 days per week from home
  • 1 to 2 day per week in midtown office

Paralegal Positions 1 open position

Disability Claims Paralegal

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)

Bonus eligible

Paid Time Off

Health and Disability Insurance

401K and Profit-Sharing Plans

Commuter Check

Collaborative team culture

In-house training and coaching/mentoring


COVID-19 Precautions:

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


Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday: Full-time

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. 

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Jennifer Hess

Partner

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.  
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Scott Riemer

Partner

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.
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Ryan McIntyre

Associate

My goal is to provide the representation that gets my clients the benefits they are rightfully entitled to under their policies. I advocate by providing personalized strategies to develop claims to be as strong as possible to combat any defenses the insurance company might have.
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Samantha Wladich

Associate

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.
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Kasandra Raux

Supervising Paralegal

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.
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Hannah Harrington

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.
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Sam Cornielle

Paralegal

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.
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Hannah Cochrane

Paralegal

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.
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Nicole Binns

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.
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Jessica Carrion

Legal Assistant

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    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.

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