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Senior Counsel - Technology & Innovation

Company: Accenture
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 16, 2022

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 is a strategic partner and a product counsel towards the five Services, i.e. Interactive, Industry X, Strategy & Consulting, Technology and Operations. We are a diverse team and our team's mission is to help our business to grow in a responsible, inclusive, and sustainable way, by providing early-stage legal advice and support in relation to the key business strategies and priorities.

The GSL Team is now looking for a senior-level attorney to serve as Senior Counsel supporting the Technology & Innovation business.

Key Responsibilities

  • Working with the Technology business to evaluate service and product offerings to prepare those offerings for market, considering potential legal and other risks.
  • Support the Global Innovation Network teams to efficiently identify and support first impression innovation legal issues.
  • Support Accenture's Ventures & Open Innovation team to review prospective investment target technology and to implement post-investment relationship strategies.
  • Identify legal and regulatory risks and develop mitigation and self-regulating governance strategies, in collaboration with colleagues across the business, GSL and the wider Accenture Legal team.
  • Enable other Legal teams across Accenture - developing contracting guidance, providing SME support to deal teams and designing compliance frameworks.


    Basic Qualifications:
    • Education: JD or equivalent degree or legal qualification and admitted to the bar (or local equivalents) in good standing or otherwise authorized to practice law
    • Minimum of 8 years relevant experience in a corporate or law firm setting


      Preferred Qualifications:
      • Experience analyzing complex facts and situations to provide risk analysis and mitigation strategies
      • 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
      • Experience shaping deals and evaluating innovative commercial models for new product and service offerings


        Professional Skills:
        • Strong interest in learning about emerging technologies
        • 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 mature work
        • Open to learning, working with and understanding 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.

          COVID-19 update:

          The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually.

          Subject to applicable law, please be aware that Accenture requires all employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. Accenture will consider requests for accommodation to this vaccination requirement during the recruiting process.

          What We Believe

          We have an unwavering commitment to diversity with the aim that every one of our people has a full sense of belonging within our organization. As a business imperative, every person at Accenture has the responsibility to create and sustain an inclusive environment.

          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

          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.

          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.

          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.

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