Senior Counsel, Staff Counsel

  • Travelers
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Oct 18, 2023
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) Litigator

Job Description

Who Are We? Solid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities. That’s Travelers. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers – and opportunities for our employees. You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference.   Job Category Legal   Target Openings 1   What Is the Opportunity? What Will You Do?
  • Actively tries cases to jury verdict demonstrating exceptional use of trial skills in litigating cases.
  • Independently handles complex litigation and large exposure cases from case inception through trial/resolution.
  • Demonstrates exceptional legal research and writing skills.
  • Drafts substantive pleadings, motions, briefs, discovery and other legal documents.
  • Proactively identifies and communicates exposure and risk in a timely manner to insured clients and claim partners.
  • Builds and fosters internal and external client relationships with a customer centric focus.
  • Takes a leadership role in working collaboratively with claim and business partners to achieve results and identify/resolve issues.
  • Provides leadership through mentoring other attorneys and legal support staff.
  • Provides internal and external training, seminars and legal updates to insured clients and claim partners.
  • Provides in-depth, substantive analysis and quality reporting to insured clients and claim partners in a timely manner.
  • Initiates special projects and identifies other opportunities to support office goals/business needs.
  • Fully and effectively utilize available technology and automation.
  • Adheres to all standards of excellence in file organization and management.
  • Timely completes all required administrative tasks including time reporting, case closings, and other reporting.
  • Travels as required to meet business needs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
What Will Our Ideal Candidate Have?
  • Senior Associate/Partner level of experience
  • Proven track record of trial skills and techniques Successful completion of the bar and ethics examinations in the state(s) in which representation is required
  • Exceptional and articulate presentation skills
  • Strong and persuasive oral advocacy and writing skills
  • Ability to clearly and effectively articulate position
  What is a Must Have?
  • Graduation from an accredited law school with a strong academic record.
  • Minimum of 7 years of litigation practice or equivalent legal experience.
  • Active license to practice law.
  What Is in It for You?  
  • Health Insurance: Employees and their eligible family members – including spouses, partners, and children – are eligible for coverage from the first day of employment.
  • Retirement: Travelers provides a core contribution of 3% of your total eligible earnings to your Deferred Profit Sharing Plan (“DPSP”). Travelers also matches your savings plan contribution dollar-for-dollar up to 5% of base pay.
  • Paid Time Off: Start your career at Travelers with a minimum of 20 days Paid Time Off (“PTO”) annually, plus the opportunity to purchase additional days to allow for up to a total of 36 PTO days per year. You will also receive twelve paid company Holidays.
  • Wellness Program: The Travelers wellness program is comprised of tools and resources that empower you to achieve your wellness goals. In addition, our Life Balance program provides access to professional counseling services and other resources to support your daily life needs. Through Life Balance, you’re eligible for free counseling sessions with a licensed therapist.
  • Volunteer Encouragement: We have a deep commitment to the communities we serve and encourage our employees to get involved. Travelers has a Matching Gift and Volunteer Rewards program that enables you to give back to the charity of your choice.
  Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Travelers is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing accommodation to persons with disabilities. If you require accommodation during the recruitment or interview process we will work with you to accommodate your needs.   If you are a candidate and have specific questions regarding the physical requirements of this role, please send us an email via the Clear Legal Job Board so we may assist you.