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Job Title: Associate VP - Legal (Insurance) ( ID: O6950 )
Career Category: Litigation
Posted Date: 2011-08-03
Location: Toronto
Our client is starting a journey to change insurance...and you could help them do it!

Have you worked as a litigator in the insurance industry for many years? Are you ready to use this legal experience to help manage and direct the operation of the Legal department of one of Canada�s leading Insurance Companies?

If you understand the customer�s point of view, Speak in terms that a non-lawyer can comprehend and Deliver on your promises...then this in-house insurance role is the job for you!

Our client, a reputable insurance company is seeking to add an Associate Vice President for their Legal Department. Combining your insurance defence/personal injury and business acumen, to operationalize the strategies for the Company�s Claims and Customer Service Operation.

Your responsibilities will include:

- Managing the Company�s Trial/Appeal Management program including trial Committees for all the functional Claims teams
- Monitoring case load and case assignments
- Identifying and developing trial strategies with claims handlers and counsel
- Monitoring conduct of trials and providing counsel and direction as required; leading debriefing sessions following each trial to identify lessons learned
- Participating in Claims Management meetings and providing technical support and guidance in development of strategies and protocols to improve the company�s claims handling and litigation management
- Implementing litigation management initiatives as determined by the SVP; Making recommendations to the SVP via analysis of current information to determine how to improve litigation management
- Determining the capacity and capabilities needs and expertise across the Legal Department, for current and future state
- Guiding the hiring and personal development of staff, including dealing with performance issues, assessing and evaluating performance and supporting career planning
- Setting objectives, assessing performance, and evaluating talent for all members of the legal team, balancing the overall needs of the Company�s business with unique and complex professional development requirements of lawyers, paralegals and assistants



- Honour�s Bachelors Degree
- Law Degree (LLB)
- Admittance to the Bar
- Extensive claims legal technical knowledge
- Strong knowledge of Canadian legal environment
- Excellent negotiation and influencing skills
- Demonstrated track record for developing efficient and effective processes in order to enhance delivery and ensure that goals and targets are met on a consistent basis
- Deep understanding of legislation in all aspects
- Good understanding of Insurance business lines is desired
- Proven experience leading legal practices/legal teams
- Previous working experience as a senior counsel: experience in corporate environment would be advantageous

Thank you for you interest but only those with the requisite qualifications will be interviewed.



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