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Legal Counsel (FinTech)

Mogo (TSX: MOGO; NASDAQ: MOGO) — a financial technology company — offers a finance app that empowers consumers with simple solutions to help them get in control of their financial health and be more mindful of the impact they have on society and the planet. We all know it’s time to do things differently. It’s time for a new way to manage our money, one that’s inclusive and sustainable. One that takes into account our financial health, the planet’s health and the health of our society. At Mogo, users can sign up for a free account in only three minutes and begin to learn the 4 habits of financial health and get convenient access to products that can help them achieve their financial goals and have a positive impact on the planet including a digital spending account with Mogo Visa* Platinum Prepaid Card featuring automatic carbon offsetting, free monthly credit score monitoring, ID fraud protection and personal loans. The Mogo platform has been purpose-built to deliver a best-in-class digital experience, with best-in-class products all through one account. With more than 1.6M members and a marketing partnership with Canada's largest news media company, Mogo continues to execute on its vision of becoming the go-to financial app for the next generation of Canadians. To learn more, please visit mogo.ca or download the mobile app (iOS or Android).

Are you a business person first, and a lawyer second? Does the thought of working with the unknown, the unregulated and the unprecedented excite you? If so, look no further! Mogo is looking for a brilliant legal mind to join a passionate and disruptive fintech team committed to helping Canadians take control of their financial health. Reporting to the VP & General Counsel, you’ll be a key member of the Department of “Know” and a trusted advisor to our broader team. Check out the requirements below and if this sounds like you, we want to hear from you!

What you’ll do: 

  • Be responsible for the delivery of practical, timely and expert legal advice and guidance to the executive management team, heads of department and key internal and external stakeholders with respect to legal, risk and compliance issues related to the development and execution of Mogo's business strategy
  • Counsel on both the legal and business ramifications of significant strategic imperatives, including mergers and acquisitions, investments and financings
  • Understand the current regulatory environment and analyze proposed or new legislation and regulations, including by participating in consultations and industry associations
  • Contribute as a legal and compliance subject matter expert to key product and growth initiatives as part of a cross-functional leadership team
  • Act as a brand ambassador for Mogo, regularly using our suite of financial products and services, sharing the brand with friends and family, and providing feedback to the team for improvements. 

What you’ll need: 

  • A law degree and practicing member in good standing with the Law Society of British Columbia or provincial equivalent
  • 3+ years post-call experience in corporate, securities and commercial law gained at a major law firm and/or in-house
  • Proven expertise in navigating complex partnerships, product offerings and regulatory environments
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced, high-growth, ever-evolving environment, adept at pivoting and adapting to change
  • Experience identifying risks and providing solutions in a collaborative manner
  • Keen eye for detail while being able to remain focused on the bigger picture
  • Superb analytical and communication skills to be
  • Strong drafting skills
  • A sense of humour 
  • Something other than a suit

 Bonus points for:

  • Experience in the financial services, payments and/or wealth management industries domestically and globally
  • Regulatory experience
  • U.S. securities law expertise
  • Exposure to government relations
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