Legal Counsel Associate Manager

Last updated 25 minutes ago
Location:Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
Job Type:Full Time

Job Description

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

  • Qualifications:

    • Bachelor of Laws (or equivalent)
    • Admitted to legal practice in Australia
    • 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 relavent industry. Previous experience as in-house counsel for an IT services vendor would be of assistance in performing this role
    • Minimum of 2 years of experience negotiating Intellectual Property and Data Privacy issues
  • Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

    • 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
    • Strong executive presence
    • Good understanding of contracting/risk issues, including IP, as they apply to digital, consulting, systems integration, and outsourcing transactions
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Additional Desirable Criteria:

    • Understanding of and experience in Australian Government or State government procurement desirable
    • Australian Government security clearance also desirable
  • Work Requirements:

    • Travel required.


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