Assistant General Counsel at Crowe
29 Sep → 29 Oct
Crowe LLP is seeking an Assistant General Counsel for a transaction-focused practice. This Assistant General Counsel will principally review, revise, and negotiate professional services and technology-related agreements for the firm as well as assist in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of Crowe’s contracting process. Identifying apparent and hidden risks associated with the task presented and collaborating with others to manage those risks are key functions of the role. The Assistant General Counsel will report to the General Counsel within Crowe’s Firm Risk Management business unit and will have significant exposure to the company’s partners, management, and all functional areas.
- Develop a detailed understanding of Crowe’s service lines and technology products and their associated risks;
- Draft and negotiate professional services and technology-related agreements, including master services agreements, engagement letters, confidentiality agreements, business associate agreements, SaaS agreements, data protection agreements, software licenses, subcontractor agreements, government contracts, and related statements of work;
- Review requests for proposals (“RFPs”) in order to identify areas of risk and advise partners and other business personnel on appropriate risk mitigation strategies;
- Negotiate vendor agreements with an understanding of how the vendor will support Crowe’s business and the risks associated with the vendor’s services or products;
- Apply US and international privacy and data protection laws as well as information security requirements in the review and negotiation of client and vendor agreements;
- Improve existing contract templates and write new contract templates as the need arises;
- Evaluate and improve contracting process activities, leveraging technology to create efficiency as much as possible to reduce the burden on firm leaders;
- Document and expand our playbook for contract negotiation for common contract issues;
- Supervise and mentor others in their career development.
Requirements / Qualifications
Candidates must have at least ten years of relevant experience in a law firm, government agency, or in-house counsel role and be admitted to a state bar in
Preference for candidates in the Chicago area and admitted to the Illinois bar. However, remote work, with bar admission in their their state of residence, is an option for the right candidate.
The Legal Department manages a large volume of requests, and candidates must have the ability to fluidly manage workload in accordance with business objectives and internal client priorities. Candidates for this position must possess superb organizational skills, business judgment, strategic thinking, and writing and verbal communication skills.
Candidates must have the ability to lead and must be unafraid of rolling up their sleeves to take on tasks as needed. Where direct reporting lines are not in place, the candidate should have the ability to motivate others through influence.
Enthusiasm for learning new technology and a strong knowledge of Microsoft Office are required.
As a member of a smaller department, our attorneys are expected to work on a variety of legal matters outside of their central role. Additional experience that will be helpful for this role – but is not required – includes reviewing state or federal government contract requirements and assessing compliance capability; working in governmental, accounting, or financial regulatory sectors; and advising on a range of intellectual property matters as they relate to marketing, trade secrets, licensing, patents, and copyright.
How To Apply
Apply through LegalJobs.