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Job Title: Director, Legal Services ( ID: A2915 )
Career Category: Commercial, Contracts, Government, In-house, In-house Counsel, Legal, Legal Counsel
Posted Date: 2016-09-23
Location: Toronto
Our Government Agency client is looking to add a Director, Legal Services to its team. Reporting to the Vice President of Legal Services, the Director will provide leadership, legal advice, counsel, and representation for the organization.

Your responsibilities will include:
• Developing long-term contracts with private sector operators in accordance with public procurement processes.
• Providing legal counsel and advice for the management of service provider contracts, including interpretation of such contracts and the implementation of amendments.
• Leading the closing of all commercial transactions
• Assisting the Compliance Department with the development and implementation of policies and procedures for compliance with applicable legislation.
• Providing legal support and strategy to internal contract management team responsible for management of private sector operators.
• Working cooperatively and effectively with other groups within the organization, including Corporate Compliance, Finance, Risk and Internal Audit to ensure the organization meets its legal obligations.
• Providing legal advice on the following areas of law:
o transactions (asset and share purchase and sale agreements)
o contracts (such as leases, operator agreements, revenue-sharing agreements, and confidentiality agreements
o Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, French Language Services Act, Public Service of Ontario Act, Criminal Code, Anti-Money Laundering Legislation, Gaming Control Act
o public procurement, intellectual property, advertising, marketing, environmental, employment, and information technology


You are the ideal candidate if you have:
• JD/LL.B. and member in good standing with LSUC
• Minimum of 7 years’ experience in a legal department of a large commercial organization, government agency or large law firm (must include transactional experience).
• A good understanding of the industry, and the relevant laws and regulations that govern these areas.
• Are a corporate champion who contributes to the development and delivery of business strategies to achieve organizational success
• In-depth knowledge and experience in the legal areas outlined.
• Ability to work with and manage complex multi-disciplinary teams composed of internal and external resources.
• Proven excellent judgment and decision-making capabilities, managing complex multi-factored legal issues within compressed time constraints.
• Demonstrated ability to make ‘best informed decisions’ with partial information.
• Ability to think outside of accepted parameters.
• Superior interpersonal skills, and a demonstrated ability to collaboratively work with superiors and colleagues
• Ability to manage a team in a way that facilitates the success of others through appropriate guidance and feedback.
• Ability to initiate and develop working relationships by sharing information and ideas and engaging in open dialogue
• Demonstrated advanced conflict resolution and negotiation skills to collaboratively solve legal issues.
• Flexible working style that is responsive to an environment in constant flux with competing and unpredictable priorities.
• Exceptional organizational and project management skills.
• Very strong written, oral and presentation skills. Completely computer literate.
If this describes you, and you are interested in joining a congenial team that provides a competitive compensation and benefits package, send us your details



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