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PwC Global OGC Global Transactions and Emerging Technologies Attorney in New York, New York

Specialty/Competency: IFS - Office of General Counsel (OGC)

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.

This role is a skilled, knowledgeable, and experienced attorney who will advise on a wide array of complex matters related to the development, deployment, use, and management of various traditional and emerging technology products and applications worldwide throughout the PwC network, including matters related to the metaverse, artificial intelligence, machine learning, the Internet of Things, blockchain, digital assets (e.g., cryptocurrencies and NFTs), augmented reality, and the like.

Job Requirements and Preferences :

Basic Qualifications :

Minimum Degree Required :

Juris Doctorate

Minimum Years of Experience :

5 year(s) in a premier law firm or sophisticated in-house legal department.

Preferred Qualifications :

Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

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

  • Providing legal advice to senior leadership, project teams, working groups, and technologists on legal matters related to the development, deployment, use and management of traditional and emerging technology products and applications, including the metaverse, artificial intelligence, machine learning, the Internet of Things, blockchain, digital assets (e.g., cryptocurrencies and NFTs), augmented reality, and the like;

  • Identifying and addressing complex legal, regulatory, and business issues related to technology involving significant risk and requiring the application of seasoned judgment;

  • Collaborating with and participating on cross-functional teams throughout the PwC network, and efficiently using and managing outside counsel to obtain optimal, cost-effective outcomes;

  • Developing sophisticated written guidance to develop and support firm policies related to the use of traditional and emerging technologies;

  • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts related to emerging technologies, such as licensing agreements, development agreements, and technology transfer agreements;

  • Providing legal assistance and business counseling to PwC firms in jurisdictions worldwide, applying effective analytical and problem-solving skills;

  • Conducting legal research and analysis related to emerging technologies and providing recommendations based on findings;

  • Staying up to date by identifying and studying regulatory developments related to emerging technologies and providing proactive legal advice;

  • Simultaneously managing multiple projects of strategic importance on a time-sensitive basis; and,

  • Working with diverse business cultures around the world to build trust solve problems.

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:

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:

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