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Corporate Counsel, Generalist

Job ID : 5783
Category : Strategy & Legal
Brand : Definity
Regular/Temporary : Regular
Fulltime/Parttime : Full Time
Location : Waterloo, Canada

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Definity includes some of Canada’s most long-standing and innovative insurance brands, including Economical Insurance, Sonnet Insurance, Family Insurance Solutions, and Petline Insurance. With strong roots that date back to 1871, we’ve grown to become a digital leader in the insurance industry. We’re proud to help our clients and communities adapt and thrive in a world of constant change.

Our promise to you: It’s better here. Why? Because we CARE, and we provide an employee experience that’s collaborative, ambitious, rewarding, and empowering.

Our ambition is to be one of Canada’s leading and most innovative P&C insurers. Come be a part of our journey, and love what you do.

Starting in September, Definity employees move to a hybrid work model so we can collaborate, build mentoring relationships, and solve complex or cross-functional business opportunities together. Our teams work in whichever environment best supports what they're working on and who they're working with. We're actively reinventing our offices as welcoming workspaces that optimize collaboration and empower leaders to use our space to strengthen team dynamics. Our tools and processes seamlessly connect employees from multiple locations, and our culture encourages respectful engagement and flexibility. Leaders work with their teams to determine the right balance of on-site and remote work that best meets the needs of their team, cross-functional engagement, responsibilities and timelines, plus those of our customers, our broker partners, and the company culture.

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, license agreements, SaaS agreement, corporate services and lease agreements.
  • 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

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to join Definity’s corporate legal team and become involved in a pivotal transaction, with excellent opportunities for additional exposure, learning and professional growth.

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 to 6 years of post-call experience drafting and negotiating corporate commercial agreements. Exposure to insurance or other financial sectors will be of interest.
  • 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

We also take potential into consideration. If you don’t have this exact experience, but you know you have what it takes, be sure to give us more insight through your application and cover letter.

Go ahead and expect a lot — you deserve it, and we’ve got it: 

  • 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

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 a background check (including criminal checks and leadership references).

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