Organization: Corporate Functions/Legal and Commercial Services
Location: US- Chicago
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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.
The Competition Law Compliance Counsel plays a key role in promoting Accenture’s compliance with competition law requirements, regulations and Accenture policies, with the goal of protecting the assets and reputation of Accenture.
The Competition Law Compliance Counsel supports the Managing Director – Competition Law with the implementation and management of Accenture’s Competition Law Compliance Program and serves as a subject matter expert on competition law risk mitigation. This person will help the Legal team and the business understand competition law-related risks, compliance and program controls.
The Competition Law Compliance Counsel will coordinate with and leverage expertise from all teams within CORE, Global Contracting, Contract Management, other areas of Legal, and outside counsel, as necessary.
The Competition Law Compliance Counsel is expected to demonstrate leadership behaviors, which include adhering to Accenture’s Core Values (Best People, Stewardship, Integrity, Client Value Creation, Respect for the Individual, and One Global Network). He/she is also expected to promote and practice all aspects of Accenture’s leadership DNA (innovate for results, advocate an inspiring vision, collaborate across the ecosystem, execute with agility, and personalize in a truly human way).
The role will focus on providing subject matter expertise and support to global business and corporate functions relating to competition law regulations. It will particularly collaborate and provide legal guidance to various legal and business teams regarding Accenture solutions, including addressing changes in the law that impact Accenture’s business.
The scope of work encompasses broad support to other parts of the Legal function, the Competition Law Compliance Program and business stakeholders on: (1) transactional competition law-related matters in client contracts; and (2) competition law-related reviews of the company’s services and offerings. This role will be responsible for developing and delivering relevant competition law-related trainings and communications, as well as tools, templates, resources and guidance materials.
Supports Accenture’s competition law program initiatives, including:
Developing and delivering of competition law compliance training
Developing, reviewing and implementing competition law policies and internal controls
Planning and drafting competition law compliance communications with internal stakeholders
Working with senior management and outside counsel to conduct risk assessments, recommend improvements to the compliance program, and support the implementation of adopted recommendations
Working with internal stakeholders to build competition law compliance and monitoring tools to help Accenture executives flag, escalate and mitigate competition law risks.
Provides objective, focused, practical advice and solutions to Accenture businesses and Legal Professionals regarding compliance with competition law regulations, Accenture’s Code of Business Ethics, Accenture’s competition law policies, and all other related policies.
Collaborates with Legal colleagues and the business to identify, analyze and mitigate competition law risk.
Collaborates with Legal Ventures & Acquisitions colleagues and Corporate Development to identify, analyze and mitigate substantive competition law issues.
Collaborates with compliance colleagues to: (a) provide thought leadership for Accenture’s compliance efforts generally by staying abreast of compliance industry best practices and changes in laws and regulations; and (b) assist in the development of related policies to address business and legal requirements.
Responds to and helps manage internal audits and internal investigations related to competition law issues.
Provides additional support, and assumes additional responsibilities, as directed by the Managing Director – Competition Law.
Operates in a cost-effective manner consistent with relevant Accenture policies.
Managing Director – Competition Law
Legal, including Contracting, Offerings, Eco-systems, Geographic Operations, Digital and Strategic Offerings, Contract Management, and Government Relations, as well as external counsel
Geographic leadership and key business leadership
Legal V&A team
Competition law professionals at client and peer companies
Some travel required at times, but with the ability to work with and manage resources remotely
5+ years of experience as an attorney focused on Antitrust law
JD or equivalent law degree (based on geography) required
Knowledge of competition laws and regulatory systems around the world
Knowledge of compliance and ethics framework for global corporations
Experience developing compliance programs, including preparing policies and internal controls; developing and conducting training; responding to government investigations; and drafting and reviewing contracts
Must have the ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and work effectively remotely and within a global team
Ability to work independently and collaboratively across various levels
Ability to prioritize and make decisions, and a high level of common sense, including the ability to see around the corner and spot risks before they materialize
Good business acumen and knowledge of Accenture’s business strategy (or similar business strategy at another company if experienced hire)
Ability to synthesize complex legal analysis into clear recommendations
Good executive presence and the ability to work effectively with the senior business leaders at Accenture, partners from law firms
Builds and maintains a network of good working relationships both internally and externally
Adapts nimbly to changing needs within the business
Strong writing and negotiation skills
Fluent in English
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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