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Job Title Insurance Coverage and Defence Lawyer
Role Associate/Attorney
Expertise Litigation/Dispute Resolution
Job Location Toronto

About Clyde & Co

Our Canadian offices are an essential part of Clyde & Co's global practice, providing a strong regional focus for both local and international clients across a range of complex and contentious matters, including professional liability, casualty, construction and infrastructure, cyber risk, class action defence, insurance defence and coverage, D&O liability, product liability and commercial litigation. Our lawyers have vast experience litigating disciplinary proceedings against a broad range of professionals, as well as handling fraud, antitrust, anti-corruption and regulatory investigations.

At Clyde & Co, we offer a highly supportive culture in a friendly, welcoming environment, characterized by diversity and inclusion. Our fast-growing international firm is known for its global outlook, comprehensive practice, and genuine commitment to clients as well as for its distinctive approach within an open, fast-paced and rapidly changing field.

Overview of the role

We are looking for a seasoned insurance coverage and defence lawyer, with an interest and experience in speciality commercial insurance work (both coverage and defence), with an aptitude to litigation and dispute resolution. As a lawyer at our Firm, you will engage in matters involving all aspects of litigation including reporting to clients, examinations for discovery, mediations, arbitrations, trials and appeals. You will have the opportunity of working in an entrepreneurial atmosphere and as part of a collegial team, all the while further developing your career.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Providing legal analysis and advice in the area of litigation, with a focus on specialty lines of insurance, professional negligence claims, construction professional litigation, and other sectors including insurance coverage related to municipal liability, police liability, occupier's liability, liquor liability, property insurance, and product liability.
  • In conjunction with partners, having carriage of coverage and litigation files, from initial assessment, pleadings, motions, discovery through mediation, pre-trial, and trial;
  • Analyzing legal and factual issues and advising clients;
  • Attending at examinations for discovery;
  • Preparing correspondence to counsel opposite and clients;
  • Maintaining relations with the insurers and insureds;
  • Reviewing documents in preparation for litigation;
  • Submitting filings to the court;
  • Appearing in court, independently or with partners, to argue motions, attend pre-trials and mediations;
  • Assisting with, or conducting solo preparations and attending independently or with partners at trials or other adjudicative hearings;
  • Attending Ontario or other Canadian Bar Association events for the purpose of professional and business development opportunities;
  • Performing certain tasks related to the practice management side of the legal work;
  • Developing his/her overall set of skills in an on-going fashion;
  • Meeting other related business needs or priorities as they may arise from time to time.

Qualifications Required

  • Graduate from a recognized University / Common Law School with a licence to practice law in Ontario (member in good standing with the Ontario Bar);
  • 4+ years of post-qualification coverage and litigation experience;
  • Relevant experience with professional indemnity - including design professionals and engineers, insurance brokers, accountants, with trial experience and some coverage experience.
  • Exceptional legal writing and communication skills;
  • Sound judgement and legal reasoning, excellent analytical skills and creativity in solving problems;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop strategies, present a clear plan to the client, and communicate instructions rigorously and precisely;
  • Proven advocacy talent;
  • High integrity and intellectual rigor;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and keen interest in building client relationships;
  • Able to work independently, as well as in a team.

This is the job description as constituted at present; although, the Firm reserves the right to reasonably amend it in accordance with the changing needs of the business. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Clyde & Co US LLP is committed to protecting the health and well-being of our employees and partners, their families, and members of our community against COVID-19. Accordingly, we require all partners and employees based in Canada to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter the Firm's office, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation based on documented medical or religious grounds. Offers of employment will be conditioned upon applicants presenting proof of full COVID-19 vaccination unless exempted by the firm based on medical or religious grounds.