Job Summary
BDO’s Core Purpose is Helping People Thrive Every Day. Our Core Values reflect how we manage our work, our relationships and ourselves. As an employee of the firm, you will live true to our Core Values of people first, being exceptional every day in every way, embracing change, feeling empowered through knowledge and choosing accountability. Our Core Values are the standards by which we conduct ourselves day in and day out, both internally and externally.

The Senior Counsel will play an important role in supporting the Firm’s day-to-day transactional needs. This position focuses on representing the Firm in connection with a variety of transactional matters, including providing assistance to partners and other internal clients on the Firm’s client engagement letters, master services agreements, access letters, non-disclosure agreements, procurement, marketing/advertising, independent contractor and other commercial or client-facing agreements. The Senior Counsel will leverage skills as a strategic business partner and work with colleagues and internal clients to provide creative business solutions as permitted under applicable law, professional regulations and the Firm’s policies and procedures.

Juris Doctorate (JD), required

  • Proven record of professional excellence and achievement as a practicing attorney in good standing, required
  • Five (5) or more years of broad commercial and corporate legal experience, required
  • Experience supporting various commercial transactions and contracts, including negotiation of client-facing agreements, required
  • Three (3) or more years experience with a law firm required, Am Law 100 firm, preferred
  • Experience in-house within a corporation, professional partnership or other large business structure, preferred
  • Experience (law-firm or in-house) supporting a professional/consulting services business, preferred

Member of a Bar in Good Standing, required

  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel, required
  • SharePoint experience, preferred

Other Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Demonstrated record of providing substantive/technical legal advice and support to clients
  • Forward-thinking and practical approach to negotiating and resolving transactional issues
  • Positive client-service attitude
  • Desire to be a part of a long-standing professional services organization with an appetite for growth and development of skills in new areas of the law
  • Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Detail oriented, with excellent organizational skills
  • Exercises good judgment
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptive
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel
  • Ability to maintain the highly confidential nature of information
  • Ability to work effectively within a demanding, deadline driven environment
  • Capable of successfully managing multiple projects simultaneously and effectively to completion
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and within a team environment

Multiple Locations: Akron, Atlanta, Baltimore, Boca Raton, Boston, Charlotte, Cherry Hill, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbia, Columbus, Coral Gables, Dallas, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Worth, Grand Rapids, Greater Philadelphia, Greater Washington D.C - Potomac, Greater Washington D.C. - McLean, Greenville, Houston, Kalamazoo, Laramie, Las Vegas, Long Island, Madison, McLean, Memphis, Miami, Minneapolis, Nashville, Norfolk, Oak Brook, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Reno, Richmond, Rosemont, Stamford, Tampa Bay, Tulsa, Washington, DC, West Palm Beach, Wilmington, Woodbridge