Corporate Counsel

Corporate Counsel

GlobalRelay | Vancouver, BC, CA

Posted 24 days ago

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Your role

Are you a dynamic individual, looking for opportunities beyond traditional legal practice? Are you a strategic thinker with an entrepreneurial spirit, looking to get more out of your legal skills?

You could be part of a fast-growing, award-winning tech firm – which was recently named BC Company of the Year, in addition to being recognized as a “Leader” by two of the most influential global analysts in its industry.

New technologies are providing companies with more ways to communicate with customers, while creating a myriad of challenges along the way. And that’s exactly what makes joining our Legal team – and Global Relay’s larger business development team – exciting, challenging, and rewarding.

As an in-house lawyer at Global Relay, you will be immersing yourself in the hottest tech trends and issues of the day. Big data. Artificial Intelligence. Surveillance and cyber security. Privacy protection. Data sovereignty. And that’s just for starters.

You will be involved in every major aspect of the business – not simply legal matters. You will help Global Relay forge new partnerships and grow its global distribution network. You will deal with issues related to compliance archiving, data protection, eDiscovery, and business continuity of highly regulated industries.

In the process, you will have the opportunity to work alongside Global Relay’s other talented in-house lawyers, as well as seasoned tech vets and experienced business professionals in our seven offices across the globe. You will do business with our ever-growing customer base, which currently includes 22 of the world’s largest banks, and enjoy travel opportunities to major financial centers like New York, London, and Chicago.

If you like the idea of working with an established leader in cloud-based archiving, messaging, and eDiscovery, we like the idea of meeting you.

Your job

  • Review, negotiate, and draft customer agreements, policies, partner agreements, and conduct business & legal negotiations.
  • Advise internal teams on a broad spectrum of legal and business issues, including international data protection requirements, contractual commitments, industry-specific compliance obligations, intellectual property rights, and employment and human resources / employment issues.
  • Provide legal support relating to compliance & eDiscovery subject matters.
  • Provide legal support related to customer retention, renewals, and other related legal/accounting issues.
  • Provide business support in the development of Global Relay's sales, marketing and business development strategies, new go-to-market strategies, product design, deployment, and positioning to help maximize revenues of the business team.
  • Provide operational support with Global Relay's internal policies, communications, training, and education on Global Relay services and general governance.

About you

  • 5+ years of legal experience as a practicing lawyer, preferably with prior in-house experience (Note: compensation and responsibilities will be commensurate with years of experience)
  • Juris Doctor or LLB from an accredited law school
  • Licensed to practice law in British Columbia
  • Excellent drafting and negotiation skills
  • Effective analytical skills
  • Pragmatic problem solving and risk management skills
  • Effective communication skills; must be able to articulately and concisely explain and advocate for company’s positions and protect company’s interests
  • Excellent judgement with an understanding of when to ask for guidance or input
  • Strong work ethic and sense of humor
  • SaaS, telecommunications, privacy and licensing experience is a plus