Rachel B. Runge Associate

Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2013 - Ontario

Primary phone: +1 905-540-7103

Fax: +1 905-523-8098

Email: rachel.runge@gowlingwlg.com

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Primary office:  Hamilton

Rachel B. Runge

Rachel is an associate in Gowling WLG's Hamilton office, practicing in the area of insurance and professional liability. Her practice primarily includes insurance coverage, licensing of insurance intermediaries, and the regulation of insurance in Canada.

Rachel is a member of the firm's Insurance and Professional Liability Practice Group and an editor of the firm's OnRisk publication. Prior to joining Gowling WLG, Rachel articled and practised at one of Canada's leading insurance defence litigation firms, where she developed a particular interest in the areas of construction negligence, professional negligence and first-party insurance claims, including Statutory Accident Benefits and long-term disability benefits. She has represented clients before the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Small Claims Court of Ontario and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal.

Rachel's work focuses primarily on regulatory matters with an emphasis on licensing of insurance intermediaries. She works closely with other professionals throughout the firm to support inquiries surrounding insurance coverage and risk mitigation.

Rachel is actively interested in professional development. She has presented to legal and industry associations and her clients on various topics, including expert opinion evidence, limitation periods, adverse costs insurance, and most recently, the incidental sale of insurance throughout Canada.

Rachel is a member of the executive of the Hamilton Lawyers' Club and is on the Board of Directors for the Wilfrid Laurier University Alumni Association. She enjoys working with students of all levels, and has volunteered as a coach with the Hamilton Justice Education Network and as a mentor with the First Generation Network and Wilfrid Laurier/Sussex's joint BA/LLB program.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2019

    • Community
      Hamilton Lawyers' Club, Member of Executive
    • Community
      United Way, Halton & Hamilton, Sopinka Legal Luncheon Committee Member
  • 2014

    • Community
      Hamilton Justice Education Network – Mock Trial Program
  • 2013

    • Career
      Insurance Defence/Litigation Firm, Associate
    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 2012

    • Career
      Articling Student
    • Education
      University of Ottawa, JD
  • 2009

    • Education
      Wilfrid Laurier University, BA (Hons)


  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Advocates' Society
  • Hamilton Law Association
  • Hamilton Lawyers' Club

Articles & presentations

Paper and Client Presentation: Implications of Adverse Costs Insurance (May 2019)

Paper and Presentation: Issues in Long Term Disability Litigation: Limitation Periods, Hamilton Law Association/OIAA Joint-Insurance Seminar, co-authored with B. Cook (January 2018)

Paper and Client Seminar: Letestu v. Ritlyn - Limitation Periods in claims by Residential Tenants, co-authored with B. Cook (January 2017)

Paper and Presentation: Rule 53.01 Expert Evidence, Hamilton Law Association/OIAA Joint-Insurance Seminar, co-authored with J. Fitch (March 2015)

Paper and Client Seminar: Who is an Insured?, co-authored with J.K. Trimble (October 2013)