Legal Counsel

  • D2L
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Jan 09, 2023
Remote Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

Reporting to the VP, Compliance and Assistant General Counsel, the Legal Counsel will assist with the day-to-day management of the legal affairs of D2L and its subsidiaries in North America, Asia Pacific, and Europe. While a generalist position, the Legal Counsel will have a particular emphasis on human resources matters.

This is a significant opportunity to have real-life, hands-on experience with a rapidly growing technology company. The position is part of a collaborative, team-based approach to corporate legal services.



  • Advising on a range of corporate, procurement, commercial and other legal matters.
  • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating various contracts and agreements.
  • Providing legal guidance on employment law and immigration matters.
  • Researching and responding to inquiries related to privacy, intellectual property and compliance matters.
  • Assisting with developing and updating internal policies.
  • Assisting on an as-needed basis with drafting and reviewing agreements, including partnership, non-disclosure, license (inbound and outbound) and similar agreements.
  • Assisting with a variety of business expansion and transaction opportunities, including incorporation activities, and M&A.
  • Advise on a range of legal matters relating to Human Resources to ensure D2L remains compliant with all laws governing the workplace
  • Any other tasks as assigned from time to time



  • 3+ years of proven experience as a Legal Counsel in a business environment
  • Experience advising on Canadian legal matters; experience advising on international matter is an asset
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple, competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of corporate law and procedures
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity
  • Experience in corporate and human resources practice areas is strongly desired



  • LLB or JD degree from a nationally-recognized, ABA (or similar)-accredited school
  • Excellent academic credentials; journal experience preferred