Director, Legal

  • Lynx Air
  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Dec 20, 2022
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

Are you excited about the prospect of joining a startup organization on the ground floor? Interested in being a part of the changing skies in Canada and beyond? Want to work with world-class leaders who have extensive industry know-how? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

We are seeking a Director of Legal to join our rapidly expanding, dynamic team!


Lynx Air is Canada’s newest ultra-affordable airline, on a mission to make air travel accessible for all. With airfare sky-high in Canada, we give value-seeking travellers an affordable, safe and customer-first flying experience.

Lynx has taken to the skies, piloting our brand-new fleet of Boeing 737 MAX planes to select Canadian destinations and we will be expanding into the US in early 2023. Our mission is to bring safe, affordable, low-cost air travel to millions of Canadians and we are excited to be building our team that will help us get there!

Backed by significant financial investment from a group of prominent Canadian and American investors, we are poised to change the Canadian airline landscape. Combining the financial strength of our talented partners with the skills and energy of Canadians like you, we can bring the best practices of the aviation industry to Canada!


This senior leadership position, reporting directly to the CEO (a former lawyer), will play an important role in shaping the future of our rapidly growing organization. As the first in-house corporate counsel, this role will provide pragmatic, business-focused legal advice to all functions of the Lynx Air business, including operations, commercial, people and finance. You will be a member of the Senior Leadership Team and play an important role in the implementation of Lynx Air’s strategy.


  • Provide legal advice on a range of business issues and transactions including consumer and marketing law; employment law; contractual negotiation and drafting; and regulatory compliance.
  • Review marketing materials and corporate communications to ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Keep up to date with legal developments which impact the business and brief management on these developments.
  • Brief external counsel as required for additional expertise or bandwidth.
  • Participate in executive-level meetings covering business performance, business opportunities, and business strategy and planning.
  • Establish a framework for ensuring regulatory compliance across the business.
  • Establish templates for employment and other frequently used agreements.
  • Develop and draft policies to support legal and regulatory compliance across the business.
  • Educate the business and provide training as required on legal risks and responsibilities.


  • A law degree from a recognized university
  • Must be admitted to a recognized bar
  • 5+ years of experience gained in a large law firm and/or in-house, preferably in a consumer-facing or highly regulated industry
  • Aviation experience is desirable but not essential
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: commercial, corporate, contract, consumer or employment law
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills, along with the ability to communicate effectively with others at all levels of the organization
  • Strong negotiation and drafting skills
  • Strong business acumen, and a pragmatic approach to legal issues and advice
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships within the organization and across all businesses
  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision


  • Industry competitive salary
  • The chance to be part of building something from the ground up. Aggressive growth plans of the organization mean there is no limit to how far you can grow your career with the organization
  • Open and collaborative work environment. You bring your great ideas, and we will put them to action
  • Comprehensive benefits and HSA
  • The opportunity to travel where we fly

We're an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that places value on the strength that diversity brings to the workplace and that prohibits discrimination or harassment of any kind. Our employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We encourage all applicants who meet the requirements for the role to apply.

Interviews will be commencing right away, so don’t hesitate and apply today to be part of Canada’s changing aviation landscape! Cover letters are not required.

Practice Area(s)

aviation law


5 years