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Senior Legal Counsel

Job Number
Senior Professional
Status: Permanent
Type of Contract
Schedule: Full-Time 
Full Time / Part Time?
Posting date
Location: Montreal, Quebec
Area of Interest: Legal

A career as a Senior Legal Counsel in the team of Litigation and Regulatory Investigations Legal Affairs – National Bank Financial is to act as in a wide range of stimulating legal mandates as part of an enthusiastic and collegial team while maintaining a good work/life balance.

Your job

• Provide legal advice and intervene in complex strategic matters (Canadian and international) that have a significant impact on the activities and operations of the Wealth Management and Financial Markets business lines.

• Manage litigation and regulatory investigations, particularly in the area of securities, in collaboration with other team members, business partners and stakeholders.

• Provide support and advice on a wide range of legal and strategic matters to management and business lines by assessing and identifying their needs and proposing tailored solutions.

• Interact and manage external legal counsels and ensure an overall completeness and consistency of strategies.

• Collaborate and interact with various regulatory authorities, such as the Canadian Investment Regulatory Organization (CIRO), the Autorité des Marchés Financiers, Canadian securities commissions and the Montreal Exchange.

Your team

Within the NBF Legal Affairs sector, you are part of a team of more than 30 colleagues, and you report to Vice-President, Litigation and Regulatory Investigations, NBF Legal Affairs, Financial Markets and Wealth Management.

The Bank values continuous development and internal mobility. Our personalized training programs enable you to master your job and develop new areas of expertise. Tools such as the Data Academy, language training, the Harvard Learning Center as well as coaching and mentoring support are available to you, at all times.

Basic requirements

• Bachelor’s degree in law and member of the Barreau du Québec

• Between 5 and 8 years of relevant experience, including in civil/commercial litigation

• Autonomy, enthusiasm, integrity and adaptability

• Willingness to learn, sense of initiative, meticulousness and diligence

• Excellent analytical skills and judgment

• Collaborative team spirit

• Efficient time and priority management skills

• Excellent oral and written communication skills

• Experience or knowledge in the following fields is an asset: securities litigation, regulatory compliance, professional liability, financial markets, Common Law.


  • Language: English

  • Language: French

Reason to require this language: you will need to work closely with our colleagues outside Quebec.


Communication Diversity & Inclusion Empathy Initiative Learning Agility Litigation Resiliency Teamwork

Your benefits

In addition to competitive compensation, upon hiring you’ll be eligible for a wide range of flexible benefits to help promote your wellbeing and that of your family.

  • Health and wellness program, including many options
  • Flexible group insurance
  • Generous pension plan
  • Employee Share Ownership Plan
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • Preferential banking services
  • Opportunities to get involved in community initiatives
  • Telemedicine service
  • Virtual sleep clinic
These are a few of the benefits available to you. We have an offer that keeps up with trends as well as your needs and those of your family. 

Our dynamic work environments and cutting-edge collaboration tools foster a positive employee experience. We actively listen to employees’ ideas. Whether through our surveys or programs, regular feedback and ongoing communication is encouraged.

We're putting people first:

We're a bank on a human scale that stands out for its courage, entrepreneurial culture, and passion for people.   Our mission is to have a positive impact on peoples' lives. Our core values of partnership, agility, and empowerment inspire us, and inclusivity is central to our commitments. We offer a barrier-free workplace that is accessible to all employees. 

We want our recruitment process to be fully accessible. If you require accommodation, feel free to let us know during your first conversations with us. We welcome all candidates! What can you bring to our team?

Come live your ambitions with us!

Why work at National Bank?

For an environment that supports your career path

There are many varied opportunities for you to progress and develop, and move ahead in your career. This includes on-the-job learning and training, co-development and pairing with other employees, professional support and mentoring, internal career days or discussion forums with our leaders.

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For an inclusive and diverse environment

We foster inclusion in an environment where each person’s unique qualities, whether visible or invisible, are celebrated and valued. We welcome all candidates! What can you bring to our team?

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