Senior Legal Counsel - 12 month contract

April 1 2021
Industries Security
Categories Commercial, Corporate, Mergers/Acquisitions, Legal, Paralegal, Legal, Paralegal
Toronto, ON

Job Summary:

This is an amazing opportunity for an ambitious, hard-working and technically excellent lawyer to join a dynamic in-house legal team. Reporting directly to the Legal VP for Canada, you will take responsibility for managing internal clients from various business units in a range of areas including; commercial, consumer reporting, regulatory, privacy, marketing, IP/IT and contract drafting. To ensure success you will need good practical judgement and a business-minded approach.

Who is Equifax?

At Equifax, we believe knowledge drives progress. As a global data, analytics and technology company, we play an essential role in the global economy by helping employers, employees, financial institutions and government agencies make critical decisions with greater confidence.

We work to help create seamless and positive experiences during life’s pivotal moments: applying for jobs or a mortgage, financing an education or buying a car. Our impact is real and to accomplish our goals we focus on nurturing our people for career advancement and their learning and development, supporting our next generation of leaders, maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment, and regularly engaging and recognizing our employees. Regardless of location or role, the individual and collective work of our employees makes a difference and we are looking for talented team players to join us as we help people live their financial best.

The Perks of being an Equifax Employee?

  • We offer excellent compensation packages with market competitive pay, comprehensive healthcare packages, schedule flexibility, work from home opportunities, paid time off, and organizational growth potential.

  • Grow at your own pace through online courses at Learning @ Equifax.

What You’ll Do:

  • Negotiate, review, evaluate and comment on contracts and other obligations and advise internal partners on the degree of risk assigned with such obligations before they are entered into

  • You will Provide day-to-day legal advice and guidance to all business and support business units on a variety matters including, but not limited to: sales, privacy, advertising/marketing, operations, consumer relations, procurement, contracts, compliance, technology, corporate policies, procedures, strategies and initiatives, including new product/service creation and development

  • Collaborate with local and international colleagues in the areas of legal, security, compliance to ensure risk identification and management

  • You will proactively advise business units with respect to compliance regime, including identifying, mitigating and monitoring reputational risk by drafting, implementing and monitoring local policies

  • Act as a trusted advisor to enable Equifax to deliver on strategic objectives


  • 5+ years’ related legal experience with an- LLB or JD and called to the Ontario bar in good standing

  • Experience drafting and negotiating a wide range of business contracts at either a top tier firm or large company/organization

  • Bilingual English and French

  • You possess sound business judgment and extraordinary analytical and contractual skills

  • Ability to provide practical legal advice, risk assessment and creative solutions to business and legal problems

Extra Points for any of the Following

  • You have previously had an in-house position in financial services or credit reporting industry

  • 7+ years’ related legal experience

Success Attributes of an Equifax employee; does this describe you?

  • Accountability

  • Curiosity

  • Collaboration

  • Think and act differently

  • Trust

  • Ownership

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

If this sounds like somewhere you want to work, don’t delay, apply today - we’re looking for you!

Primary Location:

CAN-Toronto-5700 Yonge



Function - Legal


Full time
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