Senior Lawyer Editor - PL Canada - Commercial Transactions

Job Description

Date Posted: September 3, 2019

Location: 333 Bay Street, Toronto

Senior Lawyer Editor - Practical Law Canada - Commercial Transactions


To create and maintain valuable content for Practical Law Canada (PL Canada) - Commercial Transactions Service, in order to satisfy customer needs and ensure corporate revenue targets are met.

This position is responsible for:

  • monitoring legal, practice and/or major market developments in Canadian commercial law;
  • drafting, writing, editing and maintaining commercial transactions content, including standard documents and standard clauses containing instructive drafting notes, practice guidance notes and checklists, all in accordance with PL Canada writing standards;
  • leveraging existing databases for content and revising accordingly to align with Canadian law and practice;
  • developing ideas for new content to be published on PL Canada - Commercial Transactions;
  • participating with the Commercial Lead to develop and sustain relationships with law firm contributors providing third party content;
  • participating with Commercial Lead to develop and sustain relationships with law firms, lawyers, in-house counsel and industry groups to ensure content is current, topical and responsive to their needs;
  • participating with Commercial Lead to assist the sales team on sales calls and service demonstrations for potential subscribers; and
  • participating with Commercial Lead to assist the marketing team on webinars and creation of educational programs.

You will be a strong team player and will possess:
  • a Canadian law degree;
  • membership in the bar of Ontario, Alberta or British Columbia;
  • a minimum of ten years' experience working as a commercial lawyer in a large or mid-sized Canadian law firm;
  • enthusiasm, with a desire to improve the efficiency of legal services;
  • a good understanding of the needs and priorities of law firms and in-house counsel and the Canadian legal market;
  • Excellent drafting and writing skills, including:
  • very close attention to detail;
  • impressive command of grammar, punctuation and plain English;
  • the ability to write about complex legal issues clearly and simply.
  • Expertise in all aspects of commercial law generally, optimally including:
  • intellectual property law;
  • general contract principles and boilerplate (standard provisions in all transactional matters);
  • confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements and provisions (including non-solicitation and non-compete restrictive covenants);
  • supply of goods and services arrangements, including manufacturing, distribution, logistics, warehousing, bills of lading and reseller transactions;
  • privacy and data security;
  • insurance;
  • advertising and marketing;
  • consulting, sales representative and professional services arrangements;
  • e-commerce and technology transactions.
  • Significant practice experience in one or more of the following areas is an advantage:
  • e-commerce and technology (with an emphasis on technology transfers and licensing);
  • privacy and data protection;
  • cybersecurity;
  • social media;
  • outsourcing;
  • advertising and marketing;
  • trade finance and security (including international trade (import/export regulations);
  • consumer protection;
  • intellectual property;
  • government contracting and procurement;
  • legal research, writing and editing.
  • Other competencies include:
  • strong analytical, problem-solving and issue resolution skills;
  • strong planning and organizational skills;
  • strong verbal communication skills for presentations and webinars;
  • entrepreneurial and leadership abilities;
  • the ability to react with urgency and devote high levels of time and energy where deadlines require;
  • familiarity with electronic research techniques; and
  • proficiency with use of PC technology (MS Office).

Thomson Reuters offers an environment that is both challenging and supportive, and we are proud to have been named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers from 2009 - 2019, a Best Workplace from 2006 - 2019, and a Great Place to Work for Women in 2015 and 2017. We consider work from home arrangements for people with a disability or specific accessibility needs. If requested, accommodation will be provided throughout the recruitment and assessment process.

At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one - collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With more than 25,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and their own.

As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under applicable law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

We also make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and for sincerely held religious beliefs in accordance with applicable law.

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