A career in Office of General Counsel, within Internal Firm Services, will provide you with the opportunity to be a part of the Firms legal department by providing dedicated legal support in the areas of litigation, counselling, and corporate, commercial, and employment law. Youll play an important part in all aspects of regulatory proceedings involving the Firm and its personnel by supporting on regulatory issues, advising the Firm on matters relating to its operations, supporting the Firms client contracting function, and advising on matters related to employees. As part of our team, youll help with researching background information related to legal issues and prepare legal documents. Youll focus on drafting contracts or legal agreements, retaining files of prepared legal documents, and coordinating requests between internal and external counsel.
To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.
As a Director, you’ll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:
- Support team to disrupt, improve and evolve ways of working when necessary.
- Arrange and sponsor appropriate assignments and experiences to help people realise their potential and support their long-term aspirations.
- Identify gaps in the market and spot opportunities to create value propositions.
- Look for opportunities to scale efficiencies and new ways of working across multiple projects and environments.
- Create an environment where people and technology thrive together to accomplish more than they could apart.
- I promote and encourage others to value difference when working in diverse teams.
- Drive and take ownership for developing connections that help deliver what is best for our people and stakeholders.
- Influence and facilitate the creation of long-term relationships which add value to the firm.
- Uphold the firm’s code of ethics and business conduct.
The Office of General Counsels Technology Transactions team focuses on crafting, negotiating, and closing the firms technology-focused agreements — both inbound (procurement of technology) and outbound (client-facing licenses). This role primarily focuses on outbound (client-facing) agreements but will include responsibility for inbound acquisition of technology that involves critical data and/or will be included in the firms client-facing product offerings.
Job Requirements and Preferences:
Minimum Degree Required:
Minimum Years of Experience:
5 year(s) of prior experience advising on technology transactions agreements, as part of an IP transactional or technology transactions practice at a law firm and/or in a busy in-house environment.
Member of Bar in State in which position is located.
Demonstrates thought leader-level abilities with, and/or a proven record of success directing efforts in the following areas:
- Providing trusted support to internal clients, risk management and firm leadership in developing and negotiating outbound agreements and providing related product counseling;
- Being called upon as needed to assist with inbound agreements;
- Having a firm foundational understanding of intellectual property (IP) and IP commercialization, and must be familiar with the entire technology contract lifecycle, from product counseling to post-signature contract compliance;
- Having a breadth of experience with various forms of technology, ideally across various industries and market segments, and understanding the landscape for commercializing technology;
- Providing IP, legal, and commercial guidance to product developers and business owners, and negotiating technology agreements of every kind;
- Identifying and analyzing complex issues as well as synthesizing details for a non-lawyer audience, and provide appropriate legal advice, all on a time-sensitive basis;
- Managing and pivoting among multiple urgent products;
- Possessing strategic and tactical negotiation skills;
- Liaising with multiple stakeholders and drive consensus;
- Delivering unwelcome news in an appropriate and diplomatic manner;
- Acting as an individual contributor, but within a broader team in a large enterprise; and,
- Being comfortable with ambiguity and unafraid to challenge the status quo.