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SENIOR LEGAL COUNSEL
(6-9 years experience, Toronto or Kingston)
(Full or Part time)
Founded in 1923, The Empire Life Insurance Company (“Empire Life”) is a leading life
insurance company in Canada. Empire Life offers a full range of individual and group
life and health insurance products and services, including investment and retirement
products. Proudly Canadian, and a finalist for the Life & Health Insurer of the Year in
2017, Empire Life’s mission is to make it simple, fast and easy for Canadians to get the
investment, insurance and group benefits coverage they need to build wealth, generate
income, and achieve financial security. As of December 31, 2017 Empire Life had total
assets under management of $17.6 billion.
Empire Life is now seeking a Senior Legal Counsel to support its investment insurance
line of business. Reporting to the Director, Legal Services, you will provide legal and risk
management advice and support on a broad range of legal and regulatory issues related
to investment insurance products, segregated funds and other legal matters. Although
Empire Life’s head office is located in Kingston, some of the business areas you will be
supporting are located in its Toronto offices and therefore, there is flexibility with respect
to whether the position is primarily located in Toronto (North York) or Kingston. Empire
Life also offers flexible working hours to promote work/life balance.
The candidate we are seeking will have 6-9 years of corporate law experience gained
as in house counsel or from private practice. You will have experience with the
financial services industry and familiarity with legal and regulatory issues pertaining
to life insurance generally and segregated funds and related products in particular.
While support from the legal team will be provided, confidence and the ability to work
independently will be required. Strong communication skills and good judgment as well
as a pragmatic approach to finding solutions will be important. Bilingualism (English/
French) and knowledge of technology law are assets.
This is an exceptional opportunity to take on an integral role within a well respected
organization. The work is interesting, varied and national in nature and this position
offers an excellent opportunity to grow and take on new challenges with a dynamic
organization. If you are interested in applying to this position, please forward your cv and
cover letter to Lorene Nagata of NagataCONNEX Executive Legal Search at the contact
As this is an exclusive campaign with NagataConnex Executive Legal Search,
any resumes received from other sources will be forwarded to it.
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