Senior Director, Legal Counsel Jobs in Toronto, Canada

Caseware is one of Canada's original Fintech companies, having led the global audit and accounting software industry for over 30 years, with more than 500,000 users across 130 countries and available in 16 different languages. While you might not have heard of us (yet) over 36,000 accounting and audit professionals list Caseware as a skill on their LinkedIn profiles!We are looking for a Senior Director, Legal Counsel to join Caseware. Reporting directly to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), you will be a key member of the senior leadership team and play an integral role in continuing to shape and scale the legal function within our ever-growing business.You will lead the Legal Team in providing day-to-day legal advice and overall guidance on various issues, including risk mitigation, customer/vendor contracts, data processing and security, corporate leases, and insurance. A key responsibility for this role will be to help scale the Legal Team, continue to establish the department’s strategy, and oversee key customer deals, all while being a collaborative partner, both internally and externally to the organization.What You Bring to this Role:- Strong leadership skills with a high degree of business acumen.- Experience managing and scaling a legal team within a fast-growth SaaS-based company.- Significant experience drafting, reviewing, and negotiating commercial contracts, specifically on-prem software, and SaaS-based services.- Working knowledge of employment law and related issues, including providing guidance on applicable policies and procedures (i.e. code of conduct, people book, signing authority, etc.).- Experience with corporate governance matters for international entities, including updating corporate records, and maintaining D/O slates and corporate ledgers.- Ability to act as a mentor to other members of the Legal Team.- Intense work ethic with a willingness to take ownership of projects and company-wide initiatives.- Knowledge and experience with giving explicit advice on data protection laws, including CCPA/CCPA, GDPR, UK Data Protection Act, etc.What You May Bring to this Role :- Exposure to Mamp;A and conducting legal due diligence with the assistance of external counsel.- Lias and communicating with Board Members and Investors.- Experience with overseeing the implementation of contract management software.-Understanding of domestic and international trademark and patent registration/renewal processes.-Knowledge of working with a distribution channel.-Experience supporting international PeopleOps issues, including unions/works councils.-Experience with the audit and accounting industry.You’ll be reporting into:Brian Kyle - CFOContact: Chengeer Lee - Senior Talent Acquisition PartnerThis is a hybrid role: 3 days a week in the office are expected. Office location: 351 King Street East, Toronto, ON, M5C 2V6What you will be doing: Help manage a variety of complex legal agreements with a significant focus on technology software and data privacy, including enterprise customer license agreements, distribution agreements, and vendor agreements, related to SaaS subscription services;Draft and maintain policies, procedures, and contract templates, as required, to meet regulatory requirements and/or improve internal review workflows;Understand and be able to advise the Executive Leadership Team on changes to relevant laws and regulations, including global privacy and data protection requirements; At least 3 years of legal privacy experience and knowledge of global privacy laws and data protection requirements including GDPR, CCPA, and COPPA, and implement policies and procedures designed to ensure compliance, including maintenance of privacy policy and website terms;Work in real-time through regular interaction with internal and external clients regarding legal and regulatory requirements, and overall enterprise risk management;Support negotiations with customers, solution partners, suppliers, governments, and other stakeholders in a global context;Support legal aspects of the organization’s risk management strategies with a particular concern for regulatory and operational compliance, cyber security, and organizational resilience/redundancy initiatives;Support external counsel with intellectual property registrations, renewals and potential litigation;Managing external counsel spending and legal budget;Some travel may be required, from time to time; andOther responsibilities, as assigned.

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