Corporate Counsel - CARFAX Canada

Operations London, ON


Working Here
At CARFAX Canada, we’re more than just obsessed with cars. We’re obsessed with data and using it to help millions of Canadians buy, sell and maintain cars - but you can learn that on our website. Let’s talk about the sweet perks you’ll get when working here (i.e. what you actually want to know): Some days you’ll be taking in-house leadership training courses, other days you’ll be eating a catered lunch with your team mates. Grab a seat in the state-of-the-art office at 100 Kellogg Lane and collaborate the day away. What’s that, it’s the summer? Well, the 4-day work weeks have kicked in; enjoy those extra paid days off! Why not use one of your paid volunteer days to give back to your community? What else can we list? Competitive wages, amazing benefits like a wellness spending fund, a company-matched pension program, monthly “work from anywhere” days, yearly performance-based bonuses, health and wellness programs, a literal award-winning culture, parental leave top-ups and all kinds of social events. To top all of this off, every day you get to choose how you get to do meaningful work with incredible people. So, looks like we’re obsessed with a few things here – data and our people!

Key Information

Employment Status: Full-time
Job Type: In person 
Location: London, Ontario

*Please note that we have two operating entities in Canada, CARFAX Inc., and CARFAX Canada. This position is with CARFAX Canada.

Job Details
The Corporate Counsel serves as an integral member of the executive team, providing legal support and guidance to CARFAX Canada. Reporting to the President, this position plays a key role in drafting and negotiating contracts, managing legal risks, and ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

Position Responsibilities

  • Draft, review, and negotiate a variety of contracts and legal documents, including vendor agreements, customer contracts, confidentiality agreements, and employment agreements
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to ensure that contracts accurately reflect company interests and comply with legal requirements.
  • Provide timely and practical legal advice to departments on a wide range of legal issues such as corporate governance, commercial transactions, intellectual property, employment law, and regulatory compliance.
  • Oversee governance framework, including a new AI governance framework.
  • Analyze complex legal issues, risks and potential risks to recommend appropriate courses of action.
  • Assist in developing and implementing compliance programs and initiatives to ensure adherence to both existing and emerging applicable laws, regulations, and company policies.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to assess and manage risks associated with business activities, transactions, and strategic initiatives.
  • Maintain accurate and organized legal files and documentation.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of standardized legal templates, forms, and policies to streamline legal processes.
  • Manage legal disputes and litigation matters, including conducting legal research, preparing legal documents, and collaborating with external counsel as needed.
  • Act as key contributor to industry stakeholder affairs and government relations matters, with particular emphasis on regulatory practices and processes.

Education and Experience Required:

  • A Juris Doctor or equivalent legal degree from an accredited law school and admission to a Canadian bar or equivalent (in good standing) to practice law in Canada.
  • Minimum 10+ years of post-call commercial law experience in a national or leading regional law firm or in-house. In-house experience should demonstrate history of progressive levels of responsibility.
  • Solid understanding of enterprise risk management, ethics, contract law, corporate governance principles, and regulatory compliance requirements relevant to data and technology industries.
  • Supplementary business training such as B.Comm, MBA or equivalent considered an asset.
  • Experience with enterprise risk management, ethics, compliance, and regulatory processes relevant to data and technology industries.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, with the ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks and deadlines.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and communicate legal concepts to non-legal stakeholders.
  • Detail-oriented and organized, with the ability to work well both independently as well as collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish trust, communicate effectively, collaborate across an organization, and prioritize the highest value organizational initiatives. 

Equal Opportunity Employer
CARFAX Canada is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. 

We’re committed to providing accommodations by request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process. For a confidential inquiry or to request an accommodation, please contact your recruiter or email [email protected].

If you are interested in applying for this position, please visit our website will be accepted until a suitable candidate is hired. 

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

About Us
CARFAX’s mission is to help millions of people shop, buy, service and sell used cars with more confidence. As a leader in vehicle history and valuation, CARFAX provides impartial and comprehensive information for consumers and the automotive industry. CARFAX‘s Canadian headquarters in London, Ontario supports Canadian and U.S. markets, drawing on billions of data records from thousands of sources, enabling used vehicle buyers and sellers to make informed decisions. CARFAX is consistently recognized as a top employer and business. CARFAX is a part of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI). Find out more at and connect with CARFAX on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn

Our values serve as the foundation of our culture by helping inform the actions and behaviours that make us successful. We strive to integrate these values into how we collaborate, navigate challenges, and make decisions daily.

Objective – Guided by facts, driven by results.
Transparent – Clarity through open and honest communication.
Customer advocate – Putting the customer at the center of everything we do.
Solutions oriented – Turning challenges into opportunities.
Integrity – Where honesty meets action.