Corporate Counsel (Senior Associate)

Global Relay - Vancouver, BC (30+ 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 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, most powerful banks, and enjoy travel opportunities to major financial centers like New York, London, and Chicago.

You will also have the opportunity to collaborate with and receive mentorship from our President and General Counsel, recipient of the Canadian General Counsel Business Achievement Award and the PROFIT/Chatelaine W100 Top Female Entrepreneurs Award.

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 corporate policies, customer agreements, partner agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and related business communications
Work with Global Relay’s internal Legal and Data Services/Audit/Compliance teams with respect to regulatory compliance, eDiscovery, data protection, and privacy issues for Global Relay’s archiving customers of highly regulated industries with compliance requirements such as those governed by the SEC, FINRA, FCA (UK), GDPR (EU), SFC (Hong Kong) and IIROC (Canada)
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 issues
Provide commercial legal support to business teams to facilitate customer life cycle management, compliance and eDiscovery matters, business development strategies, marketing, and product/service design.
Manage Global Relay’s governance, compliance, privacy, risk management, and data sovereignty obligations
Collaborate with the Data Services team and Global Relay’s technical design teams to provide guidance on the design of eDiscovery review features and other similar legal workflows for Global Relay’s product/service offerings
Providing legal oversight of, and guidance to, the legal personnel at Global Relay on the Business Data Services teams

About You:
Juris Doctor or LLB from an accredited law school
Qualified to practice law, with 8-10 years of relevant experience
Excellent drafting and negotiation skills
Effective analytical skills to balance pragmatic problem solving with risk management
Effective communication skills to explain and advocate Global Relay’s position to a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
SaaS, licensing and/or IP experience is a plus
Privacy and data protection experience is a plus
In-house and business experience a plus
Intellectual curiosity, passion and integrity
Strong work ethic with matching sense of humour

About Us::
Global Relay is the leading provider of cloud-based archiving, information governance, surveillance, and eDiscovery solutions to the global finance sector. We help financial services firms preserve and supervise their communications data for regulatory compliance, risk mitigation, and litigation readiness. We deliver our services to over 20,000 customers in 90 countries, including 22 of the top 25 global banks. Our market-leading archiving service supports email, instant messaging, text, market data chat, social media, enterprise social networking, voice, trade data, websites, and more. Recently, we also launched a compliant messaging platform specifically for the finance industry.

Our Global Operations & Development Center is located in Vancouver, BC, Canada. In addition, we have offices in six other cities across the world, including major financial centers like New York, Chicago, and London.

Over the years, we have won several major awards, including:
Company of the Year from the BC Tech Association
Canada’s 50 Best Small and Medium Employers
Canada’s Top Employers for Young People
Canada’s Top 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures
Canada’s Best Managed Companies – Platinum
Technology Fast 50 – Leadership

We provide fantastic opportunities to individuals passionate about business and technology. For those with international business aspirations, we offer invaluable opportunities for doing business with some of the world’s largest, most influential firms. Our company is also perfect for those who want to create cool technology using massively scalable, big-data architecture, with a strong focus on mobile.

To learn more about our business, culture, and community involvement, visit