In House Counsel

Litigation Counsel - Contract and Full Time Positions

March 12, 2019

At Sun Life Financial, 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 Financial is a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of insurance and wealth products and services to individuals and corporate clients. Sun Life Financial has operations in a number of markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Asia.

We are seeking two experienced litigation lawyers to join our Canadian Legal Team in the role of Litigation Counsel. The successful candidates will be collaborative team players with client focus, strong business acumen and judgment, and an ability to work efficiently and provide strategic and proactive legal solutions to our business partners.  These are agile roles based in either of our Toronto or Waterloo offices.  Occasional travel for file-related matters will be required.

The Litigation Counsel 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 manage all aspects of litigation with confidence – including discoveries, mediations and motions – and to manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment are essential. In addition, a demonstrated ability to contribute to key strategic initiatives and projects, while managing day-to-day aspects of file management, will be considered an asset.

The successful candidates have been called to the Bar of Ontario and are members in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario. They have 3+ years of experience practicing at a law firm or in an in-house legal team.

**Interested applicants please apply by using the following link by April 10, 2019

Diversity and inclusion have always been at the core of our values at Sun Life. 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

We thank all applicants for showing an interest in these positions. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Sun Life Financial

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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3+ years