Senior Legal Counsel

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At LifeLabs, we are focused on our vision of building a healthier Canada!  We are the largest community diagnostics laboratory in Canada with over 380 collection centres, 16 laboratories and service over 20 million patients each year.  

 

Caring, Agile, Customer Driven, One Team - We live our values every day in what we do to help our patients and healthcare providers.  With over 5,700 employees, we all make a difference and that’s why our people are so important to us.  

 

This is an exciting time to join our LifeLabs team, grow your career with us and support numerous business initiatives, innovations, best practice and business development opportunities.

 

Reporting into the VP-General Counsel, Chief Privacy Officer and Corporate Secretary, the Legal Counsel will support the General Counsel in delivering legal advice and support that is practical and solution-oriented while being mindful of legal, regulatory and compliance requirements and risks associated with business initiatives, and developing and implementing appropriate mitigation strategies.  

 

Accountabilities:

  • Provides support to the business in: (i) negotiating and drafting various business contracts and service agreements, (ii) serving as the legal prime in advising on all information technology matters.
  • Reviews, analyses and interprets proposed, new and existing legislation affecting all client groups.   
  • Interprets internal policies and procedures affecting all client groups and their activities.
  • Exercises judgment on the application of such legislation and internal policies and procedures on complex legal issues.
  • Supports Legal Clerk in overseeing  significant legal actions through outside counsel, including oversight of outside counsel.

 

Requirements:

  • Proven experience (min 5-7 yrs) as a corporate/commercial counsel in a business environment with a focus on contracts; in-house experience in a regulated environment would be an asset
  • Minimum 5 years of experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating information technology agreements and providing advice on information technology/security issues
  • Must have a law degree from a recognized university
  • Must be admitted to the Law Society of Ontario or able to transfer from a recognized provincial bar
  • Excellent contract negotiating and drafting skills
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply legal and regulatory requirements to ensure proper risk mitigation and transaction compliance with industry regulation and legislation, while furthering the strategic objectives of the business. 
  • Highly confident problem solver able to tackle unfamiliar situations
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills, along with the ability to communicate effectively with others at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships within the organization’s legal department and across all businesses
  • Able  to communicate complex legal issues clearly to non-legal staff

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