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Corporate Counsel II, Cyber Risk

Job ID 21007505 London, United Kingdom Apply now

Kroll currently has an outstanding opportunity for a commercially-oriented Legal Counsel supporting Kroll’s UK & EMEA Cyber Risk business.

Kroll’s Cyber Risk business, part of the Kroll group of international companies, is the leading global provider of cyber risk solutions. For more than 45 years, Kroll has helped clients make confident risk management decisions about people, assets, operations and security through a wide range of investigations, cyber security, due diligence and compliance, physical and operational security, and data and information management services. 

Kroll’s Cyber Risk business works on hundreds of cases a year, including some of the most complex and highest profile matters in the world. With experts based around the world, supported by ground-breaking technology, we can help protect our client’s data, people, operations and reputation with innovative cyber risk assessments, investigations and reporting. We help enable organization to be more cyber resilient by preparing for and detecting incidents through risk assessments, penetration testing and threat detection/intelligence services. Our clients also count on us for quick and expert support in the event of a cyber breach or attack; we help our clients respond to incidents and restore stability through digital forensics, breach notification, and identity monitoring and restoration services for individuals affected by a data breach.

The successful candidate will primarily negotiate, prepare and finalize commercial agreements with clients, and third-party vendors and counsel the UK & EMEA Cyber Risk business team on legal, regulatory and compliance risk. Kroll seeks a motivated, independent collaborator with excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to build trusted relationships with business partners, and provide commercially-oriented legal advice, support and guidance. 

The Senior Corporate Counsel role will report directly to the Chief Counsel of Cyber Risk and will support the UK & EMEA business teams for Cyber Risk, including the proactive, incident response, and notification service lines. Kroll’s legal professionals are focused on enabling Kroll to do what it needs to do while protecting the company as a key priority. We are collegial and informal, and our environment is collaborative, professional and client service-oriented. 

Our legal professionals balance analytical skills, business insight and independence to deliver solid, defensible analysis and practical advice to our clients. As an organization, we think globally. When you take your place on our team, you’ll discover a supportive and collaborative work environment that empowers you to excel. 

We value the diverse backgrounds and perspectives that enable us to think globally. As part of One team, One Kroll, you’ll contribute to a supportive and collaborative work environment that empowers you to excel, while your work will help us deliver clarity to our clients’ most complex cyber security challenges. Apply now to join One team, One Kroll.

Note: This position will be hybrid/remote, based in City of London, United Kingdom; Full-time; Permanent.



RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reviewing, drafting and negotiating various standard and non-standard contracts and related documents in support of business needs and initiatives, including client service agreements (letters of engagement, master services agreements as well as client furnished documents), NDAs, vendor agreements, and SaaS, software, database, lease of equipment, marketing, and other agreements for clients located throughout the UK and the EMEA region, including but not limited to the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, The Netherlands, Ireland, Portugal, Switzerland, the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

Responsibilities also include: 

  • Negotiate commercial contracts to support sales opportunities, business partnerships, vendor relationships and strategic initiatives;
  • Counsel business colleagues on risks, both legal and otherwise, associated with client engagements and relationships, building trust and a positive working relationship 
    administering policies and procedures in support of established contracts processes;
  • Maintaining contract templates and records in accordance with applicable processes and procedures;
  • Proactively working with team leader to prioritize pending contract requests to efficiently advance contract workflow, flag and resolve contract issues, and maintain 
    internal service levels and satisfaction;
  • Providing regular reporting to team management regarding contract status, volume and metrics;
  • Identifying risk issues related to commercial agreements, and providing practical, responsive advice to facilitate timely resolution;
  • Working with the business product teams on products and marketing materials to address risk, compliance and contract issues; and
  • Assisting with various compliance, regulatory, and contracts projects, as requested. 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • LLB or local equivalent (e.g., lawyer admitted to practice in a relevant EMEA jurisdiction).
  • Experience supporting sales and legal organizations in other EMEA jurisdictions a plus.
  • 7+ years commercial / transactional / sales / technology contracts management experience.
  • Knowledge of applicable data privacy regimes and compliance;
  • Ability to work independently and take direction well.
  • Extensive corporate and commercial contracts drafting/negotiating skills and experience, including: 
    • Experience working with all forms of client contracts and procurement agreements;
    • Effectively addressing and resolving contractual and business risk issues, including indemnification, liability limitation, privacy, data protection and information security;
    • Ability to successfully handle multiple negotiations and manage contract review pipeline, effectively prioritizing issue escalation and resolution;
    • Excellent skills in drafting contracts, amendments, addenda, exhibits and customer communications to achieve timely, successful outcomes;
    • Proficient in database, word processing and spreadsheet applications;
    • Ability to balancing intense commercial imperatives with protection of the long-term corporate risk profile; and
    • Excellent organizational, problem-solving, analytical, interpersonal, presentation, written and verbal communication skills with the ability to articulate and defend company positions in an effective manner, prepare clear and efficient redlines, and bring agreements to closure.

Kroll is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment. We will not discriminate between applications for reason of gender, gender identity, race, religion, color, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, age or disability.

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