Senior Counsel

March 4 2019
Categories Legal, Paralegal, Banking - Finance - Securities
Burlington, ON

As the Senior Counsel you will provide general legal advice and direction to various members of the organization. You will support management with business and legal transactions, offering guidance and assistance for compliance activities and reviewing, drafting or negotiating contracts. 

What you're responsible for:

  • Providing legal advice and guidance on various issues related to all facets of the business, including assessing the need to involve stakeholders and retain external counsel.

  • Negotiating, reviewing and drafting legal agreements and insurance documents, including providing advice on major contracts and internal policies.

  • Working collaboratively with the team on co-operative and member owner issues, to create expertise in co-operative, insurance and financial law.

  • Cultivating and maintaining effective relationships with key legal and business personnel, to ensure the legal needs of the organization are met.

  • Representing the organization in industry groups and committees, taking a on legal or compliance issues, and keeping current on legislation and legal developments.

What to expect:

  • Detail oriented work that requires a high degree of mental concentration for extended periods of time.  

  • You will be subject to a Criminal Record and Consumer History background check as a condition of employment, in the event you are the successful candidate.

To be successful:

  • You have an innovative mindset to improve operational efficiencies and ability to influence change, with a primary focus on client needs.    

  • You use critical thinking skills to recognize assumptions, evaluate arguments, draw conclusions and proactively propose solutions.  

  • You have strong communication skills to clearly convey messages and explore diverse points of view.   

  • You build trusting relationships and provide guidance to support the development of colleagues.

To join our team:

  • You have four years of progressive legal and/or regulatory experience in a corporate, commercial, insurance or financial environment.

  • You have a Law Degree and are a member in good standing of the Bar in any Canadian province or territory.

What we offer:

  • Training and development opportunities to grow your career with one of Canada's Best Employers. 

  • Flexible work options and paid time off to support your personal and family needs. 

  • A holistic approach to your well-being, with physical and mental health programs and a supportive workplace culture. 

  • Paid volunteer days to give back to your community. 

  • A comprehensive total rewards package, including competitive salary, bonus, pension and benefits.

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