Associate — Information Technology Law, Privacy & Data Protection

Reference # AITLPDP_-_07-10-17
Open Date July 10, 2017
Close Date August 31, 2017
Location Montréal

BLG provides its clients with strategic and legal advice on matters of information technology law and data protection, through its Privacy and Data Protection Practice Group. Under the supervision of Me Éloïse Gratton, this Practice Group is recognized as being a national leader in the field; it is also the largest group of lawyers working in this particular practice area in Québec.

Our Montréal office is looking to hire one or two associates interested in working in this exciting field of law and who would be willing to join this Practice Group, serving mainly large Canadian and American corporations. The position will interest candidates intending to devote themselves to a specialized practice in information technology and privacy law. The ideal candidate will have 1 to 3 years of relevant experience, mainly dealing with legal, operational and ethical issues arising in the areas of information technology, privacy protection, e-commerce, cybersecurity, social media, advertising, consumer law and anti-spam legislation. In performing his/her duties, the candidate hired will provide strategic advice to clients relating to their new projects, products, practices and technologies. The successful candidate will have a creative mind, sound business sense and a keen interest in new technologies, as well as proven communications, drafting and interpersonal skills, in both French and English. A graduate diploma would be an asset. The candidate must be a member of the Québec Bar in good standing.

BLG is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from diverse candidates, including people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

The abovementioned position is to be filled immediately. Applications will be evaluated as they are received. If you are interested in joining our law firm, please send your cover letter, résumé and transcripts, as soon as possible (the position must be filled no later than August 31, 2017) in confidence to:

Alexandra Margulescu
Professional Recruiting Manager
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
1000 De La Gauchetière Street West, Suite 900
Montréal, Québec H3B 5H4

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position; however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

BLG is an integrated national law firm that provides a broad range of legal services, with more than 725 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals working in five major Canadian cities. BLG is committed to helping our professionals reach the next level in their careers. Our comprehensive approach to professional development has received widespread recognition. Everyone at BLG is required to carry out the duties of their role while upholding the important principles of our Respectful Workplace Policy, and treating everyone with respect, regardless of position.

* Please note that relatives of current BLG employees and Partners are not eligible for consideration.

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