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Job Description

Together we go beyond.

As Senior Legal Counsel supporting Avanade Global Offerings and Partner Ecosystems, you will serve as a trusted advisor for Avanade’s rapidly evolving business. You will partner with the business and technical teams, and relevant corporate functions across Avanade, to optimize the development of cutting-edge technology offerings and the construction of strategic partnerships, assessing and advising on various topics such as intellectual property, contracting, regulatory compliance and other legal topics, in an efficient and effective manner.

Key Role Responsibilities:

  • Provide end-to-end legal support to Avanade’s Global Solution Area and Offering teams, from the development of new offerings, sub-offerings, incubators, platforms, software, business models and solutions, to the delivery of such offerings and services to clients.
  • Provide end-to-end legal support to Avanade’s Global Partner Ecosystem team in strategic partnerships, from relationship formation to the go-to-market activities and service delivery, supporting Avanade’s growth strategy driven by the company’s ecosystem of partnerships. 
  • Lead negotiations of global strategic partnership contracts, as well as master subcontracts and other arrangements with established global partners.  Support contracting with client deal execution, reducing delays and friction in deal cycles, to enable sustainable growth and innovation.
  • Lead legal reviews to facilitate the use or resale of third-party products and services as part of the Avanade’s offerings and solutions, with achievement of preferred accounting treatment in compliance with Avanade policies. 
  • Support post-merger integration activities for potential and completed acquisitions of practices involving Avanade partnerships.
  • Assess and evaluate strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and risks in new offerings, from intellectual property, contracting, compliance, and legal perspectives, working with stakeholders and colleagues across the company, to develop practical legal recommendations for an intelligent and balanced go-to market approach.
  • Develop and maintain contract templates, playbooks, tools, and training materials.  Provide overall guidance and regular trainings related to Avanade’s global offerings and partnerships worldwide. Stay abreast of legal developments affecting the company, its clients, and industries and synthesize the information to incorporate it into the company’s practices and processes.
  • Act as a subject matter expert for the Avanade Legal Group on topics related to Avanade’s offerings, solutions and partner ecosystem. Work with the parent Accenture to align on applicable policies and best practices, in different subject matters.  
  • Actively participate in team-wide initiatives of the Avanade Legal Group and company-wide initiatives of Avanade and Accenture, including Diversity and Inclusion related initiatives.

About you:

You are an efficacious and committed person who is passionate about the law and technology.  You are not afraid to speak your mind, and you enjoy a dynamic and creative environment.  You can work collaboratively in a team and manage competing priorities, adapting quickly to change.  You are a people person with the ability to build relationships at all levels within the organization.  You have a curious mindset and a strong interest in understanding the business and what drives performance.  

In addition, you have: 

  • Degree in law.  Strong academic credential.  Admission in good standing with the applicable bar association(s).
  • 5+ years of experience as an attorney, with at least 2 years of experience working in a corporate legal department in the technology industry. 
  • Experience in structuring, negotiating, drafting and reviewing complex technology arrangements.
  • Deep knowledge of, or ability to understand relevant laws (including contract, commercial, information technology, intellectual property, and data privacy). General knowledge of international laws is a plus.
  • Excellent judgment, ability to prioritize and make decisions independently. Ability to work as a member of a team in an intense, fast-paced environment.
  • Well-refined business perspective. Ability to work within a hierarchy and corporate multinational matrix, both live and virtually, across different time zones.
  • Disciplined, focused and dedicated to meeting high standards of excellence.
  • Strong time management, prioritization and organizational skills with ability to meet deadlines with short time frames and work under pressure.  
  • Strategic, proactive thinker. Positive, inclusive and collaborative style.
  • Superior communication skills, particularly with respect to active listening to and integrating information from various sources quickly and communicating legal advice in a practical form in a business context.
  • Up-to-date working knowledge of the Microsoft ecosystem, cloud computing and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence is a plus.
  • Fluent in English (reading, writing, listening and speaking). 

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About Avanade

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital, cloud and advisory services, industry solutions and design-led experiences across the Microsoft ecosystem. Every day, our 56,000 professionals in 26 countries make a genuine human impact for our clients, their employees and their customers. 

We have been recognized as Microsoft’s Global SI Partner of the Year more than any other company. With the most Microsoft certifications (60,000+) and 18 (out of 18) Gold-level Microsoft competencies, we are uniquely positioned to help businesses grow and solve their toughest challenges.

We are a people first company, committed to providing an inclusive workplace where employees feel comfortable being their authentic selves. As a responsible business, we are building a sustainable world and helping young people from underrepresented communities fulfil their potential. 

Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at