Associate Director, Financial Services of Osler Works – Transactional – 5-8 years’ experience

Date Posted
Apr 01, 2022
Any Office/ Remote

Osler Works – Transactional leads the way in delivering corporate and commercial transaction solutions.  By pairing the expertise of our specialized team of lawyers and business professionals with modernized processes and the best of legal technology, we deliver better outcomes, improved efficiencies and lower, predictable legal fees for our clients.

We’re looking for an Associate Director, Financial Services to join our team, and lead the financial services business within Osler Works – Transactional. 

In this unique non-partnership track position, you will plan, direct and oversee the financial services business within Osler Works – Transactional and help to build out the full service offering to internal and external clients. The successful candidate’s main responsibilities will include:

  • Work with leading legal professionals to provide clients with advice and support in the context of certain banking and financial services transactions.
  • Perform quality assurance reviews of the work of other team members and provide mentorship and  training to lawyers and clerks.
  • Optimize precedent creation and retrieval, including by way of document automation, workflow management as well as other practice efficiency possibilities.
  • Proactively seek opportunities to leverage existing and future legal technologies on banking and financial services transactions.
  • Lead the implementation, maintenance and improvement of any technology specific to the banking and financial services practice.
  • Proactively create and manage playbooks, process and procedure.
  • Seek opportunities to leverage data for the banking and financial services practice, including for the development of any insights for internal and/or external use.
  • Build productive relationships with key internal stakeholders and engage with members of the Firm across diverse disciplines.



Position Requirements

Do you have what we’re looking for?

  • Be called to the Alberta, British Columbia or Ontario Bar.
  • 5 – 8 years of financial services law experience, ideally gained at a leading Canadian law firm.
  • Deep understanding of legal practice.
  • Experience with and a creative mindset towards developing and implementing processes and protocols.
  • Experience with technology implementation and leading change.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize tasks with competing deadlines.
  • Strong analytical skills, attention to detail and a solution-orientated mindset.
  • Proven experience managing people.
  • Strong team player.
  • Outstanding communication skills.
  • “Roll up your sleeves” attitude 
How To Apply

Consistently ranked as one of Canada’s leading business law firms by clients and leading independent reviews, Osler prides itself on attracting and developing the brightest talent in the legal arena. Within a firm culture that nurtures mentoring and the exchange of ideas, Osler is a dynamic and exciting place to begin a career or carve out a new path.

If you’re keen to take on a leadership position and manage a team while leveraging technological enhancements to our financial services business,  please submit in confidence your cover letter, detailed résumé and academic transcripts directly to our online application portal.

We will consider applications from otherwise qualified candidates who are looking for a remote (i.e. home-based) work opportunity at a leading Canadian law firm. If you have strong attention to detail, can manage multiple deadlines, work in a fast-paced environment independently and as part of a team, and are looking for a unique opportunity, please apply in confidence with a cover letter, detailed résumé and academic transcripts directly to our online application portal.


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Applications submitted outside of our online application portal will not be reviewed.


No agencies please.


We thank all applicants for their interest in Osler; however, only chosen applicants will be contacted. Osler is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment, and we welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities and people with diverse backgrounds, identities, and cultures. For candidates with disabilities, accommodations are available upon request in all phases of the selection process.

Please note that any offer of employment will be conditional upon background and reference checks, including a criminal record check, credit check, and employment and educational verifications.

To protect the health and safety of firm members and visitors and to comply with the recommendations of public health authorities, employment at Osler will be conditional on the candidate submitting evidence of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19.