Legal Counsel

  • Alberta Securities Commission
  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Jan 14, 2022
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) Lawyer (Public Sector)

Job Description

Our organization:

The Alberta Securities Commission is the industry-funded regulator responsible for administering the province's securities laws. It is entrusted with fostering a fair and efficient capital market in Alberta and with protecting investors. As a member of the Canadian Securities Administrators, the ASC works to improve, coordinate and harmonize the regulation of Canada's capital markets.

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is the in-house legal, policy, strategy and risk management resource for the ASC. The OGC provides legal advice to the Commission Members, the Chair, the Executive Director and staff on a wide range of issues including statutory interpretation, administrative law, securities regulation, corporate/commercial law, information technology/intellectual property law, procurement law and privacy law. In addition, the OGC is responsible for the corporate secretarial and legislative functions at the ASC, and provides advice on corporate governance matters and the application of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Alberta) to the ASC.

The opportunity:

Reporting to the Associate General Counsel, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing legal advice to the Chair & CEO, Commission Members, Executive Director, management and ASC staff on a wide range of issues, including the application of corporate, securities, procurement, administrative and privacy law.

Key responsibilities include:

Ensuring that the ASC complies with its privacy law obligations including the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Alberta).
Researching, advising and drafting documents relating to securities, corporate, employment and (e.g., third-party contracts, procurement or general commercial agreements, workplace policies and operational transactions in other departments).
Providing legal services to the Chair’s and Executive Director’s offices, and all other departments regarding any of the of the matters for which the OGC is responsible.
Providing support to the General Counsel, Associate General Counsel and the Corporate Secretary as required.

The ideal candidate will possess:

A law degree and approximately three to five years of relevant legal experience.
Membership in good standing (or be eligible for membership) with the Law Society of Alberta.
Significant knowledge of and experience with privacy law.
Experience in a combination (or at least more than one) of the following areas: securities law, corporate/commercial law, employment law, and corporate secretarial functions.
The ability to negotiate and advocate a position while working collaboratively with others.
Strong up-to-date research skills, and highly developed analytical and problem-solving skills.
Excellent verbal and written presentation skills.
Experience in a regulatory environment and the financial technology sector would also be beneficial.

To apply:

Click the Apply For This Job button to submit your resume, cover letter and salary expectations by February 3, 2022.

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