Managing Legal Counsel

Boston Consulting Group
Mar 22, 2023
Mar 27, 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, BCGers unlock 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 strategy, provide counsel and expertise, drive legal innovation, and leverage the power of new ways of working.
Managing Legal Counsel – Commercial Contracting is expected to be a seasoned and skilled lawyer, able to independently address the full range of global legal issues facing BCG and with a particular expertise in all aspects of commercial contracting. Among other things, you will:
  • Be a fully integrated member of BCG's Global Legal Team, with a primary focus on commercial matters, commercial risk identification, and internal process improvement, particularly for BCG's operations in London and the broader EMESA region
  • Serve as champion of BCG contracting and risk management standards
  • Draft, review, and negotiate a wide array of complex commercial agreements, including global master services agreements, other client and vendor agreements, licensing agreements, subcontractor and partnership agreements, nondisclosure agreements, technology transactional matters and variable pricing 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 includes particular focus on licensing and intellectual property topics, digital and technology, data protection, competition law and trade regulations, conflicts of interest, 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
  • Act as bridge and point of contact between functions and business for resolving 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
  • Managing and directing consulting teams to navigate regulatory compliance issues
  • Performing other duties as assigned or required

In all cases, BCG's Managing Legal Counsel will be an exceptional lawyer, able to efficiently deliver high quality work, and will have substantial experience advising on and negotiating large commercial programs by deploying a strategic, outcome–based perspective to transactions.
A Managing 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
  • Superior communication skills
  • Be a pragmatic, high–energy professional, with personal and professional self–confidence
  • Have the interpersonal skills necessary to build relationships throughout a loosely structured organization
  • Comfortable with technology and systems that are used in daily work, including contract lifecycle software, Slack, and other platforms
  • Deploying and driving large scale legal change efforts, influencing stakeholders and ensuring ongoing awareness and compliance with contracting policies
  • Be comfortable with assessing, presenting, and mitigating legal risks
  • Ability to handle high–pressure situations

  • Graduate degree (J.D.) in Law from an accredited law school and admitted to practice
  • 10+ years of commercial contracting experience with international exposure
  • 5+ years with a reputable law firm preferable; prior relevant in–house experience preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • English fluency; other languages a plus

You will work with a variety of cohorts and functions across the company, including senior leadership. Members of the BCG Global Legal team, Finance, and the Partnership. You will report into the Commercial group within the Legal Team.