General Counsel - Lockheed Martin Canada

November 8 2019
Industries Airspace, Aviation, National Defence
Categories Legal, Paralegal, In-house, Industry, Contract administrator
Ottawa, ON

General Counsel - Lockheed Martin Canada


Ottawa, ON


Specific Job Description

Reporting to the IWSS International Counsel, the General Counsel is responsible for leading and advising on LMCa’s strategic, tactical and operational legal issues. The General Counsel provides senior management and staff with effective advice on company strategies and their implementation, manages the legal function, and obtains and oversees the work of outside counsel. The General Counsel is directly involved in complex business transactions and in negotiating critical contracts. The General Counsel is a trusted legal advisor that is expected to provide timely, efficient, knowledgeable and practical general legal advice with an emphasis on appropriately balancing compliance, risk and business goals.

Substantively, the General Counsel is a strong generalist or has the capacity to become one quickly. The General Counsel will be expected to provide support on varied legal matters including procurement initiatives (with emphasis on government procurements both local and international), contracts, lobbying, communications, intellectual property, human resources and employment, corporate governance, export/import regulations, ethics and anti-corruption, privacy, and competition.

Essential Duties and Areas of Responsibility:

  • Review, negotiate and draft a variety of contracts, subcontracts and other agreements,
  • Conduct legal research and analyze legal issues that affect the organization and its activities at the local, provincial, federal, and international levels, and prepare findings, recommendations, templates, and plans to effectively advise the organization,
  • Work closely with the Contracts and Sourcing functional organizations team to deliver effective support and advice in request for proposal (RFP) and competitive tender processes and ensure appropriate review, tailoring and flow down of relevant terms and conditions,
  • Stay up-to-date with and advise the SLT and staff on laws applicable to LMCa’s business and create and present training materials on relevant legal issues to LMCa staff,
  • Serve as a broad-based legal resource for senior staff and functional organizations’ legal concerns and collaborate to find practical answers to a diverse range of legal questions associated with LMCa’s work and operations,
  • In collaboration with Corporate legal staff, provide advice on:
  • human resources matters.
  • ethics matters.
  • export/import matters.
  • privacy matters.
  • intellectual property matters
  • safety, health, and environment matters
  • Strategically consult with and effectively manage LMCa’s outside counsel and their assignments,
  • Evaluate the merits of major court cases filed against or on behalf of LMCa, work with the appropriate staff to define a strategic defense and, in conjunction with Corporate counsel, approve settlements of disputes where warranted,
  • As the Secretary of LMCa handle all corporate statutory filings and other compliance requirements,
  • Maintain and manage all corporate records, including minute books,
  • Assume ultimate responsibility for ensuring that LMCa conducts its business in compliance with applicable laws, regulations and ethical business practice,
  • Provide legal support to LMC US based business units pursuing business opportunities in Canada,
  • Responsibility for ensuring all meetings of the LMCa Board are scheduled and arranged; and, in conjunction with the Corporate Secretary’s Office, review agendas, resolutions and minutes of meetings.

Employee Type

Full Time

Vacancy Type


Business Environment

Lockheed Martin Canada is the Canadian-based arm of Lockheed Martin Corporation, a global security and aerospace company employing 98,000 people worldwide, including nearly 1,000 Canadians. By applying innovative approaches of our highly skilled and experienced Canadian workforce, we have been Canada’s trusted defence and aerospace partner for over 75 years. We operate major facilities in Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax, Calgary and Victoria and work on a wide range of major programs from advanced naval technology products and unmanned systems software to providing delivery and in-service support of the latest military aircraft to commercial engine repair and overhaul capabilities.

Clearance required for role


Required skills, qualifications and experience

  • A law degree from an accredited law school, a strong academic record and a minimum of 10-15 years of related work experience,
  • Member in good standing of the Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario) or another Canadian provincial law society with eligibility for immediate admission as a registered in-house counsel in the province of Ontario,
  • Experience at a major law firm and in-house at a large/medium corporation is required,
  • Proficiency in, and experience with, the following:
  • Contract/subcontract review, negotiation, drafting and interpretation and contract/subcontract process management,
  • Intellectual property, such as trademarks and copyright, including licensing agreements and proprietary information agreements,
  • Matters of corporate governance and working with a board of directors,
  • Litigation process,
  • Employment matters,
  • Privacy and data protection matters,
  • Federal access to information process,
  • Ethics and Anti-corruption matters,
  • Canadian government contracting and regulatory framework, including practical experience with Public Works and Government Services Canada’s standard acquisition clauses and conditions (SAAC).
  • Availability to travel for domestically and internationally.

Desired skills, qualifications and experience

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including a deep commitment to customer service, humility and the ability to learn quickly and work effectively with external customers and LMCa internal clients at all levels of the organization,
  • Strong analytical skills and demonstrated ability to understand complex legal concepts and offer succinct explanations and advice to colleagues,
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to explain complicated legal concepts to non-legal colleagues in understandable terms ,
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently but with the judgment to know when to seek guidance,
  • Fluently bilingual (written and spoken) in both Canadian official languages,
  • Strong communications and advocacy skills,
  • Strong relationship building skills,
  • Strong negotiation & influencing skills,
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deliver,
  • A strong personality, persuasiveness and persistency in reinforcing what’s best for LMCa,
  • Intimate knowledge of multiple jurisdictions and the ability to operate in them simultaneously,
  • Strong commitment to ethical behavior and conduct,
  • Strong commitment to promoting a diverse and inclusive working environment.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Lockheed Martin Canada is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace. We are committed to excellence in serving all customers, including people with disabilities, and we encourage feedback on the provision of these services.

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