General Legal Counsel

  • LifeLabs
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Sep 05, 2020
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) General Counsel Lawyer (Other)

Job Description

About Us

 

At LifeLabs, we are focused on our vision of building a healthier Canada!  We are the largest community diagnostics laboratory in Canada with over 350 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.

 

Purpose of the role:

Reports into: VP, General Counsel, Chief Privacy Officer & Corporate Secretary

The Senior Legal Counsel is responsible for ensuring that LifeLabs complies with its legal obligations and for mitigating legal risk. This is accomplished through the effective management of legal issues arising across LifeLabs on an enterprise, departmental and program-level. The Senior Legal Counsel is a subject matter expert within the organization on a broad-base of legal matters and a leader within the Legal Department, providing mentorship to the Legal Counsel and law clerk roles and is able to provide support to the VP, General Counsel when required on key enterprise-wide initiatives.

Accountabilities:

  • Acting as a legal representative on organization-wide strategy.
  • Developing and implementing strategic initiatives for the legal department.
  • Providing counsel and support directly to Lifelabs departments, Lifelabs Management and the Board on complex legal matters.
  • Researching and interpreting complex and high risk legal issues and providing opinions on such issues with minimal supervision.
  • Drafting, amending and negotiating complex, high value and high risk contracts and other legal documents, with and without the aid of established precedents and with minimal supervision.
  • Drafting and developing precedents for use by the Legal Department.
  • Leading complex and cross-functional legal transactions.
  • Overseeing the management and costs of external legal counsel.
  • Assisting the VP, General Counsel with the management of any legal matters, as required.
  • Leading the development and implementation of enterprise-wide legal processes.
  • Evaluating the impact of legislation and regulations on Lifelabs
  • Overseeing any litigation against Lifelabs and litigation management with other members of the team.
  • Provides leadership/mentorship/guidance and experience to the LifeLabs Legal Department.
  • Mentors and oversees the work of the Legal Counsel and Clerks of the Legal Department.

Required

  • 8-12 years’ experience after the Post Grad Masters
  • Acting as a legal representative on organization-wide strategy.
  • Developing and implementing strategic initiatives for the legal department.
  • Providing counsel and support directly to Lifelabs departments, Lifelabs Management and the Board on complex legal matters.
  • Researching and interpreting complex and high risk legal issues and providing opinions on such issues with minimal supervision.
  • Drafting, amending and negotiating complex, high value and high risk contracts and other legal documents, with and without the aid of established precedents and with minimal supervision.
  • Drafting and developing precedents for use by the Legal Department.
  • Leading complex and cross-functional legal transactions.
  • Overseeing the management and costs of external legal counsel.
  • Assisting the VP, General Counsel with the management of any legal matters, as required.
  • Leading the development and implementation of enterprise-wide legal processes.  Evaluating the impact of legislation and regulations on Lifelabs
  • Overseeing any litigation against Lifelabs and litigation management with other members of the team.
  • Provides leadership/mentorship/guidance and experience to the LifeLabs Legal Department.

Education and Certification:

  • Graduate degree in health care administration, or masters in law an asset.
  • Law Degree and member in good standing of Ontario Bar.

 

LifeLabs is committed to building an inclusive environment and will provide accommodations in accordance with the AODA – Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Please indicate in your application any accommodations you will require throughout the recruitment process. Alternatively, please contact our corporate offices main line to be directed to a member of the Talent Acquisition team at (416) 675-4530.