Legal Counsel (03-2221)

Moncton, NB | Halifax, NS | Saint John's, NL | Fredericton, NB | Saint-John, NB | Charlottetown, PE

We're on a mission to ensure that all our players have fun, dream big and play responsibly one player experience at a time and we're looking for team members who share that same passion. Our culture is built on a shared commitment to do what's right for our customers, our people, and our communities. 

Atlantic Lottery (AL) is seeking a Legal Counsel. Location is flexible within Atlantic Canada with occasional travel to Moncton, NB.

As our Legal Counsel, you will work with and report to our General Counsel supporting AL's ongoing business by providing legal advice and guidance on a broad spectrum of legal matters which affect the Corporation arising from its operations, corporate status, and plans, including corporate and commercial, contract and public procurement, regulatory, privacy, Canada's anti-spam legislation (CASL), Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC) and employment matters.

Responsibilities

  • Provides practical legal advice to all business units on a wide variety of matters to advance the corporation's objectives and resolve legal issues and risks as they arise.
  • Proactively identifies and evaluates a variety of legal issues regarding business initiatives and develops and recommends practical solutions to achieve business objectives.
  • Exercises significant discretion and decision-making autonomy in working with the business.
  • Supports the resolution of pending or threatened disputes between AL and third parties. Assesses and coordinates management of litigation and provides instructions to external counsel as required.
  • May support the resolution of pending or threatened disputes by preparing submissions and attending hearings.
  • Develops and implements mitigation strategies to reduce impact of AL exposure to legal risks.
  • Consults and advises senior management, the Executive and Board on confidential and sensitive legal matters.
  • Establishes and maintains excellent communications and working relationships within AL to ensure that legal advice is sought by internal clients when needed and provided to external stakeholders, as required.

Qualifications

What we can expect from you:

  • Ability to handle a diverse range of issues and responsibilities in a professional and collaborative manner.
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization in writing and in person, in both formal and informal settings.
  • Work independently with representatives of AL's shareholders with respect to litigation, legislative and regulatory matters.
  • Strong analytical skills including the ability to identify potential issues and risks and craft solutions.
  • A proven understanding of the business priorities to be in position to address legal needs of the organization.
  • Ability to work autonomously in a dynamic and changing environment.

You should apply if you have the following:

  • Law degree and a current member in good standing of the Law Society of New Brunswick
  • 5-7 years' experience practicing law in private practice, in-house, or government in a corporate/commercial environment.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Awesome if you had:

  • Experience in the following areas: regulatory, privacy, government procurement law and contracts, litigation (including managing), CASL, FINTRAC, employment law.
  • Experience with gaming or other regulated industry.

Benefits:

  • Extended health coverage that includes medical, dental, and vision.
  • Basic life insurance, disability, and wellness programs.
  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan.
  • Four weeks of vacation annually (pro-rated) plus one week of management leave (pro-rated).
  • Three personal leave days per year.
  • Two volunteer days per year.
  • Short-term incentive program based on personal and corporate performance.
  • Career advancement opportunities.

Recruitment Process: COVID-19 has accelerated change across our workplace, including our hiring practices! As a result, throughout your application process, you may be asked to connect with us virtually, and may not be required to meet in-person. All interviews are conducted in English, our working language, unless otherwise stated.

Health and Safety:  AL is committed to ensuring the health, safety, and wellbeing of our employees. Therefore, AL will require employees for whom the COVID-19 vaccine is authorized by Health Canada, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit either proof of COVID-19 vaccination or receive a valid exemption by Jan. 14, 2022.

Internal Employees:  Internal Employees interested in this opportunity must be in "good standing," which entails meeting expectations on their previous performance review. Performance Improvement plans, disciplinary action memos, attendance, training and other performance related memos will be taken into consideration as well, when determining the applicant's "good standing" status.

Work With Us

We are proud, gritty, community-minded, and punch above our weight. Being Atlantic Canadian means that we work hard and we know how to have fun. It also means that we genuinely care for each other as co-workers, neighbours, and friends. 

Now that you can work from anywhere, your best life is waiting in Atlantic Canada. At Atlantic Lottery, you can choose to live and work in any of our four Atlantic provinces.

What you can expect from us:

Our Mission is to offer great gaming experiences for the benefit of all Atlantic Canadians. Everyone at Atlantic Lottery embraces our Core Values of Integrity & Social Responsibility. #ProudtobeAL

Our Operating Principles help guide us;

  • Customers lead our priorities;
  • Always think differently;
  • Be fast and nimble;
  • We are all leaders and;
  • Team matters.

We are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and communities in which we live and serve. If you require an accommodation for the recruitment/interview process (including alternate formats of materials, or accessible meeting rooms or other accommodations), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

We provide a comprehensive Total Rewards Program including bonuses and flexible benefits/pension and competitive compensation with plenty of training.

What Is Next?

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  • Not the right fit this time? Follow us on our careers page at www.alc.ca!

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please note that the successful candidate will be subject to reference and criminal background checks prior to employment. 

Please note - Must be 19 years of age or older to apply.

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About Atlantic Lottery

Our players have been having fun and "dreaming big" since 1976 when Atlantic Lottery started offering lottery games on behalf of the governments of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island. The game options have grown and changed over the years and so has our workforce! Today's Atlantic Lottery has more than 600 employees, who are the heart and soul of our business. We offer everything from dare-to-dream draw games to online bingo; breakopen tickets to sports wagering; and games in social settings and on the internet. With games come winners - big and small wins every day - but the best thing about lottery games is that when you choose to play with us, everyone benefits. 100% of our profits go back into our communities. That feels good! #ProudToBeAL

We are proud, gritty, community-minded, and punch above our weight. Being Atlantic Canadian means that we work hard and we know how to have fun. It also means that we genuinely care for each other as co-workers, neighbours, and friends. 

Now that you can work from anywhere, your best life is waiting in Atlantic Canada. At Atlantic Lottery, you can choose to live and work in any of our four Atlantic provinces. Explore living East:

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