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Contracting Attorney

Job Location: Location Negotiable

Regional Description: Canada

Job Number: 00602089

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- Job description

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions - underpinned by the world's largest delivery network - Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 384,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

Be the engine that powers Accenture, a $30 billion company that provides consulting and outsourcing services to more than 40 industries--including 89 of the FORTUNE 100, and governments around the world. Our Corporate Functions people offer the essential expertise that enables our more than 336,000 employees to deliver high performance to our clients. Whether you work directly with clients or manage important internal initiatives and efforts, you'll find amazing opportunities to make a measurable difference. Build a career at a company that can take you anywhere-join the Accenture Adventure.

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 Summary


Review, draft and negotiate complex client transactions within a corporate environment.  Advise company leadership on legal risks associated with transactions. Be a knowledgeable and relevant asset in shaping and executing Accenture’s market-facing strategy. Support Legal, Business and Sales leadership as a knowledgeable and relevant expert in shaping and executing Accenture’s market-facing strategies.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Structure, negotiate and close client transactions to be most advantageous from a legal and business perspective
  • Oversee, counsel, guide, train and support junior transactional attorneys
  • Stay abreast of developments affecting the company, its clients, and industries and synthesize the information to incorporate it into company’s transactional practices
  • Educate 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
  • Support, promote and implement Legal Group initiatives
  • Embrace the 7 Complex Contracting attributes: Pathfinder, Architect, Business-Minded, Nonconformist, Inspired, Relevant and Tech Enabled.

Relationships


Reports to:
Complex Contracting Associate Lead 

Supervises:
No direct supervisory responsibility

External Relationships:  
Client Counsel, Client Executives, Outside Counsel

Basic Qualifications
  • JD or LLM – authorized and licensed to practice law
  • Minimum of 5 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
  • Proven ability to efficiently manage a large volume of transactions
  • Experience negotiating technology-based arrangements
  • Independently manage drafting transactional documents and correspondence
  • Understand basic principles of Finance, Accounting, Marketing, and Management
  • Basic understanding of contracting/risk issues, including IP, as they apply to digital, consulting, systems integration, and outsourcing transactions
  • Able to present alternatives and proposed solutions
  • Proficient in MS Office suite of products
  • Experience in working with state and local government agencies or working with clients in the healthcare arena
Professional Skills
  • Strong executive presence
  • Strong time management, prioritization, and organizational skills
  • Ability to apply judgment to broaden influence
  • 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
Accenture does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis covered by local law.   Accenture is committed to providing employment opportunities to current or former members of the armed forces.
           
We are committed to employment equity. We encourage all people, including women, visible minorities, persons with disabilities and persons of aboriginal descent to apply.

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