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Senior Counsel Litigation (Canadian Personal and Commercial Banking)

Bank of Montreal

This is a Contract position in Milton, ON posted October 13, 2021.

Senior Counsel Litigation (Canadian Personal and Commercial Banking) Toronto, ON, CAN Montreal, QC, CAN Address: 100 King Street West Job Family Group: Legal Please note: This role is open in Montreal or Toronto The senior counsel is a member of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution group that supports the Canadian Personal and Commercial banking business line (Canadian P&C).

He/she reports to the Associate General Counsel, Litigation and works in a complex and changing environment where legal, regulatory and reputation risks must be constantly considered.

The senior counsel will provide advice on civil and regulatory issues and complaints.

He/she will manage litigation in which the Canadian P&C team may be engaged.

The Counsel will also identify, prevent and mitigate legal, regulatory and reputation risks.

The counsel will draw upon advanced knowledge of the governing legislation and of the regulatory environment of the financial services industry.

In addition, the counsel will, together with the broader legal team, balance risks and corporate objectives and will provide strong risk oversight.

The Senior counsel will strive to add value as an advisor, acknowledging BMO’s strategy and vision to be the Bank that defines great customer experience.

Key accountabilities: Provide legal advice and counsel to Canadian P&C, having in mind BMO’s strategy and vision Identify risks and advise on legal and regulatory questions to prevent and mitigate risks including litigation as well as to protect our customer and our brand Manage actively diverse and complex litigation and regulatory matters relating to Canadian P&C.

Collaborate and provide instructions to external counsel.

Exercise judgment on, provide recommendations and resolve complex legal, regulatory issues, sometimes in a short lapse of time Provide guidance and oversee satisfactory resolution of complex and sensitive complaints or issues, while being customer focused Apply expertise and think creatively to address unique or ambiguous situations and to find solutions to problems that can be complex and non-routine Implement changes in response to shifting trends Lead strategic initiatives Qualifications: Minimum requirements are a Bachelor of Law and a license to practice law and admission to the bar of a Canadian province (in current and good standing) for at least 8 years
– the role is open in Montreal and in Toronto Seasoned professional with a combination of education, experience and industry knowledge Experience and knowledge in any of these fields will be considered an asset: banking, insolvency, class action, regulatory and fraud Sound judgment Strong negotiations skills Very good verbal & written communication skills.

Bilingualism will be considered an asset, but fluency in English is essential.

Very strong analytical and problem-solving skills; capacity to take a position Build effective relationships with internal/ external stakeholders Collaboration & team skills with a focus on cross-group collaboration and ability to relate at all levels We’re here to help At BMO we are driven by a shared Purpose: Boldly Grow the Good in business and life.

It calls on us to create lasting, positive change for our customers, our communities and our people.

By working together, innovating and pushing boundaries, we transform lives and businesses, and power economic growth around the world.

As a member of the BMO team you are valued, respected and heard, and you have more ways to grow and make an impact.

We strive to help you make an impact from day one – for yourself and our customers.

We’ll support you with the tools and resources you need to reach new milestones, as you help our customers reach theirs.

From in-depth training and coaching, to manager support and network-building opportunities, we’ll help you gain valuable experience, and broaden your skillset.

To find out more visit us at https://jobs.bmo.com/ca/en .

BMO is committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace.

By learning from each other’s differences, we gain strength through our people and our perspectives.

Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

To request accommodation, please contact your recruiter.

Full time R210013791 About Us BMO Financial Group Serving customers for 200 years and counting, BMO is a highly diversified financial services provider – the 8th largest bank, by assets, in North America.

With total assets of $728 billion as of October 31, 2018, and a team of diverse and highly engaged employees, BMO provides a broad range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers and conducts business through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, BMO Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets.

We serve Canadian clients through BMO Bank of Montreal®, our personal and commercial banking business, BMO Nesbitt Burns®, one of Canada’s leading wealth management firms, and BMO Capital Markets™, our North American investment and corporate banking division.

In the United States, clients are served through BMO Harris Bank, a major U.S.

Midwest personal and commercial bank, and BMO Private Bank, with wealth management offices across the United States, as well as BMO Capital Markets™, our North American investment and corporate banking division.

We help our customers make money make sense by delivering the broadest range of financial services through a single point of contact.

Our financial service professionals provide access to any services our customers require across the entire enterprise.