AI & Data Services Senior Counsel

  • Accenture
  • Remote (USA)
  • Jun 02, 2022
Full time Legal

Job Description

Organization: Corporate Functions/Legal

Location: US negotiable

Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 674,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at www.accenture.com.  

People in the Corporate Function 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

Imagine being part of team that helps transform leading organisations and communities around the world!

At Accenture we put innovation at the heart of everything we do and coupled with our core values of client value creation, one global network, respect for the individual, best people, integrity and stewardship, we offer careers that provide unparalleled opportunities for career growth and job satisfaction.

The Global Services Legal team functions as the integrator between various other parts of the Legal team, coordinating between the multidisciplinary areas of deep expertise across the wider Legal team, to deliver one holistic Legal perspective to the business.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership for the business and teams across Global Services Legal in the approach to service and product offerings related to AI and Data and preparing those offerings for market.

  • Collaborate with colleagues across Legal and Quality & Risk to:

    • identify legal and regulatory risks and develop mitigation strategies and self-regulating governance strategies;

    • create best practice standards, frameworks and processes for AI and Data related offering development review; and

    • support Accenture’s Ethics & Compliance team in the design and implementation of Accenture’s new global Data & Applied Intelligence compliance program.

  • Enable Accenture’s Sales & Delivery Legal team to efficiently handle day-to-day contracting, including developing contracting templates and guidance and providing SME support to deal teams.

  • Supporting Accenture’s Ventures & Acquisitions Legal and business teams in evaluation of AI and Data issues for acquisition targets, development and implementation of post-merger integration strategy.

  • Supervise and coach Managers and other resources, including effective team building, process industrialization, training and developing the skills and professionalism of junior members of the team.

The role will report into the Global Legal Lead for Applied Intelligence and involve close alignment with the Centre for Data & Insights Legal lead, Ethics and Compliance, Responsible AI and others in connection with Accenture’s new global Data & Applied Intelligence compliance program. The program will ensure Accenture meets contractual obligations, legal and regulatory requirements as well as voluntary commitments made in the fields of data governance and applied (artificial) intelligence, with a strong focus on bringing Accenture’s values and culture to life.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Education: JD and admission in good standing with applicable bar association(s) (or their local equivalents)

  • Minimum 8 yrs. relevant experience in a corporate or law firm setting

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with data and information law, emerging technologies, data driven products and services, software embedded in devices, analytics, and artificial intelligence

  • Experience analyzing complex facts and situations to provide risk analysis and mitigation strategies

Professional Skills:

  • Understanding or willingness to learn applicable regulatory landscapes as required for the offerings, including with respect to evolving AI regulation and data/information laws

  • Track record of developing trusted relationships with senior business leaders

  • Experience shaping deals and evaluating innovative commercial models for new product and service offerings

  • Strong interest in learning about emerging technologies

  • Commitment to a creative, inclusive, and diverse workplace

  • Highly collaborative, strategic thinker

  • Ability to build a sense of belonging in a team and establish a sense of common purpose inside the larger Accenture Legal department

  • Focus on analysis of the business, guidance to the right business and legal teams, industrialization of more mature processes, and active enablement of our off-shore legal teams to handle the mature work

  • Open to work with and understand cross-cultures and locations throughout the Accenture global organization

  • Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian

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

As required by Colorado law under the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, Accenture provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only, the range of starting pay for this role is $159,516 - $288,500 and information on benefits offered is here.

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