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Associate General Counsel

Posted Nov 07
Full Time
On Site
Boston, Massachusetts
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Against the backdrop of a rapidly evolving business and commensurate increase in employees, BCG wishes to hire a very experienced employment lawyer who can operate across the 50+ countries BCG operates within to manage a team of international employment lawyers and support the firm’s dedication to its employees and its Values while managing exposure to the associated risks. The successful candidate will also need to not only drive some complex and strategic projects impacting BCG globally, but to proactively identify new initiatives to solve.



Technical and functional expertise

  • Applies deep knowledge; recognised for expertise
  • Is driven to identify areas where expertise is lacking and to develop such areas internally
  • Seeks to enhance knowledge/experience through best practice sharing and training
  • Delivers high-quality, accurate results
  • Incorporates knowledge of policies and practices into work


Problem Solving and Analytical Skills

  • Track record of challenging traditional ways of doing things…moves beyond the obvious without letting frustration get in the way of developing a creative solution
  • Ability to resolve complex issues and problems independently with sound judgment balanced with seeking guidance and assistance when needed
  • Ability to address root causes behind issues, identify patterns, comprehend the big picture and long-term implications
  • Proven ability to perform rigorous and accurate analysis


Communication, interpersonal and teaming skills

  • Ability to work successfully in a team environment, manage multiple clients, and provide strong consultation throughout the search process
  • Ability to influence stakeholders and be perceived as a credible partner by business leadership
  • Ability to successfully work and communicate with individuals at all levels of an organisation
  • Advanced verbal and written communications and listening skills
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently and in teams
  • Proven success in setting priorities and communicating expectations with key stakeholders
  • Ability to work positively and collaboratively with others and in teams, building long lasting relationships
  • High level of initiative, self-motivation, resourcefulness, collaboration and patience


Work management, organisation and planning

  • Performs successfully in a fast-paced, intellectually intense, service-oriented environment and to interpret rules and guidelines flexibly to enhance the business and in keeping with BCG’s values and culture
  • Experience working successfully within a complex matrix structured organisation is essential
  • Ability to understand and manage complex reporting relationships and incorporate multiple cultures
  • Effectively balance strategic thinking with the ability to get things done within a rapidly changing work environment
  • Demonstrates a flexible approach to work and has excellent work management and organisational skills
  • Ability to balance multiple competing priorities
  • Ability to anticipate obstacles and issues and create effective contingency plans
  • Champions the adoption of technology in the legal team


Customer and business focus

  • Approaches work with a dedicated focus on client service and delivery
  • Appreciates urgency and the need to prioritise
  • Awareness of need to provide high level client support while successfully balancing the needs of the organisation, the manager and the candidates
  • Strong business acumen


People Management and Leadership

  • Track record of managing teams
  • Non-hierarchical; has no issues with giving direction to more senior individuals or to take direction from stakeholders across the business who may not be a direct reporting line
  • Consistently directs situations and inspires people for an all-win situation
  • Drives business results by aligning the vision, mission & values
  • Enlists the cooperation of others while tapping into the skills & abilities of others to achieve desired results
  • Understanding of cultural differences across regions; ability to engage and connect with virtual team members and stakeholders



The successful candidates will be comfortable in a fast-paced global organisation and confident in their regular interactions with the business and making decisions that require intellectual nimbleness, pragmatism and commercial acumen. They will need to be self-motivated, proactive and hardworking team players who can influence through persuasion.


They will be very seasoned and skilled lawyers with a core competency around all aspects of employment/HR across a large multi-national to counsel BCG across the full range of employment-related activities globally.

  • Qualified lawyer with excellent academics and 20+ years legal experience with employment expertise, preferably with a combination of large law firm and ‘Blue Chip’ corporate or consultancy and high-quality legal training

  • Comfort across the full range of employment issues including, but not limited to, hiring, termination, mobility and immigration, disputes, contingent workers, investigations, regulatory issues, DEI strategy, global and local forms and approaches, advisory support for both firm-wide and specific employee issues

  • The ability to draft, review and negotiate complex employment-related agreements, policies, processes and training materials

  • The credibility to develop, implement and champion BCG employment-related policies and processes while also providing practical support to those who seek approvals on deviations from global policies/norms

  • The ability to quickly comprehend complex sets of international laws and regulations and interpret those laws within the context of BCG's global policies

  • A proven track record of delivering business facing outcomes in a dynamic, global, fast-paced and commercially driven environment

  • Substantive international experience, a willingness to travel and the flexibility to deal with a diverse set of stakeholders, clients, advisers and colleagues around the globe

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the personal presence to influence others whether in small groups or presenting to large audiences

  • Superior analytical and creative problem-solving skills combined with a talent for absorbing new skill sets and areas of expertise efficiently

  • Experience in and comfortable with working with colleagues and clients who are not co-located.

  • A high degree of professional ethics and integrity

  • Proficient computer skills: Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook



BCG’s legal group manages a full spectrum of legal issues, including contracts, intellectual property, regulatory matters, corporate compliance, and corporate governance. The firm’s legal team serves as both a trusted advisor to the business and an activist agent of change.