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Senior Legal Adviser - IP/Technology

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: IHQ

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time



This is an outstanding opportunity to join a team of excellent calibre in a global organisation. We expect this opportunity will allow you to broaden your range of legal skills and experience.

KPMG International is the entity with which all member firms of the KPMG network of independent firms are affiliated. KPMG member firms provide audit, tax and advisory services to clients and are based in 155 countries.

The International Office of the General Counsel is a team based in three countries. The team provides legal advice on key strategic issues for, and supports the execution of key business decisions made by, KPMG International. It also supports KPMG International and the KPMG global network in dealing with legal, regulatory and reputational issues and risks.

Responsibilities


- Provide legal advice and support from the International Office of the General Counsel on the development, protection, enforcement, acquisition, transfer, licensing, and distribution of technology, software and data, particularly risks, protections and opportunities related to products and innovation.
- Advise on, draft and negotiate various strategic intellectual property and technology agreements, with a focus on complex licenses and services agreements (including software license agreements, data rights agreements, cloud services agreements (i.e., SaaS, PaaS, IaaS), software/technology development agreements, and software/technology acquisitions).
- Understand the technical aspects of, and business plan for, KPMG-developed technology solutions, and counsel on cross-border intellectual property and data rights, software development life cycles, open source software, freedom to operate, intellectual property enforcement, copyright versus patent versus trade secret protection, and market trends related to the foregoing
- Support firm-wide strategic initiatives with respect to technology, software, cloud subscriptions, intellectual property, data lakes, data protection and cybersecurity, open source software and mobile applications.
- Work closely and collaboratively with KPMG’s Global business teams (including audit, tax and advisory) and strategic growth initiatives to develop, protect, acquire and license KPMG technology solutions.
- Also work collaboratively with Global professionals in risk management, data privacy, IT and data security, technology and software development, IT infrastructure, procurement, project management, and branding and marketing, as well as other intellectual property, technology and commercial lawyers within KPMG member firms in major jurisdictions.
Qualifications

- Minimum 5 years PQE of experience in the areas of intellectual property and technology law, with a strong focus on complex strategic transactions, deal structuring, licensing, and counseling on best practices for developing, licensing, protecting and enforcing IP, technology and data rights.
- Must be qualified and licensed to practice law and have a degree from an accredited college or university
Experience and Skills required

- Excellent technical legal skills
- Strong negotiation, drafting and communication skills, and substantial experience counseling on and negotiating a variety of technology agreements, transaction structures and software development models.
- Understands how to balance the needs, demands and requirements of a global business with legal risks and protections
- Must possess an excellent working knowledge of cloud-based information technology businesses, services and products and be able to translate complex legal, technical, business and regulatory issues into easily understandable advice
- Must be self-motived and able to thrive in a fast-paced, high-volume legal department with many different stakeholders worldwide
- Understands how to foster a collaborative and inclusive environment, has the cultural sensitivity required to engage with people at all levels and with diverse backgrounds, and is able to drive the implementation of solutions that typically have a cross-border dimension
- Experience advising on US and EU data privacy issues, artificial intelligence platforms, data and analytics platforms, and mobile applications is preferred but not required
- Some domestic and international travel will be required

Senior Manager - Corporates Technology - Data and Analytics

Location: London

Capability: Management Consulting

Service line: MC Technology

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time



The Team

Our Data and Analytics team is a specific area of focus and growth for KPMG. Structurally, we sit in the Technology practice of our Management Consulting division. We provide strategic, organisational and technical advisory work for our clients that allows them to exploit their information and maximise value from data assets. Given the significant demand in the marketplace we are looking to hire multiple individuals with expertise in at least one of the following areas: Data & Information Management, Information Exploitation or Advanced Analytics.

The Role

The successful candidate will:

•Lead large, complex data & analytics programmes and projects from strategy to execution.
•Work with senior client stakeholders (CIO, CDO and CFO) to cultivate strong relationships as a trusted partner, through articulating and realising the value of data
•Identify, scope and develop data, analytics and automation opportunities with clients
•Develop client solutions across the creation to consumption data lifecycle (data sourcing, management, quality, reporting & analytics)
•Produce thought leadership on Data Management, Master Data Management, Meta Data Management, Reporting or Analytics
•Build data frameworks, accelerators and points of view to support sales and solve key client issues
•Leverage their understanding of key technology vendors in the marketplace to deliver engagements
•Contribute to business development including leading the creation of Requests for Proposals responses
•Develop people through coaching, mentoring, formal performance management and creating an inclusive working environment
•Use their people management experience to lead combined project teams of client and KPMG data analytics professionals, and develop knowledge in the KPMG team
•Adhere to internal risk/engagement management processes

