Moss Adams LLP Senior Corporate Counsel in Silicon Valley, California
Senior Corporate Counsel
Moss Adams brings more West to business. More than a location, it’s a way of doing business in which innovation thrives and optimism abounds. At Moss Adams, we’re excited by the greatness of possibility and the extraordinary potential for companies and individuals to prosper.We provide the world’s most innovative companies with specialized accounting, consulting, and wealth management services to help them embrace emerging opportunity.
Introduction to the team
Our ideal Senior Corporate Counsel candidate will be a leader experienced in independently handling the wide variety oflegal issues that arise in a public accounting firm’s operations. The in-house counsel will be expected to work with firmleadership and other stakeholders to address issues such as: contract drafting and negotiation; professional liabilitymatters; conflicts of interest; employment matters; litigation; regulatory matters; and training firm personnel on risk issues. Willingness to consider remote work arrangements for this opportunity.
Individuals who thrive at Moss Adams exhibit the following success skills – Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Executive Presence, Growth Mindset, Intellectual Curiosity, and Results Focus.
Negotiate, draft and review firm contracts including: engagement letters and professional services agreements,master services agreements and statements of work, government contracts, request for proposals, data privacyand security agreements, nondisclosure agreements, business associate agreements, and related contracts
Analyze and properly document conflicts of interest involving the firm and its clients, including consultation withinternal stakeholders and drafting conflict waiver agreements
Support operational needs of the firm’s practice offices and internal departments (e.g., Human Resources,
Marketing & Sales, Finance, Real Estate, and IT), including development of templates, review and negotiation ofcontracts, and legal consultation on new initiatives and compliance issues
Address professional liability matters, employment issues, and regulatory matters
Conduct legal research and apply research to facts and effectively communicate analysis to leadership
Identify legal risk issues and generate and implement a plan to mitigate and prevent legal risks
Prepare and deliver training, memoranda, and presentations to employees, management, executives, or othermembers of the Legal Department on legal matters
Bachelor’s degree and Juris Doctorate degrees required
Licensed or willingness to become licensed in Washington state
Minimum 10 years of relevant experience required; experience in a professional services environment stronglypreferred
Significant corporate transactional experience required; additional litigation experience strongly preferred
Ability to act independently with minimal supervision
Strong project management skills
Ability to develop relationships, build rapport, and effectively interface and communicate with all levels within thefirm, including collaborating with senior leaders to accomplish organizational goals
Highly developed writing, editing and drafting skills that apply across all areas of contract focus
Strong negotiating skills, including experience with shaping strategy and focus across the firm
Excellent analytical abilities and attention to detail, and ability to comprehend complicated financial engagementsand analyze complex contract terms
Understanding of fundamental accounting principles a plus
Ability to travel as needed, approximately 5-10%
Moss Adams is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.
Primary Location Seattle, WA
Other Locations San Francisco, CA, Dallas, TX, Phoenix, AZ, Irvine, CA, Denver, CO, Silicon Valley, CA, Portland, OR, Los Angeles, CA, Houston, TX
Employee Status: Regular
Schedule: Full Time
Req ID: 20260