Legal Counsel Technology

April 12 2024
Industries Goods transportation, Warehousing
Categories Commercial, Corporate, Mergers/Acquisitions, In-house, Industry, Contract administrator,
Mississauga, ON • Full time

Description

Reporting to the Assistant General Counsel, the Legal Counsel (Technology) will serve as a member of the Legal team. The successful candidate will provide legal advice and support across numerous functional areas, including technology matters such as SaaS, software licensing, statements of work, service level agreements, and other IT related contracts, and general corporate commercial matters.

As the ideal candidate, you will have a minimum of six years’ of IT law and corporate commercial experience including demonstrated working knowledge of a variety of contracts, general corporate legal advice, internal policies and frameworks and application of constantly evolving regulation to day-to-day corporate operations. Experience at a top-tier law firm and/or in-house at a large institution with demonstrated strong commercial judgment and operational lens is advantageous.

Familiarity with in-house environments at large institutions would be advantageous. The successful candidate will benefit from a cross-functional, operationally focused experience and collaborate closely with diverse stakeholder groups.

Responsibilities

  • Under the guidance of the Assistant General Counsel, work directly with diverse internal stakeholders across the organization, including Information Technology, Procurement, Finance, Compliance, Data and Security, Research and Development, Communications, Human Resources and other business partners to provide proactive legal advice and commercial solutions.
  • Manage responsibilities and projects including negotiation and drafting of IT and other related contracts including Statements of Work, Service Level Agreements, Requests For Proposal, corporate policy development and application, and regulatory compliance.
  • Advise colleagues and other cross-functional stakeholders on legal issues and risks, approval processes, organizational policies, and procedures.
  • Participate in transaction negotiations.
  • Support the continuous improvement of standard form agreements, legal processes, and repositories of legal knowledge.
  • Monitor emerging applicable legal and regulatory requirements to proactively assess their impact on the company and recommend changes to the Assistant General Counsel.
  • Work with external legal counsel as required from time to time.
  • Promote integration, partnership and collaboration across legal and business functions.
  • Contribute to the organization’s reputation as a respectful employer, partner and participant in the transportation and logistics sector.

Education

  • LL.B. or J.D. degree (or equivalent).
  • Good standing with a Canadian Law Society.
  • 6+ years of post-call experience in IT and corporate commercial law.
  • Experience negotiating commercial technology agreements.
  • In-house experience at a large organization is an asset.
  • High degree of self-motivation and professionalism.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects in a time sensitive manner.
  • Excellent relationship building and conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
  • A collaborative approach to understand and respond to organizational needs and partner with various organizational and control functions.
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity.
  • Strong commercial and strategic judgment.
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