• Legal Counsel

    Job Location CAN-ON-Toronto
    Legal & Compliance
    Position Type
  • About Blackhawk Network:

    Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. is a global financial technology company and a leader in connecting brands and people through branded value solutions. Blackhawk platforms and solutions enable the management of stored value products, promotions and rewards programs in retail, ecommerce, financial services and mobile wallets. Blackhawk’s Hawk Commerce division offers technology solutions to businesses and direct to consumers. The Hawk Incentives division offers enterprise, SMB and reseller partners an array of platforms and branded value products to incent and reward consumers, employees and sales channels. Headquartered in Pleasanton, Calif., Blackhawk operates in 26 countries. For more information, please visit blackhawknetwork.comhawkcommerce.comhawkincentives.com or our product websites GiftCards.comgiftcardmall.comGiftCardLab.com and OmniCard.com.


    Blackhawk is currently seeking a legal counsel to report to the Principal Legal Counsel in Toronto, Ontario. The successful candidate will engage in a variety of commercial transactional matters in support of Blackhawk’s core business of stored value products, promotions and incentive programs in retail, ecommerce, financial services and mobile wallets. In addition, this role will support Achievers, an affiliate of Blackhawk that provides a cloud-based employee recognition and rewards solution with an active listening interface to accelerate employee engagement.


    This position requires a self-motivated, entrepreneurial, and “outside the box” thinker with excellent interpersonal skills, an ability to manage changing priorities and a diverse range of legal duties, and a desire to innovate, grow and excel.  The preferred candidate will possess an understanding of and experience with consumer protection, digital commerce and prepaid card products, software licensing agreements, as well as regulatory frameworks relevant to prepaid cards, privacy and anti-money laundering.


    Blackhawk is a prepaid and payments network, a market leader in card-based financial solutions and the largest provider of third-party prepaid cards. Among other activities, the company develops and distributes prepaid products in easy-to-use formats, such as gift cards, and delivers them to over 165 million consumers each week through a network of retail partners. Achievers is one of North America’s leading providers of Employee Success Solutions.


    Only qualified candidates will be contacted.


    • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating standard and non-standard commercial contracts and technology agreements

    • Drafting and producing other legal documentation and standard forms

    • Reviewing, researching and monitoring changes to relevant law and regulations

    • Support business development and distribution services sales teams

    • Frequent interaction with clients and internal business teams about regulatory obligations and risk management

    • Creating, maintaining and updating templates for Principal Legal Counsel’s review and approval

    • Some travel may be required from time to time, including to the United States

    • Any additional legal or regulatory tasks as required by the business


    Knowledge Skills and Abilities

    • Excellent time management and organizational skills

    • Able to work independently, prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment

    • Energetic self-starter with demonstrated initiative

    • Zest for acquiring new knowledge and skills

    • Creative and critical thinker with the ability to analyze information in a fast-evolving environment

    • Excellent business judgment and strategic thinking skills

    • Outstanding written communication and interpersonal skills

    • High level of attention to detail



    • Law degree with outstanding academic credentials

    • Licensed to practice law in Ontario

    • 3+ years of legal experience, with at least 1 year of experience at a law firm

    • Experience working with consumer financial service laws a plus

    • Knowledge of payments industry a plus

    Blackhawk Network is committed to meeting the needs of people with disabilities in a timely manner, and will do so by preventing and removing barriers to accessibility and meeting accessibility requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.


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