Legal Counsel, Investments (5-9 Years’ Experience – Investment Funds)

Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (“HOOPP”) is one of Canada’s largest defined benefit pension plans. It is dedicated to providing retirement security to more than 381,000 healthcare workers in Ontario and as of December 31, 2019, held over $94 billion in net assets. It is also an organization that has been recognized as a leader in sustainable and responsible investing, winning environmental awards in the recent past. With offices in downtown Toronto, our client’s environment is fast-paced, friendly and diverse.

HOOPP continues to grow, both in size and complexity of its operations, and it is therefore seeking a Legal Counsel, Investments, to join its legal department on a permanent basis. Reporting to the Associate General Counsel, Investments, the successful candidate will play an integral role in the Legal Services, Investments team. This individual will support the Investment Management and Investment Finance teams with respect to a wide range of investments and related regulatory and ancillary documentation, and will identify and manage investment legal risk. This person will also lead work projects from a legal
perspective, including new investment initiatives and assisting with the implementation of new policies and procedures.

The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated, self-confident individual who takes a practical approach to providing legal support and advice, with 5-9 years of legal experience in investment fund transactions gained at a leading law firm or as in-house counsel, with at least 3-4 years of private practice experience. Experience with structured finance and/or secured lending will be an asset. Any experience with other fixed income, securities laws and/or corporate finance, will also be of interest. As the successful candidate will be expected to work with and advise the Investment Management and Investment Finance groups, they must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and oral) and be a team player. Client-focused, strong business acumen and the ability to juggle competing interests are essential qualities for success in this results-oriented organization.

This position will provide an excellent opportunity for the right individual to continue to develop their legal career and their business and management skills as the organization continues to evolve. HOOPP is dedicated to serving its clients and other stakeholders in an environment with increasingly complex challenges. To ensure its success, the organization is committed to hiring exceptional people who will contribute their energy and talents towards achieving these goals. For further information, please send your material to Lorene Nagata or Lesa Ong at NagataConnex Executive Legal Search at