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Assistant General Counsel, Public Company Group

Toronto, ON
  • Number of positions available : 1

  • To be discussed
  • Starting date : 1 position to fill as soon as possible

Job Summary

Job Description

What is the opportunity?

The RBC Law Group is looking to staff a permanent role for an Assistant General Counsel reporting to Senior Vice-President, AGC & Secretary. The role, located in Toronto, is an excellent opportunity for an experienced securities lawyer seeking to work directly with senior management, and other functional and business partners on financial reporting and corporate treasury initiatives and a variety of securities law matters impacting RBC.

What will you do?

  • You will lead the team of lawyers providing key legal advice to the enterprise in fulfilling its obligations as a public issuer.
  • Advise on RBCs continuous disclosure obligations in compliance with Canadian and US securities laws, including supporting Finance, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications on the quarterly and annual financial reporting process.
  • Supports Corporate Treasury in connection with RBCs global capital and debt issuance programs, including the Banks U.S., European and Japanese programs.
  • Advise on a broad range of securities law matters to support the the RBC Disclosure Committee including establishing, implementing and maintaining robust and effective disclosure practices.

What do you need to succeed?


  • Bachelor of Law from an accredited law school and qualified to practice law in a Canadian jurisdiction.
  • A minimum of 12 to 15 years of securities law experience gained in private practice or in-house roles, with an emphasis on disclosure, securities issuance programs and securities law matters more generally.
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to work effectively and collaboratively with teams that are diverse and multi-disciplinary.
  • Strategic and practical thinker with the ability to manage multiple competing priorities, make independent decisions, work under tight deadlines in a fast paced environment and exercise sound judgment.
  • Self-starter with the ability to take ownership of key projects and work collaboratively with key stakeholders and external service providers, regulators and industry groups.


  • In-house experience at a financial institution
  • Background or undergraduate degree in finance or accounting

Whats in it for you?

We thrive on the challenge to be our best, progressive thinking to keep growing, and working together to deliver trusted advice to help our clients thrive and communities prosper. We care about each other, reaching our potential, making a difference to our communities, and achieving success that is mutual.

  • A comprehensive Total Rewards Program including bonuses and flexible benefits, competitive compensation
  • Leaders who support your development through coaching and managing opportunities
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team
  • Opportunities to do challenging work
  • Flexible work/life balance options




Job Skills

Business Law, Business Perspective, Coaching Others, Decision Making, Finance, Financial Disclosures, Financial Law, Group Problem Solving, High Impact Communication, Legal Disclosures, Legal Practices, Securities Laws, Securities Regulations, Strategic, Time Management

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