Description:

Job Summary:
Lead, structure, draft and negotiate complex client transactions in a fast-paced corporate environment including: master services agreements, outsourcing agreements, statements of work, service level agreements, licensing agreements, SaaS agreements, data transfer agreements, requests for proposals and agreements involving cloud, blockchain security, automation, systems integration and agile development. Advise senior company leadership on legal risks associated with transactions and understanding of the larger market. Manage and advise junior legal professionals in transactions and related matters. Act, and continuously evolve as, a knowledgeable and relevant advisor on legal and commercial risks associated with transactions while supporting Legal, Business and Sales Leadership in shaping and executing Accenture’s market-facing strategies.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Lead, structure, negotiate and close Accenture’s complex client transactions to be most advantageous from a legal and business perspective
  • Counsel, guide, train and support junior CLPs
  • Stay abreast of developments affecting the company, its clients, and industries and synthesize the information to incorporate it into company’s transactional practices
  • Educate and advise company executives with respect to legal and risk management issues
  • Develop subject matter expertise in one of more areas that benefit Legal and/or our business
  • Participate in developing internal guidelines, toolkits, and packaged knowledge capital on various legal and business issues
  • Support, promote and implement Legal Group initiatives
  • Embrace and evolve to gain expertise in seven Contracting attributes, including becoming a pathfinder, architect, business-minded, nonconformist, inspired, relevant and technology enabled contracting professional

Relationships:
Reports to: Contracting Lead
Supervises: No direct supervisory responsibility
External Relationships: Accenture client executives and negotiating teams; Outside Counsel

Work Requirements:
Travel required.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

Qualifications:
Basic Qualifications:
  • JD (or equivalent)
  • Authorized and licensed to practice law in at least one jurisdiction
  • Minimum 6 years of transactional experience in digital, consulting, systems integration, and/or outsourcing areas in roles with increasing responsibility, such experience should be in a law firm or in a fast-paced corporate legal/transaction group in a relevant industry

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience negotiating Intellectual Property and Data Privacy issues preferred
  • Experience negotiating health or state and local government transactions would be beneficial

Professional Skills:
  • Accomplished negotiator with an understanding of principle-based negotiation strategy and tactics including the ability to present alternatives with proposed solutions;
  • Proven ability to efficiently manage a large volume of transactions independently;
  • Experience negotiating and drafting technology-based agreements;
  • Understand basic principles of Finance, Accounting, Marketing, and Management;
  • Strong executive presence
  • Good understanding of contracting/risk issues, including IP, as they apply to digital, consulting, systems integration, and outsourcing transactions; and
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian
  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian