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Assistant General Counsel- IOGC

Requisition #: 92572

Practice Area: Business Support Services

Location: New York, NY

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 to join our KPMG International’s (KPMGI) legal team in the International Office of General Counsel (IOGC) organization.


  • Support strategic global initiatives focused on IP, technology, and commercial/non-personal data by providing legal support and advice on: (i) network arrangements for the acquisition, divestiture development, licensing and sharing of technology with KPMG member firms; (ii) global priority technology solutions; (iii) commercial/non-personal data acquisition and licensing (including with respect to ESG initiatives); and (iv) emerging technology such as artificial intelligence and blockchain
  • Provide legal support and advice to multi-functional working groups focused on the development of technology and commercial data policies, guidelines and contract term templates; this work will involve substantial influencing of, and collaborating regularly with KPMGI professionals in audit, tax, advisory, risk management, technology and procurement, as well as member firm legal and risk colleagues
  • Assess whether KPMGI has proper IP and data rights to license and/or provide member firms and their clients with use and/or access rights to KPMGI technology solutions; this work will also include determining whether any specific terms are required through the license chain and ensuring compliance with the legal aspects of KPMGI’s global quality and risk management policies
  • Provide legal support on commercial technology transactions such as procurement and technology alliances, product and innovation strategies, and regulatory-driven projects including technology export controls, as needed
  • Train and educate KPMGI professionals on legal and regulatory risks related to technology design and development and use of data in technology solutions


  • Minimum eight years of experience in advanced technical legal skills in the areas of IP and technology law, with a focus on providing legal advice on acquiring, divesting, developing, licensing and sharing of technology solutions along with commercial/non-personal data and understanding how IP-related risks influence enterprise risk
  • Juris Doctor degree (or equivalent if gained outside of the United States) and preferably admitted to the New York Bar with current registration in good standing or admitted to a state bar with an ability to register as in-house counsel with the New York Bar within a reasonable period after hire
  • Strong negotiation and drafting skills across a wide variety of technology, IP and data agreements and transaction structures in various jurisdictions, as well as addressing complex legal, business and technical issues
  • Advanced communication skills to enable the translation of complex, legal and regulatory issues, within the context of complex technical and business issues, into easily understandable advice, policies and guidance

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, citizenship status, 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.

KPMG does not currently require partners or employees to be fully vaccinated or test negative for COVID-19 in order to go to KPMG offices, client sites or KPMG events, except when mandated by federal, state or local law.  In some circumstances, clients also may require proof of vaccination or testing (e.g., to go to the client site).  


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