8 months ago
Senior Associate, (3 - 7 PQE), IPT
Reporting to: Partner, IPT
Competitive Salary and Benefits
Role opening date: 18/05/18
Role closing date: 22/02/2019
This is a Senior Associate role within DLA Piper's "Tier 1" Technology, Data and Commercial Practice, based in Edinburgh.
The team works on high profile and complex mandates for both major users and suppliers of technology related services, as well as more general commercial work and large scale data protection and privacy matters. Clients range from major Government departments through to the larger retail and investment banks, airlines, retail groups, telcos, FTSE 100 companies and IT/outsourcing service providers.
The successful candidate would work both with the team in Edinburgh and also with other partners within the group and would ideally be involved in a broad spread of work, including major outsourcing projects (both ITO and BPO), cloud services arrangements, commercial projects, data privacy and security advice and projects, and various IT, telco and technology related matters.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Working as part of our market leading team, candidates will enjoy a broad diet of work that will cover our core services including:
Advising on major sourcing and outsourcing initiatives
Dealing with technology projects involving cloud computing, open source, blockchain and automation/AI
Assisting with data protection and privacy matters, including GDPR compliance and notification issues
Advising on software licensing and support, and acquisition/licensing of technology
Negotiation of more general commercial arrangements
SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
Commercially astute and stays current on key legal and business news
Excellent skills in communication, client relations, and team-working
Provides a professional, quality service in a timely manner, and responds effectively to requests from internal and external clients
Understands positive client support
Creates confidence in the team and the firm
Works co-operatively in a team, sharing information and knowledge
Manages time effectively and efficiently
Seeks to manage own utilisation wherever possible in order to meet individual and team targets
Takes ownership for achieving agreed objectives
Recognises and seizes opportunities for the firm, including repeat business
Builds and develops own network of internal and external contacts
Awareness of business development initiatives in the department and identifies ways to contribute
Maintains a controlled, objective and flexible approach under pressure
Exhibits behaviour consistent with the firm's values and builds relationships based on respect, trust and integrity
This job description is not designed to be exhaustive and can be varied as required to develop or fulfil this role.
DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world.
We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.
At DLA Piper we are firmly committed to diversity and inclusion. For us, diversity isn't just about visible differences, it's the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual and we know it's crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued.
We offer exceptional career opportunities to our lawyers, aspiring graduates, and business services professionals in a truly challenging and rewarding environment.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
At DLA Piper we are firmly committed to diversity and inclusion. For us, diversity isn't just about visible differences, it's the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual and we know it's crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued. Read more about our D&I initiatives.
We are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support agile working arrangements. We recognise that our people have responsibilities and interests outside the firm and that they may need flexibility to integrate their work life and personal life.
Please note that, in the event that we make an offer of employment to you and where local legislation permits, we may conduct pre-employment screening that can include checks relating to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and references from previous employers.