Associate Counsel (12 months contract)

Spin Master Ltd - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Are you looking to further your career with an industry leading, global children's entertainment company?

At Spin Master, our unwavering commitment to open mindedness, integrity and innovation is a great part of what has made us an industry leader. How do we stay ahead of the pack? By hiring the best and brightest minds—and that’s why we want you!

What's it like to work here?

Spin Master is a fast-paced, hands-on organization that provides many great opportunities for impactful decision-making; we are building a legacy and welcome individuals with a proven track record of driving results.

The role:
The ideal candidate will be a strong corporate/commercial lawyer with some knowledge of intellectual property rights. There will be no patent prosecution or drafting work so the candidate does not need to be a patent agent.

The role includes a range of commercial agreement work including nondisclosure, distribution, vendor, service, consulting, licensing, media, marketing, sponsorship, outsourcing and information technology agreements. The candidate will work largely independently with input from the General Counsel. The legal department at Spin Master is comprised of the General Counsel; three associate lawyers (one of which this position is temporarily replacing); a trademark agent; a senior director of IP, contracts and licensing; an intellectual property coordinator; a contracts coordinator; and an administrative assistant.

What can we expect from you:
Drafting, reviewing, advising on, and negotiating aforementioned types of agreements (domestic and international)
Strong initiative and the ability to work with a variety of stakeholders worldwide
Working closely with business units to ensure that all commercial activities are conducted in a strategic and compliant manner
Proven excellent planning, organizational and time management skills, and business judgment with a strong capacity to give and communicate reasoned, competent advice that demonstrates an understanding of overall business objectives and the risks/rewards of each situation
Ability to influence and persuade at all levels of Spin Master’s business
Experience in intellectual property law, privacy law, preferred, but not required
Excellent team player with incredibly strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and work well under pressure

You should apply if you have the following:
LLB or JD from an accredited law school
Qualified to practice law in Ontario
4-6 years post-call experience, in house or at a major law firm strongly preferred as well as experience in commercial/corporate law

What you can expect from us:
Our mission is to Make Life More Fun with a vision to push the boundaries of innovation, creativity, and fun. From top leadership to new and veteran team members alike, everyone at Spin Master embodies our Core Values:
  • Integrity
  • Open Mindset
  • Innovation
  • Partnerships
  • Collaboration
  • Driving Results
  • Entrepreneurship
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We do appreciate all interest; however only those selected for interview will be contacted.