Legal Counsel

Posting Date:
Nov 24, 2017
Company/Firm:
BCAA
Area of Law:
General corporate/Commercial law
Position Type:
Temporary Full-Time
Deadline:
Feb 24, 2018
Location:
Burnaby
Experience:
2 to 4 years

Description

BCAA's Burnaby Head Office is hiring for a temporary full-time Legal Counsel. Reporting to the SVP & Chief Legal Officer, the Legal Counsel role will be primarily responsible for drafting, reviewing and negotiating a variety of commercial contracts but will also be responsible for providing a broad range of support including general corporate/commercial law, policy and compliance matters, privacy law, anti-spam legislation, trademark registration, regulatory matters, and litigation.

This role will closely interact with our business and product teams and external parties to ensure the intent and goals of our agreements are legally and commercially sound, documented, and finalized.

Key Responsibilities:

Strategy

  • Participating proactively in core teams on projects and proceedings, including developing and executing legal strategies that remove barriers, solve problems and create the optimal outcomes for the business and corporate objectives
  • Educate business partners about legal matters and developments relevant to their business

Contracts

  • Reviews, drafts, develops, and negotiates commercial and strategic transactions including NDA’s, MTA’s, CRA’s, JDA’s, and licensing agreements based on business unit team’s feedback to meet corporate objectives
  • Develops and maintains forms and agreement templates ensuring they are up-to-date with applicable laws and best practices
  • Maintains and manages an up to date listing of all legal agreements and obligations

Counsel

  • Facilitates decision making by preparing concise legal briefing documents with conclusions and recommendations
  • Keeps current in their practice and proactively acts on legal matters that impact our business
  • Liaise and develop effective relationships with internal stakeholders at all levels of the organization. Interact with and represent the organization with external stakeholders who may include government bodies and ministries, financial institutions, external counsels
  • Acts as the internal advisor and educator in support of ensuring confidentiality and IP protections are in place, known, and monitored

Risk Management

  • Risk management: proactively identifies and communicates the legal and business impacts of agreements in place and in contemplation

Qualifications:

Education:

  • Bachelor of Laws/Juris Doctor degree (LLB/JD) and Member of a Provincial Bar in good standing

Experience:

  • 2-4 years of experience in corporate commercial law; industry experience is an asse

Other Skills:

  • Highly skilled negotiator and team player who proactively finds solutions and skillfully brings consensus to the best path forward
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and to complete transactions quickly and effectively, while balancing business expectations with legal and regulatory compliance objectives in an efficient and effective manner
  • A results-oriented business partner focus is essential, with the ability to provide sound and practical legal advice in a fast-paced changing environment and effectively manage several projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills with the ability to influence and communicate effectively across the company and externally at all levels
  • Strong analytical, research and problem solving skills, with a keen eye for detail
  • Proven ability to work in a complex corporate environment with high level of personal integrity, sound professional judgment and business acumen
  • Superior writing skills including the ability to compile information from research, case files or verbal direction, in order to draft documentation

Background Check:

  • Must successfully pass a background check, which may include a criminal, credit, and credential check.  

 

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Contact Name Jatinder Gill

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