Legal Counsel

Provides legal advice and services on issues concerning the rights, obligations, and privileges of the organization. Represents the organization to customers, suppliers, competitors, and government agencies. Provides resolution of business or technical issues by identifying legal solutions and recommending a course of action. Examines legal data to determine advisability of defending or prosecuting lawsuits.

Position located preferably in Toronto or Montreal.


The Role
We are seeking a commercial lawyer to join our North American legal team. The candidate will provide general legal support to several business units across the company. The role reports directly to the Lead Counsel, Canada.

The successful candidate should be comfortable working with cross-functional internal business teams and external parties to handle a wide variety of corporate and commercial matters and provide ad hoc advice and counsel in a solutions-oriented, commercial-friendly way. 


The Requirements
  • JD/LL.B from a recognized law school and admission to the relevant Bar
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant corporate and commercial experience in a fast-paced dynamic culture; prior in-house experience a plus; level is flexible based on experience 
  • Timely and effectively provide practical general corporate and commercial legal advice and services throughout the organization
  • Negotiate numerous standard and complex corporate and commercial agreements ranging from nondisclosure agreements to a variety of complex consulting, insurance, software and other technology contracts while balancing appropriate legal and business risks
  • Insurance industry or regulatory background a plus
  • Work with cross functional teams (client development, sales, strategy, marketing, IT, HR, finance, etc.) to achieve business objectives
  • Client service focus and the ability to work efficiently, prioritize workflow, meet demanding deadlines and manage many projects in a fast-paced environment 
  • Ability to work independently and proactively and interact with all levels of management in a professional and positive manner
  • Excellent analytic, legal drafting and oral and written communication skills
  • French language capability preferred 
The Company Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas – the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at

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