Senior Legal Counsel - eDiscovery

November 11 2021
Industries Bank, Insurance, Financial services
Categories Accounting, Finance, Forensic accounting, Fraud, In-house, Industry, Contract administrator, Legal, Paralegal
Toronto, ON

Requisition ID: 106145

Join a purpose driven winning team, committed to results, in an inclusive and high-performing culture.


Support Scotiabank’s eDiscovery legal team as a core team member, providing support and expertise for global strategic goals for eDiscovery and related Information Governance matters.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide practical legal advice and guidance on Information Governance and eDiscovery matters, as well as with respect to legislative changes and case law developments, and on new record repository and communication tool initiatives, current or planned technologies and retention of business records.
  • Assist in defining and overseeing eDiscovery procedures and practices, addressing issues related to preservation, collection, analysis and production.
  • Provide legal advice and support on preservation and collection of records for litigation and regulatory matters, investigations, subpoena responses and other third party demands for records.
  • Assist in training lawyers and others on the use of eDiscovery platforms, legal holds, document retention policies and the collection and production of documents.
  • Assist with cases and investigations, including reporting, as well as drafting, implementing and monitoring legal holds, and overseeing and conducting internal document review.
  • For larger more complex matters which require outside support, engage and manage outside counsel and eDiscovery service providers, and provide substantive oversight and reporting on spend and ensuring budget compliance.


  • The ideal applicant will have at least 7 years of legal experience, including significant time practicing in the areas of eDiscovery and Information Governance at a large law firm, government agency or in-house legal department at a major financial institution or large corporation.
  • You are recognized as a subject matter expert in eDiscovery and Information Governance and have a solid proficiency in industry standard eDiscovery systems, especially Relativity.
  • The successful candidate should possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, as well as sound business judgment and problem solving skills, as well as the ability to thrive in a fast paced, high volume environment.
  • Champions a customer focused culture to deepen client relationships and leverage broader Bank relationships, systems and knowledge.
  • Recommend and communicate high quality and valued advice and counsel on a broad range of legal matters related to litigation
  • Develops and maintains strong working relationships with internal business units
  • Understand how the Bank’s risk appetite and risk culture should be considered in day-to-day activities and decisions.
  • Actively pursues effective and efficient operations of his/her respective areas, while ensuring the adequacy, adherence to and effectiveness of day-to-day business controls to meet obligations with respect to operational risk, regulatory compliance risk, AML/ATF risk and conduct risk, including but not limited to responsibilities under the Operational Risk Management Framework, Regulatory Compliance Risk Management Framework, AML/ATF Global Handbook and the Guidelines for Business Conduct.
  • Champions a high performance environment and implements a people strategy that attracts, retains, develops and motivates their team by fostering an inclusive work environment; communicating vison/values/business strategy and managing succession and development planning for the team.


  • Graduate of a recognized law school
  • Private practice, government agency or in-house experience with a specialty in eDiscovery and Information Governance
  • Membership in the law society of one of the provinces of Canada


Location(s): Canada : Ontario : Toronto

Scotiabank is a leading bank in the Americas. Guided by our purpose: "for every future", we help our customers, their families and their communities achieve success through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets.

At Scotiabank, we value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the Bank, and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site, alternate format documents, ASL Interpreter, or Assistive Technology) during the recruitment and selection process, please let our Recruitment team know. If you require technical assistance, please click here. Candidates must apply directly online to be considered for this role. We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at Scotiabank; however, only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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