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Senior Legal Counsel/Business Legal Support (Evanston, IL)

ZS is the world’s largest firm focused exclusively on improving business performance through sales and marketing consulting solutions, from customer insights and strategy to analytics, operations and technology. Together, we design and implement strategies that lead to greater market share, more competitive operations and increased use of today’s latest technologies. From our worldwide offices, ZS professionals draw on deep industry and domain expertise to deliver impact where it matters for clients. We are particularly known for our expertise in the pharmaceutical and health care sectors, yet work across a range of industries.

ZS’s Corporate Support teams operate the firm’s core internal enterprise functions. Our global teams comprise team-oriented, pragmatic and results-driven people who thrive in a challenging work environment. Our people come from diverse backgrounds, but share a passion for quality customer service and dedication—whether our customer is a client or another ZS employee.

The Legal team supports ZS's entry into contractual agreements, ensures compliance with client services agreements and supports vendor and employment contracts.

SENIOR LEGAL COUNSEL – BUSINESS LEGAL SUPPORT

As we continue to grow our firm, we are currently looking for a Senior Legal Counsel to join our office in Evanston, IL to support our client relationships and delivery. Our legal team reviews contracts, advises the firm on matters of legal consequence, and proactively assesses and manages the firm’s risk exposure. The legal team is responsible for staying abreast of legal developments impacting the firm on a global basis and then advising the firm based on the changing legal landscape.  

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare review, revise and negotiate legal agreements to ensure the firm’s obligations are compatible with management’s philosophy;
  • Manage junior attorneys on the team;
  • Respond to issues as they arise in diverse matters affecting day-to-day business operations by assisting, advising, investigating, researching and resolving legal matters;
  • Protect the firm in all business relationships;
  • Ensure the firm’s compliance with legal policies, state and federal laws, and regulations;
  • Identify potential legal issues related to proposed transactions;
  • Participate in structuring and negotiating transactions and set procedures to reduce risk;

Qualifications:

  • JD degree with strong academic background required;
  • 8+ years of relevant work experience and bar admission in one of the 50 states;
  • Superior oral and written communication skills;
  • Motivation, personal initiative and strong team/interpersonal skills;
  • Strong analytic skills and problem solving ability;
  • Proven attention to detail and high level of accuracy;
  • Excellent time management skills;
  • Flexibility to facilitate meeting with internal and external contacts globally.

Additionally, expertise in any of the following is particularly valuable:

  • IT contracts and SaaS licensing experience
  • Commerical transctions experience
  • Knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry and applicable regulatory framework

ZS is a global consulting firm; fluency in English is required, additional fluency in at least one European or Asian language is desirable.

Candidates must possess work authorization for their intended country of employment.  An on-line application, including a cover letter expressing interest and a full set of transcripts (official or unofficial), is required to be considered.  ZS offers a competitive compensation package with salary and bonus incentives, complete medical/dental/life insurance programs and 401k. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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