• Counsel, Corporate

    Job Location CA-ON-London
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/12/2018 3:40 PM)
    Job ID
    London Life
    Job Category
    Job Type
    Full Time
    Job Industry
    Financial Services and Banking, Insurance
    Career Level
    Posted End Date
  • Job Description

    London Life has an exciting opportunity within our London, Ontario legal department as part of our organization’s Legal team of over 150 lawyers globally. If you are looking to apply your investment product, regulatory and corporate commercial law experience in a challenging and fast-paced environment with one of the largest insurance companies in Canada, consider this opportunity.


    Reporting to the Vice-President & Associate General Counsel, Canadian Operations, you will be a key member of the legal team providing support to our Canadian business units by providing practical and timely legal advice on strategic and tactical business issues.  Your work will be wide-ranging and will provide the opportunity to develop expertise in dynamic practice areas.  You will join a highly accomplished team of legal professionals and your responsibilities will include: 

    • Bringing your experience and creative skills to our legal team to provide practical solutions to our business
    • Working closely with the business on select projects, providing legal advice to further the business goals and meet our clients’ needs
    • Supporting our expansion into new lines of business and new service delivery methods
    • Supporting compliance, legislative and regulatory matters
    • Assisting with the review of corporate marketing materials
    • Drafting and interpretation of contracts
    • Advising on trademark, copyright, domain name, social media and patent issues, and managing our intellectual property portfolio
    • Managing external counsel
    • Involvement in the resolution of disputes 

    Qualifications and Competencies: 

    • University Degree, Member of a Provincial Bar in good standing, 3 – 10 years’ work experience in the areas of corporate, commercial and/or intellectual property law and practice
    • Experience in commercial transactions. Experience in the areas of investment products, mutual funds, segregated funds, tax and/or pensions law would also be considered an asset
    • Self-motivated with the ability to work well independently and as part of a team
    • Strong drafting, legal and communication skills with a practical solution-oriented approach
    • Highly focused with attention to detail
    • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills with experience simplifying and resolving complex problems
    • Superior organizational and time management skills with experience addressing multiple projects at once



    Discover your opportunity….Apply today!


    Great-West Life offers competitive compensation, great benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, wellness account and personal days not to mention onsite cafeteria and fitness facilities.  If you’d like to join our team submit your information online and introduce yourself.


    Together Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life serve the financial security needs of more than 13 million people across Canada, with additional operations in Europe and the United States. As members of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies, we’re one of Canada’s leading insurers with interests in life insurance, health insurance, investment and retirement savings. We offer a broad portfolio of financial and benefit plan solutions for individuals, families, businesses and organizations.


    We are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and to creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach their potential.



    Great-West Lifeco would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.




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