Job Description

Confidentiality Compliance Counsel

Location: London

Salary: competitive plus excellent benefits

Career Level: Manager

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. With our thought leadership and culture of innovation, we apply industry expertise, diverse skills and next-generation technology to each business challenge.

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 Confidentiality Compliance Counsel play a key role in promoting Accenture’s compliance with confidentiality requirements, regulations and Accenture policies, with the goal of protecting the assets and reputation of Accenture.

The Confidentiality Compliance Counsel supports the Managing Director – Confidentiality Compliance with the implementation and management of Accenture’s Confidentiality Compliance Program and serves as a subject matter authority on confidentiality risk mitigation. The role is broad and requires an understanding of confidentiality best practices, trade secrets law, and an awareness of regulatory systems around the world.

This person will focus on providing subject matter expertise and support to global business and corporate functions relating to confidentiality-related laws and regulations. It will particularly collaborate and provide legal guidance to various legal, security, and business teams regarding Accenture solutions, including addressing changes in the law that impact Accenture’s business.

The scope of work encompasses support to other parts of the Legal function, the Confidentiality Compliance Program and business partners on: (1)

transactional confidentiality-related matters in client contracts; and (2) confidentiality-related reviews of the company’s services and offerings. This role will be responsible for developing and delivering relevant confidentiality-related trainings and communications, as well as tools, templates, resources and guidance materials.

Core responsibilities

Shape Program and Solutions: Supports Accenture’s confidentiality program initiatives, including:

  • Developing and delivering of confidentiality compliance training, policies and internal controls

  • Planning and drafting confidentiality compliance communications

  • Working with senior management and outside counsel to conduct risk assessments, recommend improvements to the compliance program, and support the implementation of adopted recommendations

  • Working with internal partners to build confidentiality compliance monitoring tools to help Accenture executives flag, highlight and mitigate confidentiality risks.

Client Interaction & Responsible Business: Provides objective, focused, practical advice and solutions to Accenture businesses and Legal regarding compliance with confidentiality-based laws and regulations, Accenture’s Code of Business Ethics, Accenture’s confidentiality policies, and all other related policies.

Strategic Alliance & Partnerships: Collaborates with Legal colleagues and the business to identify, analyze and mitigate confidentiality-based risk.

V&A: Collaborates with Legal Ventures & Acquisitions colleagues and Corporate Development to identify, analyze and mitigate substantive confidentiality-based issues.

Thought Leadership: Collaborates with compliance colleagues to: (a) provide thought leadership for Accenture’s compliance efforts generally by staying abreast of compliance industry best practices and changes in laws and regulations; and (b) assist in the development of related policies to address business and legal requirements.

Audits & Investigations: Responds to and helps handle internal audits and internal investigations related to confidentiality law issues.


Basic Qualifications

Education: JD or equivalent law degree (based on geography) required

Work Experience: PQE - 5 years as an attorney focused on trade secret law and ideally some antitrust experience as well

Work Requirements: Some travel required at times; ability to supervise work remotely

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Knowledge of confidentiality best practices and trade secret laws and regulatory systems around the world

  • Knowledge of compliance and ethics framework for global corporations

  • Experience developing compliance programs, including preparing policies and internal controls; developing and conducting training; responding to government investigations; and drafting and reviewing contracts

  • Good business acumen and knowledge of Accenture’s business strategy (or similar business strategy at another company if experienced hire)

  • Ability to prioritize and make decisions, and a high level of common sense, including the ability to see around the corner and spot risks before they materialize

  • Ability to synthesize complex legal analysis into clear recommendations

  • Good executive presence and the ability to work successfully with the senior business leaders at Accenture, partners from law firms

  • Must have the ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and work reliably remotely and within a distributed team, across various levels

  • Adapts nimbly to changing needs within the business

  • Strong writing and negotiation skills

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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