General Counsel

Location: Flexible

Who we are

Affinio is an award-winning marketing intelligence platform that leverages the interest graph to understand today’s consumer. We empower the world’s leading brands, agencies, media companies, and publishers to redefine the way they research, plan, and execute marketing strategies.

The role

Affinio is looking for a practical and experienced General Counsel that will be responsible for negotiating, writing, reviewing, summarizing, researching, executing, and managing a wide variety of contracts both domestically and internationally.

You will work with internal teams to negotiate and manage contracts, assess and mitigate legal risk in contracts and policies, and update terms, contracts, and policies as required for changes in applicable laws and regulations. You will be responsible for providing legal advice for all departments and deal with complex, significant matters that cut across legal and related areas.

What you'll be doing

  • Understand our legal and operational environment to ensure compliance with relevant legislation, and that risk is appropriately managed in all operational areas
  • Keep abreast of legislative changes, anticipate legal issues and assess risks strategically and practically
  • Global sales contract negotiation and management
  • Data and Channel Partner contract negotiation and management
  • General contract negotiation and management
  • Manage internal compliance with contractual commitments
  • Negotiate and oversee vendor contracts and contractor agreements
  • Update policies and Terms of Use as required for changes in applicable laws and regulations
  • Manage employment legal issues:
    • Review and approve employment contracts
    • Provide legal advice on termination issues to mitigate risk
    • Consult on all HR legal issues
    • Ensure the company is in compliance with current labour laws within Canada and abroad
  • Key member of Information Security Management System Committee for ISO 27001 data security compliance
  • Manage and advise on Intellectual Property (Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights)
  • Maintain corporate records

What we're looking for

  • Candidates must have an LL.B or a juris doctor (JD)
  • 10+ years of relevant experience
  • Excellent analytical, communication, diplomatic, research and writing skills
  • Proven ability to anticipate legal issues and risks
  • Demonstrated practical approach to contract negotiation and risk management
  • Experience negotiating sales and partner contracts in US in technology industry
  • Strong working knowledge of Canada and US data security and privacy laws
  • Experience and working knowledge of general corporate law in Canada and US
  • Experience and working knowledge of general employment law in Canada and US
  • IT/SaaS sector experience preferred

Additional experience

  • Negotiation sales/partnership contracts in UK in the technology industry
  • Working knowledge of UK and EU security and privacy laws
  • Data security (ISO 27001 compliance)
  • Intellectual property protection

If this sounds like you and you’re looking to join the Affinio team, please submit your resume and cover letter. This posting will remain open until filled.

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* Employment will be conditional on consent to and the satisfactory review of a background check.

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