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Senior Corporate Counsel (Bilingual)

Job ID R24_00000942
Team Corporate
Posted Date Jul 05, 2024
Location Etobicoke, Ontario  
Eligible for Remote  
Contract Type  
Security Clearance  


Bring your IT career and talents to CDW, where you can have a greater impact, be inspired by our mission and excited about your career and future. A Fortune 200 leader, we’re the driven professionals and technology experts companies turn to most to solve their IT challenges.

The Sr. Corporate Counsel is a recognized subject matter expert in commercial contract matters and provides high-quality, proactive and cost-effective legal counsel and guidance to the corporation regarding all aspects of day-to-day business.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Transactional Expertise: Lead and manage negotiations for complex deals, contracts, and agreements, with a primary focus on technology-related transactions.
  • Contract Drafting: Draft, review, and revise a wide range of commercial agreements with OEM, distribution and services partners for IT products and services, including resale of SaaS, cloud and consumption-based services, licensing agreements, and managed services agreements.
  • Templates: Assist in the development of standardized legal documents for customers and partners.  
  • Collaboration: Work with internal teams, business units, and external partners to align on legal and business objectives while mitigating risk.
  • Provides legal counsel on diverse contract matters affecting day-to-day business operations; assists, advises, investigates, researches and resolves legal matters within corporate legal policies.
  • Legal Guidance: Provide legal guidance and support to internal stakeholders on a variety of legal matters, ensuring they are aware of potential legal implications in their decision-making and assist, advise, investigate, research and resolve legal matters within corporate legal policies.
  • Due Diligence: Conduct thorough due diligence on proposed transactions, identifying and addressing legal risks and compliance issues.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Stay up to date with relevant laws and regulations in the technology sector and ensure the company's compliance with legal requirements.
  • Risk Management: Develop and implement process improvements and strategies to manage and minimize legal risk associated with transactions and business operations.
  • Dispute Resolution: Assist internal clients to help resolve potential disputes with partners or customers, with a focus on minimizing legal escalation.
  • Subject Matter Expertise:  Develop expertise on diverse areas of law, related topics and trends and educate internal and external stakeholders on those topics and trends.
  • External Resource Management:  Retain and manage outside counsel and other external resources effectively regarding budget.

Education and/or Experience

  • JD/LL.B. Degree; BCL an asset
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience as a transactional lawyer, with a strong focus on technology-related deals.
  • Previous experience in a law firm and/or in-house legal department of a technology company.
  • Licensed to practice law in the province where the position is located and/or Ontario or Quebec.

Required Qualifications

  • Previous experience in a law firm and/or in-house legal department of a technology company.
  • Fluency in oral and written French.
  • Excellent drafting, negotiation, communication, research and analytical skills.
  • Deep understanding of the legal and regulatory landscape in the technology industry.
  • Strong business acumen and the ability to balance legal considerations with business and operational objectives.
  • Proven track record in successfully managing and executing complex transactions.
  • Team player with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and provide sound legal advice.
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize and resolve complex legal issues in a practical manner.
  • Ability to succinctly and effectively communicate legal issues to business clients.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels and across business units.
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple assignments and priorities and produce high-quality work in a timely manner.
  • Proactive in recognizing needs, solving problems, anticipating issues and developing resolutions.
  • Understands strategic and tactical objectives of the department and company.
  • Detail-oriented, well-organized, and able to manage time efficiently.
  • Independent self-starter with positive customer service attitude.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality.
  • Delivers well organized, clear presentations in groups and in one-on-one settings.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a law firm and/or in-house legal department in Quebec.
  • Experience supporting a variety of compliance matters, including privacy (with associated IAPP certification).
  • Experience supporting international customer transactions is a plus.

Who we are:
CDW is a leading technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare organizations across the globe. Our fingerprints can be found on technology in workplaces of more than 250,000 companies; from fresh-faced start-ups to international conglomerates. With the breadth of products and services we offer, there is no request too big or too small. 

What you can expect from us: Culture, coworkers, careers. 
CDW is not only the People Who Get IT but the People who get People. Our relationships are fueled by our deep expertise and grounded in the CDW Way. Our empowering leadership makes things happen and inspires their teams to do the same. From the teammates beside us to the leaders who guide us, we move forward together. At CDW, you’ll work with people who inspire you. People with positive, success-driven attitudes who you will learn from and forge strong relationships with. Bring your best true self—and your best ideas—to CDW. Because diverse perspectives bring forth better problem solving—and better solutions for our customers on a rapidly evolving technology landscape.

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