Job Description

Organization: Corporate Functions/Legal
Location: negotiable
 

 

 
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.     
 
Contracting Legal Professionals (CLP) in Accenture’s Corporate Functions organization coordinate and deliver legal, contract and commercial counsel in support of Accenture's business. CLPs identify and help manage and mitigate risk and ensure ethical behavior and compliance with laws and company policies, while providing guidance and negotiating contracts leveraging commercial and market relevant positions.
 
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 largest and most complex client transactions to be most advantageous from a legal and business perspective
  • Oversee, counsel, guide, train and support junior CLPs and, in some cases, other senior 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

Supervise:  No direct supervisory responsibility

External Relationships: Accenture client executives and negotiating teams - Outside Counsel



Qualifications

Basic Qualifications: 
  • JD (or equivalent)
  • Authorized and licensed to practice law in at least one jurisdiction
  • Minimum 8 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

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience negotiating Intellectual Property and Data Privacy issues

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
  • 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
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in working with state and local government agencies or working with clients in the healthcare arena
  • French Speaking and Civil Law

 

Work Requirements:

Travel Required

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It is currently our objective to assign our people to work near where they live. However, given the nature of our business and our need to serve our clients our employees must be available to travel when needed.

Locations

Ontario - Ottawa,Ontario - Toronto

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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.

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 such as for a disability or religious observance, please call us toll free at 1 (877) 889-9009 or send us an email.

Other Employment Statements

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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