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Lawyer, Monitoring

May 30 2017
Industries Legal
Categories Litigation
Montreal, QC

Our Canadian offices are an essential part of Clyde & Co's global practice, providing a strong regional focus for both local and international clients across a range of complex and contentious matters, including professional liability, casualty, construction and infrastructure, cyber risk, class action defence, insurance defence and coverage, D&O liability and product liability. Our lawyers have vast experience litigating disciplinary proceedings against a broad range of professionals as well as handling fraud, antitrust, anti-corruption and regulatory investigations.

At Clyde & Co, we offer a highly supportive culture in a friendly, welcoming environment, characterized by diversity and inclusion. Our fast-growing international firm is known for its global outlook, comprehensive practice, and genuine commitment to clients as well as for its distinctive approach within an open, fast-paced and rapidly changing field.

Overview of the Role
The lawyer's primary responsibility will be the management of important litigation in the construction, professional liability and financial risk sectors in Quebec, the rest of Canada, or even in the United States, on behalf of our insurer clients, most of whom are part of the London market. The candidate could also be called upon to act as an attorney of record on certain matters, if desired.

Primary Responsibilities 

  • Represent our London-based insurer clients in the management of litigation matters in North America (Quebec, Canada, United States);
  • Review and analyze litigation matters and report to the insurers on risks and strategy (defence, settlement, etc.);
  • Recommend and appoint defence lawyers who will act on our clients' behalf under the direction of the litigation management lawyer;
  • Communicate clear directives and instructions to the defence lawyers;
  • Work closely with the defence lawyers;
  • Coordinate and manage the information received from the defence lawyers and the client;
  • Maintain relations with the insurers;
  • Participate in mediation sessions as an insurer representative

Qualifications Required

  • Member of a Canadian Bar;
  • Diploma in common law and/or civil law;
  • Minimum of 2 to 4 years of experience in private practice or in-house, specifically in litigation or litigation management in Quebec, Canada and/or elsewhere;
  • Complete fluency in written and spoken English is essential;
  • Strong abilities in the preparation of high-quality written reports in English;
  • Excellent analytical and synthesis skills;
  • Strong sense of rigour and attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop strategies, present a clear plan to the client, and communicate instructions rigorously and precisely;
  • Negotiating talent;
  • Well-established sense of interpersonal relations;
  • At ease in developing relationships of trust with clients, as well as with lawyers.

This is the job description as constituted at present; however, the Firm reserves the right to reasonably amend it in accordance with the changing needs of the business.

If you are interested in this position, please send us a cover letter, accompanied by your résumé and academic transcripts to: ****************@*******.ca network