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Senior Americas Counsel

Company name

KPMG International

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Job Type


Valid Through

Oct 24,2019

Posted on

Jul 11,2019

Years of Experience

Min 20 yrs required


Washington, DC, United States

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Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
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Senior Americas Counsel
The candidate will oversee client engagement and vendor contract issues relating activities of Latin America member firms, including to standard form contracts and master services agreements, technology licensing agreements, procurement agreements and other types of commercial agreements; Supervise the implementation of standard terms and conditions for the Latin America region, with appropriate modifications to accommodate local law and practice, consistent with Global network norms and protocols. Will advise on mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, joint venture and shared services agreements in Latin America region; provide support for corporate governance matters in Latin America, including providing advice on firm member firms’ organizational restructuring, admission of new firms to the firm network and member firms’ adherence to firm network standards. Interface with both Regional and Global legal, compliance and risk management functions on matters such as governance, deployment of technology and innovations, data privacy and information security. Represent firm in cross-border litigation, arbitration and regulatory investigations relating to Latin America activities, including disputes arising in Latin America and disputes arising in the US. Advise on issues relating to US economic sanctions and export controls, securities, licensing, anti-bribery and corruption, anti-money laundering, confidentiality, privacy and information protection and other laws regulating economic activity of professional services firms in the US and Latin America; Supervise and work collaboratively with outside US and Latin American counsel, and other members of OGC, to deliver the highest quality legal representation to the Firm and its leaders. Take on additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have 20+ years of experience with a leading law firm and/or large corporate environment working with clients and counsel in Latin American jurisdictions on: cross-border transactions (technology experience a plus); corporate governance; market practice; complex civil litigations and regulatory investigations involving accounting firms, similar professional organizations or financial institutions (e.g., defense of professional malpractice and securities class action suits claims and responding to investigations by the SEC, PCAOB, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Justice, state Attorneys General, state boards of accountancy and other professional associations and law enforcement agencies from investigation through administrative hearing and appeals), as well as similar experience in Latin America. Must have Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. J.D. degree or LL.M. from an accredited law school and licensed to practice law in New York; additional admission in a Latin America jurisdiction is a plus. Fluency in both English and Spanish; Portuguese language skills is a plus.

Additional info

Requisition #: 43822

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
KPMG International
2001 M Street,
Washington, DC 20036

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