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Counsel II

Toronto, ON
Full Time
5 days ago
Company Overview

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Department Overview

TD Legalis a team dedicated to providing legal advice and counsel to all TD business segments (Retail, Wealth, Insurance, Wholesale, Business Banking) as well as the Corporate Functions including Corporate Development, Enterprise Real Estate, Strategic Sourcing, Treasury, Global Anti-Money Laundering and Enterprise Technology & Shared Services. Our dynamic professionals ensure compliance with the legal requirements for the Bank as a cross-border public company while providing legal advice to the business activities of TD Bank Group. If you want to be a brand ambassador while protecting and managing the risk for one of Canada's most trusted financial service providers, then join our team.

Wholesale Banking
As a leading corporate and investment bank, TD Securities provides a wide range of integrated capital market products and services to corporations, governments and institutions. Our clients choose us for our knowledge, innovation and experience in the following key areas of finance: investment, corporate and government banking, capital markets, interest rate, currency and derivative products. Operating out of 15 offices in key financial centres, we provide superior advice and execution to clients around the world. Our services include the underwriting and distribution of new debt and equity issues, providing advice on strategic acquisitions and divestitures, and executing daily trading and investment needs.

Job Description

You will be a member of a hard-working group of lawyers supporting TD Securities. As Legal Counsel, you will have a challenging and diverse practice that will allow you to refine your legal skills every day. You will work as part of a team to provide ongoing support and legal advice to TD Securities capital markets business including securities matters and derivatives trading, and certain back-office functions that support this activity. The ideal candidate will:
  • Possess some understanding of the legal issues and risks relating to a large variety of capital markets products and services including securities trading or derivatives;
  • Provide TD Securities with strategic and tactical advice on a wide variety of matters including ordinary course documentation, legal and regulatory changes, industry and market considerations, assisting with the development of new or novel products and services, and other matters that arise from time to time;
  • Work collaboratively with business and corporate areas in TD Securities and other members of TD Legal, both in Canada and globally, to deliver the highest quality of service;
  • Ensure compliance with Bank Act and other applicable laws, rules and regulations;
  • Review and advocate on new legislation and regulation;
  • Keep themself and the TD Legal Department, businesses, channels and corporate areas up-to-date on legal issues affecting their areas of responsibility; and
  • Assist in the management of relevant regulatory relationships and investigations

  • Licensed to practice law in Ontario with a minimum of 3-6 years' experience in securities law or derivatives markets.
  • Provide best-in-class legal advice that is integrated with your clients' strategies and objectives and coordinated across all relevant jurisdictions.
  • Provide advice in a clear, concise and timely manner in a highly demanding and time sensitive environment.
  • Build and maintain excellent, collaborative working relationships internally and externally and regularly advise and collaborate with other representatives of Control Functions within the Bank.
  • Contribute to high-priority Legal Department initiatives, including Knowledge Management and workflow improvement.
  • Demonstrated depth and breadth of knowledge of a broad range of Canadian bank regulatory laws and regulations, including but not limited to the Bank Act and its regulations.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Strong organization skills, ability to work in a fast-paced, detail-oriented environment and manage multiple deadlines and priorities.
  • Ability to think critically, work independently and make risk-based decisions.
  • Ability to interact and effectively advise senior officers of the Bank.
  • Ability to deal with conflicting points of view and effect creative solutions.
  • Ability to be "solutions-oriented", have excellent business and legal judgment and an aptitude for working effectively on cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to work effectively with external counsel.
  • Law degree from an accredited law school and qualified to practice law in Ontario

Additional Information



At TD, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and communities in which we live and serve. If you require an accommodation for the recruitment/interview process (including alternate formats of materials, or accessible meeting rooms or other accommodation), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.
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