Overview

Our client, a national insurance company with an entrepreneurial style and niche market position, is seeking to add a Senior Claims Counsel to their team. Reporting to the Senior Vice President & General Counsel, you will be responsible for the management of claims within the Specialty Insurance, Casualty and Risk Solutions departments.


Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of the claims process including:
• Coverage evaluation
• Setting claim reserves
• Reviewing, interpreting, negotiating and drafting agreements
• Responding to insureds, brokers and claimants
• Litigation management
• Negotiation of settlements
• Authorizing payments as required
• Investigating, evaluating, and resolving claims directly and in conjunction with internal and external counsel, claims adjusters and consultants.
• Acting as a legal resource for the company’s various business units.

Requirements

You are the ideal candidate if you have/are:
• JD/LL.B. from a recognized university
• 5 to 8 years of experience specializing in insurance law (more experience welcomed!)
• Membership in good standing of the Law Society of Ontario
• D&O, E&O, Fidelity and Property & Casualty insurance experience is a definite asset, as is in-house claims-handling
• Bilingual English/French is also an asset
• Ability to thrive in a challenging, fast-paced environment
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Strong critical thinking and analytical capabilities
• Forward thinking and collaborative approach to problem solving
• Self-directed work style with the ability to operate in a nimble entrepreneurial environment
• Ability to learn quickly
• A passionate, participative, service-oriented attitude

If this describes you, and you are interested in joining an organization that provides a competitive compensation package, a stimulating work environment, and promotes great work-life balance, send us your details.

We thank all applicants. Only those candidates with the required expertise will be contacted.


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