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Zurich NA Coverage Counsel in Toronto, Ontario

Coverage Counsel


Job Summary

Manages allcoverage and extra-contractual litigation requiring the highest degree of legal complexity and coordination requiring specialized expertise to protect the interests of the company. Responsible for managing all aspects of the litigation process in representation of the company. Provides legal counsel and insights in partnership with, underwriting and claims organizations on policy language, new product offerings and complex coverage interpretations to ensure continuous improvements to products, processes and operations.

Job Accountabilities

  • Work towards timely resolution of unique coverage issues and potential litigation by developing, preparing and implementing coverage and/or extra-contractual litigation strategies for the highest complexity and exposure assignments requiring specialized expertise in line of business.

  • Manage and oversee all aspects of litigation matters by assigning cases to outside counsel, partnering to establish litigation strategies and budget; coordinating activities; overseeing progress; reviewing litigation expenses, authorizing payments and evaluating outside counsel performance

  • Resolves technical coverage issues and provides legal counsel to claims professionals and underwriters on coverage issues, product development, product refresh, policy language and specials endorsements to address coverage matters.

  • Ensure legal compliance by following regional, country and/or local laws and regulations and internal control requirements.

  • Provide proactive insights and legal guidance by identifying opportunities for technical excellence, developing and delivering targeted training to the organization.

  • Contribute to the team effort by accomplishing related results and participating on projects as needed.

Job Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor and 8 or more years of experience as a practicing lawyer in private practice, insurance, and / or a combination of both, with an emphasis on coverage and extra-contractual litigation and coverage interpretation


  • Member in good standing of a Provincial Bar

  • Member in good standing of a Provincial Bar

Additional Information

Imagine working for a company that truly cares about their employees, customers, stakeholders, and communities they serve. Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the best global insurance provider in the world. Zurich is that place where 55,000 employees across approximately 200 countries and territories are all focused on helping people and helping companies protect what is truly most important to them. We are a values-driven organization that takes pride in the work that we do every day and we have the ambition to be the best global insurer in the world.

Zurich is committed to providing a diverse, inclusive and barrier-free environment resulting in an accessible organization for employees, customers, and other parties who interact with, or on behalf of, Zurich. We strive to achieve a workplace free of discrimination of all forms, including discrimination on the basis of physical or mental disability, or medical condition. If you are interested in a job opportunity, please advise if you require an accommodation, so we can work with you to provide a more accessible process.

Primary Location: Canada-Ontario-Toronto

Schedule Full-time

Travel No

Job Posting 03/19/20

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 20000214

It is the Policy of Zurich in North America, as an equal opportunity employer, to attract and retain the best-qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability or protected veteran status.