LEGAL COUNSEL 3-6 years Policy experience (1.5 year contract)

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October 24, 2021

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is the statutory body responsible for administering and enforcing securities legislation in the Province of Ontario. As a regulator of the capital markets, the OSC is working to safeguard the integrity of the Ontario securities markets. With the challenges of regulating today’s ever changing dynamic capital markets, the OSC continues to be an employer that offers exciting career opportunities.

The Enforcement Branch investigates and litigates breaches of securities laws in Ontario, assisting in protecting investors from unfair or improper practices and fostering fair and efficient markets. In addition, this branch plays an active role in policy review and development within the OSC. It is now seeking a policy counsel. For this position, you will assist in advising on and drafting of policies, rules, legislation and staff notices, interact with stakeholders including the General Counsel’s Office, government and the CSA, conduct research on complex issues and contribute to the development of policy initiatives. You will also have the opportunity to analyze and develop plans and principles for the legal services being provided. This position will report to a Director and senior management level individuals and, post-COVID, be located in downtown Toronto, however, there will be flexibility to work from home for part of the time.

The ideal candidate will have 3 to 6 years of policy development or securities litigation experience gained at a government, a regulator, a law firm or a corporation. Excellent writing and communication skills and the ability to analyze and process information quickly will be necessary to succeed in this role. The ability to work on a team, be analytical and balance regulatory objectives with practical business considerations will also be important. You should also be able to summarize complex information for reporting to senior management, be detail oriented, take pride in your work and be able to multi-task.

This is a unique position and an opportunity to influence the further development of securities laws and regulations. The work associated with this role is top quality, varied and complex, allowing you to experience continuous personal and professional growth. This is an opportunity to join a very collegial and close group. It offers a diverse, fair and flexible work environment and takes pride in its challenging and rewarding work. If you like to problem solve and have a genuine interest in protecting the integrity of the ever changing capital markets, this may be the perfect position for you. If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your cover letter and resume to Lorene Nagata or Garrett Giannidis of NagataCONNEX Executive Legal Search at

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