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Job Description

Role Overview:

As a Legal Counsel, you will partner with business line managers, business development executives, contract coordinators and other functions on commercial matters, especially customer arrangements.

Key Role Responsibilities:

Day-to-day you will provide advanced operational support and leadership over large, complex projects:

-Stay abreast of legal developments affecting Accenture, our clients and industries and synthesize the information to incorporate it into company's transactional practices

-Strategize with Accenture executives regarding legal issues that affect the company

-Develop in-depth subject matter expertise in legal to benefit the business.

-Resolve issues and disputes, minimize potential for litigation and foster protection of Accenture’s reputation

-Counsel, advise and educate company employees in regard to legal and risk management issues, representing Accenture and its interests

-Develop/support internal guidelines, toolkits, and packaged knowledge on various legal and business issues

-Assist business lines management, business development executives and contract coordinators in clarifying and balancing risk and reward in relation to the service offerings and individual customer arrangements, and mitigating risk to protect the company's assets and profitability.

-Structure, review, draft and negotiate commercial arrangements, especially master service agreements and customer engagement agreements as well as related documents.

-Manage external counsel as necessary.

-Other duties as may be assigned by the General Counsel designate.

Key Role Skill & Capability Requirements:


-Well-refined business perspective.

-Ability to work as a member of a team in an intense, fast-paced environment.

-Disciplined, focused and dedicated to meeting high standards of excellence.

-Positive experience working within a hierarchy and corporate multinational matrix both live and virtually across time zones.

-Proven ability to meet deadlines on short time frames and under pressure with the ability to set and adjust priorities quickly.

-Strong time management, prioritization, and organizational skills

-Highly responsive and follows through on commitments.

-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.

-Extensive experience in structuring, negotiating, drafting and reviewing commercial arrangements, including complicated technology consulting agreements.

-Advanced knowledge of contract law and general business law

- Up-to-date working knowledge of Microsoft products.

Work Experience:

You likely have about 5+ years of broad experience in commercial and transactional matters, including in technology and consulting, in a law firm and fast-paced corporate multinational legal group environments.

Scope of Work:

Nature of Work: Creates and implements work plans for assigned projects, programs, and/or clients against established operational objectives; supports translation of group strategy into objectives and work plans.

Scope of Work: Provides operational leadership for work efforts requiring significant coordination.

Complexity: Complex problems that consistently span work domains, requiring considerable judgment of contextual factors.

Discretion: Wide latitude in approach to work, including ability to reshape work plans, guided by professional best practices and domain expertise.

Organizational Impact: Work efforts have significant impact on near- and medium-term Avanade and/or client operations.

If client-facing, should contribute to client-relationship and sales outcomes.

Supervision Received: Works independently, with occasional validation of work efforts against strategic and operational objectives.

Significant latitude in judgment & approach.

Supervision Provided: Mentors and manages work efforts of more junior colleagues and team members as required by various workstreams; may formally supervise work of project teams.

Knowledge Applied: Applies advanced knowledge of learned occupation / discipline and strong business operational acumen.

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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. 

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