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Senior Legal Services Counsel – Global Industry Sector Legal Lead for the Financial Cluster

Accenture, IL - Chicago, USA

Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives.


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 10 years legal experience of relevant attorney work.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Strong commercial, technology, IP and data privacy experience and broad legal knowledge (e.g. spanning employment, litigation, corporate law and governance).
- Candidates will be: - Proficient in key concepts relating to existing and emerging technologies;
- 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;
- Excellent communicators and well organized;
- Flexible to work global hours where necessary; and
- Highly proficient at speaking and drafting in English.

- Candidates should have a strong understanding of core legal issues relating to the Resources Global Industry Sectors, including: - Deep industry expertise and extensive knowledge of regulation impacting the provision and receipt of services to Banking and other financial clients including MiFID/MiFID II, Dodd Frank, PSD2 and Solvency II;
- Trends impacting Banking and finance, including digital tools, use of data and new technologies, the rise of fintechs and the growth of digital payments and currencies, and the increase in sustainable lending and cryptocurrencies; and
- Legal issues related to bringing new assets and offerings to market in a legally compliant manner, including offerings utilizing machine learning and third-party data.

- Candidates should ideally also have experience in: - Strategic legal counselling of Business Leadership in respect of taking new products and service offerings to market in the Banking, Capital Markets or Insurance space;
- Deal shaping and evaluation of innovative commercial models for new product and service offerings; and
- Developing trusted relationships with senior business leaders.

Professional Skills:
- 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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What We Believe


We have an unwavering commitment to diversity with the aim that every one of our people has a full sense of belonging within our organization. As a business imperative, every person at Accenture has the responsibility to create and sustain an inclusive environment.


Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and core values. Our rich diversity makes us more innovative and more creative, which helps us better serve our clients and our communities. Read more here


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Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.


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