Litigation - Lawyer

  • Sun Life Financial
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Nov 25, 2021
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

ou are as unique as your background, experience and point of view. Here, you’ll be encouraged, empowered and challenged to be your best self. You'll work with dynamic colleagues - experts in their fields - who are eager to share their knowledge with you. Your leaders will inspire and help you reach your potential and soar to new heights. Every day, you'll have new and exciting opportunities to make life brighter for our Clients - who are at the heart of everything we do. Discover how you can make a difference in the lives of individuals, families and communities around the world.



Job Description:



Sun Life (TSX: SLF) is a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of insurance, wealth and asset management solutions to individual and corporate clients. Sun Life has operations in a number of markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the UK and Asia. 


We are looking for a litigator with superior judgment and interpersonal skills to join our Canadian Legal Team in the role of Litigation Counsel. This is an agile role based in either our Toronto or Waterloo office.


The successful candidate will have a strong focus on client impact.  They will be required to provide proactive, timely and strategic legal support to internal business partners.  This will involve some travel for file-related matters. No travel will be required while COVID restrictions are in place.


What will you do?

  • Directly manage a large caseload of life and health insurance cases as counsel of record
  • Litigate cases independently including conducting discoveries, mediations and motions
  • Contribute as needed to litigation team projects and initiatives involving other teams and stakeholders while managing day-to-day aspects of file work
  • Give clear and concise advice to business partners and colleagues on litigated and non-litigated matters


What do you need to succeed?

  • Be a lawyer in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario
  • Have 5+ years of experience managing a high-volume litigation practice (in-house experience and knowledge of disability law would be an asset)
  • Be enthusiastic about leveraging data and technology in your practice
  • Engage and influence others with confidence, candour and openness
  • Build productive relationships with colleagues and business partners
  • Be resilient and able to adapt to change
  • Maintain a continuous improvement mindset
  • Consider and consult relevant information to articulate key issues and risks
  • Take a risk-based approach to your work


What’s in it for you?

  • Flexible Benefits from the day you join to meet the needs of you and your family
  • Pension, stock and savings programs to help build and enhance your future financial security
  • Wellness programs that support the three pillars of your health – mental, physical and financial


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