In House Counsel

AVP and Senior Counsel - Litigation

April 13, 2018

At Sun Life, we work together, share common values and encourage growth and achievement. We offer many career paths that attract a wide variety of talent and skills. Follow a path that lets your talents shine.

Sun Life is seeking an experienced litigation lawyer to join our Canadian Legal Team on a full time basis, in the role of Assistant Vice President (AVP) and Senior Counsel – Litigation. Reporting to the Vice-President and Associate General Counsel – Litigation, the successful candidate will be a collaborative team player with client focus, strong business acumen and judgment, and an innovative approach to litigation management. He or she will also have a demonstrated ability to work efficiently in a high-volume, high-performance environment and to provide strategic and proactive legal solutions to our business partners. This agile role will be based in Sun Life’s corporate headquarters in Toronto and will involve occasional travel for file-related matters.

The AVP and Senior Counsel – Litigation position is responsible for managing a significant litigation caseload, consisting primarily of disability and life insurance claims actions, either directly as solicitor of record or through the instruction of external legal counsel. An ability to independently and efficiently manage all aspects of litigation with confidence – including discoveries, mediations, motions and trials – and to manage competing priorities in a fast paced, environment are essential. The successful candidate has been called to the Bar of Ontario and is a member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario with 10-15 years of experience practicing at a leading law firm or in an in-house legal team.

Diversity and inclusion have always been at the core of our values at Sun Life Financial. A diverse workforce with wide perspectives and creative ideas benefits our clients, the communities where we operate and all of us as colleagues. We welcome applications from qualified individuals from all backgrounds. Persons with disabilities who need accommodation in the application process, or those needing job postings in an alternative format, may e-mail a request to

Interested applicants please apply via our website.

Sun Life Financial

Sun Life Financial is in the business of helping our Clients achieve lifetime financial security and live healthier lives. Founded in Canada in 1865, Sun Life has been a trusted name for generations. Today, Sun Life serves millions of Clients in Canada, the United States, Asia, the U.K. and other parts of the world. Our range of protection and wealth management businesses supports our continued growth and a bright future ahead. We believe diversity is the foundation for understanding the needs of our Clients. Our inclusive culture empowers employees to bring their whole selves to work and contribute to their full potential. We care about the mental, physical and financial wellbeing of our employees by providing progressive reward programs. We aim to make life brighter for our colleagues, Clients and communities globally. We are proud to be recognized year-after-year as one of the world’s most sustainable organizations. With our philanthropic focus on arts, culture and health, we’re dedicated to making the arts more accessible and to our signature cause, the prevention of type 2 diabetes. If you’re looking for an energetic organization that’s committed to employee development and best-in-class client experiences, rise up with Sun Life. Life’s brighter under the sun.

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  • Company

    Sun Life Financial

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  • Size of Company

    Large (50 + people)

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  • Experience Required (Years)

    10 - 15 Years