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Manager, Legal

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted December 18, 2021.

Company Description

Make an impact at a global and dynamic investment organization

When you invest your career in CPP Investments, you join one of the most respected and fastest growing institutional investors in the world. With current assets under management valued in excess of $450 billion, CPP Investments is a professional investment management organization that globally invests the funds of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) to help ensure long-term sustainability. The CPP Fund is projected to exceed $1.5 trillion in the next two decades. CPP Investments invests in all major asset classes, including public equity, private equity, real estate, infrastructure and fixed-income instruments, and is headquartered in Toronto with offices in Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Mumbai, New York City, San Francisco, São Paulo and Sydney.

CPP Investments attracts and selects high-calibre individuals from top-tier institutions around the globe.  Join our team and look forward to:

  • Diverse and inspiring colleagues and approachable leaders
  • Stimulating work in a fast-paced, intellectually challenging environment
  • Accelerated exposure and responsibility
  • Global career development opportunities
  • Being motivated every day by CPP Investments’ important social purpose and unshakable principles
  • A deeply rooted culture of Integrity, Partnership and High Performance

If you share a passion for performance, value a collegial and collaborative culture, and approach everything with the highest integrity, here’s an opportunity for you to invest your career at CPP Investments.

Job Description

CPP Investments has an opening for a lawyer to support a broad range of enterprise legal matters, with a focus on general contracting, as well as technology and data related matters.  Reporting to a Director, Legal, the successful candidate will join a dynamic team of high-performing legal and compliance professionals who engage directly with senior leadership and business units to help them navigate, understand and comply with legal and regulatory requirements in a manner consistent with our Guiding Principles and our mandate to manage the funds of the Canada Pension Plan in the best interests of 20 million CPP contributors and beneficiaries.

Role-Specific Accountabilities

  • Working with the Director, Legal overseeing Technology & Data advice/support, provide advice across a broad range of technology and data-related matters, including information management, data use and governance, contracting, intellectual property, and training relating to policies and procedures and information sharing requirements (from an internal and external perspective)
  • Provide advice and assess legal risk in connection with commercial contracts, engagement letters and non-disclosure agreements; manage and enhance contractual templates and precedents, working closely and collaboratively with paralegal professionals and other lawyers in the Legal Department as well as oversight of external legal counsel
  • Working closely and collaboratively with other lawyers and paralegal professionals in CPP Investments’ highly respected Legal Department, provide advice, assess legal risk and deliver support across a broad range of matters, including human resources, enterprise risk, financial reporting, and litigation
  • Generally assist on other legal matters as they arise


  • LL.B./LL.M or JD required
  • 3-5 years of relevant legal experience in sophisticated corporate/commercial private practice at a major law firm or an in-house corporate legal department
  • Ability to build partnerships with key stakeholders to help implement enterprise Legal strategies.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, think creatively, have a global mindset and be assertive
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to work cooperatively with many different stakeholders and ability to manage outside counsel
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Strong organizational skills; flexible, adaptable, and able to manage ambiguity and multiple projects
  • Motivated self-starter with ability to work independently with minimal supervision, but team player
  • Professional conduct reflecting the quality of work, ethical values and high standards of CPP Investments

Additional Information

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At CPP Investments, we are committed to diversity and equitable access to employment opportunities based on ability.

We thank all applicants for their interest but will only contact candidates selected to advance in the hiring process.

Our Commitment to Inclusion and Diversity:

In addition to being dedicated to building a workforce that reflects diverse talent, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible experience. If you require an accommodation for any part of the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials, accessible meeting rooms, etc.), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.


CPP Investments does not accept resumes from employment placement agencies, head-hunters or recruitment suppliers that are not in a formal contractual arrangement with us. Our recruitment supplier arrangements are restricted to specific hiring needs and do not include this or other web-site job postings. Any resume or other information received from a supplier not approved by CPP Investments to provide resumes to this posting or web-site will be considered unsolicited and will not be considered.  CPP Investments will not pay any referral, placement or other fee for the supply of such unsolicited resumes or information.