Job Description

AI & Data Services Senior Counsel

Location: UK

Salary: Competitive plus excellent benefits

Career Level:  Senior Manager

Imagine being part of team that helps transform leading organisations and communities around the world!

At Accenture we put innovation at the heart of everything we do and coupled with our core values of client value creation, one global network, respect for the individual, best people, integrity and stewardship, we offer careers that provide unparalleled opportunities for career growth and job satisfaction.

The mission statement of Global Services Legal is to “drive sustainable business growth for Accenture by providing deep legal expertise at the intersection of business strategy, industry and technology in a highly dynamic environment.”

We are a diverse team and our team’s mission is to help our business to grow in a responsible, inclusive, and sustainable way, by providing early-stage legal advice and support in relation to the key business strategies and priorities.

This team also functions as the integrator between various other parts of the Legal team, coordinating between the multidisciplinary areas of deep expertise across the wider Legal team, to deliver one multidisciplinary Legal perspective to the business.

We believe in inclusion and diversity and supporting the whole person. Our core values comprise of Stewardship, Best People, Client Value Creation, One Global Network, Respect for the Individual and Integrity. Year after year, Accenture is recognized worldwide not just for business performance but for inclusion and diversity too.

"Across the globe, one thing is universally true of the people of Accenture: We care deeply about what we do and the impact we have with our clients and with the communities in which we work and live. It is personal to all of us." – Julie Sweet, Accenture CEO

The GSL Team is now looking for a senior-level attorney to serve as AI and Data Senior Services Counsel.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership for the business and teams across Global Services Legal in the approach to service and product offerings related to AI and Data and preparing those offerings for market.

  • Collaborate with colleagues across Legal and Quality & Risk to:

  • identify legal and regulatory risks and develop mitigation strategies and self-regulating governance strategies;

  • create best practice standards, frameworks and processes for AI and Data related offering development review; and

  • support Accenture’s Ethics & Compliance team in the design and implementation of Accenture’s new global Data & Applied Intelligence compliance program.

  • Enable Accenture’s Sales & Delivery Legal team to efficiently handle day-to-day contracting, including developing contracting templates and guidance and providing SME support to deal teams.

  • Supporting Accenture’s Ventures & Acquisitions Legal and business teams in evaluation of AI and Data issues for acquisition targets, development and implementation of post-merger integration strategy.

  • Supervise and coach Managers and other resources, including effective team building, process industrialization, training and developing the skills and professionalism of junior members of the team.

The role will report into the Global Legal Lead for Applied Intelligence and involve close alignment with the Centre for Data & Insights Legal lead, Ethics and Compliance, Responsible AI and others in connection with Accenture’s new global Data & Applied Intelligence compliance program.

The program will ensure Accenture meets contractual obligations, legal and regulatory requirements as well as voluntary commitments made in the fields of data governance and applied (artificial) intelligence, with a strong focus on bringing Accenture’s values and culture to life.



Qualifications

Knowledge Skills and Experience

  • Proven experience in a corporate or law firm setting

  • Experience with data and information law, new technologies, data driven products and services, software embedded in devices, analytics, and artificial intelligence

  • Experience analyzing sophisticated facts and situations to provide risk analysis and mitigation strategies

  • Understanding or willingness to learn applicable regulatory landscapes as required for the offerings, including with respect to evolving AI regulation and data/information laws

  • Track record of developing trusted relationships with senior business leaders

  • Experience shaping deals and evaluating innovative commercial models for new product and service offerings

Behaviours and Attributes

  • Strong interest in learning about emerging technologies

  • Commitment to a creative, inclusive, and diverse workplace

  • Highly collaborative, strategic problem solver

  • Ability to build a sense of belonging in a team and establish a sense of common purpose inside the larger Accenture Legal department

  • Focus on analysis of the business, guidance to the right business and legal teams, industrialization of more mature processes, and active enablement of our off-shore legal teams to handle the mature work

  • Open to work with and understand cross-cultures and locations throughout the Accenture global organization

Education and Qualifications

Education: JD and admission in good standing with applicable bar association(s) (or their local equivalents)

What's in it for you

At Accenture in addition to a competitive basic salary, you will also have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days' vacation per year, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!

About Accenture
Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Song, Technology and Operations services — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 699,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at accenture.com.
 

Closing Date for Applications 30/06/2022

Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

Locations

London,Manchester,Newcastle

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, colour, 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 applicable law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

COVID-19 update:  The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually. 

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