Associate, Legal

  • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB)
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • May 02, 2019
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) Lawyer (Public Sector)

Job Description

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has an opening for a lawyer to support commercial contracting, knowledge management and other enterprise legal matters. Reporting to a Director, Legal, the successful candidate will join a dynamic team of legal and compliance professionals who engage directly with senior leadership and business units to help them navigate, understand and comply with legal and regulatory requirements in a manner consistent with our Guiding Principles and our mandate to help ensure a stable retirement income for 20 million CPP contributors and beneficiaries.

Role-Specific Accountabilities

  • Provide advice and assess legal risk in connection with the review and amendment of commercial contracts; manage and enhance contractual templates and precedents, working closely and collaboratively with paralegal professionals and other lawyers in the Legal Department
  • Provide advice and assess legal risk in connection with the review and negotiation of material issues arising in relation to commercial and investment-related non-disclosure agreements
  • Provide legal advice and support for organizational treasury functions, including bank and custodial arrangements and debt issuance programs
  • Development, maintenance and monitoring of the Legal Department’s knowledge management system, in collaboration with the legal, compliance and board secretariat teams, including acting as a central resource and point of contact for advisory precedents, precedent management, research, and integration of knowledge management content with organizational information governance programs and policies
  • Enhancement and management of global regulatory monitoring, in collaboration with the compliance team and other members of the Legal Department, across the organization, and external counsel relationships
  • Generally assist on other legal matters as they arise



  • LL.B./LL.M or JD required
  • 3 to 5 years of relevant legal experience in sophisticated corporate/commercial private practice at a major law firm or an in-house corporate legal department, including experience drafting and negotiating commercial agreements
  • Knowledge of, and experience managing, legal knowledge management systems is a plus
  • Willingness to lead, create new ideas, and be assertive
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to work cooperatively with many different stakeholders and ability to manage outside counsel
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Strong organizational skills; flexible, adaptable, and able to manage ambiguity and multiple projects
  • Motivated self-starter with ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Professional conduct reflecting the quality of work, ethical values and high standards of CPP Investment Board

Additional Information

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Practice Area(s)

pension law


3-5 years