In-House Lawyer: Head of Legal Claims - 15+ Years

May 2, 2013
June 2, 2013
Area of Law

Aviva Canada is one of the leading Property and Casualty insurance groups in Canada providing home, automobile, recreational vehicle, group and business insurance to more than three million customers. A wholly-owned subsidiary of UK-based Aviva plc, the world's sixth-largest insurance group, the company has more than 3,000 employees, 25 locations and 1,700 independent broker partners. Aviva Canada and its employees invest in positive change including through the Aviva Community Fund and Eva's Initiatives, its partner in Aviva's global Street to School program to help homeless and other at-risk youth reach their potential.

Aviva Canada is seeking a seasoned leader and litigator to join its Leadership Team in Toronto. Reporting to the SVP Casualty Claims & Litigation, the successful candidate will manage and lead Aviva Canada’s Claims In-House Legal Department. The successful candidate will manage all aspects of the In-House Legal Department, including design and implementation of management structures, growing talent, training and development, budgeting and reporting. As a member of the senior leadership team, the successful candidate will also be involved in setting overall corporate litigation strategy.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 15 years of active litigation experience(including trial and appellate work) gained from a law firm or corporation and a proven track record of effectively leading and managing a department or practice group of lawyers. Experience in either the insurance sector or in complex commercial litigation will be considered a key asset. As a trusted advisor to the Leadership Team, solid judgment and business acumen are essential to the role, as is the ability to find the appropriate balance between legal expertise and business judgment.

This is a rare opportunity for a litigator to move to an executive management role with a leading corporation.

As this is an exclusive assignment with The Heller Group, all resumes sent directly to Aviva Canada will be re-directed to The Heller Group.