Vivian Bercovici’s practice focuses on insurance regulatory matters, insurance brokers and brokerages, corporate governance, risk management, privacy, aboriginal law, and public policy and legislative advice. She represents insurers, brokers, industry associations and government interests.
Until June 2006, Vivian served as Vice-President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company, one of the country’s largest property and casualty insurers. Having worked as a member of a national executive team, Vivian has extensive experience addressing operational issues in a highly competitive marketplace. She is also familiar with managing the challenges encountered by regulated industries, which require collaboration with government and public sector interests, as well as industry associations.
Before joining The Dominion in 1998, Vivian was a senior policy advisor to the Ontario Minister of Finance. Drawing on six years of experience as a litigation lawyer when she specialized in media defence work, Vivian assesses corporate positions and responses with a strong appreciation of the broader business, public policy and communications issues.
She was appointed Canada’s Chief Federal Negotiator for the specific claims of the Lac Seul First Nation and Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte.
Vivian is a director of the Canadian Journalism Foundation and has served on other not-for-profit boards in the past. She speaks frequently at continuing education programs as well as industry events.
LL.B., University of Toronto, 1988
Diploma, International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London), 1985
B.A. (Honours), York University, 1984