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Senior Legal Counsel, Commercial, Office of the General Counsel

Posted 7 days ago

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Job Description

Job Type:Permanent
Reference code:125534
Primary Location:Toronto, ON
All Available Locations:Burlington, ON; Calgary, AB; Edmonton, AB; Fredericton, NB; Halifax, NS; Kanata, ON; Kitchener, ON; Langley, BC; Moncton, NB; Ottawa, ON; Regina, SK; Saint John, NB; Saskatoon, SK; St. John's, NL; Toronto, ON; Vancouver, BC; Vaughan, ON; Victoria, BC; Windsor, ON; Winnipeg, MB

Our Purpose

At Deloitte, we are driven to inspire and help our people, organization, communities, and country to thrive. Our Purpose is to build a better future by accelerating and expanding access to knowledge. Purpose defines who we are and gives us reason to exist as an organization.
By living our Purpose, we will make an impact that matters.

  • Learn from deep subject matter experts through mentoring and on the job coaching
  • Be encouraged to deepen your technical skills...whatever those may be.
  • Have many careers in one Firm.

Are you looking to make an impact at a leading global professional services firm? Then we're looking for talent like you to join the OGC!

What will your typical day look like?

As the Senior Legal Counsel, Commercial you will serve as a subject matter expert for technology engagements, leading, structuring, drafting and negotiating complex technology transactions, and providing business clients with advice on high impact technology transactions. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
• Lead, structure, draft and negotiate complex-client transactions in a fast-paced corporate environment including, master services agreements, statements of work, service level agreements, professional services agreements, master Subscription agreements, SaaS agreements, license agreements, system implementation agreements, cyber security, cloud-based engagements, managed services agreements and requests for proposals.
• Provide advice on legal risks associated with transactions and offer creative solutions to mitigate risks.
• Negotiate and provide business clients with strategic and tactical advice on high impact and complex technology transactions, including but limited to SaaS, Cloud, AI and Machine Learning initiatives.
• Serve as a subject matter expert for technology engagements, requests for proposals (RFPs).
• Lead and mentor other practitioners, including participating on strategic committees.
• Coordinate cross-border legal advice by developing an excellent working relationship with global partners.
• Work collaboratively with the business and corporate clients to deliver the highest quality of service.
• Build and maintain superior relationships with internal and external business and corporate partners.
• Contribute to high priority legal department initiatives, including knowledge management and workflow improvement.

About the team

The Office of the General Counsel is a national, high performing group of professionals providing legal advice to the Deloitte Canada firm and our business leaders. The OGC consists of approximately 30 people including lawyers, paralegals, law clerks and paraprofessionals. They advise on corporate, commercial, regulatory, risk, employment, and litigation matters. Our work is rewarding, and we see the impact of the services we provide to our clients.

Enough about us, let's talk about you

You are someone who has/is:
• Undergraduate degree and Law degree.
• Active membership in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario or other Canadian Province.
• 8+ years of work experience as a corporate/commercial lawyer either at a law firm or as in-house counsel.
• Significant hands-on experience in drafting and negotiating technology agreements, commercial contracts, license agreements, master services agreements, transitional services agreements, non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements.
• Substantive expertise in technology law.
• Transactional involvement within a broad range of industries, including banking, financial advisory services, managed services, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, technology, and energy.
• Proven leader with a track record of coaching and developing others, providing direction and guidance and managing project teams.
• Excellent communication skills with the ability to confidently, authentically and effectively engage with executives at all levels of the organization.
• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with experience resolving complex issues.
• Demonstrated consistent thought leadership and strategic thinking in sensitive and complex situations, understanding the bigger picture.
• Self-motivated with a desire to work both independently and in a collegial team environment.
• Demonstrated willingness to accept challenges and ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment with competing client demands.
• Strong work ethic and the ability to handle a broad array of matters, with a proven commitment to quality.
• Ability to build and maintain business relationships across the Deloitte network and externally.
• Experience working across borders and with clients from different geographies and cultures.

Our promise to our people: Deloitte is where potential comes to life.

Be yourself, and more.
We are a group of talented people who want to learn, gain experience, and develop skills. Wherever you are in your career, we want you to advance.
You shape how we make impact.
Diverse perspectives and life experiences make us better. Whoever you are and wherever you're from, we want you to feel like you belong here. We provide flexible working options to support you and how you can contribute. Be the leader you want to be.
Be the leader you want to be
Some guide teams, some change culture, some build essential expertise. We offer opportunities and experiences that support your continuing growth as a leader.
Have as many careers as you want.
We are uniquely able to offer you new challenges and roles - and prepare you for them. We bring together people with unique experiences and talents, and we are the place to develop a lasting network of friends, peers, and mentors. Our TVP is about relationships - between leaders and their people, the firm and its people, peers, and within in our communities.

The next step is yours

At Deloitte, we are all about doing business inclusively - that starts with having diverse colleagues of all abilities. Deloitte encourages applications from all qualified candidates who represent the full diversity of communities across Canada. This includes, but is not limited to, people with disabilities, candidates from Indigenous communities, and candidates from the Black community in support of living our values, creating a culture of Diversity Equity and Inclusion and our commitment to our AccessAbility Action Plan , Reconciliation Action Plan and the BlackNorth Initiative .
We encourage you to connect with us at if you require an accommodation for the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials, accessible meeting rooms or other accommodations) or for any questions relating to careers for Indigenous peoples at Deloitte (First Nations, Inuit, Métis).
By applying to this job you will be assessed against the Deloitte Global Talent Standards. We've designed these standards to provide our clients with a consistent and exceptional Deloitte experience globally.
Deloitte Canada has 30 offices with representation across most of the country. We acknowledge our offices reside on traditional, treaty and unceded territories as part of Turtle Island and is still home to many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples. We are all Treaty people.

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About Deloitte

Deloitte, one of Canada's leading professional services firms, provides audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services. Deloitte LLP, an Ontario limited liability partnership, is the Canadian member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited. Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company limited by guarantee, and its network of member firms, each of which is a legally separate and independent entity. Please see for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited and its member firms. Deloitte, l'un des cabinets de services professionnels les plus importants au Canada, offre des services dans les domaines de la certification, de la fiscalité, de la consultation et des conseils financiers. Deloitte S.E.N.C.R.L./s.r.l., société à responsabilité limitée constituée en vertu des lois de l’Ontario, est le cabinet membre canadien de Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited. Deloitte désigne une ou plusieurs entités parmi Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, société fermée à responsabilité limitée par garanties du Royaume-Uni, ainsi que son réseau de cabinets membres dont chacun constitue une entité juridique distincte et indépendante. Pour obtenir une description détaillée de la structure juridique de Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited et de ses sociétés membres, voir


Management and Consulting

Company Size

5001-10,000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-08-08

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