Global OGC Technology Transactions Lawyer, Manager, IFS
Posted on Jan 14, 2019 by PWC-1
A career in Office of General Counsel, within Internal Firm Services, will provide you with the opportunity to be a part of the Firm's legal department by providing dedicated legal support in the areas of litigation, counselling, and corporate, commercial, and employment law. You'll 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 Firm's client contracting function, and advising on matters related to employees.
PwC is a network of firms committed to delivering quality in Assurance, Tax, and Advisory Lines of Service around the globe to thousands of clients, many of which are the largest and most successful companies in the world. The Office of the Global General Counsel (Global OGC) serves PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited (PwCIL) and the global network of PwC firms. The Global OGC has a mandate to support and protect the PwC Network and provides dedicated legal support in the following areas:
- Ethics and Compliance, which is responsible for standards and policy-setting, complaints and allegations, investigations, and remediation.
- Litigation, which supports defense of claims and regulatory proceedings involving PwC Network firms and their personnel.
- Counseling, which supports the PwC Network's Lines of Service with respect to practice issues as well as advice on regulatory issues and complex client contracting.
- Corporate/Commercial, which supports the PwC Network on matters relating to its operations, including mergers and acquisitions, governance and organization/structure, and treasury and finance matters.
- Technology, IP and Data Protection, which supports the PwC Network on matters relating to intellectual property (development, protection, strategy, etc.), technology transactions, data privacy and protection, and technology outsourcing and procurement.
The Network is augmenting a team of lawyers with deep knowledge and experience in various legal areas focused on technology and intellectual property, including privacy and data protection, information management, technology outsourcing and procurement, software development, and data and analytics. In addition, the PwC Network is increasingly adopting complex applications to support business among all firms and global functions and is moving toward greater consolidation of IT infrastructure.
This role is for an experienced technology transactions lawyer to join the Technology, Data Protection and IP practice group within Global OGC. The role involves reviewing, drafting and negotiating technology agreements, including software, hardware and data licenses, services agreements, reseller and alliance/joint business relationship agreements.
Strategic & Technical Orientation
The jobholder will function as a contracting specialist for technology transactions on behalf of the global PwC Network. This position requires experience with negotiating complex technology agreements for international organizations and a thorough understanding of licensing, data security and data privacy contracting matters, including the application of EU data privacy laws and regulations. An understanding of and experience working with both cloud providers and the associated issues are critical.
Range of Impact
- Show initiative, problem-solving abilities and demonstrate global sensitivity/awareness
- Excellent communication skills and demonstrate courage and integrity in communications with all internal and external stakeholders
- Collaborative and effective member of the broader Global OGC team
Scope of responsibility
The jobholder will lead and manage contract reviews, drafting and negotiations reporting to the lead Global OGC lawyer for technology transactions.
Quality Service Delivery
- Review and draft contracts and manage negotiations with external vendors
- Support PwC member firms and gather input and requirements for global agreements
- Instruct and manage outside counsel
- Prepare presentations and communications for PwC Network stakeholders on technology contracting matters
- Prepare and update contract templates
Working Knowledge of
- Intellectual property law and related contracting issues
- Data privacy laws, including EU data privacy requirements
- Contracting with cloud service providers and data/services hosted by third parties
- Global OGC team and OGC teams across PwC Network
- PwC Network functions, including IT Procurement, Information Security, Network Tax, Independence
- PwC Network Leadership and Firm Leadership
- Demonstrated ability to identify and analyze complex legal/regulatory/business issues and provide appropriate legal advice regarding applicable legal and professional standards, often on a time-sensitive basis.
- Excellent interpersonal skills - ability to interact effectively with all levels of the PwC Network and firm management.
- Excellent negotiation skills.
- Recognized as, or possesses the skills to become, a technical expert in PwC network technology transaction matters.
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple cases/matters/projects and/or teams of internal and/or external resources.
- Demonstrated ability to build consensus, even for difficult or unpopular courses of action necessitated by legal or regulatory requirements.
- Ability to manage outside counsel expenses to obtain optimal outcome.
- Investigates legal issues and formulates views about potential legal problems. Advises business stakeholders on legal issues and recommendations to safeguard the PwC Network interests.
Internal firm services
In order to deliver a first-class service to our clients, we need first-class support internally. Internal firm services is a network of specialist support professionals and includes marketing, recruitment, human capital, finance, technology, learning and development, procurement, to name but a few. Each team plays a vital role in making sure we have all the right resources, services and technology across our business.
The skills we look for in future employees
All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, 'The PwC Professional' and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.
We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.