Job Description

Organization: Corporate Functions/Legal and Commercial Services

Location: NYC, Chicago, Washington DC, San Francisco

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 centers. Our 537,000 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.  

People in the Corporate Function 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.

Legal and Commercial Services professionals deliver and coordinate legal, contract and commercial advice and counsel in support of Accenture's or our clients' business, working to manage and mitigate risk and ensure ethical behavior and compliance with laws and company policies.      

Job Description

Job Title: Contracting Attorney

Specialty: Sales & Delivery – Contracting

Contracting Legal Professionals (CLP) in Accenture’s Corporate Functions organization coordinate and deliver legal, contract and commercial counsel in support of Accenture's business. CLPs identify and help manage and mitigate risk and ensure ethical behavior and compliance with laws and company policies, while providing guidance and negotiating contracts leveraging commercial and market relevant positions.

Job Summary:

Review, draft, and negotiate several types of contractual agreements in a fast-paced corporate environment which may include: master services agreements, outsourcing agreements, statements of work, service level agreements, licensing agreements, SaaS agreements, data transfer agreements, requests for proposals and agreements involving cloud, blockchain security, automation, systems integration and agile development. Team with more senior CLPs in supporting more complex contracts and deal structures. Act, and continuously evolve as, a knowledgeable and relevant advisor on legal and commercial risks associated with transactions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Independently, and help to, structure, negotiate and close client transactions to be most advantageous from a legal and business perspective

  • Strategize with senior CLPs and internal business clients prior to client negotiations

  • Stay abreast of developments affecting the company, its clients, and industries and synthesize the information to incorporate it into company’s transactional practices

  • Educate and advise company executives with respect to legal and risk management issues

  • Develop subject matter expertise in one of more areas that benefit Legal and/or our business

  • Participate in developing internal guidelines, toolkits, and packaged knowledge capital on various legal and business issues

  • Support, promote and implement Legal Group initiatives

  • Embrace and evolve to gain expertise in seven Contracting attributes, including becoming a pathfinder, architect, business-minded, nonconformist, inspired, relevant and technology enabled contracting professional

Relationships:

Reports to: Contracting Lead

Supervises: No direct supervisory responsibility

External Relationships: Accenture client executives and negotiating teams; Outside Counsel

Work Requirements:

  • Travel required.

  • 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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Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • JD (or equivalent)

  • Authorized and licensed to practice law in at least one jurisdiction

  • Minimum 4 years of transactional experience in digital, consulting, systems integration, and/or outsourcing areas in roles with increasing responsibility, such experience should be in a law firm or in a fast-paced corporate legal/transaction group in a relevant industry

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience negotiating Intellectual Property and Data Privacy issues preferred

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Accomplished negotiator with an understanding of principle-based negotiation strategy and tactics including the ability to present alternatives with proposed solutions

  • Proven ability to efficiently manage a large volume of transactions independently

  • Experience negotiating and drafting technology-based agreements

  • Understand basic principles of Finance, Accounting, Marketing, and Management

  • Good understanding of contracting/risk issues, including IP, as they apply to digital, consulting, systems integration, and outsourcing transactions

Professional Skills:

  • Strong executive presence

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian

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

As required by Colorado law under the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, Accenture provides a reasonable range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only, the range of starting pay for this role is $97,632 - $161,200 and information on benefits offered is here. 



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CA - San Francisco,IL - Chicago,NY - New York,VA - Arlington
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. 

Please be aware that Accenture requires all employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. Accenture will consider requests for medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement during the recruiting process.

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