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Sr Corporate Attorney

Operations/Manufacturing/Customer & Technical Service
190000G0 Requisition #

Senior Corporate Attorney

Entrust Datacard is looking for an experienced and highly motivated senior commercial attorney to work with the legal department in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada reporting directly to the Vice-President Legal, Associate General Counsel.  You will work in a dynamic team-oriented environment with in-house legal, the business segments and sales to provide legal support to the North American sales organization, primarily for the Certificate Solutions and Authentication businesses.  Possessing strong communication and analytical skills, superior business sense, and the ability to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways      

  • Draft, review and negotiate complex technology commercial agreements in compliance with corporate policies and risk tolerance and advise executive management on deal risk reviews
  • Respond to legal requests from sales associates, business teams and other clients, summarizing and communicating legal concepts in an accessible manner

  • Support the continuous improvement of standard form agreements and legal processes

  • Engage in a participative and proactive style of legal practice in order to best serve internal clients
  • Collaborate with other in-house attorneys and internal clients at all levels to effectively manage legal risk for the business while supporting and assisting in the achievement of the company’s business and strategic objectives
  • Conduct research on applicable laws and regulations regarding commercial and compliance matters and support global compliance initiatives

  • Assist with other matters as assigned

Required Qualifications:
  • Canadian or United States Law Degree (LLB or Juris Doctor (JD))

  • Member in good standing of a state bar and/or provincial law society (preference will go to members of the Law Society of Ontario)

  • At least 8 years of relevant, post-law school experience, including in an in-house corporate environment

  • Strong skills in interpreting, drafting and negotiating sophisticated agreements, and must have experience with software, cloud services and hosted technologies

  • Experience dealing with intellectual property, privacy and information security related issues

  • Proven ability to:
    • Cultivate relationships and collaborate within the legal department and on cross-functional teams, take a leadership role in driving solutions, and work under pressure to meet deadlines

    • work in a fast-paced and challenging environment for a results-driven, expanding company with very high expectations

    • organize, prioritize, and manage a high volume of projects effectively in line with corporate goals

    • resolve complex issues in creative ways

  • Ethical, superior interpersonal, analytical, organization and written and verbal communication skills with the ability to think strategically and give practical and business-oriented advice

  • Adaptable, flexible and comfortable with uncertainty and ambiguity

  • Ability to travel 10%

  • proven ability to draft and negotiate complex agreements, advise executive management, and facilitate teamwork by cultivating relationships, counseling, collaborating, and effectively communicating with teammates and cross-functional partners

  • Possessing strong communication and analytical skills, superior business sense, and the ability to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways

  • It will be best suited for a self-starter who is curious, loves technology, and thrives in a dynamic, team-oriented environment

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bonus points for having experience in the following industries: financial institutions, government agencies and large enterprises

Entrust Datacard is hiring!

If you have a passion for deciphering the dazzlingly difficult, Entrust Datacard is hiring.  Our cryptographic solutions secure data and applications for the world’s leading organizations. We give talented and innovative individuals the chance to explore varied career paths in a challenging and rewarding international environment, Right now we’re looking for smart, talented software, systems and security engineers to join our dynamic team. The opportunities at Entrust Datacard are as limitless as the boundaries of engineering, science and technology so why not check out our careers page. Security – it’s in our DNA!  Follow us on Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.


Entrust Datacard Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.



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