Corporate Counsel, Generalist

Job ID : 7541
Category : Strategy & Legal
Brand : Definity
Regular/Temporary : Regular
Fulltime/Parttime : Full Time
Location : Toronto, Canada
Posting Range : $74,100 - $136,500

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Definity is the parent company to some of Canada’s most long-standing and innovative insurance brands, including Economical Insurance, Sonnet Insurance, Family Insurance Solutions, and Petline Insurance. Our ambition is to be one of Canada’s leading and most innovative property and casualty insurers. We can’t do that without our people, so we embrace and encourage a culture that’s collaborative, ambitious, rewarding, and empowering.

We offer a flexible, hybrid work experience where employees work from the office and virtually depending on the type of work they are doing and who they are working with. Bring your true self and be a part of our journey. It’s better here.

What can you expect in this role?

  • Working collaboratively with many areas of the company to review, draft, interpret and negotiate various types of agreements including but not limited to templates, non-disclosure, licenses, professional services, marketing, corporate services and lease agreements, including licenses, professional services, SaaS and other cloud-based services.
  • Analyzing and interpreting various matters as they relate to the operations of a P&C insurance company, advising a diverse range of operating units on legal issues, regulatory compliance, intellectual property, and negotiation and contract management strategy.
  • Consulting with other members of our Legal team and acting as a primary source of expertise to provide sound advice and drive consistency in Definity’s approach to partnering with vendors and other third parties
  • Participating in the continuous improvement of our processes and systems for contracting and legal risk management
  • Providing assistance for strategic initiatives as required

What do you bring to the role?

  • Law Degree from an accredited law school (LLB or Juris Doctor)
  • Licensed by the Law Society of Ontario to practice law as a lawyer in Ontario
  • At least 3 years of post-call experience drafting and negotiating legal agreements, such as strategic partnerships, vendor agreements, goods and services, software and other licensing arrangements, service level agreements, cloud-based services and other technology-related offerings. Technology transaction experience is an asset, including data privacy and security. 
  • Exposure to insurance or other financial institutions is an asset. 
  • Excellent communication, research and drafting skills, including the capacity to communicate with business partners in the way they want to be dealt with
  • Outstanding judgment and ability to deal with complex issues and safeguard confidential information
  • Ability to perform under pressure, meet deadlines and handle multiple, sometimes conflicting priorities
  • Willingness to build strong business relationships
  • Exemplary professionalism and integrity
  • Self-starter with a great attitude. 

Interested in this role, but don't meet every requirement? We encourage you to apply! We know from experience that a candidate doesn't need 100% of the qualifications listed to bring incredible value to our team. We're actively seeking diverse backgrounds and perspectives to help us make insurance better. At Definity, inclusion, diversity, and equity aren't just "nice to have" — they're essential to our success.

What's in it for you?

  • Hybrid work schedule for most roles
  • Company share ownership program
  • Pension and savings programs, with company-matched RRSP contributions
  • Paid volunteer days and company matching on charitable donations
  • Educational resources, tuition assistance, and paid time off to study for exams
  • Focus on inclusion with employee groups, support for gender affirmation surgery, access to BIPOC counsellors, access to programs for working parents
  • Wellness and recognition programs
  • Discounts on products and services

Actual salary for the role may vary depending on work location of the successful candidate and other factors including but not limited to, skills, education, experience, working conditions and the local labour market.  In addition to base pay, eligible employees may participate in various incentive plans which are paid out at the discretion of the company and subject to individual and company performance.

Go ahead and expect a lot — you deserve it.
It's better here — but don't take our word for it. Definity was named by Great Place to Work® as one of the Best Workplaces™ in Canada for women, for youth, and for inclusion.

Our inclusive work environment welcomes diversity and supports accessibility. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting [email protected].

Background checks
This role requires successful clearance of background checks (including criminal checks and leadership references).

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