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Assistant General Counsel, Intellectual Property

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Assistant General Counsel, Intellectual Property

Requisition #: 74481

Practice Area: Business Support Services

Location: Washington, DC; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; McLean, VA

Known for being a great place to work and build a career, KPMG provides audit, tax and advisory services for organizations in today’s most important industries. Our growth is driven by delivering real results for our clients. It’s also enabled by our culture, which encourages individual development, embraces an inclusive environment, rewards innovative excellence and supports our communities. With qualities like those, it’s no wonder we’re consistently ranked among the best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine, Consulting Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, Diversity Inc. and others. If you’re as passionate about your future as we are, join our team.

KPMG is currently seeking an Assistant General Counsel, Intellectual Property (IP) to join our existing IP and Technology group within the Firm’s Office of General Counsel.


  • Identify and evaluate KPMG’s intellectual assets to determine the most suitable way to safeguard them – i.e. statutory protections patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, contractual restrictions or operational protections
  • Develop and implement (with the aid of other specialists) applicable IP protections – e.g. prosecuting patents and creating trade secret protection plans
  • Manage the Firm’s IP portfolio
  • Consult with senior leaders and inventors within the firm to provide advice and guidance as to numerous IP related topics such as misappropriation, infringement, monetization, reputational enhancement and divestiture
  • Draft and assist in implementing, policies, processes and guidance to ensure that KPMG does not misappropriate third parties’ IP
  • Work with the litigation group to evaluate potential claims and enforce KPMG’s IP rights and counseling on the legal issues associated with the implementation of negotiated contractual term


  • Minimum six years of recent experience counseling clients on intellectual property issues at a leading law firm and/or in-house legal department
  • J.D. or LL.M for an accredited law school and licensed to practice law in New York, Washington DC, Virginia or Pennsylvania 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines with consistently high-quality work product in a fast-paced environment
  • Client-service orientation with the ability to create effective working relationships cross-functionally, including interfacing with internal and external stakeholders on legal

KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. KPMG complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The attached link contains further information regarding the firm's compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.

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