AVP and Senior Counsel

  • Sun Life Financial
  • Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • Jun 19, 2017
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

Reporting to the VP & Associate General Counsel, Individual Insurance and Wealth, the successful candidate will provide legal support to Senior Management and other key stakeholders including Compliance, Human Resources, and Marketing, in connection with Sun Life Financial's Career Sales Force of over 3500 financial advisors licensed to sell life insurance and mutual funds across Canada.


Providing proactive and strategic legal solutions on a diverse range of issues associated with the sale of insurance and wealth products within this unique distribution channel, this individual will be asked to advise on such things as securities and insurance regulatory requirements and landscape; employment and HR issues; technology and social media; privacy concerns; marketing and branding; leasing arrangements and client complaints.


Competitive Applicants Will


  • Be a member of the Ontario Bar with between 6 and10 years of experience at a law firm or in-house with a financial institution.
  • Have experience with insurance and/or securities regulatory matters - in particular with respect to market conduct and sales practices issues.
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, at all levels of the organization.
  • Be able to manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment with a wide array of challenging and complex issues.
  • Possess strong business acumen, and demonstrate excellent judgment.
  • Successful candidates must be able to demonstrate superior problem solving skills, analytical and drafting skills, and the ability to work independently.


  • This position can be located in either our Toronto or Waterloo Office.







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Unposting Date


Jul 14, 2017, 10:59:00 PM


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We thank all applicants for showing an interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Practice Area(s)

Compliance, Human Resources, and Marketing law


6-10 years'