Job Description

Technology Assets & Offerings Senior Counsel

Location: London,

Salary: competitive plus excellent benefits

Career Level:  Senior 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 skill sets 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

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with the Technology business to evaluate software, technology and services offerings to prepare those offerings for market, considering potential legal and other risks.

  • Review global software products and providing practical legal risk analyses, mitigation strategies, and client facing terms for those products.

  • Work with the business teams to evaluate the technology related to their businesses including reviewing inbound technology and data supply templates/agreements and outbound or client facing templates in different geographies, industries and regulatory environments.

  • Develop clear communication messages, guidance, templates and trainings regarding the technology/data components of software and platforms and services for sales and go to market teams, software development teams, technical teams and the rest of the Legal organization on how to bring software products to market in a legally compliant and strategic manner.

  • Review, draft, and negotiate complex alliance and vendor technology transaction agreements and advising internal procurement professionals on preferred positions.

  • Work with Legal subject matter specialists to evaluate specific legal issues and identify risk mitigation strategies to be applied with business clients.

  • Take on assignments as required by the designated Legal Lead for Technology and Global Services Legal.

  • Supporting Accenture’s Ventures & Acquisitions Legal team and business leadership in the evaluation of prospective acquisition targets and development and implementation of post-merger integration strategy.

  • Work with a global team, including engaging in effective team building, process industrialization, and mentoring/developing the skills and professionalism of junior members of the team.



Qualifications

Knowledge Skills and Experience

PQE - approx 10 year years’ legal experience of relevant attorney work, including:

  • Experience bringing new technology and software products to market in a legally compliant manner, including those utilizing machine learning, artificial intelligence, and third party data.

  • Software product development support experience, including a functional understanding of software product development processes.

  • Technology transactional experience in drafting and negotiating technology focused client facing and/or vendor facing agreements (i.e. data licensing, software as a service agreements, cloud, software license agreements, or software development agreements), in a law firm or in a fast-paced in-house legal department or military group.

  • Working knowledge of: (a) data and security privacy issues; (b) IP law; (c) open source licensing; and (d) general product development considerations.

  • Understanding connection between in-bound agreements and client-facing agreements.

  • Risk analysis, appreciation, prioritization, and management.

Behaviours and Attributes

  • Strong interest in learning about emerging technologies.

  • Commitment to a creative, inclusive, and diverse workplace.

  • 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 offshore legal teams to handle mature work.

  • Open to learning, working with and understanding cross-cultures and locations throughout the Accenture global organization.

  • Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian.

  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian.

Education and Qualifications

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

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, Technology and Operations services and Accenture Song — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 710,000 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 Ongoing

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

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.

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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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