Counsel, Personal Banking

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Job Description

We’re on a mission to build the relationship-focused bank of the future and we’re looking for the passionate collaborators, innovators, advisors, and leaders who can get us there. Our distinct culture is built on a shared commitment to do what’s right for our clients, our people, and our communities, and we strive for excellence in everything we do. Because life at CIBC is not only what you do, but how you do it.
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What You’ll Be Doing
CIBC’s Legal Department provides legal support to assistCIBC in meeting its goals and effectively managing legal outcomes, by providing independent legal advice, as well as relatedtransactional, regulatory and litigation support, to business management across all lines of CIBC’s businessglobally. The Counsel, Lending role at CIBC is accountable for providing legal services and advice in relation to Retail products, primarily secured and unsecured lending products. Using strong independent judgment, broad-based legal knowledge, and a high level of professionalism, the Counsel, Lending works with our lines of business and functional areas, to execute on the business priorities of the Lending business including the preparation of client facing materials and reviewing and advising on regulatory developments and requirements while mitigating potential legal risks.
How You’ll Succeed Legal Advice & Counsel - Provide proactive, responsive and sound legal advice to designated lines of business to assist with the mitigation of legal risk to the designated lines of business. Engage in drafting, reviewing and advising on matters related to Personal banking lending products, both secured and unsecured. You will be highly responsive and provide sound legal advice in relation to regulations and developments in the law effecting personal banking lending products and services. Attention to Detail - Conduct research on legal issues and prepare opinions for review with the Manager, as applicable, and present such opinions to the designated lines of business. Identify systemic issues and assist in the development of preliminary recommendations to assist the designated lines of business in addressing the identified issues. Review policies and procedures, as and when required, to ensure compliance with applicable legal requirements, mitigate reputational risk and reduce exposure to legal liability. Relationship Management - Develop and sustain good working relationships with designated lines of business by facilitating open communication and becoming familiar with the designated lines of business. Engage, after consultation with the Manager, external legal counsel from approved counsel list and work closely with them to ensure efficiency, cost-effectiveness and a solid work product. Collaborates with colleagues in the Legal Department to share legal knowledge and experience, best practices and industry trends. Partners with functional groups such as Communications, Compliance, and Risk, in order to resolve legal and regulatory issues and provide subject matter expertise. You will work closely with external legal counsel for specific assignments, as and when required.
Who You Are You can demonstrate experience inrelated experience ( 4 + years) including significant experience gained at a top tier law firm or a major corporation in corporate or commercial law. You’re a certified professional. Successful Candidate must have been called to the Bar in Ontario.

LocationToronto, ON
Date Posted16 Feb 2019
Employer ProfileNot Mentioned
Experience1-5 years
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