Are you a quick-thinking and driven individual seeking the growth and challenge that comes from working in a dynamic and growing world-class pension fund? Are you interested in working on cutting-edge issues in a highly collaborative and high-performance legal team? Are you looking for a career where you can contribute to a mission that has a real-life impact on the lives of Ontario healthcare workers? If so, we want to hear from you!
The Associate Legal Counsel will join the Corporate and Governance Team in the Legal Services and Governance Division at HOOPP. The Associate will work with, and under the supervision of Senior Legal Counsel. This team values challenging the status quo, innovative solutions, team collaboration and practicality. As a part of this team, you will be focused on delivering business-minded legal advice in an innovative, dynamic and fast-paced environment.
What you will do:
Review and negotiate a wide range of commercial agreements, services agreements, consulting agreements, non-disclosure agreements and other related documentation, with a view to ensuring compliance with HOOPP's policies and risk tolerance.
Draft and negotiate complex terms and conditions (e.g., software-as-a-service (SaaS), cloud services, data subscriptions, software and technology licensing, software and application development, technology consulting services, hardware and equipment purchases, hosting services, maintenance and support services, software, SaaS, hardware and other technology evaluations, and emerging technologies, and other commercial agreements.
Conducting legal research, developing, and providing legal advice and support on issues raised by the business; drafting letters, correspondence, and other documents to communicate such legal advice and support.
Assisting internal business departments in drafting policies, procedures, standards, guidelines, and other related documentation for effective governance, including identification, assessment, and management of legal, privacy and related operational risks.
Advising internal clients and other stakeholders on legal issues, risk tolerance, and the interpretation of HOOPP policies and procedures.
Tracking developments in various areas of law that apply to HOOPP including technology, insurance, corporate/ commercial, procurement, privacy, pension, tax, employment, and litigation with a view to ensuring operational and legislative compliance.
Supporting the maintenance and continuous improvement of HOOPP's agreements and other legal processes and resources.
Engaging and managing external resources, including external legal counsel to assist in addressing legal issues and providing internal advice.
What you bring:
Law degree (J.D. or LL.B.) from an accredited law school and a minimum of 2-4 years’ experience practicing law.
Called to the Ontario Bar and member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario.
Excellent organization and project management skills, including the ability to execute project plans, set timetables and monitor workflow and effectiveness.
Proven ability to think strategically, develop creative solutions and apply strong analytical skills is required.
Team-first attitude and preference for working in a collaborative environment.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to prioritize work and manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously.
Exemplify HOOPP’s core values: professionalism, accountability, collaboration, compassion and trustworthiness.