Posted on:
November 11, 2021

Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (“HOOPP”) is one of Canada’s largest defined benefit pension plans. It is dedicated to providing retirement security to more than 400,000 healthcare workers in Ontario and as of December 31, 2020 holds over $104 billion in net assets. It is also an organization that has been recognized as a leader in sustainable and responsible investing, winning environmental awards in the recent past. With offices in downtown Toronto, our client’s environment is fast-paced, friendly and diverse.

HOOPP continues to grow, both in size and complexity of its operations, and it is therefore seeking an Associate Legal Counsel, Investments, to join its legal department on a permanent basis. Reporting to the Legal Counsel, Investments, the successful candidate will be responsible for researching, drafting, reviewing, amending, negotiating, and providing legal support and advice on various investments and associated documents. This individual will support the Investment Management, Investment Finance, and Risk teams with respect to a wide range of investments and regulations and will identify and manage investment legal risk. This person will also assist with providing legal support on projects, strategic initiatives, and the implementation of new policies and procedures.

HOOPP is seeking a highly motivated, self-confident individual who takes a practical approach to providing legal advice and has an interest in learning and growing with the organization through mentorship and continuing education. The ideal candidate will have 3-4 years of legal experience in public or private markets investment transactions gained at a leading law firm or as in-house counsel, with at least 2 years of private practice experience. Any experience with securities laws, corporate finance, fixed income, investment funds, or infrastructure will be an asset. As the successful candidate will be expected to work with and advise the Investment Management, Investment Finance, and Risk groups, they must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and oral) and be a team player. Client-focused, strong business acumen and the ability to juggle competing interests are essential qualities for success in this results-oriented organization.

This position will provide an excellent opportunity for the right individual to continue to develop their legal career and their business and management skills as the organization continues to evolve. HOOPP is dedicated to serving its clients and other stakeholders in an environment with increasingly complex challenges. To ensure its success, the organization is committed to hiring exceptional people who will contribute their energy and talents towards achieving these goals. HOOPP offers its employees membership it its world class defined benefit pension plan and fulsome extended benefits. HOOPP also believes that equity, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to its success and help employees feel valued and empowered to be their authentic selves. For further information, please send your material to Lorene Nagata or Lesa Ong at NagataCONNEX Executive Legal Search at

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