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Legal Counsel

IBC is the national industry association representing the vast majority of Canada's home, car and business insurance companies. We rely on the collective expertise of our members and leadership team to create policy positions, advocate for a competitive and sustainable P&C insurance market and influence meaningful change in the insurance industry.

Position Summary

Led by the Vice-President, Legal & General Counsel, IBC’s legal team (5 lawyers, a librarian and an underwriting coordinator) is responsible for providing legal advice to and supporting a diverse group of internal clients within IBC and its regional offices (Western, Ontario and Atlantic) and members.

The Legal Counsel will report to the Director, Legal & Chief Privacy Officer. This role will have responsibilities on a broad range of issues, including: reviewing and drafting of contracts, legal research, and advising on a variety of matters including regulatory, intellectual property, CASL and privacy matters, including assisting the Director, Legal & Chief Privacy Officer with respect to managing IBC’s privacy program.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist internal client groups in the review and preparation of contracts relating to their operations, including NDAs, Service Agreements, Consulting Agreements, and Licensing Agreements.

  • Provide legal support to internal client groups with respect to their business operations including but not limited to advising on compliance requirements with intellectual property law, CASL and privacy.

  • Attend Committee meetings as needed to monitor the discussion for compliance with IBC’s Competition Compliance Meeting Protocol.

  • Support Director, Legal & Chief Privacy Officer with respect to coordinating the work of member-led groups including: the Regulation Standing Committee, Privacy Working Group, and other Working Groups.

  • Support Director, Legal & Chief Privacy Officer with respect to managing IBC’s privacy program, including assisting with completing privacy risk assessments and responding to internal and external privacy inquiries.

  • Provide legal research support.

  • Monitor legislative and judicial developments that affect IBC members and drafting summary bulletins to inform IBC members of such developments.

Qualifications

  • Member in good standing of the Bar of a Canadian province or territory.

  • 4 to 6 years of legal practice in an in-house or law firm environment.

  • Knowledge of property and casualty insurance an asset.

  • Experience with corporate law, privacy law, intellectual property law and CASL.

  • Experience with drafting and negotiating a wide variety of commercial and technology contracts.

  • Exceptional analytical and writing skills and demonstrated ability to distill complex legal concepts into business friendly language to advise on legal risks.

  • Strong leadership/interpersonal skills

  • Strong strategic thinking, risk assessment and presentation skills.

  • Understanding of trade associations and their relationship to government and other stakeholders. 

  • Effective relationship-building skills; comfortable working independently or as part of a team; adaptable to changing work volumes and timelines.

  • Bilingualism (French & English) an asset.

Why Join IBC?

  • Competitive salary and a benefits package including an employer pension-matching program.

  • Hybrid work environment (Pilot policy requiring two in-office days per month to be reviewed in 2024)

  • Variety of job tasks to help accelerate your professional skills development.

  • Working with a top-tier team, full of all-stars and industry leaders.

  • Strong and supportive leadership with a focus on your development and growth.


This position qualifies under the Employee Referral Program.

IBC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Alongside a commitment to excellence, IBC is also committed to building a diverse working environment with hiring practices that encourage diversity in all its forms, including race, gender, sexual orientation, religion and ethnicity, among others.

IBC welcomes and encourages applications from candidates with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in the selection process. If you require disability-related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Medina Kadija at MKadija@ibc.ca. IBC will consult with all applicants who request disability-related accommodation during the recruitment process to ensure that the accommodation provided takes into account the applicant's individual accessibility needs.