Position Description

Senior Counsel, Client Solutions
Location(s) ON - Burlington, ON - Guelph, ON - Toronto, SK - Regina
Employment Category Regular Full-Time
Close Date 20/05/22
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Position Overview

Number of Positions: 1

Language: Bilingualism in English and French is an asset.

Work Model: Hybrid

Alternate Title: 

Additional Information:
The work location for this role is flexible to Burlington, Guelph, Toronto and Regina.

As the Senior Counsel, Client Solutions you will provide general legal advice and direction to various stakeholders, with an emphasis on supporting our insurance and wealth businesses. You will support a range of strategic projects, offer guidance and assistance to our compliance and privacy teams, and review, draft and negotiate contracts.


What you’re responsible for:

  • Providing legal advice and guidance on various issues related to all facets of our property and casualty (P&C), life, and wealth business, including providing legal support to a mutual fund dealer and counselling on emerging business models.

  • Negotiating, reviewing and drafting contracts (such as distribution, reinsurance and networking agreements), insurance policies and internal guidelines.

  • Cultivating and maintaining effective relationships with key legal and business personnel.

  • Representing the organization in industry groups and committees, pro-actively identifying and actioning process improvements, and keeping current on legislation and legal developments.


To be successful:

  • You will employ an innovative mindset to improve operational efficiencies and influence change, with a primary focus on external client needs.    

  • You will use critical thinking skills to recognize assumptions, evaluate arguments, draw conclusions and proactively propose solutions.  

  • You will use strong communication skills to clearly convey messages and explore diverse points of view.   

  • You will build trusting relationships and provide guidance to support the development of colleagues.


To join our team:

  • You have 10 years of broad and progressive legal and/or regulatory experience in a corporate commercial, insurance, securities or banking environment.

  • You have a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) or a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree and are licensed to practice law in a Canadian province or territory.


What we offer:

  • Training and development opportunities to grow your career with one of Canada’s Best Employers. 

  • Flexible work options and paid time off to support your personal and family needs. 

  • A holistic approach to your well-being, with physical and mental health programs and a supportive workplace culture. 

  • Paid volunteer days to give back to your community. 

  • A comprehensive total rewards package, including competitive salary, bonus, pension and benefits.  

Interested in applying?

Click 'apply now' to submit your current resume and cover letter. Tell us a bit about yourself, your professional experience and how you think you can make a difference at Co-operators. We look forward to learning more about you and we welcome you to follow us on LinkedIn

Co-operators is focused on fostering an inclusive, equitable and accessible work environment and we encourage individuals from all identity groups to apply.  If you require an accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact the hiring manager.

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