Skills and experience required

•Masters or bachelor’s degree in a technical or economic field with working knowledge of topics such as data modelling, information management, machine learning, and cloud computing
•Significant experience of data analytics and information management with a professional services firm, an internal strategy/analytics group, or similar environment
•Demonstrable experience of complex data programmes covering the full creation to consumption data lifecycle of data sourcing, management, quality, reporting & analytics (four stages of Create, Curate, Consume and Commercialise)
•A recognised SME in Data & Information Management, Information Exploitation or Advanced Analytics
•Functional knowledge and point of view around key tools within the Data Management or Analytics market
•Developing and/or delivering an Analytics/Data Management roadmap
•Designing an appropriate target state for client data functions based on their vision and current state issues
•Analysis of data, identifying insights and providing hypotheses
•Understanding the delivery of data projects through a standard or alternative project lifecycle
•Understanding of market trends, new technologies and how they impact companies and society (e.g. Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Deep learning…)

The Person

•Recognises the importance of continuous self and team development and actively strives to achieve this.
•Helps others to understand how their work contributes to the overall success of an engagement and the wider firm
•Fosters a sense of self belief and confidence in others
•Seeks to understand others motivations
•Supports others to make educated innovative decisions

Forensic Technology Manager - Forensic - Risk Consulting

Location: London

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: Forensic

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Team


At KPMG, our values define who we are and the way we do business. As a leading professional services firm, we know that our strength and capability come from our people – their different perspectives, experiences and backgrounds. From our inclusive leadership strategy to our diversity and inclusion targets – we’re making bold changes to who we are and what we do. Be part of it.

Forensic Technology (“FTech”) is looking for a Manager to join the current team. The group is part of KPMG Risk Consulting, with typical engagements involving the capture of client data from computers and networks, and analysis/process management in support of large scale regulation, litigation or investigation and IP/Commercially Sensitive Data Remediation.

On a day-to-day basis the FTech Manager will work under the direction of the Senior management team, and will oversee the team in the delivery of engagements. The nature of the work will include some out of hours work and overseas travel, depending on the nature of the assignments.

Given the increase in the number of FTech engagements and the corresponding rapid growth of the FTech team, a strong Manager is required to ensure effective delivery of current and future projects.

The Person


Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing a number of FTech engagements and/or client accounts, enhancing our overall offering via business development and infrastructure improvement, devising and implementing long term strategy for the department, managing business processes and performance management across the team.

To succeed in this role you will need to demonstrate the following experience and skills:

- At least five years of experience in the eDisclosure, legal, IT or related industry.

- Knowledge of the EDRM and all various processes associated therewith

- Technical background with experience of eDisclosure tools such as Relativity, Nuix, Equivio, enCase, BrainSpace etc.

- Ability to develop and present materials to clients in support of business development activities. - Excellent project management and IT project delivery skills.

- Ability to focus on detail, work methodically and to be able to communicate effectively with others. - Excellent team working skills and the ability to work efficiently and accurately under pressure.

- Ability to take ownership of team tasks and pursue these through to completion with initiative and enthusiasm.

- The willingness and enthusiasm to learn about the Forensic Technology industry as it continues to advance and change.

Forensic Technology – Assistant Manager

Location: London

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: Forensic

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


OPENING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS 16/01/2020
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS 14/02/2020
COMPETITIVE SALARY + BONUS + BENEFITS
MULTIPLE ROLES AVAILABLE


Forensic Technology (FTech) supports clients and their legal advisors in response to litigation, civil
disputes, investigations, regulatory, and M&A matters. FTech assist their clients through the
preservation, collection, processing, reporting, and analysis of electronically stored information (ESI)
such as emails, chat messages, and documents.
The projects are often time critical and include global clients with footprints around the world,
providing opportunities to work with other overseas offices including on site attendance. Many
projects have a significant impact on our clients’ businesses and communities, with matters
occasionally featuring on international headlines.
FTech are looking for data specialists who are able to extract, store, enhance, and investigate large
volumes of unstructured data by leveraging market-leading technologies and methodologies.

Key responsibilities for the role

Assistant managers support the delivery work on a range of engagements. This will include:
- Responding to client requests with oversight from the engagement manager.
- Managing small to medium projects from start to finish.
- Preparing and normalising unstructured data from a range of data sources: email, electronic
documents, instant messaging, chat data, audio data and more.
- Investigating and resolving data quality issues.
- Maintaining and updating procedural documentation.
- Supporting off-site projects where a mobile technology environment has been deployed.
- Providing technical advice and expertise during client calls and meetings.
Other duties:
- Assisting in business development by contributing to sales pitches and tenders.
- Developing integrations and automation workflows for standard processes.
- Delivering internal training and coaching to colleagues.
- Performing technology demonstrations in the form of seminars or online webinars.
- Researching and testing new software.

