Gerry Gill

Gerry Gill

Gerry Gill has spent has spent his entire career in the insurance defence field. Prior to joining Dolden Wallace Folick LLP’s Toronto office  in 2013, he held a senior claims position with a a Canadian commercial and specialty lines insurer, where he was responsible for all management, executive and professional lines claims, including directors’ and officers’ liability and professional negligence matters. In addition, Gerry developed and implemented claims handling protocols for all professional line clients to increase claims handling efficiency, reduce claim expenses and eliminate and minimize claim activity. Prior to 2008, Gerry was a partner in a Toronto litigation boutique with a practice devoted entirely to insurance defence litigation. He has appeared in the Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court of Ontario and the Ontario Court of Appeal.

Gerry’s practice areas include:

Directors and officers liability defence and coverage:

  • Monitoring and coverage counsel on reimbursement and duty to defend D & O policies for both publicly held and privately held corporations for a wide range of claims including securities claims, shareholder actions, and employment practice liability claims.
  • Defence counsel for claims against directors and officers of both profit and non-profit corporation, including claims against the company

Professional liability defence and coverage:

  • Coverage counsel for insurers on claims made and reported E & O Policies
  • Defence of professionals in various disciplines including architects, engineers, insurance brokers, financial planners, home inspectors, paralegals and mortgage brokers

Policy Wording Review

  • Create and modify policy wording for insures and managing general agents across all lines including:
    • Director’s and Officer’s Liability – Public, Private and Not for Profit
    • Errors and Omissions/Miscellaneous Professional Liability
    • Employment Practices Liability
    • General Liability Policies

Employment practice liability defence and coverage:

  • Monitoring and coverage counsel on an EPL insurance program in Canada
  • Coverage work and coverage counsel for EPL claims
  • Defence of entities and management for EPL violations

Cyber liability and coverage

  • Coverage counsel for underwriters on a variety of cyber claims
  • Defended insureds with regard to cyber and privacy claims

General liability and property policies and coverage:

  • Defence counsel for a wide range of insureds under general liability policies on a variety of matters including occupiers’ liability, highway maintenance, and product liability claims
  • Coverage and monitoring counsel for insurers on disputed claims

Liquor Liability defence

  • Defence counsel for commercial hosts, including restaurants, pubs and taverns for claims involving liquor liability

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

  • Called to Ontario Bar, 2002
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • PLUS (Professional Liability Underwriting Society)

Gerry Gill's practice areas include:




Cyber and Privacy Liability

Directors and Officers Liability

Fiduciary Liability

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