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The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is the U.S. Firm's legal department, providing dedicated legal support to the Firm. OGC divides its resources into six practice groups:
Litigation, which oversees claims and regulatory matters involving the firm and its personnel.
Counseling, which supports the individual Lines of Service with respect to practice issues, as well as advises on regulatory issues.
Corporate, which advises the firm on matters relating to its operations both within the US and as it relates to the broader PwC Network, including mergers and acquisitions, governance and partnership law matters and treasury affairs.
Commercial, which supports the firm's client contracting function.
Employment, which advises on matters related to employees and partners of the firm.
Tech, IP and Data Protection, which advises the firm on intellectual property, technology transactional matters, data issues and data privacy.
See Additional Information below for a description of the specific OGC role that the firm is currently seeking to fill.
Prior experience providing legal advice as a specialist in one of the practice groups (litigation, counseling, corporate, commercial, employment ).
Prior professional experience required; the extent, nature and duration of the experience depends upon the role involved.
Minimum Year(s) of Experience:
Minimum Degree Required:
Demonstrates thought leader-level knowledge with, and/or a proven record of success, directing efforts as a technical professional in a legal specialty.
Demonstrates thought leader-level abilities with, and/or a proven record of success directing efforts in the following areas:
Handling highly complex legal issues involving significant risk and requiring the application of judgment;
Identifying and analyzing complex legal/regulatory/business issues and providing appropriate legal advice regarding applicable legal and professional standards, often on a time-sensitive basis;
Managing outside counsel to obtain optimal outcome and contain costs;
Negotiating with respect to legal issues;
Managing multiple cases/matters/projects and/or teams of internal and/or external resources;
Building consensus, even for difficult or unpopular courses of action necessitated by legal or regulatory requirements; and,
Advising and successfully interacting
at the senior leadership level.
This role is responsible for managing PwC’s IP assets (including PwC’s patent and trademark portfolios), establishing PwC’s IP protection strategy and policies, advising on commercialization strategies, managing IP compliance issues (e.g., open source software strategy and policies), and generally counseling PwC partners and staff on complex matters involving IP and technology, including supporting the negotiation of technology deals and counseling on the release of new technology products.
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