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Senior Mergers & Acquisitions Transactional Attorney

Job Location: DC, DC - Washington, IL - Chicago, MA - Boston, NY - New York

Regional Description: Midwest

Job Number: 00608865


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Organization: Corporate Functions/Legal and Commercial Services 
Location: Boston, Chicago, New York, Washington, DC
Join Accenture’s global M&A Legal Team that has supported Accenture’s deployment of close to $5 billion in strategic acquisitions over the last several years. Serve as the Legal lead for complex M&A and strategic investment transactions within a fast-paced corporate environment. Advise senior leadership directly on legal and business issues, including risk management and mitigation.
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People in the Corporate Function career track contribute to the running of Accenture as a high- performance business through specialization within a specific functional area, and grow into internally focused roles by deepening their skills and/or developing new skills within an internal functional area.


Job Description for Senior Mergers & Acquisitions Transactional Attorney :

  • Act as lead attorney representing Accenture’s interests in complex M&A and strategic investment transactions
  • Strategize with senior company executives regarding the negotiation of such transactions and lead the related negotiations together with Accenture’s corporate development team
  • Manage both in-house and outside legal resources, including local/non-US counsel in cross-border transactions
  • Educate and advise senior company executives with respect to legal and business issues, including risk management and mitigation
  • Work with tax and other advisors to structure transactions to be most advantageous from a legal and business perspective
  • Independently manage drafting and review of transactional documents
  • Advise and coordinate with non-legal professionals supporting M&A and strategic investment transactions (e.g. Tax, HR, etc.)
  • Coordinate and manage the legal due diligence process
  • Advise, support and serve as a quality assurance resource for post-acquisition integration legal matters
  • Handle post-closing matters including working capital true-up payments and disputes, earn-out disputes, indemnifications claims, etc.
  • Stay abreast of business and legal developments in the M&A field affecting Accenture and the consulting and technology industry

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and JD (or equivalent) from top law school
  • Active bar membership
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience practicing as an attorney with a national or international law firm and/or in-house legal department

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Substantial experience advising on multi-jurisdictional M&A, including acquisitions and divestitures, and equity investments
  • Strong preference for experience advising strategic buyers

Professional Skills:

  • Strong executive presence
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Sound judgment and business acumen
  • Strong time management, prioritization, and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian
  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian


Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture. 
Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.
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