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Legal Counsel – Digital and Strategic Offerings - APP and Emerging Technologies

Lugar de trabajo: IL - Chicago

Regional Description: Midwest

Número de oferta: 00517445

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- Descripción del puesto

Organization: Corporate Functions/Legal and Commercial 

Location: Negotiable
Level: 7 -  Manager
Recruiting Contact: Rose Guerrero 
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 435,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at


People in the Corporate Function career track contribute to the running of Accenture as a high- performance business through specialization within a specific functional area.

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.

The variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.

Job Description

This Accenture Digital and Strategic Offerings counsel role supports the Accenture Products and Platforms (“APP”) and Emerging Technology practices, global business units within Accenture Technology.  See for more information about Accenture’s Technology practice.

The role includes the following key areas of responsibility:

  •  Working with global APP and Emerging Technology business teams to evaluate and prepare new offerings for market.
  • Learning and understanding the technology related to the offerings sufficiently to perform all legal roles related to the offering.
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating complex alliance and vendor technology transactions related to the offerings. 
  • Developing clear communication messages, guidance, templates and trainings regarding the offerings for the product development, sales and the contracting legal teams that lead client facing contracting efforts.
  •  Maintaining strong collaborative relationships within the business and Legal organizations.


Basic Qualifications

  • J.D. Degree and active license to practice law.
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience leading complex technology transactions or product counsel work in a law firm or in a fast-paced corporation or military legal group.
  • Minimum of 3 years leading the drafting and negotiating of technology focused client facing and/or vendor facing agreements including cloud computing, license, software-as-a-service, and development agreements.
  • Minimum of 2 years advising product engineering and commercial teams on how to bring new offerings to market in a legally compliant and strategic manner.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong skills in structuring and negotiating software, cloud computing and software as a service deals. Both supplier and customer sides preferred.
  • Knowledge of software product development issues, including third party components, integrations and open source issues.
  • Understanding or willingness to learn applicable regulatory landscapes as required for offerings.
  • Awareness of data protection and privacy laws and their interplay with product development and deployment.
  • Experience working with data licensing, artificial intelligence, quantum computing, IOT, blockchain, or other cutting-edge technologies.

Professional Skill Requirements

  •  Interest in learning new cutting-edge technologies. 
  • Thrives in a constantly changing environment by showing high adaptability.
  • Self-directed and motivated.
  • Strong influence and negotiation skills with internal stakeholders, external clients and suppliers.
  • Skilled at explaining legal issues and the real-world impact to non-legal audience.
  • Pragmatic and practical approach to legal advice and legal support.
  • Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian
  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian.

Role Requirement

  •  Flexibility to work with global business and legal teams.
  •  Ability to travel up to a few times a year.

Candidates who are currently on assignment as part of the Global Careers program are not eligible for consideration.

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).
Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.
Accenture is a federal contractor and an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
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Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.
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