Avanade Inc. Intern, Legal Counsel in Chicago, Illinois

Job Location - Chicago

Assignment duration - 2 months

About the role:

Your work will support Avanade Commercial and Transactional attorneys with a variety of technology agreements and/or templates in North America (U.S. and Canada).

Day-to-day, you will provide support in the following areas:

  • Review, draft and redline a variety of technology agreements and related documents which may include amendments, work orders, non-disclosure agreements and change orders.

  • Balance numerous requests simultaneously, while communicating proactively with and remaining responsive to your supervising attorney.

  • Identify, communicate, and escalate issues appropriately to ensure compliance with company contracting policies and risk positions, as needed.

  • Assist in contract management functions and other tasks, as needed.

  • Work closely with company data protection and export compliance teams in initial reviews, assisting attorneys in managing contract risk.

About Avanade

Avanade leads in providing innovative digital services, business solutions and design-led experiences for its clients, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realize results for clients and their customers. Avanade has 30,000 digitally connected people across 23 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities whole self to work, build inclusive teams and encourage diversity inside and outside the organization. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at www.avanade.com


Knowledge and skill requirements (technical and functional)

  • Interest in data privacy, issues, including GDPR compliance, and technology a plus.

  • Excellent time management, prioritization and organizational skills.

  • Flexible and adaptable “people person” who recognizes and celebrates others’ talents and contributions.

  • Superior communication skills and experience with active listening and understanding information gathered from various sources, and ability to communicate promptly and pragmatically in a business context.

  • Passion for technology and willingness to learn.

  • Ability to contribute positively as a member of a team in an intense, fast-paced environment.

  • Agility in navigating a diverse organization and obtaining inputs from stakeholders in a productive and timely manner.

  • Results-driven problem-solver who can take ownership while remaining inclusive of others.

  • Ability to work independently in a legal support role.

  • Disciplined, focused, thorough and dedicated to meeting high standards of excellence.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate effectively across a global organization, in person and virtually, across time zones as needed.

  • Ability to meet deadlines on short time frames and under pressure, setting and adjusting priorities quickly.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft products is preferred.

Your education

Minimum Bachelor’s degree required and currently enrolled in law school. Professional certifications or courses in contract management preferred .

About Avanade

Is An Equal Opportunity Employer. Avanade promotes equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, status as a protected disabled or Vietnam Era Veteran, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Requisition ID - 54049

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud-enabling services, business solutions and design-led experiences, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation and has 30,000 professionals in 24 countries. Visit us at www.avanade.com.

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