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BMO Financial Group Counsel. Technology in Chicago, Illinois

Job Description

Provides and manages the delivery of legal and regulatory advice on products, initiatives, strategies, policies and developments for and on behalf of BMO Financial Group. Provides legal advice based on knowledge of legal principles, practices and procedures, and knowledge of the financial services industry and its environment. Influences and negotiates to achieve business objectives. Works to achieve organizational goals while minimizing legal risk.

​Responsibilities Include:

  • Recommends and implements solutions based on analysis of issues and implications for the business.

  • Identifies emerging issues and trends to inform decision-making.

  • Exercises judgement on moderate to complex decisions falling within standard policies and regulatory requirements.

  • Identifies and resolves routine issues.

  • Determines courses of action within procedural and policy guidelines & standards.

  • Delivers legal advice, instructs external counsel and ensures compliance with internal policies & procedures for a single or small number of function(s).

  • Acts as a subject matter expert on relevant laws, regulations and policies.

  • Resolves daily issues and/or escalates with appropriate analysis and/or recommendations.

  • Identifies risks and implements appropriate actions to mitigate them.

  • Implements areas of improvement to ensure consistency with market place.

  • Builds effective relationships with internal/ external stakeholders.

  • Geographic scope: up to global.

  • Focus is primarily on business/group within BMO; may have broader, enterprise-wide focus.

  • Provides specialized consulting, analytical and technical support.

  • Exercises judgment to identify, diagnose, and solve problems within given rules.

  • Works independently and regularly handles non-routine situations.

  • Broader work or accountabilities may be assigned as needed.

Qualifications:

  • 2-6 years of legal practice or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Degree in law (LLB or JD) and license to practice law in Ontario.

  • Private practice, in-house experience or experience at regulatory body.

  • Commercial law experience in the in the areas of technology, procurement and outsourcing.

  • Experience in the areas of privacy, cybersecurity and data governance will be an asset.

  • Knowledge of business and regulatory environment in which BMO Financial Group operates.

  • Proficient knowledge of subject matter legal requirements and the operations of a single client group.

  • Negotiation skills - in depth.

  • Deep knowledge and technical proficiency gained through extensive education and business experience.

  • Verbal & written communication skills - In-depth.

  • Collaboration & team skills - In-depth.

  • Analytical and problem solving skills - In-depth.

  • Influence skills - In-depth.

  • Data driven decision making - In-depth.

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