Legal Counsel

  • LCBO
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Aug 06, 2023
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

Location Address:

100 Queens Quay East, 9th Floor, Toronto

Number of Openings:

Job Posting Description:

Senior Counsel (Regulatory + Compliance)

Are you a seasoned legal counsel with experience implementing and overseeing enterprise-wide compliance programs? Are you a subject-matter expert on legislation, regulations, and policy-development relating to retail, government entities, and/or the food & beverage-alcohol industry?

Reporting to the Assistant General Counsel (Commercial), the Senior Counsel will be responsible for providing strategic legal advice across a wide range of regulatory and compliance matters (including Ontario government directives, LLCA, FIPPA, and Safe Food for Canadians Act). They will also work closely with the Chief Legal Officer on corporate governance matters.

Responsibilities will include staying abreast of legal developments, interpreting laws in the context of the company's activities, and supporting key personnel in LCBO’s Corporate Affairs and Internal Audit teams. The successful incumbent will provide compliance-related legal guidance regarding the LCBO’s role in the beverage alcohol market, new business initiatives, and customer/vendor complaints.

If you thrive on change, embrace challenge, and are a passionate lawyer with experience in government policy and regulatory law who is dedicated to delivering exceptional results and legal solutions, then this is the role for you!

“A Day in the Life”

  • Develop, implement, and oversee aspects of LCBO’s regulatory compliance program, including third-party risk management and enterprise-wide regulatory projects.
  • Draft compliance-related policies, procedures, and standards to ensure effective regulatory compliance and enterprise risk management.
  • Monitor regulatory changes, provide gap analyses, and offer recommendations for risk mitigation methodologies.
  • Advise internal business units on compliance and regulatory issues, including our Corporate Affairs teams.
  • Support business units with relevant training to ensure understanding of applicable laws and regulations.
  • Support LCBO’s internal commercial team (as needed).

What will you bring to the team?

  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) or Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree.
  • Membership in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario.
  • Minimum of 4 years of post-call experience gained from a top-tier law firm and/or large in-house legal department.
  • Must have experience developing, implementing, and operationalizing enterprise-wide compliance programs.
  • Must have experience working in a regulated industry (beverage-alcohol experience preferred).
  • Substantive knowledge in the areas privacy, beverage-alcohol regulations, administrative law, and enterprise risk management an asset.
  • Experience managing multiple priorities, stakeholders, and deadlines.
  • Corporate governance and public sector experience is an asset.
  • Ability to work independently, analytical capabilities, and a strategic mindset will be necessary to succeed in this role.
  • Ability to boil down complex compliance matters into easily understandable requirements or guidance.
  • Experience in sustainability, anti-bribery and anti-corruption law, global trade compliance issues and other supply chain-related subjects preferred.
  • Strong project management and interpersonal skills.
  • Highly motivated, strong attention to detail, team-oriented, and organized.
  • Experience balancing multiple, competing priorities and changes in scope/direction.

There is a world of opportunities at the LCBO…

Join an organization where you can be challenged while achieving your true potential. A place where you can make a positive impact supporting Ontario business and communities. Discover a safe, healthy, diverse, inclusive, and accountable workplace where your wellbeing is our top priority. At the LCBO, your contributions are respected and valued. Be part of our journey as we invest in people and technology to transform an organization. There really is a world of opportunities at the LCBO.

We foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, so everyone feels valued, respected, and heard. The LCBO is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If contacted for an interview or employment opportunity, please advise if you require an accommodation.

Please submit your resume via Workday by 11:59pm on the deadline date. We appreciate your interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.