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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, Interactive, Technology and Operations services—all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centres. Our 506,000 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 www.accenture.com.

Global Services Legal

The mission statement of Global Services Legal is to “drive sustainable business growth for Accenture by providing deep 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 four Services under Accenture’s Next Generation Growth Model, i.e. Interactive, Strategy & Consulting, Technology and Operations.

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, in order to deliver one holistic Legal perspective to the business.

The Global Services Legal team is now looking for a legal counsel to join the Security Legal team.

Accenture Security

Informed by industry expertise, extensive experience, and ongoing innovation, Accenture Security helps organizations prepare for and protect against an expanding threat landscape, detect malicious activity in their environments, and respond and recover in the event of a security incident. In keeping with our devotion to simplicity and efficiency, our security offerings cover three main categories of services: Cyber Defense, Applied Cybersecurity and Managed Security.

Job Responsibilities

The Global Services–Security Counsel role includes the following key areas of responsibility:

  • Supporting the Security business teams in conducting assessments of new service and product offerings and preparing those offerings for market

  • Collaborating with colleagues across Legal and Quality & Risk to identify legal and regulatory risks and develop risk mitigation strategies

  • Enabling Accenture’s Sales & Delivery Legal team to efficiently handle day-to-day contracting with respect to Security offerings, including developing contracting templates and guidance and providing SME support to deal teams 

  • Developing and delivering clear communications, guidance, and trainings regarding the offerings for the offering development, sales and legal teams that lead client-facing contracting efforts

  • Building and maintaining strong collaborative relationships within the business and Legal organizations

  • Collaborating with business and legal in support of thought leadership activities

  • 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

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Qualifications

JD degree or equivalent

Work Experience:

  • Functional understanding cybersecurity industry, including security technologies and legal issues related to cybersecurity services

  • Strong understanding of intellectual property commercial and transactional issues

  • Ability to draft templates and negotiate agreements, including but not limited to MSAs, technology agreements   

Skills:

  • 6+ years legal experience

  • Experience analyzing complex facts and situations to provide risk analysis and recommendations

  • Understanding or willingness to learn applicable regulatory landscapes as required for the offerings, including with respect to data protection and privacy

  • Used to working in diverse teams, with ability to influence and collaborate with multiple stakeholders to drive successful results

  • Track record of developing trusted relationships with business

  • Experience reviewing, drafting, and negotiating client and supplier agreements (including e.g. security services, outsourcing)

  • Providing guidance and training to business and other Legal teams

  • Exceptional organisational and communication skills

You will also have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in an area of specialization.  We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialized skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with teammates. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.

Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.

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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