LEGAL COUNSELS (Two positions) Commercial IT (4-8 years) Corporate / Commercial (3-6 years) – 18-month contract

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December 15, 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 holds over $100 billion in net assets. HOOPP has been recognized as a leader in sustainable and responsible investing, winning environmental awards in the recent past as well as recently being named one of the Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for the second year in a row. 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 two Legal Counsel to join its legal division. Reporting to the Associate General Counsel, Corporate & Privacy, on the operations side of the business, the successful candidates will work as part of the legal team to provide legal advice and support to the organization on a wide range of matters, both strategic and operational.

Commercial IT (4-8 years):
This individual will work primarily in the areas of IT, including negotiating and drafting agreements and advising on data feeds, cybersecurity, and license compliance matters. The ideal candidate will have 4 – 8 years of IT commercial experience gained at a leading law firm or corporation. As the successful candidate will be expected to take a leadership role within the IT area and work closely with, advise and train the organization’s various business groups, they must possess excellent interpersonal and communications (both written and oral) skills and be a team player. Client-focused, strong business acumen and an analytical, yet practical, approach to the provision of legal advice and support are essential qualities for success.

Corporate / Commercial (3-6 years) – 18-month contract:
This individual will have a more general corporate / commercial practice with some other areas of law including IT contracts, commercial contracts, privacy, employment, governance and procurement. Working across the organization, this person will enjoy a variety of work and the opportunity to work with a broad range of business groups. The ideal candidate will have 3 – 6 years of corporate / commercial experience with the ability to negotiate, draft, advise and strategize.

Both positions will provide excellent opportunities to continue to develop both one’s legal and business skills as the organization continues to evolve. The legal division enjoys a supportive, team-focused environment within a framework that respects work/life balance. HOOPP is dedicated to serving its members 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 in its world class defined benefit pension plan and comprehensive benefits. HOOPP also believes that equity, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to its success. For further information, please send your material to Lorene Nagata at NagataCONNEX Executive Legal Search.

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