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Global OGC Assurance Counseling Director

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Job Category:   Legal
Line of Service:   IFS
State & City:   NY-New York
Travel Requirements:   21-40%
Position Type:   Director
Req ID:   101647BR
PwC/LOS Overview
PwC is a network of firms committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services.

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It takes talented people to support the US firm of the largest professional services organization in the world. Not all of us work directly with external clients. Some of our best people choose to apply their talents inside PwC.

As part of Internal Firm Services, you're serving an organization on par with many of our external clients. Our Internal Firm Services team consists of first-rate marketers, human resource professionals, computer technologists, knowledge managers, accountants, financial planners, administrators and leaders. Internal Firm Services staff are the people who make it work for the people who make it work for our clients.

Job Description
The Office of the Global General Counsel (Global OGC) serves the Network Leadership and the Global Network of Firms (the Network), providing dedicated legal support in the following areas: Litigation and Regulatory Matters, Counselling, Corporate/Commercial matters, Technology, IP and Data Protection.

Position/Program Requirements
Minimum Year(s) of Experience: 8


Minimum Degree Required: Juris Doctorate


Knowledge Preferred:

Demonstrates thought leader-level knowledge with, and/or a proven record of success directing efforts in the following areas:

- International matters and dealing with colleagues in foreign jurisdictions;
- Standard technologies;
- Professional malpractice defense; and,
- Regulatory enforcement defense.


Skills Preferred:

Demonstrates thought leader-level abilities with, and/or a proven record of success directing efforts in the following areas:

- Providing legal advice as a specialist in US litigation and/or regulatory enforcement;

- Handling highly complex legal issues involving significant risk and requiring the application of seasoned 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;

- Identifying when support is needed from other experienced professionals within the organization or from outside counsel;

- 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;

- Assessing how to use technology and other processes to most effectively provide support;

- Advising and interacting at the senior leadership level;

- Managing varied and significant segments of a business or business function; and,

- Leveraging proficiency of the Spanish language.


The Assurance counseling group provides legal advice to the Firm’s client-facing professionals, leadership, risk management and other groups within the Assurance practice, which includes audit, attest and consulting services. This role is distinct from a litigation attorney, as counselors provide legal advice in real time to assist with professional practice issues, securities laws matters, regulatory and legislative matters, and developing policies and procedures designed to enhance quality and manage risk, support the Firm's business initiatives and respond to legal and regulatory trends and issues. Counselors also review and advise on engagement letters and other agreements related to client work. Strong litigation and/or regulatory enforcement experience necessary.

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