Description : SENIOR CORPORATE LITIGATION COUNSEL (GREATER VANCOUVER)
A challenging in-house opportunity for Senior Lawyer to act as Corporate Legal Counsel for litigation matters, in a collegial yet challenging organization?
Job Description :
Our client, a leading insurance organization, is seeking an experienced lawyer (10+ years) to join the corporate team to advise and provide counsel to the business on range of litigation matters affecting the business.
This role is truly a mixed bag and diverse role often involving detailed fact investigations; the ability to offer sound legal advice on various corporate and litigation matters;
retaining and managing external counsel when required and may involve court appearances.
Responsibilities Include :
Advising on various litigation related matters including claims involving : and Accident benefits, own damage claims, breach claims and bad faith matters;
and general corporate litigation
Providing expert written and oral legal opinions
Advising all corporate departments across the organization
Dealing with any HR legal issues
Legal Recovery of debts
Negotiating, drafting, reviewing, amending and interpreting corporate contacts, policies, guides, forms and materials for legal significance and providing constructive advice and input to internal business groups;
Knowledge of ability to advise on legal principles and procurement related legislation and trade agreements
Familiarity with various supply agreements including technology focused agreements
Providing legal advice to various internal business groups;
Assisting the business in managing legal risk;
Providing preventative legal services through various seminars.
Requirements : Requirements :
The Successful Candidate Must :
Have a MINIMUM of 10 Years’ Experience of related experience (a broad foundation and understanding of legal concepts, experience and applications dealing with litigation and general legal matters affecting a large business)
Have an LL.B. or J.D. and be a Member in good standing with the Law Society of BC
Have Solid technical, interpersonal and communication skills
Familiarity with the Insurance Acts and Regulations
General Corporate Litigation and claims experience
Experience providing expert written and oral legal opinion and advice to all corporate departments
The ability to provide practice legal advice and support in a fast-paced environment
Exhibit a high level of professionalism and exceptional business judgement
If you thrive in a high performing, yet collegial team environment and are seeking personal and professional rewards in an in-
house setting, then this is the position for you.