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At Crowe LLP, you have the opportunity to deliver creative solutions to today’s complex business issues. Crowe’s accounting, consulting, and technology personnel are recognized for their expertise and understanding of process frameworks and enabling technologies, along with their dedication to delivering measurable results that help clients build business value. Our focus on emerging technology solutions along with our dedication to career growth and exceptional client value has resulted in a firm that is routinely recognized as a “Best Place to Work.” We are 75 years strong and still growing. Come grow with us!
Members of the Crowe LLP legal department demonstrate leadership by helping the firm manage business risks while working collaboratively with business leaders to find practical and creative solutions to problems. The legal department’s many responsibilities include, but are not limited to, supporting compliance with professional and firm quality controls, drafting guidelines and standards, negotiating contracts with Crowe clients, resolving subpoenas directly with regulators and other outside parties, providing legal counsel to the firm, and performing acquisition due diligence. We work in a high-volume, dynamic environment with rapidly shifting priorities.
Crowe is seeking in-house counsel for its Oak Brook or Chicago, Illinois office. Successful candidates will have aptitude for or experience with:
Counseling business leaders in a multitude of regulated industries, such as accounting, financial services, banking or similar lines of business;
Crafting policies and procedures to comply with US and international privacy and data protection laws and client information security requirements for protection of personally identifiable or protected health information and other confidential information;
Drafting and negotiating professional services and technology-related agreements, including master services agreements, engagement letters, confidentiality agreements, business associate agreements, software licenses, development agreements, maintenance and support agreements, as well as related statements of work; and
Developing a detailed understanding of the Crowe business requirements and their associated risks to the firm, using this understanding to manage those risks, and crafting creative legal solutions to problems both the firm and the firm’s clients face.
This position will report to the General Counsel and have exposure to the company’s partners, management, and all functional areas. In addition to being a contributor on legal matters, counsel must manage firm risk and learn general firm practices in a wide variety of areas. A successful candidate will be a leader capable of developing and maintaining close working relationships with the firm’s other business leaders, while effectively responding directly to demanding external client requirements. Initiative is encouraged. The legal department manages a large volume of requests, and candidates will need a strong ability to fluidly manage a substantial work load with both client and firm business leader priorities. The position’s duties and responsibilities will expand as understanding of the business and ability to manage business risk are demonstrated.
Candidates must be well organized, team oriented, and able to meet deadlines, while possessing sound business judgment, discretion, flexibility, a willingness to learn, and superior writing and verbal communication skills.
The following proven experience is desired, but all are not required:
Resolving employment law issues
Reviewing state or federal government contract requirements and assessing compliance
Managing compliance with document retention policies and practices
Handling bankruptcy claims and preference action responses
Providing counsel on corporate governance
Assisting with M&A activity
Working in governmental, accounting, and/or financial regulatory sectors
Advising on a range of intellectual property matters as they relate to marketing, trade secrets, licensing, patents, and copyright
Working with SharePoint
Utilizing an enterprise contract management system
In addition, preference will be given to a candidate with technology and/or healthcare agreement experience, including, but not limited to, experience drafting and negotiating business associate agreements, software agreements, and SaaS agreements. Although we seek an attorney with these specializations, we expect the ideal candidate will also handle multiple legal matters and subject areas relevant to Crowe’s industry.
2+ years of experience in a law firm or in-house law department preferred, but will consider candidates with governmental experience in accounting/financial regulatory sectors
Admission to a state bar, in good standing. Candidates will be required to take and pass the Illinois bar, but Illinois admission is not a prerequisite
About the Team:
Firm Risk Management (FRM): Among its many responsibilities are supporting compliance with professional and firm quality controls, providing legal counsel for the firm and conducting due diligence activities related to firm investments, combinations and acquisitions.
At Crowe, we know that great people is what makes a great firm. We value our people and offer employees a comprehensive benefits package.
We will cultivate your talent in an inclusive culture that values diversity. You will have the chance to meet on a consistent basis with your Career Coach who will guide you in your career goals and aspirations.
Crowe (www.crowe.com) is one of the largest public accounting, consulting and technology firms in the United States. Crowe uses its deep industry expertise to provide audit services to public and private entities while also helping clients reach their goals with tax, advisory, risk and performance services. Crowe is recognized by many organizations as one of the country's best places to work. Crowe serves clients worldwide as an independent member of Crowe Global, one of the largest global accounting networks in the world. The network consists of more than 200 independent accounting and advisory services firms in more than 130 countries around the world.
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About Crowe LLP
Crowe is a public accounting, consulting, and technology firm that combines deep industry and specialized expertise with innovation. By listening to our clients, we learn about their businesses and the challenges they face. Our dedicated teams strive to deliver exceptional client service while upholding our core values and strong professional standards. We invest in tomorrow because we know smart decisions build lasting value for our clients, people, and profession.