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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.” The Global Services Legal team is a strategic partner and a product counsel towards the five Services under Accenture’s Next Generation Growth Model, i.e. Interactive, Strategy & Consulting, Industry X, Technology and Operations. 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 holistic Legal perspective to the business.

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The GSL Team is now looking for an attorney to serve as AI and Data Services Counsel.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Global Services Legal teams to support the approach to service and product offering reviews related to AI and Data issues.

  • Working closely with the AI & Data Services Senior Counsel and the Centre for Data & Insights Legal lead, collaborate with other colleagues across Legal and Quality & Risk to:

    • identify legal and regulatory risks and develop mitigation strategies and self-regulating governance strategies for handling AI and Data topics;

    • create and enable 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.

  • Review, draft, and negotiate data licenses, complex alliance, academic, and supplier technology transaction agreements related to client facing products and services.

The role will report into and work closely with the AI and Data Services Senior Counsel, and involve close alignment with 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

  • Minimum 5 yrs. relevant experience in a corporate or law firm setting

  • Interest in and knowledge of data and information law, emerging technologies, data driven products and services, software embedded in devices, analytics, and artificial intelligence

  • Experience in risk identification, 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

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

  • Knowledge or experience of data privacy issues, IP law, data licensing, experience with data licensing or monetization strategies.

Behaviours and Attributes

  • Strong interest in learning about emerging technologies

  • Commitment to a creative, inclusive, and diverse workplace

  • Collaborative, practical approach to problem solving

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

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

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.

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

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

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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