Legal Counsel

Boston Consulting Group
Jul 10, 2024
Jul 11, 2024
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 in our journey to become an industry best team.

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 U.S. operations;
  • Serve as champion of BCG contracting and risk management standards;
  • Draft, review, and negotiate a wide array of commercial agreements, professional services agreements, including global master services agreements, licensing agreements, subcontractor and partnership agreements and nondisclosure agreements. The focus will be heavily on work representing BCG as a service provider under our agreements with our clients;
  • Be experienced in quickly and independently 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;
  • The geographic focus is global, though with a significant focus on operations in North America. You may also be asked to provide general counsel and advice across the full range of legal issues facing one of the world's leading multinational professional services organizations;
  • Provide general counseling and management of a full spectrum of business and legal issues, which, in addition to licensing and intellectual property matters, may include transaction structuring and support, data protection, competition law and trade regulations, and conflicts of interests;
  • 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 and templates;
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • An important part of the position is a responsive and pragmatic approach to responding to ad hoc requests from the business;
  • Superior analytical skills and creative problem solving ability, with an appreciation for striking a practical balance between business and legal objectives;
  • Ability to explain legal concepts to business colleagues, obtain input on a variety of issues from internal stakeholders, and communicate effectively with internal and external clients to efficiently negotiate and finalize agreements in a fast–paced environment;
  • 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;
  • A team player;
  • A technology and new ways of working adopter;
  • The ability to quickly comprehend complex sets of laws and regulations and interpret those laws within the context of BCG's global policies;
  • A positive, dynamic, client–focused approach to legal practice.
  • United States qualified lawyer;
  • 5+ years of commercial contracting experience with international exposure, especially representing the provider/seller in agreements with clients;
  • 2+ years with a reputable law firm preferable; prior relevant in–house experience preferred;
  • Knowledge of the healthcare industry, data processing agreements, and HIPAA is a plus; and
  • English fluency.

BCG's Global Legal Function is a critical element in the firm's management infrastructure. It acts as both a trusted advisor to management and an activist agent of change. It is a global community of collaborative professionals with an immutable commitment to excellence.