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Job Title: Associate Legal Counsel ( ID: A8482 )
Career Category: Contracts, Financial Services, In-house Counsel, Investment
Posted Date: 2019-06-20
Location: Toronto
Our client, a large investment management organization is expanding their legal team. They are looking to add an Associate Legal Counsel to their Toronto Team to support commercial contracting, knowledge management and other enterprise legal matters.

Reporting to the Director, Legal you will work closely with senior leadership and business units to help them navigate, understand and comply with legal and regulatory requirements.

The role will involve:

• Providing advice and assessing legal risk in connection with the review and amendment of commercial contracts; managing and enhancing contractual templates and precedents, working closely and collaboratively with paralegal professionals and other lawyers in the Legal Department
• Providing advice and assessing legal risk in connection with the review and negotiation of material issues arising in relation to commercial and investment-related non-disclosure agreements
• Providing legal advice and support for organizational treasury functions, including bank and custodial arrangements and debt issuance programs
• The development, maintenance and monitoring of the Legal Department’s knowledge management system, in collaboration with the legal, compliance and board secretariat teams, including acting as a central resource and point of contact for advisory precedents, precedent management, research, and integration of knowledge management content with organizational information governance programs and policies
• The enhancement and management of global regulatory monitoring, in collaboration with the compliance team and other members of the Legal Department, across the organization, and external counsel relationships
• Generally assisting on other legal matters as they arise


You are the ideal candidate if you have:

• LL.B./LL.M or JD
• 3 to 5 years of relevant legal experience in a sophisticated corporate/commercial private practice at a major law firm or an in-house corporate legal department, including experience drafting and negotiating commercial agreements
• Knowledge of, and experience managing, legal knowledge management systems is an asset
• A willingness to lead, create new ideas, and be assertive
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to work cooperatively with many different stakeholders and ability to manage outside counsel
• Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
• Strong organizational skills; flexible, adaptable, and able to manage ambiguity and multiple projects
• Motivated self-starter with ability to work independently with minimal supervision

If this describes you, and you are interested in joining a progressive, growing organization that provides a competitive compensation package, and a collegial work environment send us your details.



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