Senior Investigation Counsels

If you have:

  • securities related experience and you are a member of the Law Society of Ontario in good standing

  • a minimum of 8 years’ experience in securities regulation with a minimum of 5 years’ senior management experience

  • in-depth knowledge and experience in the areas of securities law, as well as regulatory and administrative law

  • demonstrated analytical skills with an ability to think creatively and strategically in exercising sound professional judgment to determine appropriate solutions

  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and presentation) and adept at adapting your approach to positively influence.

  • strong project-management skills and strategic thinking on large novel and/or complex files effectively managing the scope of the investigation and deadlines, by designing a structured approach to investigations based on experience.

  • a demonstrated understanding of the Canadian and international securities environment, securities law and how regulatory actions impact stakeholders.

  • experience with witness examinations techniques.

Your work will include the following:

  • identifying possible breaches of Ontario securities law and assess the seriousness of the misconduct

  • providing legal advice and support to a multi-disciplinary team of professionals regarding possible breaches of securities laws.

  • leading more complex or novel inquiries and developing strategies for effective and timely assessments.

  • providing updates, analysis, strategy and recommendations as to the appropriate action to the Case Lead on ongoing files.

  • identifying potential evidence and most appropriate manner of collection in the formulation of strategies for effective investigations and successful proceedings.

  • leading a multi-disciplinary investigation team, establish priorities, identify critical tasks and advance investigations forward in a timely manner.

  • identifying and resolve potential issues related to the format of the evidence, timeliness of evidence delivery and locating individuals who do not want to be found.

  • independently make thorough recommendations as to appropriate proceedings and prepare evidence briefs that support the recommendation.

  • working collaboratively with the litigator on the file and advise on litigation strategy, such as potential areas for cross-examination, identification of inconsistencies or contradictions.

  • preparing disclosure, witnesses, hearing briefs and participate in settlement discussions.

  • drafting and/or reviewing legal documents such as settlement agreements, statements of allegations, affidavits, witness statements, reviewing submissions and evidence material.

  • testifying as a witness on broad and complex matters in both administrative hearings and external proceedings including in regard to freeze directions and receivership proceedings, etc.

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