Through proactive legal advice and strong compliance and governance frameworks, Melissa and her teams are responsible for helping the organization achieve its purpose, helping clients achieve financial security throughout their lives and live healthier lives. Sun Life`s senior legal team is seeking a commercial, technology and intellectual property lawyer to join them as legal counsel in the U.S. legal department. As a member of the Corporate Practice Group, the successful candidate will support Sun Life`s IT and marketing groups in the U.S., support procurement activities within Sun Life in the U.S. and provide thematic support to Sun Life`s entire U.S. group of companies. This is a rare opportunity to join a collaborative team that delivers challenging work, supports Sun Life`s rapidly evolving digital transformation and is united by Sun Life`s goal of helping clients and employees achieve financial security throughout their lives and lead healthier lives. Sun Life Financial is one of the leading providers of group benefits in the U.S., helping people protect what they love in their lives. Sun Life Financial is more than just a name, it symbolizes our brand promise to make life brighter for our clients, partners and communities. Join our talented and diverse workforce and start a rewarding career. Visit us on www.sunlife.com/us to learn more. Proactive and timely legal support in drafting and negotiating technology and business engagements It is the policy of SLF U.S.
that we recruit, hire, train and promote individuals in all job titles and ensure that all other personal actions are performed, regardless of age, race, colour, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender (including, but not limited to, pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, Health status, genetic information, marital status or any other status protected by law, and we will ensure that all employment decisions are based solely on valid job requirements. As Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Scott is responsible for legal, corporate governance and government relations for Sun Life U.S. Business Group. Scott and his team have extensive experience supporting executives in a complex regulatory environment and have advised on several successful partnerships and acquisitions that have contributed to business transformation in the U.S. Experience in simplifying complex legal concepts to provide proactive and practical advice in a clear and concise manner A curious learner, proactively engaged to keep pace with dynamic and changing technology and an intellectual property business and legal landscape Melissa Kennedy is responsible for the legal, compliance, and compliance functions Corporate and Global Public Affairs Secretary and Executive Sponsor of Sustainability at Sun Life. Active participation in work related to specialized projects and projects Commercial, technology and intellectual property law Advice At Sun Life, we strive to create a flexible work environment where our employees can perform at their best. Several flexible work options are available and can be discussed throughout the selection process depending on role requirements and individual needs. A self-taught man with business acumen and the ability to effectively support concurrent projects Outside of work, Scott is an avid Boston sports enthusiast and enjoys golf and biking along the New Hampshire coast. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Georgetown University and a Juris Doctor from Cornell Law School.
The ideal candidate is called to the bar and has at least 1+ years of relevant experience in technology and intellectual property law Melissa joined Sun Life in 2014 with extensive experience spanning private practice, regulation and in-house roles. Prior to joining Sun Life, she was Senior Vice-President, General Counsel and Corporate Affairs at the Ontario Teachers` Pension Plan, one of Canada`s largest pension funds. Melissa began her career in private practice and then held the positions of Enforcement Team Leader at the Ontario Securities Commission and Vice-President, Assistant General Counsel at a major Canadian bank. Knowledge of data protection law in the context of a regulated industry is an asset. A strong advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion, Scott leads Allies Acting for Change (AAC), a group of U.S. Sun Life employees working to create a more diverse and inclusive organization. As an extension of the leadership team, AAC is pursuing a number of initiatives to transform recruitment processes, leverage data and improve the employee experience.