Legal Counsel

  • Gordon Food Service
  • Milton, Ontario, Canada
  • May 05, 2022
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

Are you an attorney that practices at the intersection of law and technology? We have a Hybrid  - onsite and work from home opening for an attorney fluent in software licensing, development and integration transactions; SAFe/Agile software development; cloud; data privacy and security; as well as a dabbler in trademarks, marketing/sweepstakes, social media and website accessibility.


The Legal Counsel - Technology and Innovation supports Gordon Food Service and its various business units, divisions and locations on a North American level with navigating the ever-changing legal landscape. Serves as the primary provider of legal advice to the IT, business transformation, digital innovation, marketing and in a limited capacity, sales teams. This role is responsible for technology contracts, privacy, intellectual property, and marketing activities such as sweepstakes/promotions.

  • Oversees technology transactions, including software licensing and hardware procurement. This may include but is not limited to licensing agreements, systems integration service agreements and other contracts requiring drafting, negotiation, modification, and review

  • Authors the companies’ privacy policies and terms of use for its public facing websites as well as customer facing applications

  • Manages IP portfolio, including but not limited to, over 250 trademarks 

  • Provides legal advice on sweepstakes, contests and promotions as requested by the sales and marketing  teams

  • Interprets contracts, negotiating through disputes, audits, and managing litigation as it pertains to the foregoing

  • Owns privacy compliance, including researching new regulations affecting the business in all areas; conveying them to the business; developing compliance programs in cooperation with the business

  • Prepares training materials for business counterparts on various areas of substantive law, process improvements, and proactive risk mitigation measures

  • Recommends practical solutions and mitigating risk to the organization

  • Supports business personnel in projects to mitigate risk or that require legal input or guidance

  • Provides overflow legal support to the legal team upon request

  • Performs other duties as assigned


Our leading candidate will have:

  • Six or more years of post-licensure legal experience required in 2 more of the substantive areas described above

  • Experience working as an in-house lawyer comparably sized food industry company with a small legal department is a plus

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Certificate or license called to the bar/License to Practice Law required 

  • LLB



We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for the next stage will be contacted.   Gordon Food Service is an equal opportunity employer who strives to provide an inclusive work environment that involves everyone and embraces the diverse talent of its people.  All qualified applicants and employees will receive consideration for employment, or in terms or conditions of employment, without regard to any enumerated or analogous grounds of discrimination, including race, religious beliefs, colour, gender, gender identity, gender expression, physical disability, mental disability, age, ancestry, place of origin, marital status, source of income, family status, sexual orientation or status as a qualified individual with disability.
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