Job Description

Organization: Corporate Functions/Legal

Location: negotiable

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 674,000 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

Imagine being part of team that helps transform leading organisations and communities around the world!

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 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.

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.

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



Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

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

  • Minimum of 6 years’ legal experience of relevant attorney work, including:

    • Technology transactional experience either 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.

    • Functional understanding of legal issues related to bringing new technology and software products to market in a legally compliant manner, including those utilizing machine learning, third party data.

    • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience analyzing complex facts and situations to provide risk analysis and mitigation strategies.

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

  • Track record of developing trusted relationships with senior business leaders.

  • Experience shaping deals and evaluating innovative commercial models for new products and services.

Professional Skills:

  • 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

As required by Colorado law under the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, Accenture provides a reasonable range of 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 $119,880 - $227,600 and information on benefits offered is here.



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