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Senior Legal Counsel - North America Legal Lead for Industry X

Job #: R00051522 Exp.: 8+ Years Salary: $165,200 - $250,999 Yearly
Key Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Industry X Global Legal Lead, you will act as a trusted advisor to Industry X leadership, and collaborate with senior stakeholders across Legal and other Corporate Functions to:
  • Provide input into and shape strategic decisions that impact Industry X, with an emphasis on support to the Industry X business in North America;
  • Assess new Industry X product and service offerings and guide them to market in a legally compliant manner with appropriate risk mitigations (contractual, operational, technical);
  • Develop guidance to enable Accenture’s Sales & Delivery Legal team to efficiently handle day-to-day contracting for Industry X offerings;
  • Team with Accenture’s regulatory and compliance counsel to synthesize and apply regulatory and compliance advice, including anticipating the impact of regulatory changes on the Industry X business;
  • Play a key role in escalations and, in collaboration with Enterprise Risk Management, continuously improve Industry X’s overall governance and risk management;
  • Work with stakeholders across Corporate Functions to evolve Accenture policies, procedures & systems to accommodate the requirements of the Industry X business;
  • Enable new third-party strategic alliances and partnerships;
  • Help evaluate prospective acquisition targets on behalf of the Industry X business, conduct due diligence, and shape post-merger integration strategies; and
  • Participate in initiatives related to cutting edge, cross-industry topics that address technology, ethics, human rights, legal and societal issues.

Basic Qualifications:
  • JD degree or equivalent degree or legal qualification
  • Admitted to the bar (or local equivalent) and in good standing or otherwise authorized to practice law
  • Minimum of 8 years’ legal experience, with a preference for prior experience advising on the development of new product and service offerings (including ‘as-a-Service’ offerings)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Candidates should have demonstrated interest in, industry awareness or prior experience with key digital engineering & manufacturing technologies, such as digital twins, Internet of Things/edge computing, 5G, cloud computing, robotics and artificial intelligence, and these technologies’ application in the automotive, aerospace & defense, energy, industrial equipment and/or consumer goods industries
  • Candidates should ideally also have experience with:
  • Risk identification, analysis, and management relating to hardware and software product design, development and engineering (and, for hardware, manufacturing) and/or operational technology, as distinct from information technology services;
  • Product liability in both business-to-business and business-to-consumer contexts;
  • Applicable regulatory landscapes and their effect on product and service qualification, development & launch (e.g., for hardware, embedded systems, and/or software);
  • Quality management systems & organizational safety
  • Drafting and negotiation of client and supplier agreements, including understanding of intellectual property, data privacy and data protection issues;
  • Deal shaping and evaluation of innovative commercial models for new product and service offerings; and
  • Developing trusted relationships with senior Business leaders.

Professional Skills:
Candidates will be:
  • Pragmatic and practical in their approach to advising and delivering legal support;
  • Emotionally intelligent and able to influence internal stakeholders, external clients and suppliers;
  • Adaptable and comfortable with ambiguity;
  • A good communicator and well organized;
  • Flexible to work global hours where necessary; and
  • Highly proficient at speaking and drafting in English.
  • Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian
  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian

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