Associate Corporate Legal Counsel

  • Google
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • May 22, 2022
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

Minimum qualifications:

  • LLB, JD, similar law degree, or equivalent practical experience
  • 3 years of attorney experience
  • Authorized to practice law in Canada, with experience in private practice or in an in-house team in Canada

Preferred qualifications:

  • 5 years of attorney work experience
  • Experience advising clients in structuring, drafting, and negotiating complex commercial agreements
  • Familiarity with online technologies, including cloud computing and related regulatory issues
  • Ability to work collaboratively, separately, strategically, and with sound judgment
  • Ability to manage several simultaneous projects under deadline pressure with excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

About the job

As Corporate Counsel at Google, you work on the most exciting legal issues as disruptive technological innovations require creative and proactive legal guidance. You're part of a whip-smart group of in-house lawyers and the projects and cases you take on challenge you to think big and differently. You are collaborative - ready to partner in initiatives that influence all aspects of the business and work with Googlers from all over the company. As an integrated part of the team, you proactively assess legal risks and advise on products that will not only move information into the 21st century, but move information law forward as well.

As Associate Corporate Counsel on the Canadian legal team, you will support our many business lines in Canada, including Google Cloud and other Google products, drafting and negotiating enterprise, reseller, professional services, and other business and technology agreements, and assisting with product go-to-market initiatives, marketing activities and regulatory matters. You will work collaboratively, in a collegial, fast-paced environment.

20th century laws don't always solve 21st century problems, and Google Legal crafts innovative approaches for working with some of the toughest legal challenges of the information age. Whether you're a patent attorney, an intellectual property expert or an engineer headed to law school, Google Legal lets you address unanswered legal quandaries and create new precedents. Our innovative services raise challenging questions that demand creative and practical answers. We provide those answers by working at the crossroads of the law and new technology, helping Google build innovative and important products for users around the world.


  • Review, draft, and negotiate a diverse range of commercial agreements, including cloud services, professional services, reseller, and other business and technology agreements.
  • Respond to a wide variety of legal requests from internal clients, summarizing and communicating legal concepts that business people can use. Advise your business colleagues and other cross-functional stakeholders on legal issues and risks, approval processes, company policies and procedures, and related strategy.
  • Help ensure product and operational compliance with Canadian laws and regulations. Coordinate with external legal counsel, review preliminary advice and provide internal recommendations.
  • Support the continuous improvement of standard form agreements, legal processes, and repositories of legal knowledge.
  • Assist in the work of the Canadian legal team to advise the business on our activities in Canada, including product management for online services and hardware, marketing, communications, policy and more.
Google is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also Google's EEO Policy and EEO is the Law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing our Accommodations for Applicants form.  

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