Felipe Godoy Correa

Contracting Counsel Specialist

Santiago, Chile

"Cybersecurity, data protection, cloud and artificial intelligence are becoming increasingly relevant areas for lawyers, as a result of digital transformation across the globe."

How I put change in motion

I am a Contracting Counsel Specialist for the Accenture Legal team. In my role, I help analyze and mitigate the risks of new business opportunities. We sit at the table together with the business team to put what we propose in writing from a technical point of view.

We also keep all parties informed of the legal implications various decisions can create, which requires deep knowledge in areas like cybersecurity, data protection, cloud and artificial intelligence. These might seem like uncommon tech words for a lawyer, but they’re becoming increasingly relevant in all industries as a result of the digital transformation organizations are experiencing across the globe.

I recently had the opportunity to participate in the negotiation of a cybersecurity project for a bank. We conducted an analysis of the client’s current cybersecurity systems and recommended improvements and processes that could help generate better security conditions in the bank's environment.

I really enjoy working with multidisciplinary teams—you feel like you never stop learning. I also like to sit at the table with clients and reach agreements that make sense for everyone. It’s not about winning or losing a negotiation, but rather about finding points where both parties can feel safe and comfortable with the conditions in which we provide our services.

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A day in my life

Here’s an example of what my day could look like:

  • Start the morning with a team meeting via video conference. We review projects and responsibilities and take the opportunity to drink some coffee and talk a little about non-work things.
  • Spend time reviewing and analyzing a contract a client has shared. Review another contract with someone on the finance team to ensure that another contract complies with the requirements to be legally binding—an important area, as our input allows the team to recognize a sale in our financial statements and therefore requires a lot of attention to detail.
  • Join a regional call and attend a training on artificial intelligence and the legal impacts it can have.
  • Take a break and walk a few minutes with my dog.
  • Prep for and attend an afternoon meeting with a client in the banking sector on the agenda. We have discussions with the business team and try to understand our customer’s concerns and propose alternative ways to alleviate them.
  • Check emails and complete tasks for internal clients, such as reviewing contract clauses, proposals, non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) and request for proposals (RFPs).
  • Close the workday by completing Accenture trainings and prepping for my next day.
  • End my day on a high note by going for a run.

Outside of work, I love to connect with nature. Mountain climbing and running have elements that undoubtedly influence my work, helping me relieve stress, stay organized and create and maintain habits. Consistency and dedication are important for my work and my passions.

“Flexibility and adaptability are important skills in the legal world.”

My advice

Flexibility and adaptability are important skills in the legal world. You will constantly need to adapt to different people and ways of working, with the understanding that we have different ways of seeing things and the importance of finding common ground.

Never pass up an opportunity to learn. With all our continuous training and development opportunities, Accenture is the place to learn about innovation, technology and business and to be able become an expert of change.

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