Legal Counsel
Electronic Arts
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2d ago

Remote Work Option : No

Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.

EA’s Canadian Legal Team is now looking for a junior lawyer to join us as Legal Counsel. The role will include supporting EA’s corporate groups, managing commercial and product related agreements, creating and reviewing company policies, conducting research, and working with Canada, US and European based Legal Counsels.

This position can be based out of Burnaby (BC), Edmonton (AB), Toronto (ON) or Montreal (QC) .

What a Legal Counsel does at EA :

  • Act as the initial point of contact within the Canada Legal Team and provide counsel on a wide variety of matters including licensing, technology, marketing, and corporate matters.
  • Assist the Canada Legal Team in supporting EA’s corporate departments, including drafting, reviewing, and implementing contracts, providing training on corporate policies, and managing contingent worker issues.
  • Communicate corporate and legal department policies to internal partners, conduct legal research, act to limit EA’s legal liabilities, and work with other attorneys, senior management, and representatives of third-party companies.
  • Review, draft and negotiate various types of contracts, including consulting agreements, marketing agreements, talent agreements, technology agreements, software license and other license agreements, product development agreements and master services agreements.
  • Who you are :

  • Member in good standing of a Canadian Law Society - required
  • Common law experience required
  • 3-5 years of experience with a law firm providing services for technology clients and / or relevant in-house experience with companies in the technology industry
  • Significant knowledge and experience in employment law
  • Significant knowledge and experience with the negotiation and preparation of a wide range of sophisticated commercial agreements
  • Ability to work in fast pace environment with cross-functional business and legal teams.
  • Ability to work independently to manage the entire contract process from initial contact to execution.
  • Ability to handle a high volume of work, prioritize workload efficiently and effectively and problem-solve.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Confident and personable with a track record for building great partnerships
  • Self-motivated with a high sense of personal ethics and integrity
  • If you’re interested in this opportunity, we’d like to learn a little more about you! Please prepare a cover letter to include with your resume.

    About EA At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion.

    We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers.

    We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life.

    We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free video games and so much more! Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

    All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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