Legal Counsel

Boston Consulting Group
United States
Mar 05, 2023
Mar 31, 2023
Contract Type
BCG is partnering with our clients to tackle some of the world's biggest and most pressing challenges. Grounded by our values and guided by our purpose, we are unlocking the potential of those who advance the world. Our Global Legal Team is a key enabler of our firm's success, helping to drive impact and progress across a number of important dimensions.

As a Legal team member, you will work across BCG teams and functions to support our business growth strategy, provide counsel and expertise, drive legal innovation, and leverage the power of new ways of working.

Among other things, you will:
  • Serve as champion of BCG public sector contracting and risk management standards while developing such expertise in various jurisdictions around the world
  • Draft, review and negotiate a wide array of agreements with North America commercial and government clients, including RFP terms and conditions, master services agreements, other client and vendor agreements, licensing agreements, teaming agreements, subcontractor and partnership agreements, and nondisclosure agreements
  • Be experienced in quickly and independently redlining and custom–drafting legal documents
  • Implement and help to develop and champion BCG contracting and other policies and processes and provide assistance to seek approvals on deviations of contract or other policies
  • Provide general counseling and management of a full spectrum of business and legal issues, which, in addition to general commercial matters, may include licensing and intellectual property topics, human resources and employment matters, data protection, competition law and trade regulations, conflicts of interests, and other legal matters
  • Identify risks and issues; suggest alternative solutions
  • Team successfully across BCG and integrate fully into BCG's Global Legal Team to resolve or support resolution of complex legal issues
  • Partner with the business and BCG Business Services Team to manage risk and resolve legal issues
  • Contribute to developing and maintaining Legal Team know–how, templates, technology solutions, and other key enablers
  • Managing and directing consulting teams to ensure compliance with privacy laws including General Data Protections Regulations (GDPR) and data security. Conducting investigations in the event of data breaches and reporting findings and recommendations for improvements
  • Performing other duties as assigned or required.

In all cases, BCG's Legal Counsel will be an exceptional lawyer, able to efficiently deliver high quality work. A Legal Counsel has the following skills
  • Superior analytical skills and creative problem–solving ability, with an appreciation for striking a practical balance between business and legal objectives
  • Talent for absorbing new skill sets and areas of expertise quickly and comfortably and the flexibility to deal with a diverse international set of clients and advisors
  • The ability to quickly comprehend complex sets of international laws and regulations and interpret those laws within the context of BCG's global policies
  • A positive, dynamic, client–focused approach to legal practice
  • Perform successfully and produce results in a fast–paced, intellectually intense, client–oriented environment
  • Be a pragmatic, high–energy professional, with personal and professional self–confidence

  • Graduate degree (J.D.) in Law from an accredited law school and admitted to practice
  • At least 5+ years of contracting experience with commercial and government entities and international exposure
  • 2+ years with a reputable law firm preferred; prior relevant in–house experience preferred
  • US Federal security clearance preferred (current or eligible)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • English fluency

BCG's legal group manages a full spectrum of legal issues, including contracts, intellectual property, regulatory matters, corporate compliance, and corporate governance. The firm's legal team serves as both a trusted advisor to the business and an activist agent of change.
Candidates should be aware that BCG currently maintains a policy requiring all US & Canada based employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID–19. Newly hired employees must be fully vaccinated prior to their employment start date. BCG is an equal opportunity employer and will provide a reasonable accommodation to those unable to be vaccinated for medical or religious reasons where it is not an undue hardship to the company to do so as provided under applicable federal, state, provincial and local law.