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Associate Lawyer, Commercial Litigation

THE ORGANIZATION

Our client is one of Canada’s pre-eminent business law firms. For the 11th consecutive year, the firm has been named as one of the 2019 Aon Best Employers in Canada. Being awarded this recognition is a testament to the exceptional workplace that the hardworking and dedicated people have created.

Our client’s litigation group in Alberta is widely recognized as a market leader. Their lawyers regularly lead highly sophisticated, high-stakes mandates, appearing before all levels of court in Alberta, including the Provincial Court, the Court of Queen’s Bench and the Court of Appeal. Their team also represents and advises companies in international and domestic arbitrations conducted under a variety of rules, including the ADRIC, ICC, LCIA, and UNCITRAL Rules. Their lawyers are recognized by The Best Lawyers in Canada 2020 and Chambers Canada 2020, and their firm was recently awarded “Litigation Law Firm of the Year” by Chambers as well.

The firm also leads the most sophisticated, complex files. Their litigation work in Alberta is centered on high-level, high-stakes corporate commercial disputes. They represent market-leading clients in the most significant and sophisticated litigation matters in the province, including matters related to corporate governance, shareholder rights disputes, contractual disputes, loss and product liability, construction litigation and directors’ and officers’ liability.

Our client is a leader in major project and joint venture litigation. They are the go-to firm for large upstream producers and midstream entities in joint venture and contract disputes surrounding facilities, wells and pipelines.

The firm is the first call for business litigation for a select group of top industry participants in the province, including Canadian subsidiaries of major international entities. Their clients are sophisticated consumers who make strategic decisions when choosing counsel to represent them in litigation disputes, and they continue to select the firm as their litigation counsel of choice.

The firm offers an effective national platform for multi-province disputes. The firm has offices across Canada. For their clients in Alberta, this means that they can effectively represent local and national companies with operations in Alberta who are facing nationwide litigation.

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

Job Title: Associate Lawyer, Commercial Litigation

Practice Group: Litigation

Location: Calgary, Alberta

 

THE MANDATE

Our client is seeking an experienced Commercial Litigation Lawyer to join their Litigation group. In this position, you will work with a dynamic team of lawyers and gain industry leading experience working with clients in significant commercial litigation engagements. Their team in Alberta includes partners, supported by five commercial litigation associates, as well as partners and associates practicing in energy regulatory litigation and employment and labour litigation.

If you have been called to the bar between 2013 and 2019, are tenacious, motivated and inspired to contribute to a dynamic team environment, we would like to speak with you!

 

CANDIDATE PROFILE

The successful candidate will have the following:

Education

  • A law degree and membership in good standing with the Law Society of Alberta.

Experience

  • A minimum of 1 year of experience working on commercial litigation arrangements from a reputable Canadian Law Firm.

Competencies and Attributes

  • A desire to do excellent work;
  • Excellent academic credentials;
  • A breadth and depth of technical legal knowledge, excellent business judgment, and strong analytical and drafting skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and client service skills, strong initiative, and the ability to work well on a variety of teams; and
  • Excellent organizational, project management and leadership skills, and the ability to handle multiple time sensitive priorities.

 

CLOSING DATE

Interested candidates are asked to submit the following materials:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Copies of official academic transcripts
  • Summary and description of relevant experience

For more information, or to apply for this position, please contact Reena Sharma at 403-261-8080 (ext. 4326). We recognize the importance of privacy and are committed to keeping all conversations in strict confidence.

 

THE COMPENSATION

A competitive compensation package awaits the successful candidate.


How to Apply:

Please send your resume in Word or PDF format to: rsharma@optimumtalent.com. Copy and Paste the following job title and code and place it in the subject line of your email so we can identify the job and confirm receipt of your application:
AUQK-276523 Associate Lawyer, Commercial Litigation - AB - Calgary and Area (OTIAPPLY)

Please note that only those candidates meeting the selection criteria, established by our client, will be contacted further. Although we may not contact you directly for this particular role, all applications will be reviewed as we would like to consider you for future opportunities that may be appropriate. We encourage you to continue to visit our website at optimumtalent.com as our opportunities are updated on a regular basis.