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Contracts Manager, Legal Counsel

McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company

Toronto, ON, Canada · Montreal, QC, Canada
Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Contracts Manager, Legal Counsel

Who You'll Work With

You will have the opportunity to work with colleagues on projects supporting broader McKinsey and Legal Department specific initiatives, such as creating and updating standard form contracts, as well as contribute to knowledge sharing by developing reference materials, trainings, and playbooks.
The Legal Department provides comprehensive legal and risk management services across the firm in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. We are seeking an experienced contracts manager/contracts counsel to join our agile and talented legal team. This role will report to an Associate General Counsel on our Client Arrangements team and will be based in the Montreal office.

What You'll Do

As part of the US & Canada legal team, you will provide end-to-end legal support for client engagements. This includes drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a wide variety of agreements, such as consulting agreements, confidentiality agreements, third party access agreements and various others. You will also identify and advise internal teams on standard contracting requirements, intellectual property rights, data privacy laws and requirements, confidentiality requirements, other legal and commercial risks, and internal policies, guidelines, and best practices.
The geographic focus will be Canada and the United States. In Canada, you will provide support for both the private and public sector, with agreements primarily written in English, but also, and less frequently, in French. In the US, agreements will be in the private sector and written in English.


  • University degree, J.D. or equivalent a plus
  • 5+ years’ experience drafting, reviewing, and negotiating commercial contracts in a sophisticated environment
  • Written and oral French language fluency
  • Demonstrated ability to draft, revise and negotiate contracts such as those noted above
  • Ability to function independently, with moderate supervision, and awareness of when to engage other colleagues
  • Highly effective communicator who listens actively, conveys information clearly and succinctly in writing and verbally, and translates complex legal concepts into actionable advice
  • Ability to think critically to identify issues and to offer pragmatic, actionable solutions
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, including responsiveness, clear and effective communication skills, and ability to form strong relationships with internal teams, accustomed to and comfortable with a fast-paced environment
  • Inspiring team player who pitches in, collaborates effectively within cross-functional teams, proactively builds collective knowledge and capabilities, and seeks continuous improvement
  • Excellent organizational skills and judgment
  • Willingness and ability to learn about new laws and concepts, and internal policies, guidelines, and best practices
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FOR U.S. APPLICANTS: McKinsey & Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

FOR NON-U.S. APPLICANTS: McKinsey & Company is an Equal Opportunity employer. For additional details regarding our global EEO policy and diversity initiatives, please visit our McKinsey Careers and Diversity & Inclusion sites.

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Job Skill Code - CTMG - Contracts Counsel (G)
Function - Risk & Resilience
Industry -
Post to LinkedIn - Yes
Posted to LinkedIn Date - Tue Aug 15 00:00:00 GMT 2023
LinkedIn Posting City - Montreal
LinkedIn Posting State/Province - Quebec
LinkedIn Posting Country - Canada
LinkedIn Job Title - Contracts Manager, Legal Counsel
LinkedIn Function - Legal
LinkedIn Industry - Law Practice;Legal Services
LinkedIn Seniority Level - Mid-Senior level