Associate Legal Counsel - (North America) at Thoughtworks

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Thoughtworks is a global software consultancy with an aim to create a positive impact on the world through technology. Our community of technologists thinks disruptively to deliver pragmatic solutions for our clients' most complex challenges. We are curious minds who come together as collaborative and inclusive teams to push boundaries, free to be ourselves and make our mark in tech.


As a member of the North America Legal Team, you will support our US and Canadian businesses from our Chicago office, building professional experience and learning the practical aspects of applied law along the way. You will learn the functions of Thoughtworks’ business, helping to assist on commercial transactions, undertake research, review standard documents and routine contracts and prepare routine filings. 

You’ll spend time on the following:

  • You will assist with reviewing and drafting legal documents and contracts (e.g., NDAs, service contracts and vendor agreements)
  • You will support the business in contract and record management and tracking
  • Research and provide legal advice on legal and compliance requirements
  • General commercial and contractual risk management
  • Work closely with the Demand, Finance, People and InfoSec teams on various matters to support the business
  • Correspond with employees and other functions within the company 
  • Coordinate with colleagues from other Group companies outside of North America
  • Draft, review or negotiate commercial agreements for a professional services or technology firm
  • Intellectual property and software licensing, especially open source
  • Employment law issues

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • This position is for a new or recent law school graduate, who assists more senior law department professionals. 
  • The position may be recently admitted to the bar and typically has 0-3 years working experience.
  • A natural communicator, you’re a pro at presenting ideas and can easily build credibility and trust across a diverse range of people
  • You have a passion for learning and are open minded to change and new ideas
  • Your speaking, writing and editing skills are top notch; bonus points if you are fluent in Spanish
  • You’re analytical and business minded with a knack for detail 
  • You’re at your best when you’re operating under pressure, navigating ambiguous situations and collaborating with others to solve problems 
  • You have hawk-like attention to detail but can also see the big picture 
  • You’re comfortable working independently with minimal supervision 
  • Anticipating the needs of others comes naturally for you; you’re also able to hold many different possibilities and conflicting viewpoints in mind and devise a solution
  • You don’t shy away from conflict or strong opinions, you embrace them and integrate different viewpoints into your work

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Location

Across from Chicago's iconic Millennium Park, our office offers indescribable lake views and access to some of the city's greatest attractions.

What are Thoughtworks Perks + Benefits

Thoughtworks Benefits Overview

Personal development programs and training tailored to the career path that you choose
Allowances for books, conferences & training, cell phone, local transit, and high-speed internet
Opportunities for global assignments/travel
Internal conferences & community events

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Employee-led and driven groups created as a way to help connect underrepresented employees with each other for support, networking, and relationship building.
Daily sync
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Diversity, equity, and inclusion have the power to create transformative social change.
Unconscious bias training
An interactive session where participants will learn what unconscious bias is, where it comes from, how to spot it, and how it can have an impact in the workplace.
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Communities of passionate individuals committed to growing diversity, equity and inclusion at ThoughtWorks
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
We strive to be equitable, reflective, and inclusive of the society we live in. Home to all: regardless of age, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender, religion, disability, background or identity.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Mental Health Benefits
Behavioral Health Program is a free, confidential service to all employees to help with everything from mindfulness and managing stress to planning your new home purchase.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401K with Employer Match up to $4500/Year. Roth (post-tax) and Traditional (pre-tax) options available.
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
All permanent employees are granted Stock Appreciation Rights (SARs) upon their hire date.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
$100/year for parenting classes
Generous Parental Leave
Birth mothers are eligible for twelve (12) weeks. Birth fathers, adoptive parents or parent through surrogacy are eligible for (6) weeks.
Remote Work Program
While we’ve traditionally been a traveling consultancy, travel is not required at the moment. We anticipate the need for travel to our client locations in the future when it’s deemed safe.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Generous Vacation Accrual Beginning Day 1 with Year-Over-Year Rollover
Sabbatical
12 week paid sabbatical after 10 years of employment
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
7 personal/sick days per year
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Up to $130/month to cover public transportation and bicycle expenses when working in your home office.
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Employees get free lunches on Friday when in their home office.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
$1650/year to support your unique career development needs
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

Allowances for books, conferences, cell phone, local transit, and high-speed internet
Personal development programs and training tailored to the career path that you choose

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