ZS is a professional services firm that works side by side with companies to help develop and deliver products that drive customer value and company results. From R&D to portfolio strategy, customer insights, marketing and sales strategy, operations and technology, we leverage our deep industry expertise and leading-edge analytics to create solutions that work in the real world. Our most valuable asset is our people—a fact that’s reflected in our values-driven organization in which new perspectives are integral and new ideas are celebrated. ZSers are passionately committed to helping companies and their customers thrive in industries ranging from healthcare and life sciences, to high-tech, financial services, travel and transportation, and beyond.
Associate Legal Counsel – Business Legal Partner
As we continue to grow our firm, we are currently looking for an Associate Legal Counsel to join our office in Evanston, IL to support our client relationships and delivery. ZS is a global consulting firm with leading-edge analytics, technology and strategy expertise, creating solutions for clients that work in the real world. Our clients are in industries ranging from healthcare to high-tech to financial services and beyond. The ZS Legal Team offers a flexible and collaborative working environment to support ZS’ fast-growing, innovative and cutting-edge services and technology products. We are looking for someone who is ready to partner with our business teams to cover all aspects of client engagement, including negotiating complex client transactions, developing legal frameworks for new ZS practice areas, and steering long-term projects while working with Senior Legal Counsel.
Serve as a trusted business partner for ZS stakeholders that support our client engagements;
Prepare review, revise and negotiate legal documents to ensure the firm’s obligations are compatible with management’s philosophy
Respond to issues as they arise in diverse matters affecting day-to-day business operations by assisting, advising, investigating, researching and resolving legal matters
Collaborate with others on the legal team and within ZS when subject matter expertise is required;
Ensure the firm’s compliance with legal policies, state and federal laws, and regulations
Identify potential legal issues related to proposed transactions
Participate in structuring and negotiating transactions and set procedures to reduce risk
JD degree with strong academic background required
1-2 years of relevant work experience, IL attorney license (or registered in-house counsel in IL)
Superior oral and written communication skills
Motivation, personal initiative and strong team/interpersonal skills
Strong analytic skills and problem solving ability
Proven attention to detail and high level of accuracy
Excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritize deadlines and work independently in a fast-paced environment
Enthusiasm for global collaborationExperience negotiating agreements
Ability to manage and complete long-term projects independently.
ZS is a global consulting firm. Fluency in English is required; additional fluency in at least one European or Asian language is desirable.
Candidates must possess work authorization for their intended country of employment. An on-line application, including a full set of transcripts (official or unofficial), is required to be considered.
ZS offers a competitive compensation package with salary and bonus incentives, complete medical/dental/life insurance programs and retirement savings benefits. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
ZS is committed to providing and maintaining a safe workplace. Must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination by date of hire to be considered. Proof of vaccination will be required. Religious/Medical Exemptions can be requested on a limited basis upon hire.