Senior Legal Counsel, Litigation - Bilingual

  • Tilray
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Jul 21, 2023
Hybrid Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

Senior Legal Counsel, Litigation - Toronto, ON



About Tilray Brands Inc.

Tilray Brands is a leading global cannabis-lifestyle and consumer packaged goods company with operations in Canada, the United States, Europe, Australia, and Latin America that is changing people's lives for the better – one person at a time – by inspiring and empowering the worldwide community to live their very best life by providing them with products that meet the needs of their mind, body, and soul and invoke a sense of wellbeing. Tilray’s mission is to be the trusted partner for its patients and consumers by providing them with a cultivated experience and health and wellbeing through high-quality, differentiated brands and innovative products. A pioneer in cannabis research, cultivation, and distribution, Tilray’s unprecedented production platform supports over 20 brands in over 20 countries, including comprehensive cannabis offerings, hemp-based foods, and alcoholic beverages.


Looking to develop your career at the forefront of a rapidly expanding industry?



The Senior Legal Counsel, Litigation will lead our Canadian and Corporate litigation function. The role will manage litigation, arbitration, mediation, and other dispute matters affecting Tilray Brands, Inc. and its Canadian subsidiaries. You will also provide support for litigation matters for Tilray’s U.S. and foreign subsidiaries as required.


In such capacity you will primarily be responsible for the efficient management and resolution of a range of litigation which includes, but is not limited to contractual, employment, securities, and real estate matters by directing and managing outside counsel. You will ensure that the team maintains compliance, mitigates risks, and stays within legal budget.


We are looking for a leader who is comfortable building relationships throughout the organization, has the presence to exercise influence to achieve results, and the ability to interact confidently to translate difficult legal principles into practical business solutions. You will be working alongside and in support of our highly experienced business team and legal professionals. This is a fantastic opportunity for a lawyer who enjoys the challenge of an ever-changing business, who has strong interpersonal skills, and a thirst for learning and growing


Key Accountabilities:

  • Serve as point person for management of Canadian and corporate litigation, mediation, arbitration, and other dispute resolution files (relating to securities class actions, commercial/contractual, employment, and real estate, among others) affecting the company and its various subsidiaries
  • Support litigation matters for U.S. and foreign subsidiaries
  • Liaise between business units at the company and external counsel with guidance and instructions
  • Assist with managing and responding to document production and e-discovery requests
  • Manage external legal counsel including through negotiating budgets, fee proposals, and retainers and reviewing and assessing received invoices related to litigation matters
  • Prepare quarterly litigation matter summaries, reserves, and audit reporting
  • Provide feedback and guidance on draft pleadings
  • Provide feedback and guidance on proposed settlement and resolution opportunities, where appropriate
  • Keep apprised of developments in legislation and case law and assist in the identification and assessment of such developments on designated lines of business
  • Conduct research on legal issues and prepare opinions and present such opinions to the designated business units
  • Develop and sustain good working relationships with business partners by facilitating open communication and becoming familiar with the designated business units
  • Maintain and manage Tilray’s record retention and information management policies and process
  • Respond to subpoenas and government access to information requests
  • Provide privacy, employment, and labor law advice as needed
  • Assist with internal employment investigations



  • Juris Doctorate/LLB
  • Fluency in both English and French is a must
  • 4-8 years of solid and progressive litigation experience at leading law firm and/or in-house at a leading company
  • Called to the Bar of Law Society of Ontario or le Barreau du Québec and be in good standing
  • Strong skill set in risk management, both from a legal and reputational standpoint, litigation strategy, and ability to act as a trusted business advisor
  • Experience working with outside law firms and managing legal budgets is an asset
  • Proficient knowledge of applicable legal and regulatory environment within practice areas
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written), excellent interpersonal skills, and client service orientation
  • Excellent research, drafting, and analytical skills
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to make sound legal recommendations
  • Work well both independently and in collaboration with other team members
  • Ability to take initiative and exercise consistent good judgment
  • Excellent time-management skills and ability to prioritize
  • Experience in securities litigation and/or advising on Canadian securities regulation (public companies) is an asset
  • Knowledge of Canadian privacy legislation and responding to access to information requests
  • Knowledge of Ontario and/or Quebec employment law


Tilray Brands welcomes applications from all qualified individuals and is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please advise when submitting your application.

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