IBM is a global cognitive solutions and innovation company that stands for progress. With operations in over 170 countries, IBMers around the world invent and integrate hardware, software and services into cognitive solutions to help forward-thinking enterprises, institutions and people everywhere succeed in building a smarter planet. IBM's operations are supported by an integrated global legal department with in country professionals in most of the countries in which we operate. In Canada, the legal team is centered in Markham, Ontario, at the IBM Canada headquarters but has professionals located in various parts of the country. The team provides legal support in a number of core areas including information technology, general commercial, employment, intellectual property and privacy.