Senior Counsel, Montreal

Job Description – Senior Counsel, Legal

We’re on a mission to build the relationship-focused bank of the future and we’re looking for the
passionate collaborators, innovators, advisors, and leaders who can get us there. Our distinct culture is
built on a shared commitment to do what’s right for our clients, our people, and our communities, and we
strive for excellence in everything we do. Because life at CIBC is not only what you do, but how you do it.
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What You’ll Be Doing

With about 50 lawyers working from offices in Toronto, Montreal, New York, London and Hong Kong,
CIBC Legal manages legal outcomes by providing a full range of legal and transactional support services
to CIBC’s businesses worldwide.

As the bilingual Senior Counsel, you will provide legal support to CIBC’s Personal Banking and
Commercial Banking businesses and other areas of the bank as appropriate from our Montreal office.

How You’ll Succeed
• Legal Advice – Provide business-focused Quebec law advice in a dynamic role that includes
legal support across a range of subjects including consumer protection, banking regulation,
mortgage and brokerage regulation, as needed.
• Strategic Regulatory Analysis and Relationships – Develop a point of view to deliver
judgment-based, strategic Quebec regulatory advice as well as forming positions on emerging
issues and trends impacting banking generally. Support relationships with Quebec financial
services regulators and industry associations on behalf of CIBC Legal Department when required.
• Working collaboratively – Partner with lawyers within the Legal Department, the banking
industry and with multiple business stakeholders across the enterprise and functional groups
including Retail Operations, back office support and mortgage advisory channels in Quebec.
When required, oversee and manage the relationship with outside counsel as well.
Who You Are
• You can demonstrate experience in delivering practical, business focused advice on regulatory
and legislative interpretation issues at a top tier law firm or in a large in house legal department
for at least 7 years and will possess strong analytical, leadership and communication (oral and
written) skills in French and English. Expertise in the following areas is required: Quebec
consumer protection law, personal lending, financial services regulation and related
documentation. It’s an asset if you have had exposure to litigation in Quebec and commercial
• You’re a certified professional. You must be a qualified and current member of the Bar in
• You give meaning to data. You enjoy investigating complex problems, and making sense of
information. You’re confident in your ability to communicate complex and detailed information in
an impactful way.
• You act like an owner. You thrive when you’re empowered to take the lead, go above and
beyond, and deliver results.
• You look beyond the moment. You make decisions and take actions that will make a difference
today and tomorrow. You proactively seek new opportunities to define what’s possible.
• Values matter to you. You bring your real self to work and you live our values – trust, teamwork
and accountability.

What CIBC Offers
At CIBC, our people are our greatest asset. You’ll become part of a diverse community that
acknowledges everyone’s unique talents, and empowers teams to do what’s right for the client, and to do
it well. As part of our team, you will:
• Thrive: Benefit from an open and approachable culture that provides the flexibility and support
you need to integrate your life at work and at home
• Connect: Work in a place where the right technology and infrastructure fosters innovation,
collaboration and creativity
• Develop: Grow your skills and career through our best-in-class onboarding experience, ongoing
learning opportunities, individual development planning, and comprehensive product training
• Prosper: Share in our collective success with a competitive salary, incentive pay, banking
benefits, health benefits program, and employee share purchase plan
What You Need to Know
• CIBC is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all team members and clients feel
like they belong. We seek applicants with a wide range of abilities and we provide an accessible
candidate experience. If you need accommodation during the application or interview process,
please contact
• You need to be legally eligible to work at the location(s) specified above and, where applicable,
must have a valid work or study permit

direct link to the external posting where interested applicants can apply:–Legal_2011924