Allstate Canada Group: VP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary - Markham

  • 10 to 15 years experience
  • In-house
  • Allstate Canada Group
  • Markham, Ontario, Canada

Allstate Canada Group (ACG), which includes Allstate Insurance Company of Canada,
Pembridge Insurance Company, Pafco Insurance Company and Ivantage Insurance
Brokers Inc., is a member of one of the largest insurance organizations in the world –
The Allstate Corporation. ACG has provided peace of mind and property and casualty
insurance to Canadians since 1953. The company’s network consists of over 2400
employees across Canada, including 900 agents. “You’re in Good Hands” exemplifies
the commitment, knowledge and professionalism of Allstate’s trusted advisors to
customers, making them one of Canada’s strongest personal lines insurers.

ACG is seeking an experienced in-house professional to join its leadership team as
VP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at their headquarters in Markham,
Ontario. This role will serve as a key member of ACG’s leadership team, act as a
strategic business partner to all stakeholders including the US legal organization, and
provide governance expertise to the Board of Directors. Operating with a high degree
of autonomy, responsibilities will include: advising on insurance regulatory requirements
and general compliance; supporting corporate acquisitions, dispositions,
reorganizations and strategic investments; overseeing government relations activities;
supporting the negotiation, drafting, and interpretation of legal agreements with service
providers and other external parties; managing corporate litigation; leading the
company’s corporate governance initiatives; and acting as Secretary for Board and
Committee meetings.

Communication, creativity, a team mentality and strong business acumen are key
attributes for this role. As this position is also responsible for the management and
leadership of a talented team of lawyers and support staff, a proven track record as an
effective leader is critical. The ideal candidate will have 10-15 years of relevant
corporate/commercial experience gained from a leading law firm or major organization. Experience in insurance, another highly regulated industry and/or with a public company would be considered an asset. This is an exceptional opportunity to take on a diverse portfolio of work and join a sophisticated and cohesive leadership team.

If you have the requisite experience, please send your resume in complete confidence
to Adam Lepofsky or Danya Cohen (both Canadian qualified lawyers) at RainMaker

As this is an exclusive assignment with RainMaker Group, all resumes sent directly to
Allstate Canada Group (ACG) will be re-directed to RainMaker Group.

This position has been filled

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