Skills, qualifications and experience required for the role

- Proven experience understanding of machine learning techniques for text analysis, such as natural
language processing (NLP), classification, clustering, entity recognition, and relationship
mapping.
- Proven experience in researching or developing machine learning tools to analyse unstructured
data.
- Proven experience in programming languages C#, Python and R.
- Proven experience using data visualisation tools such as R, Tableau, Qlikview, and PowerBI.
- Proven experience in deep learning for text analysis or image recognition desirable.
- Proven experience in data science, information retrieval, statistics, computer science, or relevant industry experience.
- Proven experience in designing database schemas and ETL processes in response to business requirements.
- Proven expereince in advanced data manipulation skills using MS SQL Server and Excel.
- Proven experience in integrating systems and applications through APIs, e.g. REST, and XML/JSON.
- Proven experience in working with unstructured data, such as text-heavy documents, email messages, and images.
- Proven experience working with distributed computing using clusters or cloud services like AWS, Azure, etc.
- Proven experience of NoSQL and Elastic Search technologies.
- Proven experience working in a professional services environment assisting with forensic data extraction, preservation, and investigation.
- Proven experience in scoping a small data collection across a variety of sources, e.g. emails, network shares, etc.
- Proven experience in assisting or driving a digital forensics investigation.
- Proven experience working with operating system, PowerShell.
- Proven experience and certified in a variety of forensic tools such as EnCase, FTK Imager.
E-Disclosure
- Proven experience working within a professional services environment assisting with eDisclosure processing and review matters.
- Proven experience liasing with clients through each stage of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) lifecycle.
- Proven experience in review analytics technologies and designing custom review workflows.
- Proven experience in creating document productions to various regulatory agencies.
- Proven experience in eDisclosure processing and review tools.

Forensic Technology – Data Analyst

Location: London

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: Forensic

Experience level: Junior Professional

Employment type: Full Time



The Team

Forensic Technology (FTech) supports clients and their legal advisors in response to litigation, civil
disputes, investigations, regulatory, and M&A matters. FTech assist their clients through the
preservation, collection, processing, reporting, and analysis of electronically stored information (ESI)
such as emails, chat messages, and electronic documents.

The projects are often time critical and include global clients with footprints around the world,
providing opportunities to work with other overseas offices including on site attendance. Many
projects have a significant impact on our clients’ businesses and communities, with matters
occasionally featuring on international headlines.

FTech are looking for data specialists who are able to extract, store, enhance, and investigate large
volumes of unstructured data by leveraging market-leading technologies and methodologies.

The Role

Data analysts support the delivery work on a range of engagements. This will include:
- Responding to client requests and queries with supervision from project managers.
- Creating and updating data trackers, dashboards, and reports.
- Verifying, validating and analysing data that has been collected or received from clients.
- Preparing and normalising unstructured data from a range of data sources: email, electronic
documents, instant messaging, chat data, audio data and more.
- Assisting with forensic data collections.
- Maintaining and updating procedural documentation.
Other duties:
- Delivering client based training on our review systems via WebEx or to an audience.
- Contributing to business development through market research, consolidating credentials,
and creating slide decks.
- Assisting with evidence and media tracking.
- Researching and testing new software.

The Person

Strong candidates would have exposure to a combination of the following career profiles, or deep
expertise in at least one specialism. Successful candidates will not be expected to only stick to their
backgrounds; team members are encouraged to widen their horizons and take advantage of
available development opportunities.
Data Analytics
- Familiarity with creating dashboard visualisations using Tableau, Qlikview, PowerBI, Kibana,
etc.
- Good understanding of data querying methods to produce reports from Microsoft SQL
Server.
- Experience in simple data transformation using Excel, Alteryx, scripts, and/or regular
expressions.
- Understanding of best practices for database schemas and data normalisation.
- Able to clearly communicate and explain findings from data analysis to non-technical people.
- Background in statistics, databases, information management, economics, business intelligence, and related areas.
Application Integration
- Experience in integrating systems and applications through APIs, e.g. REST, and XML/JSON.
- Proficiency in programming languages such as C#, Java, Ruby, Python, and VBA.
- Understanding of software development methodologies and tools, e.g. IDEs, Git, Agile, unit tests.
- Proven ability of translating business needs into technical requirements.
- Knowledge of SQL and database operations would be advantageous.
- Background in computer science, software development, mathematics, and related areas.
Computer Forensics and E-Disclosure
- Worked in a professional services environment assisting with the delivery of eDisclosure/Investigations.
- Knowledge of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) lifecycle.
- Familiarity with forensic best practices, e.g. evidence handling, chain of custody, metadata preservation, etc.
- Experience in handling and analysing unstructured data sources such as emails, network shares, and laptops.
- Experience in liaising with clients on basic requests and delivering software training.
- Proficient in eDisclosure tools such as EnCase, Nuix, Relativity, Recommind, Ringtail, or similar.
All candidates are expected to have a number of the following qualities:
- Excellent written and communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to think through and solve problems independently.
- Proactive in taking ownership of tasks and managing expectations.
- Keen to learn industry-specific software and in-house processes.
- Able to work in a high-pressured environment.
- Experience in a professional environment or role is desirable.

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