Senior Counsel, Litigation - Calgary

  • 10+ years experience
  • In-house
  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Our client is a Canadian subsidiary of one of the largest and most trusted insurance organizations in North America.

With an eye to the future, the company is seeking to add a Senior Litigation lawyer to join their Claims Team. The position is based out of Calgary but the company is open to a remote working arrangement with flexibility to travel to Calgary for in-person court and procedural appearances when they resume.

Reporting to the Director, you will represent the company and its insureds in the defence of a range of tort matters. Responsibilities for this role will include, but are not limited to: handling all aspects of litigation from initial referral to file closure; providing strategic assessment and opinions on files; drafting pleadings, motion materials and other procedural documents; attending motions, examinations for discovery, mediations, trials and other hearings; monitoring evolving legislation and case law and providing proactive guidance to various business units on the impact of legal developments; and providing mentorship and training to staff as necessary.

The ideal candidate will have 10 + years of experience in personal injury law gained from a reputable law firm or another large insurer. Experience in defence work as well as personal and bodily injury will be preferred. The company is seeking a strong technical lawyer who is solutions oriented but also a strong advocate. An ability to exercise good judgement under tight timelines and discretion in sensitive matters is also essential.

Please apply in complete confidence to Danya Cohen or Adam Lepofsky (both Canadian qualified lawyers) at RainMaker Group.

danyac@rainmakergroup.ca | adaml@rainmakergroup.ca

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