Senior Counsel - Toronto, ON or Seattle, WA

Seattle, Washington | Full-Time

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Role and Responsibilities

A leader in the legal function focused on supporting the growth of the business across all categories which includes:

  • Identifying and managing key legal/regulatory risks and opportunities in the marketing, distribution, import/export, and registration of medical and adult-use cannabis products, CBD and hemp products
  • Supporting the negotiation and documentation of commercial transactions, M&A, and partnerships, weighing multiple legal and non-legal inputs
  • Working closely with business units to ensure that all commercial activities are conducted in a strategic and compliant manner
  • Staying up to date on regulatory framework and evolution to be able to counsel the business appropriately
  • Providing guidance on regulatory interpretation and training on topics of interest and related to compliance
  • Providing guidance and review of marketing, packaging, advertising, and product claims, and support the development of new and innovative product offerings
  • Drafting, negotiating and providing legal counsel on a variety of commercial matters
  • Dealing with complex, significant matters that cut across legal and related areas weighing multiple inputs
  • Serving as an in-house generalist and attending to a wide variety of legal and quasi-legal matters on an as-needed basis; and
  • Undertake special projects as required to support new business initiatives.


Working with broader legal team to ensure efficient and effective delivery of legal services in-house, including by:

  • Maintaining template collections and intake systems, and training the business on their use;
  • Implementing technology solutions to streamline legal administrative tasks
  • Collaborating with and providing support to other members of the legal team;
  • Managing work of outside counsel and efficient and cost-effective support; and
  • Supporting the continuous improvement of legal processes to promote efficiency
  • Contribute positively to the culture of the legal team and the company as a whole
  • Due to the dynamic nature of the industry, the scope of your job may evolve and change by business demands and regulatory/ legal framework


Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Must be licensed to practice law in the United States or any Canadian province
  • Minimum 8-10 years of experience working in a top tier law firm and/or in-house legal department
  • Leadership experience preferred
  • Proven negotiation, drafting and analytical skills for various types of complex commercial contracts and transactions
  • Prior experience providing legal counsel directly to business clients
  • Must be relationship-oriented with excellent business judgment, strategic thinking, and project management skills, and prepared to work in a cross-functional, fast-paced team environment
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to brief and communicate complex issues in a succinct manner


Who You Are

  • Excited to work in a fast paced and intellectually challenging environment
  • Possess ability to handle competing priorities and quickly acclimate to unique regulatory environments
  • Have a strong work ethic and be able to work well under pressure, independently and with minimal supervision
  • Have flexibility to travel on an as-needed basis
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once, to synthesize information from multiple sources, and to follow through and meet deadlines
  • Resourceful and creative in your approach to problem solving
  • Focused on pragmatic business advice and solutions
  • Professional and collaborative with the ability to build and maintain trusted relationships with stakeholders
  • Positive “can-do” attitude
  • Excited to be supporting work across the global in a fast growing and evolving industry


Tilray welcomes applications from all qualified individuals and is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please advise when submitting your application.


Tilray is a global leader in cannabis research, cultivation, processing and distribution. We aspire to lead, legitimize and define the future of our industry by building the world’s most trusted cannabis and hemp company. We are committed to setting the gold standard of care and excellence in our industry. 


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  • Career Level
  • Degree
  • Experience
  • Job Type
  • Attractive
  • Associate
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 7-10 Years
  • Full-Time

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