Legal Counsel - Litigation

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Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to major ports on the west and east coasts. CP provides North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. CP is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit cpr.ca to see the rail advantages of CP. 

 

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:
As Legal Counsel - Litigation you will provide proactive business-oriented legal advice to the corporation at all levels, and will provide support to senior lawyers primarily on litigation matters.

 

POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Assist in managing litigation mandates throughout Canada, including: reviewing and preparing pleadings and arbitration materials; attending mediations, arbitrations, hearings and other judicial or tribunal appearances; and providing overall litigation strategy and direction;
  • Conduct judicial and tribunal hearings and motions;
  • Provide general legal advice in various aspects of CP’s business, while ensuring legal compliance and alignment with CP policies, practices and procedures;
  • Provide legal opinions;
  • Assist in preparing executive and board reporting;
  • Assist in audit and compliance reporting and assessment;
  • Assist in internal investigations and reporting;
  • Provide instructions, direction and oversight to external counsel in their performance of CP legal work;
  • Provide support to the Legal Services team in other areas of law, including commercial, regulatory, and labour & employment, as requested.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Graduate of a recognized law school and membership in the Law Society of one or more of the provinces of Canada;
  • Minimum 8 years of legal practice at a private law firm, corporate law department or governmental/quasi-governmental law department;
  • Familiarity with litigation and arbitration processes;
  • Knowledge of transportation laws, both federal and provincial, and experience in transportation industry, would be an asset;
  • Possess strong analytical skills, sound judgment and an ability to apply legal principles to CP’s business and operations in an effective, proactive and pragmatic manner;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to manage relationships with external counsel;
  • Demonstrated organizational skills to prioritize high volume workload in a time-sensitive environment;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to work both within a team and independently with minimal supervision.

 

WHAT CP HAS TO OFFER:

  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Competitive company pension plan
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Performance Incentive Program 
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

As an employer with national presence, the possibility does exist that the location of your position may be changed based on organizational requirements.

 

Background Investigation:

The successful candidate will need to successfully complete the following clearances:    

  • Criminal history check
  • Reference check

 

Management Conductor Program:

Becoming a qualified conductor or locomotive engineer is the single best way for a management employee to learn the business at CP. You may be required to obtain a certification or to maintain your current certification/qualification as a conductor or locomotive engineer.

 

CP is an equal opportunity employer committed to the principles of employment equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals. All applicant information will be managed in accordance with the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act ("PIPEDA").  

 


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