With extensive experience and nuanced knowledge of the complex regulatory landscape of the insurance industry, Jill gives clients practical advice on regulatory, transactional and other advisory matters.
Co-head of the firm’s Financial Services practice, Jill has more than 25 years of experience advising the property and casualty, life and reinsurance sectors of the insurance industry on corporate, regulatory and transactional matters.
Jill regularly advises on all aspects of the law, whether federal or provincial, and acts as counsel to a broad range of clients, including insurers, reinsurers, banks, credit unions, intermediaries, cover holders and MGAs, third-party administrators, retailers, employers and associations. Jill is noted for her ability to respond to and resolve issues with the numerous regulators who impact on the insurance sector in Canada. She also has extensive experience in privacy law and data breach response matters.
[G]reat knowledge of regulatory matters and is very responsive to client needs. Well regarded for her regulatory expertise, she provides a range of services to an array of industry-leading insurers, from compliance advice to digital product launch and disputes guidance.
—Chambers Canada, 2021
Jill has broad and extensive experience advising on all aspects of activity in the insurance industry. This includes advising on the formation of insurers, governance matters and obtaining federal and provincial regulatory approvals. She also regularly acts as counsel to insurance company boards of directors.
She frequently engages with regulators, resolving distribution, product and other regulatory issues on behalf of her clients. Jill also counsels clients on market conduct and compliance requirements.
Her work regularly involves drafting and negotiating reinsurance, distribution and other specialized agreements germane to the sector, developing policy wordings, and advising on reinsurance and self-insured, risk retention and captive strategies.
Beyond insurance matters, Jill has experience in privacy law, the resolution of privacy complaints and privacy breach responses.
Recognition and Awards
Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in insurance: transactional and regulatory
The Legal 500—Leading lawyer in insurance
IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Highly regarded in financial services regulatory
Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in insurance law
The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in financial institutions regulation (Ontario)
Who’s Who Legal—Leading Canadian lawyer in insurance and reinsurance
Expert Guides’ Women in Business Law—Leading lawyer in insurance and reinsurance
Lexology and the International Law Office’s Client Choice Award—Insurance and reinsurance (Ontario and Canada)
Jill sits on the Board of Directors of three federally regulated insurers. She also serves as Counsel to the Travel Health Insurance Association of Canada and as Director of the Ladies First Hockey Foundation.