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Senior Counsel, Innovation Team – Law Group

RBC

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted September 15, 2020.

What is the opportunity?

RBC’s Law Group in Toronto has a new Senior Counsel, Innovation Team role opening in the Digital legal team. In this role, you will report directly to Senior Counsel (Lead, Digital) and be accountable to Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Innovation in achieving the business and operational goals, and the strategic priorities of the Law Group, in particular the performance commitments of solution oriented advice.

What will you do? 

  • Act as first point of contact and digital specialist, providing legal counsel on a wide range of complex legal and regulatory matters relating to digital initiatives and product development
  • Provide legal support and thought leadership for emerging technology matters, including artificial intelligence, big data, blockchain technology and crypto assets
  • Collaborate with product lawyers for the various digital projects; analyze legal risks in an evolving and fast paced environment
  • Develop tools and resources for product lawyers to ensure a consistent and methodical approach to digital law issues including enforcement
  • Advise on legal and regulatory impacts on business strategy, as well as opportunities for business-driven amendments to law
  • Identify strategic business opportunities for the bank based on legal developments
  • Negotiate and act as primary Law Group point of contact for digital, collaboration and other related third party contracts
  • Draft client agreements, terms and conditions and other collateral material relating to digital banking, mobile apps, public websites and online portals

What do you need to succeed?

Must-have 

  • Law degree (Common Law and/or Civil Law), with at least 5+ years of experience in providing legal advice in related fields
  • High proficiency in specialized and varied areas of law, particularly in laws applicable to e-commerce, consumer protection, privacy, Internet, mobile, emerging technology and contract law
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in teams that are diverse and multi-disciplinary; ability to communicate effectively and concisely and influence in a variety of formats and venues
  • Self-motivated attitude; high degree of autonomy and commitment; strong organizational skills; ability to analyze legal risk in context of business realities
  • Constructive curiosity in understanding new technology developments and creativity in applying legal concepts

Nice-to-have

  • Expertise in banking and financial services
  • Deep understanding of consumer regulatory issues
  • Project management skills
  • Technology related education or experience (e.g., computer engineering); general corporate law background

What’s in it for you? 

We thrive on the challenge to be our best, progressive thinking to keep growing, and working together to deliver trusted advice to help our clients thrive and communities prosper. We care about each other, reaching our potential, making a difference to our communities, and achieving success that is mutual.

  • A comprehensive Total Rewards Program including bonuses and flexible benefits and competitive compensation
  • Leaders who support your development through coaching and managing opportunities

 

 

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JOB SUMMARY
City:  Toronto 
Address:  200 Bay Street 
Work Hours/Week:  37.5 
Work Environment:  Office 
Employment Type:  Permanent 
Career Level:  Experienced Hire/Professional 
Pay Type:  Salary + Variable Bonus 
Required Travel (%):  0-25 
Exempt/Non-Exempt:  N/A 
People Manager:  No 
Application Deadline:  09/30/2020 
Platform:  CFO Group 
Req ID:  274458
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