AIG Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Mar 28, 2017Full time
Position Description: Embark on a career of many possibilities. AIG Canada is part of an organization of over 45,000 employees whose individual ambitions, talents, and perspectives combine to create a world-leading property-casualty and general insurance organization. We are underwriters, finance professionals, claims adjusters, legal counsel, engineers, and customer service representatives, working in partnership with over 70 million clients around the world. While we each bring to AIG our own unique backgrounds and knowledge, we share a common mission driven by an entrepreneurial and resourceful spirit: Charting new territory, setting new industry standards and taking our business – and our clients – to even greater heights. The people of AIG come from virtually every point on the globe. We understand global currents that impact all of us, as well as local conditions that help shape the market. We know what it takes to begin a journey and see it through. We continue to map the way forward. We currently have an opportunity for a Legal Counsel - Canada located in our Toronto Office. Performance Objectives • Provide day-to-day Canada-specific legal counsel and advice to business and support service units on a broad array of matters including, but not limited to: confidentiality; non-disclosure; outsourcing, distribution and vendor agreements; marketing materials and presentations; E-commerce and Website content; interpretation of legislation and regulatory changes; sign off and negotiation of business related contracts and agreements; and active assistance in modification of existing products and the introduction of new insurance products to ensure that they meet Canadian legal and regulatory requirements. • Work closely with General Counsel and Canadian legal team to address legal, regulatory and compliance issues of all types. Role will support the Consumer and Commercial Lines. • Be a part of the Consumer and Commercial management team and provide legal insight necessary to solve short-term problems as well as guide forward-looking strategic initiatives. • Establish professional networks and business relationships within the Canada Consumer and Commercial businesses and other areas of AIG. • Follow Canadian legal and regulatory developments; identify business, legal and regulatory trends and issues potentially impacting the industry and the Canada Consumer and Commercial insurance business; ensure that Home Office Consumer and Commercial Legal Departments are apprised of any relevant Canadian legal or regulatory developments. • Assist with the implementation of AIG policies and guidelines. AIG Canada welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Position Requirements: Ideal Candidate Will Have or Be: • Qualified lawyer holding LLB/JD degree and member in good standing of the Law Society of Upper Canada • A minimum of 5-7 years of post-call experience • Solid understanding of consumer and commercial Property & Casualty business. This includes the following commercial products; Casualty, Financial Lines, and Property, as well as Personal Lines, Travel, and Accident & Health products. • Demonstrated ability, in-house or in a law firm, to build and maintain relationships with federal and provincial regulators • Ability to identify issues, gather and organize relevant information, devise solutions and action plans and obtain requisite support from business and legal leaders • Experience in an insurance or financial services environment preferred • Bilingual (French/English) preferred • Marketing experience a plus • Strong research, analytical and drafting skills • Excellent advocacy and verbal and written communication skills • Ability to work collaboratively with peers and internal clients About Us: American International Group, Inc. (AIG) is a leading global insurance organization. Founded in 1919, today we provide a wide range of property casualty insurance, life insurance, retirement products, mortgage insurance and other financial services to customers in more than 100 countries and jurisdictions. Our diverse offerings include products and services that help businesses and individuals protect their assets, manage risks and provide for retirement security. AIG common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Join our Talent Network at www.aig.com/talentnetwork. Additional information about AIG can be found at www.aig.com and www.aig.com/strategyupdate | YouTube: www.youtube.com/aig> | Twitter: @AIGinsurance | LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/aig. These references with additional information about AIG have been provided as a convenience, and the information contained on such websites are not incorporated by reference into this press release.