19 days old

Services Counsel - Operations

New York, NY 10176

Organization: Corporate Functions/Legal
Location: negotiable

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions underpinned by the worlds largest delivery network Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 505,000 people serving clients in more than 200 cities with operations across 51 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

People in the Corporate Function career track contribute to the running of Accenture as a high- performance business through specialization within a specific functional area, and grow into internally focused roles by deepening their skills and/or developing new skills within an internal functional area.

Legal and Commercial Services professionals deliver and coordinate legal, contract and commercial advice and counsel in support of Accenture's or our clients' business, working to manage and mitigate risk and ensure ethical behavior and compliance with laws and company policies.

Job Description

The Global Services Legal team is seeking to appoint a counsel to act as Services Counsel. In-house, public sector and private practice candidates will all be considered, but experience of working with international teams in a global business, supporting technology, and taking products and services to market are highly desirable.

This is an opportunity to be a part of the Global Services Legal team that supports Accentures Operations services business. The variety of work of the role, and the experience it offers, provides an unbeatable platform from which to build a career. See https://www.accenture.com/us-en/about/operations-index for more information about the Accenture Operations businesses.

Key Responsibilities
The role includes delivering and coordinating legal counsel in support of the Operations Business strategy, working to help the Operations Business manage and mitigate risks, comply with laws and company policies, and undertake ethical considerations in its endeavors.

Key responsibilities of the role include:

+ Collaborative working with the Operations Business teams to evaluate the technology related to Operations Business offerings well enough to review inbound technology and data supply templates/agreements and outbound or client facing templates in different geographies, industries and regulatory environments.

+ Working with the Operations Business and other lawyers/SMEs to develop clear communication messages, guidance, templates and trainings regarding the technology/data components of offerings and services for sales and go to market teams, offering development teams, technical teams and the rest of the Legal organization.

+ Team with other lawyers/SMEs in reviewing, drafting, and negotiating complex technology transaction agreements

+ Developing strong relationships within the Operations business, Global Services Legal team and broader legal organization.

+ Taking on assignments as required by designated Legal Lead for Operations Technology matters.

Basic Qualifications:

+ JD degree or equivalent degree or legal qualification.

+ Admitted to the bar (or local equivalent) and in good standing or otherwise authorized to practice law. A Common Law qualification is preferred.

+ 6+ years legal experience of relevant attorney work, including technology transactional experience either in drafting and negotiating technology focused client facing and/or vendor facing agreements and/or product counsel experience related to bringing software assets and related offerings to market in a legally compliant manner

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Understanding of legal issues related to bringing new assets and offerings to market in a legally compliant manner, including offerings utilizing machine learning, third party data, or the delivery of digital marketing campaigns

+ Working knowledge of: (a) privacy issues regarding consumer or personally identifiable data; (b) IP law; and (c) open source licensing

+ Experience with data licensing or monetization strategies.

+ Understanding connection between in-bound agreements and client-facing agreements.

+ Risk analysis, appreciation and management;

+ In-house experience

+ Interest in technology

Professional Skills:

+ You will:

+ Be able to work creatively in a problem-solving environment

+ Have strong interpersonal and communication (written and oral) skills

+ Have a pragmatic and practical approach to legal advice and legal support

+ Be able to explain legal issues and the real-world impact of the issues in a way that is understood by non-lawyers

+ Have good negotiation skills, including internally within the company and with customers or suppliers.

+ Apply good judgment, an ability to analyse, prioritize and make decisions, and spot and mitigate risks

+ Be proficient in the use of MS Office Suite of products; and

+ Be proficient at speaking English.

+ Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian

+ Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Accenture is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that no one should be discriminated against because of their differences, such as age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, religion or sexual orientation. Our rich diversity makes us more innovative, more competitive and more creative, which helps us better serve our clients and our communities.

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

For details, view a copy of the Accenture Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy Statement

Requesting An Accommodation

Accenture is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities or religious observances, including reasonable accommodation when needed. If you are hired by Accenture and require accommodation to perform the essential functions of your role, you will be asked to participate in our reasonable accommodation process. Accommodations made to facilitate the recruiting process are not a guarantee of future or continued accommodations once hired.

If you would like to be considered for employment opportunities with Accenture and have accommodation needs for a disability or religious observance, please call us toll free at 1 (877) 889-9009, send us an email or speak with your recruiter.

Other Employment Statements

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture.
Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

The Company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Additionally, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company's legal duty to furnish information.

Unless expressly indicated, this role is not open in the state of Colorado.


Posted: 2021-03-26 Expires: 2021-05-05

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