Contracting Counsel Senior Manager

Contracting Counsel Senior Manager

01 Feb 2024
Texas, Irving, 75014 Irving USA

Contracting Counsel Senior Manager

Job Title: Contracting Attorney Career Level: CL6Role: Sales & Delivery - ContractingTalent Segment: Legal and CommercialAbout Accenture Accenture is a leading global professional services company that helps the world’s leading businesses, governments and other organizations build their digital core, optimize their operations, accelerate revenue growth and enhance citizen services — creating tangible value at speed and scale. We are a talent and innovation led company with 743,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Technology is at the core of change today, and we are one of the world’s leaders in helping drive that change, with strong ecosystem relationships. We combine our strength in technology with unmatched industry experience, functional expertise and global delivery capability. We are uniquely able to deliver tangible outcomes because of our broad range of services, solutions and assets across Strategy & Consulting, Technology, Operations, Industry X and Accenture Song. These capabilities, together with our culture of shared success and commitment to creating 360° value, enable us to help our clients succeed and build trusted, lasting relationships. We measure our success by the 360° value we create for our clients, each other, our shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at . 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: Lead, structure, draft and negotiate complex client transactions in a fast-paced corporate environment including: 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. Advise senior company leadership on legal risks associated with transactions and understanding of the larger market. Manage and advise junior legal professionals in transactions and related matters. Act, and continuously evolve as, a knowledgeable and relevant advisor on legal and commercial risks associated with transactions while supporting Legal, Business and Sales Leadership in shaping and executing Accenture’s market-facing strategies.KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Lead, structure, negotiate and close Accenture’s largest and most complex client transactions to be most advantageous from a legal and business perspective

Oversee, counsel, guide, train and support junior CLPs and, in some cases, other senior CLPs

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 D

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


Travel required

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

RELATIONSHIPS:Reports to: Contracting LeadSupervises: No direct supervisory responsibilityExternal Relationships: Accenture client executives and negotiating teams; Outside CounselBASIC QUALIFICATION:

Juris Doctorate Degree (or equivalent)

Authorized and licensed to practice law in at least one jurisdiction

Minimum 8 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 relevant industry


Minimum of 4 years of experience negotiating Intellectual Property and Data Privacy issues preferred

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; and

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Experience and demonstrated capability in conducting and supervising investigations (including compliance-related investigations, employment investigations, and governmental

investigations) and in drafting confidential reports and advising senior leadership on such risks

In-depth knowledge of local ethical/conduct/compliance-related risks, employee rights and obligations, and related laws

Extensive experience in employee relations and workplace investigations

Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian

demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian

Compensation at Accenture varies depending on a wide array of factors, which may include but are not limited to the specific office location, role, skill set, and level of experience. As required by local law, Accenture provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in California, Colorado, New York or Washington as set forth below.

We accept applications on an on-going basis and there is no fixed deadline to apply.

Information on benefits is here. (

Role Location Annual Salary Range

California $131,100 to $336,900

Colorado $131,100 to $291,100

New York $121,400 to $336,900

Washington $139,600 to $309,900

What We BelieveWe 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 ( Equal Employment Opportunity StatementAccenture is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that no one should be discriminated against because of their differences, such as age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, religion or sexual orientation.All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.For details, view a copy of the Accenture Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy Statement ( .Requesting An AccommodationAccenture is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities or religious observances, including reasonable accommodation when needed. If you are hired by Accenture and require accommodation to perform the essential functions of your role, you will be asked to participate in our reasonable accommodation process. Accommodations made to facilitate the recruiting process are not a guarantee of future or continued accommodations once hired.If you would like to be considered for employment opportunities with Accenture and have accommodation needs for a disability or religious observance, please call us toll free at 1 (877) 889-9009, send us an email ( or speak with your recruiter.Other Employment StatementsApplicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States.Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.The Company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Additionally, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company's legal duty to furnish information.

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