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PwC Global OGC IP and Technology Solutions Counsel in New York, New York

Specialty/Competency: IFS - Internal Firm Services - Other

Industry/Sector: Not Applicable

Time Type: Full time

Travel Requirements: Up to 20%

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.

As part of our team, you’ll help with researching background information related to legal issues and prepare legal documents. You’ll 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.

Global OGC is augmenting a team of experienced technology and intellectual property lawyers. The attorney in this role will advise on an array of complex matters related to global technology solutions across the PwC network, primarily software and SaaS, but also other forms of intellectual property. This attorney will provide counseling and commercial support regarding intellectual property ownership, licensing, protection and management and technology development, deployment, and management.

Job Requirements and Preferences :

Basic Qualifications :

Minimum Degree Required :

Juris Doctorate

Minimum Years of Experience :

10 year(s)

Preferred Qualifications :

Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

Demonstrating thought leader-level abilities as a team leader, emphasizing the following areas:

  • Providing legal advice, often on a time-sensitive basis, to senior leadership, project teams, and technologists, on legal-related matters concerning development, deployment, and management of global products and applications;

  • Identifying and addressing highly complex legal, regulatory, and business issues involving significant risk and requiring application of seasoned judgment;

  • Knowing when support is needed from other experienced professionals in the organization and/or from outside counsel, and managing outside counsel to obtain optimal outcomes;

  • Collaborating and effective teaming, including with other attorneys (e.g., subject matter experts), global functions (e.g., risk management, procurement), and project teams;

  • Developing guidance and documentation and drafting and negotiating agreements related to the development, deployment, and management of global products and applications;

  • Providing legal assistance and guidance to address territories’ concerns regarding the use of global products and applications;

  • Identifying, protecting, managing, commercializing and licensing intellectual property;

  • Demonstrating familiarity with technology transactions, data privacy and protection, and open source;

  • Utilizing a Global perspective, handling international matters, and dealing with international colleagues;

  • Working with diverse business cultures and often competing perspectives;

  • Building consensus, even for difficult or unpopular courses of action, necessitated by legal or regulatory requirements;

  • Preparing presentations and communications for diverse stakeholders on technology matters; and,

  • Negotiating with different parties with respect to legal and technology issues.

At PwC, our work model includes three ways of working: virtual, in-person, and flex (a hybrid of in-person and virtual). Visit the following link to learn more: https://pwc.to/ways-we-work.

PwC does not intend to hire experienced or entry level job seekers who will need, now or in the future, PwC sponsorship through the H-1B lottery, except as set forth within the following policy: https://pwc.to/H-1B-Lottery-Policy.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law. PwC is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

For positions based in San Francisco, consideration of qualified candidates with arrest and conviction records will be in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

For positions in Colorado, visit the following link for information related to Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act: https://pwc.to/coloradoifsdirector.

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