Technology & Innovation Senior Counsel

  • Accenture
  • Remote (Chicago, New York, San Francisco, LA, Washington DC)
  • Jun 25, 2021
Full time Legal

Job Description

Organization: Corporate Functions/

Location: US - Chicago

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 world’s 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 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 Summary:


Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide responsive and strategic subject matter guidance to business and legal teams in support of Accenture Technology Initiatives, including offering and asset/tools development, multi-party innovation, technology ecosystems, and risk management

  • Support the business team in conducting assessments of new service and product offerings, and preparing those offerings for market, especially in the emerging technology space (e.g., blockchain, quantum, extended reality, etc.)

  •  Collaborate with colleagues across Legal and Quality & Risk to identify legal and regulatory risks and develop mitigation strategies

  • Enable Accenture’s Research Labs and Innovation Hubs to efficiently handle day-to-day contracting, including developing guidance and providing SME support to deal teams and contracting lawyers

  • Supporting Accenture’s Ventures & Acquisitions Legal team and business leadership in the evaluation of prospective acquisition targets and development and implementation of post-merger integration strategy 

  •  Manage a global team of Managers and/or offshore resources, including effective team building, process industrialization, and mentoring/developing the skills and professionalism of junior members of the team

Basic Qualifications:

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

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

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

  • Experience directly supporting engineering and research development teams on how to bring new offerings to market in a legally compliant and strategic manner

  • Strong understanding of Intellectual Property commercial and transactional issues.

Professional Skills:

  • Understanding or willingness to learn applicable regulatory landscapes as required for the offerings, including with respect to data protection and privacy

  • Track record of developing trusted relationships with senior business leaders 

  • Commitment to a creative, inclusive, and diverse workplace 

  • 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

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Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and core values. Our rich diversity makes us more innovative and more creative, which helps us better serve our clients and our communities. Read more here 

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