Senior Lawyer - Risk

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Job Number: 967346
Work type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Lawyer, Melbourne

About us

MinterEllison is one of the Asia Pacific's leading law firms. Established in Sydney in 1827, our firm today operates in Australia, Hong Kong, mainland China, Mongolia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom through a network of integrated offices and associated firms.

Our culture

At MinterEllison, our people are our brand.  Every day, every person in our Firm plays a vital role in helping clients to close deals, find solutions, resolve disputes, grasp opportunities and create value.  We are a friendly and supportive Firm that takes pride in our work, our individual and collective achievements, our clients' success, and our strong reputation in the marketplace.

Your role

Our Risk and Compliance Team – which is supervised by Theo Kindynis, the Firm's General Counsel - is currently seeking an experienced IT/technology lawyer to join our national risk management team. You will also work closely with the Head – Commercial Risk, our Deputy General Counsel and the partners and staff nationwide to develop, implement and promote the Firm's risk management policies with a focus on IT and technology.

The role offers an experienced IT and technology lawyer the opportunity to re-focus their skills within a law firm environment onto the business and compliance challenges of the Firm itself.  You will work with other lawyers and support staff whose focus is managing the legal and commercial risks that the Firm has across a range of locations and projects, while interacting with various partners and support staff to help manage the Firm's risk profile and compliance obligations. 

The role will give you an opportunity to expand your skills beyond IT/technology to a range of commercial and risk issues facing the Firm.

In this role, you will, within the Firm's overall risk management strategy and policies:

  • advise the Firm on a range of projects involving the use or implementation of various software and related technologies by the Firm and assist in a range of projects involving the introduction or upgrading of technology elements
  • You will also play a key role in advising the Firm on procurement strategies and various supply contracts. 
  • You will assist General Counsel in advising the Firm on outsourcing, e-commerce, online/information security and privacy, technology development and the Firm's licensing commitments. 
  • as part of the Risk and Compliance Team you will be involved in reviewing and advising on client driven technology requirements to permit the Firm to respond to ongoing client demands
  • Assist with the embedding of risk management in the culture of the firm;
  • Act as a contact point for day-to-day risk management queries especially related to technology/IT issues;
  • Assist with the development of risk management knowledge (including the intranet site).

What you need

We welcome applications from lawyers with:

  • technical expertise in the technology and communications practice area ideally gained at a reputable Australian law firm;
  • experience as a risk professional at a professional services organisation is desirable but not essential;
  • strong research, drafting and analytical skills;
  • strong project management skills, with the ability to co-ordinate a range of activities across the firm's locations;
  • the ability to build sustainable relationships and effectively influence behaviours, communicate and liaise with partners and staff at all levels in order to facilitate a risk aware and compliant culture;
  • the ability to work with various internal stakeholders and business support services, at an operational level including training and change management;
  • resilience and the ability to ask probing questions where required; and
  • experience as a risk professional at a professional services organisation is desirable but not essential.

What we offer

MinterEllison has a working culture that is second to none.  Our lawyers work in a collegiate environment that is team oriented and focused on producing the highest quality for the client.

Minter Ellison offers competitive top tier employment packages and a wide range of employment benefits including a free gym membership and health and well-being initiatives. Our learning and professional development programs are designed to maximise your technical expertise, client and solution focus and business acumen to help you make the most of your career.

How to apply

We prefer to deal with you directly, so please submit your CV, cover letter and academic transcripts for consideration by clicking on the 'Apply' button below.  If you would like further information, please contact Lee Robinson on 02 9921 4794 for a confidential discussion.

To be eligible to apply for this role you must be legally permitted to work in Australia.

Advertised: AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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