Junior Lawyer

  • Global Relay
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Apr 29, 2019
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

Global Relay is the leading provider of cloud-based archiving, supervision, eDiscovery, and analytics for the global financial sector. We deliver services to 23,000 customers in 90 countries, including 22 of the top 25 global banks. Our market-leading archiving service supports email, instant messaging, Bloomberg®, Thomson Reuters, social media, mobile messaging, and more – with mobile, Outlook, and web access.  
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 (2016)
  • Canada’s 50 Best Small and Medium Employers (2014, 2015)
  • Canada’s Top Employers for Young People (2014)
  • Canada’s Top 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures (2013, 2016)
  • Canada’s Best Managed Companies (2013 - present)
  • Technology Fast 50 Leadership (2014, 2018)
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 www.globalrelay.com.

The Role:

Are you a dynamic individual, hungry for opportunities that a regular law practice or a sidelined legal department cannot provide? 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.  
Why should developers have all the fun? As an in-house lawyer at Global Relay, you’ll be immersing yourself in the hottest tech trends and issues of the day. Big data. Cloud computing. Surveillance and cyber security. Privacy protection. Data sovereignty. And that’s just for starters.  
You’ll be involved in every major aspect of the business – not simply legal matters. You’ll help Global Relay forge new partnerships and grow its global distribution network. You’ll deal with issues related to compliance archiving, data protection, eDiscovery, and business continuity of highly regulated industries.  
In the process, you’ll be working alongside seasoned tech vets and experienced biz pros in our seven offices across the globe. You’ll 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 centres like New York, London, and Chicago.  
Plus, you’ll 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.  
Role Responsibilities:  
  • Review, negotiate, and draft corporate policies, customer agreements, partner agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and related business communications
  • 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
  • Conduct research and prepare thought leadership articles, case studies, white papers, and industry-specific solution papers that discuss Global Relay's business from a compliance or legal perspective
  • 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
Required Skills & Competencies:  
  • 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
  • Ability to stay abreast of changing legal landscape and applicable laws
  • Juris Doctor or LLB from an accredited law school
  • Qualified to practice law
  • eDiscovery, in-house, and business experience a plus
  • Combines intellectual curiosity with passion and integrity
  • Strong work ethic with matching sense of humour
To Apply:
  Think you're a great fit for this job? Apply today with your cover letter and resume inone PDF document. No phone calls please. Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada.

Practice Area(s)

Corporate Law