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General Counsel

CoolIT Systems

CoolIT Systems

Legal
Calgary, AB, Canada
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024
About Coolit Systems Inc.

Founded in Calgary, Alberta in 2001, CoolIT Systems is the leading Direct Liquid Cooling technology provider for data centers, supercomputers, and desktop computers. We design and manufacture solutions used by the largest tech companies globally.

Recognized as one of “The Americas’ Fastest Growing Companies 2023” by Financial Times and honored with the Deloitte Fast 50 Clean Technology award in 2022, as well as the Deloitte Fast 500 distinction in both 2021 and 2022, CoolIT's rapid growth is capturing global attention.

As demand for generative AI, high performance computing and cloud solutions rapidly expands, there has never been a more exciting time to join our team.

Role

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

We are seeking a General Counsel to join our team to assist the CoolIT in this next phase of growth. We are looking for someone who has a can-do, get-it-done mindset and who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment. This role will report to the CEO and will be integral to the success of the company.

Responsibilities

  • Provide legal guidance and support on corporate matters, including corporate governance, compliance, and corporate transactions.
  • Draft, review, and negotiate a wide range of contracts, with a focus on commercial agreements, licensing agreements, and patent-related contracts.
  • Manage patent portfolios related to manufacturing processes and products, including patent prosecution, maintenance, and enforcement, to ensure effective protection of intellectual property rights.
  • Provide legal support and advice related to IP and product development. Driving IP strategy and serve as a subject matter expert in the commercialization of IP, navigating complex IP issues, and supporting commercial technology transactional work including advising on compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards.
  • Prosecution of patent and trademark applications, including supervision of outside counsel for those activities.
  • Provide legal advice on the procurement, development, maintenance, and enforcement of IP matters, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.
  • Apply effective risk management techniques and offer proactive advice on possible legal issues including employment law matters.
  • Provide representation as required at law hearings and other judicial proceedings.
  • Support acquisitions and divestitures work where required.

Basic Qualifications

  • Law degree qualified in Alberta or other Canadian Province or a degree from an accredited American law school.
  • Active membership in good standing with the Law Society of Alberta or other Canadian Province or relevant state Bar association.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience practicing law with a focus on corporate law, contracts, and patent law, preferably in a corporate legal department or law firm.
  • Proven experience in mergers and acquisitions, including conducting due diligence, drafting transaction documents, and advising on regulatory compliance.
  • Experience in patent law, including patent prosecution, licensing, and enforcement, is highly desirable.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with human resources and labor relations.

Skills

  • Persuasive communicator with excellent leadership and relationship skills
  • Excellent analytical, communication, and negotiation skills, with the ability to provide clear and practical legal advice to internal stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong contract management knowledge

WHY COOLIT?

We strive to be an employer of choice and as such we believe in rewarding our employees with career and development opportunities that will maintain and strengthen our culture while aligning to our vision and values.

Benefits

We are a company that is full of vibrant, innovative people who love what we do. Our comprehensive benefits package includes:

  • Vacation and flex days, and paid company-wide shutdown during the holiday season.
  • Comprehensive benefits including Dental, Drugs, Optical, Paramedical and Health Spending. These costs are covered by CoolIT and are enacted from your first day.
  • Dress for your day – in a casual yet professional environment.
  • Retention rewards like “The Big Coffee Break” that reward tenure with additional vacation time and a monetary bonus.
  • Employee ownership program.

We thank every candidate in advance, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Successful candidates for this position will be required to undergo background checks including criminal records check and education.