KM Lawyer, Capital Markets & Public M&A

at Bennett Jones LLP (view profile)
Location First Canadian Place, Toronto, Canada
Date Posted May 31, 2021
Category Lawyers (Solicitors)
Job Type Full-Time

Description

Summary:

As the Knowledge Management Lawyer supporting our Corporate/Commercial Practice Groups, the successful candidate will have up-to-date and in-depth technical knowledge of public M&A, corporate finance and securities law.

Essential Functions:

  • Supervises and engages in the translation of complex content into practical and effective know-how for our Corporate lawyers – including the creation of precedents, opinions, practice notes, toolkits and checklists
  • Leads the innovation efforts and LegalTech adoption within group; plays an active role to identify and plan the needs, scope, training and roll-out of innovative practice tools and systems to the Firm
  • Works with Partners, Business Development, and K+IS to identify, develop and draft high quality and useful client-facing knowledge products and resources
  • Understands the business drivers affecting legal demand for significant clients and targets of the Practice Groups to identify business opportunities
  • Monitors the legal and regulatory landscape to identify major developments that will impact the Firm’s clients
  • Participates in the design and delivery of legal training programs to inform our lawyers and clients about developments and industry trends
  • Provides ongoing coaching to students and lawyers on the use of KM resources and tools to foster collaboration and continuous improvement within the Practice Groups
  • Accesses the insights and expertise of the corporate/commercial group through knowledge sharing and personal networking to fold into our knowledge resources keeping them relevant and actionable
  • Works with lawyers, the K+IS Department and other stakeholders to establish legal project management and process improvement initiatives to support and share best practices

Qualifications:

• A minimum of five years’ experience practicing securities, public M&A and corporate finance law at a national law firm or an in-house legal department
• Called to the Ontario Bar
• Superior legal and business research skills to provide senior lawyers with clear and authoritative analysis, and excellent legal drafting skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills for face-to-face meetings and email/telephone communication; the ability to deliver presentations and training in an engaging and thought-provoking manner
• Ability to engage partners and associates on both tactical and strategic KM issues, acting as a positive role model to motivate and lead adoption activities
• Maintain and develop in-depth knowledge and expertise of substantive law, our clients' industries and our practice groups to create a reputation for excellence within the Firm
• Demonstrate high professional standards and a service-oriented nature, with a passion for quality work product
• Flexibility to work both collaboratively as part of the K+IS Department and independently with minimal supervision
• Enthusiastic, with a proactive approach to the application of Knowledge Management that will benefit both our lawyers and clients
• Inquisitive about the business of law and our clients' businesses and markets

Apply To:
Human Resources
Bennett Jones Services Limited Partnership
3400 One First Canadian Place
P.O. Box 130
Toronto, ON M5X 1A4
E-mail: hrdepttor@bennettjones.com

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

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