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Job Title: Legal Counsel- Investigations/Enforcement ( ID: A7717 )
Career Category: Anti-trust, Competition, Energy, Enforcement, Governance, Investigations
Posted Date: 2011-12-20
Location: Calgary
Our client is an Alberta based agency mandated to ensure fair, efficient and openly competitive operation of the electricity and natural gas markets in the province. As part of succession planning, they are looking to add a Legal Counsel to their Calgary team.

Reporting to, and ultimately stepping into the role of Sr. Legal Counsel in this multidisciplinary team, you will provide advice and advocacy regarding competition law, market rules, reliability standards, guideline making, investigations and enforcement. Legal counsel also plays a key role in respect of corporate governance, contractual and employment matters.

Your responsibilities will include:

-Providing effective and timely legal advice and leading/ supporting investigations;
-Conducting research and providing legal opinions relevant to the agency’s mandate;
-Providing advice and assistance with respect the interpretation of relevant legislation, rules and reliability standards;
-Providing training to agency staff on relevant procedural and other matters;
-Supporting and leading participation in court and regulatory proceedings in which the agency is a party, including drafting of legal filings and advocacy;
-Negotiating, drafting and reviewing external legal agreements, including contracts and settlement agreements;
-Participating in stakeholder consultations relating to the agency mandate; and
-Liaising with market participants, outside agencies and industry stakeholders.


You are the ideal candidate if you:

-have 5-10 years of relevant experience in the areas of: investigation and procedure, competition/anti-trust law, and corporate operations, administration and governance
-have the ability to work effectively with colleagues, outside counsel, outside experts.
-have the ability to engage on a constructive basis with market participants, government, industry agencies and other stakeholders;
-have excellent communication and writing skills.
-have strong analytical and problem solving skills
-work well in a team/collaborative environment
-are a member in good standing of the Law Society of Alberta
-are able to meet high level security clearance requirements

If this describes you, and you are interested in joining an interesting, fast-paced organization that provides a competitive compensation package, and room for growth, send us your details.



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