Description:About Jenner & Block
Jenner & Block (www.jenner.com) is a law firm with global reach, with more than 500 lawyers and offices in Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. The firm is known for its prominent and successful litigation practice and experience handling sophisticated and high-profile corporate transactions. Firm clients include Fortune 100 companies, large privately held corporations, financial services institutions, emerging companies and venture capital and private equity investors. The American Lawyer magazine has ranked Jenner & Block as the #1 pro bono firm in the United States 10 times, most recently in 2019. The firm has been ranked in the top 10 in this category every year since 1990.
The Client Contracts Counsel is responsible for the following:
- Assist the Office of General Counsel as it advises Firm Management and lawyers on compliance, risk management, and other issues related to client terms of engagement.
- Collaborate with the Office of General Counsel and lawyers to review and revise client contracts, including engagement letters, waivers, and Outside Counsel Guidelines.
- Negotiate engagement terms with lawyers and clients as needed.
- Work closely with the Office of General Counsel, lawyers, and other firm departments to ensure compliance with agreements.
- Respond to questions from various firm departments as well as clients in a timely and professional manner.
- Remain knowledgeable of the Rules of Professional Conduct, ALAS updates, and international ad data protection laws.
- Identify, document, recommend, and implement process improvements for the Office of General Counsel.
- Advise Business Intake and Business Services teams on issue-spotting, client contract process, etc., as needed.
- Participate in technology enhancement review in relation to Outside Counsel Guidelines processes and provide recommendations to the Office of General Counsel and Firm Management.
Jenner & Block LLP is an equal opportunity employer. Recruitment and employment decisions are not made on the basis of an individual's race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability or medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity and/or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions, arrest record, matriculation, personal appearance, political affiliation, marital, parental, veteran, military, or order of protection status, or any other protected status or that of their relatives, friends, or associates.