Members of the Crowe Horwath LLP legal department must demonstrate leadership in helping the firm manage business risks while working collaboratively with business leaders to find practical and creative solutions to problems. Among its many responsibilities are supporting compliance with professional and firm quality controls, drafting guidelines and standards, negotiating contracts with Crowe clients, resolving subpoenas directly with regulators and other outside parties, providing legal counsel to the firm, and performing acquisition due diligence, just to name a few.
Crowe is seeking in-house counsel for its Oak Brook or Chicago, Illinois office. Successful candidates will have aptitude for or experience with:
This position will report to the General Counsel and have exposure to the company’s partners, management, and all functional areas. In addition to being a contributor on legal matters, counsel must manage firm risk and learn general firm practices in a wide variety of areas. A successful candidate will be a leader capable of developing and maintaining close working relationships with the firm’s other business leaders, while effectively responding directly to demanding external client requirements. Initiative is encouraged. The legal department manages a large volume of requests, and candidates will need a strong ability to fluidly manage work load with both client and firm business leader priorities. The position’s duties and responsibilities will expand as understanding of the business and ability to manage business risk is demonstrated.
Candidates must be well organized, team oriented, and able to meet deadlines, while possessing sound business judgment, discretion, flexibility, a willingness to learn, and superior writing and verbal communication skills.
The following proven experience is desired, but all are not required:
Crowe Horwath LLP (www.crowehorwath.com) is one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the United States. Under its core purpose of “Building Value with Values®,” Crowe uses its deep industry expertise to provide audit services to public and private entities while also helping clients reach their goals with tax, advisory, risk and performance services. With a total of more than 3,000 personnel, Crowe and its subsidiaries have offices coast to coast. The firm is recognized by many organizations as one of the country's best places to work. Crowe serves clients worldwide as an independent member of Crowe Horwath International, one of the largest global accounting networks in the world, consisting of more than 150 independent accounting and advisory services firms in more than 100 countries around the world.