Sr. Counsel, Legal

  • CIBC
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Apr 06, 2021
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

We’re building a relationship-oriented bank for the modern world. We need talented, passionate professionals who are dedicated to doing what’s right for our clients.


At CIBC, we embrace your strengths and your ambitions so you feel empowered at work. Our team members have what they need to make a meaningful impact and feel truly valued for who they are and what they contribute.


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Job Description


What You’ll Be Doing

With about 50 lawyers working from Toronto, Montreal, New York, London and Hong Kong, CIBC Legal manages legal outcomes by providing a full range of legal and transactional support services to CIBC’s businesses worldwide. The successful candidate will collaborate with our team of legal professionals, and will partner with executives and senior management across our bank, to provide legal support for CIBC’s retail wealth management business.


How You’ll Succeed

  • Leadership - Take a leadership role in initiatives for CIBC’s retail wealth management business.

  • Judgment & Collaboration - Utilize strong independent judgment, broad-based legal knowledge and a high level of professionalism in providing day to day advice to CIBC’s retail wealth management team and working with teams across CIBC, including our executive and senior leadership, to efficiently execute complex and time sensitive projects while mitigating potential legal risks. You’ll create and foster partnerships and relationships across CIBC by facilitating open communication, and by anticipating client, business and shareholder needs.

  • Business Mindset - Seek pragmatic solutions to issues, and actively manage external legal spend. Be able to apply your excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities to the job at hand.


Who You Are

  • You can demonstrate experience in Securities Law for a minimum of 7 years. It’s an asset if you have experience advising on securities dealer issues.

  • You’re a certified professional . The successful candidate must have been called to the Bar in Ontario.

  • You act like an owner. You thrive when you’re empowered to take the lead, go above and beyond, and deliver results.

  • You look beyond the moment. You make decisions and take actions that will make a difference today and tomorrow. You proactively seek new opportunities to define what’s possible.

  • Values matter to you. You bring your real self to work and you live our values – trust, teamwork and accountability.


What CIBC Offers

At CIBC, our people are our greatest asset. You’ll become part of a diverse community that acknowledges everyone’s unique talents, and empowers teams to do what’s right for the client, and to do it well. As part of our team, you will:

  • Thrive : Benefit from an open and approachable culture that provides the flexibility and support you need to integrate your life at work and at home.

  • Connect : Work in a place where the right technology and infrastructure fosters innovation, collaboration and creativity.

  • Develop : Grow your skills and career through our best-in-class onboarding experience, ongoing learning opportunities, individual development planning, and comprehensive product training.

  • Prosper : Share in our collective success with a competitive salary, incentive pay, banking benefits, health benefits program, and employee share purchase plan.


What You Need to Know

  • CIBC is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all team members and clients feel like they belong. We seek applicants with a wide range of abilities and we provide an accessible candidate experience. If you need accommodation during the application or interview process, please contact
  • You need to be legally eligible to work at the location(s) specified above and, where applicable, must have a valid work or study permit


Job Location

Toronto-CC West 11th Floor