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Accenture Senior Antitrust Counsel in Chicago, Illinois

Organization: Corporate Functions/Legal

Location: negotiable

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions — underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network — Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 505,000 people serving clients in more than 200 cities with operations across 51 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

People in the Corporate Function career track contribute to the running of Accenture as a high- performance business through specialization within a specific functional area, and grow into internally focused roles by deepening their skills and/or developing new skills within an internal functional area.

Legal and Commercial Services professionals deliver and coordinate legal, contract and commercial advice and counsel in support of Accenture's or our clients' business, working to manage and mitigate risk and ensure ethical behavior and compliance with laws and company policies.

Job Description:

Join our team at the intersection of technology and antitrust law! We are one of Fortune’s Best Companies to Work For, and have a central place for you on a leading antitrust compliance program. Work with business and legal teams from across the world to sort out novel antitrust questions and help our clients grow. If you are collaborative, a creative thinker and can solve complex questions, we want to hear from you.

Scope of Responsibilities:

You will:

  • Have a significant amount of individual responsibility in assisting the Director of Competition Law with designing, implementing and managing Accenture's global competition law program, including competition law issues associated with teaming arrangements, license agreements, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, employment, procurement and data management.

  • Serve as one of Accenture's legal subject matter expert on competition laws by:

  • providing advice to Accenture businesses and Legal Professionals regarding compliance with competition laws;

  • providing thought leadership for Accenture's global compliance efforts generally by staying abreast of compliance industry best practices and changes in laws and regulations;

  • assisting in the development of related policies, tools and other materials to address business and legal requirements; and

  • developing and conducting training on competition law issues.

  • Collaborate with Legal M&A colleagues to identify, analyze and mitigate substantive antitrust issues and coordinate merger control filings in the United States and around the world, and

  • Assist in responding to government inquires.

If this never-the-same-day-twice work environment sounds appealing, then you may be a great fit for our team! We are a fully virtual Legal department so location is flexible.

Relationships:

Reports to: Director of Competition Law Relationships: Other Ethics & Compliance team members and legal colleagues, relevant business teams, other corporate functions such as Human Resources and Marketing and outside law firms.

Work Requirements: Some travel required at times (15% or less)

Basic Qualifications:

  • Education: J.D. or equivalent law degree (based on geography) required

  • Work Experience: At least 6 years of experience as a competition law attorney

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Skills Experience: driving antitrust compliance initiatives across a global organization; explaining complex legal requirements in a collaborative and understandable way

  • Broad experience with U.S. and international competition laws, including counseling, litigation, government investigations, and merger control matters

  • Excellent practical understanding of competition and regulatory issues within the IT industry

  • Knowledge of compliance & ethics framework for global corporations in connection with competition law issues and programs

  • Ability to synthesize complex legal analysis into clear recommendations

  • Comfortable providing ad hoc verbal advice as well as being able to provide legally sound formal written advice

Professional Skills:

  • Good executive presence and the ability to work effectively with the senior business leaders at Accenture, partners from law firms

  • Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian

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

Applicants 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 and with Accenture.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Accenture 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. Our rich diversity makes us more innovative, more competitive and more creative, which helps us better serve our clients and our communities.

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 Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy Statement

Requesting An Accommodation

Accenture 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 Statements

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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