Legal Counsel, Litigation and Employment Law

  • TC Energy
  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Aug 21, 2023
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

Determined. Imaginative. Curious. If these are some of the ways you describe yourself — we want to learn more about you! At TC Energy, we are Energy Problem Solvers — passionate about transitioning North America to cleaner energy while meeting the energy demands of today and tomorrow. If that sounds like a challenge you want to help tackle, we want you to join our team!   Posting Close Date: September 4, 2023   The Opportunity Our Litigation team in Canada is looking to add a junior lawyer to the team. Reporting to the Director, Litigation & Employment Law, this professional will support the team in both conducting and managing litigation and arbitration matters involving TC Energy and its subsidiaries. You will have the opportunity to work with and learn from seasoned legal professionals on complex, varied disputes.   We are seeking a dynamic Legal Counsel who has knowledge and experience in commercial litigation and arbitration matters. This individual has the proven skills, competencies and capacity to support the litigation and arbitration process, identify legal risks and provide strategic legal advice tailored to the needs of the business unit.   What you’ll do This Legal Counsel will support the full cycle of the litigation or arbitration process, starting with initial file assessment and fact gathering, through the pleadings, discovery, trial and/or settlement phases. Specific tasks include:
  • Conducting initial file assessment and review, including interviewing witnesses and fact- gathering
  • Conducting legal research and preparing research memorandums
  • Assisting with document identification, collection, review and production
  • Drafting legal memorandums, pleadings, applications and briefs
  • Assisting with or conducting questioning
  • Assisting with trials or hearings; and,
  • Drafting settlement agreements and releases.
  Minimum Qualifications
  • 2-4 years’ experience in litigation
  • LL.B, J.D. or equivalent from a recognized University
  • Active member in good standing of the Law Society of Alberta
  Preferred Qualifications
  • Excellent legal research, writing, and analytical skills
  • Experience with complex commercial, construction, and employment disputes, and bankruptcy and insolvency matters
  • Proven ability to manage multiple competing priorities within tight timeframes
  • Flexible, with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team in a dynamic, constantly changing environment
  • Solid judgment and demonstrated analytical and problem-solving capabilities
  • Experience with LawBase Matter Management, Open Text, Axcelerate Review & Analysis and, Legal Hold Pro, or other similar systems
  This position requires candidates to:
  • Have current, valid authorization to work in Canada
  • Have current, valid authorization to travel internationally (including but not limited to Canada, US and Mexico)
  • Be part of an on-call rotation as Legal representative in Corporate Emergency Operations Centre and provide emergency support as required
  • Successfully complete pre-employment Bankruptcy, Credit, Civil and Criminal background checks
  To remain competitive, support our high-performance culture and allow for more flexibility in the way we work, we offer a hybrid work model and flexible dress code for our eligible office-based workforce in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. This position requires three set in-office days per week with optional work from home on the alternate days. #LI-Hybrid   About our business   TC Energy is a leading energy infrastructure company in North America. We have three complementary businesses of natural gas pipelines, liquids (oil) pipelines, and power generation. Our operations span three countries, seven Canadian provinces, and 34 U.S. states.
TC Energy is an equal opportunity employer.
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  • Depending on qualifications, the successful candidate may be offered a position at a more appropriate level and/or ladder.
  • Applicants must have legal authorization to work in the country in which the position is based with no restrictions.
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