Executive Legal Counsel – Litigation & Disputes

Boston Consulting Group

Job title:

Executive Legal Counsel – Litigation & Disputes


Boston Consulting Group

Job description


BCG is partnering with our clients to tackle some of the world s biggest and most pressing challenges. Grounded by our values and guided by our purpose, we are unlocking the potential of those who advance the world. Our Global Legal Team is a key enabler of our firm s success, helping to drive impact and progress across several important dimensions.

As a Legal team member, you will work across BCG teams and functions to support our business growth strategy, provide counsel and expertise, drive legal innovation, and leverage the power of new ways of working.

Among other things, you will:

  • Define and adapt BCG s global strategy and approach to navigating: (i) Disputes; (ii) Investigations; and (iii) Litigation, including but not limited to Mediation, Arbitration, Discovery, and Document and Testimonial Subpoenas. This includes effectively identifying and quantifying BCG s risk appetite.
  • Oversee BCG s global portfolio of disputes, investigations, subpoenas and litigation as it evolves. This includes managing all litigation, internal and government investigations, dispute avoidance efforts, and settlements as well as selecting and managing outside counsel and/or BCG s internal resources to ensure highly effective, professional and cost-efficient outcomes.
  • Ensure prompt and compliant responses to subpoenas and production requests, including deposition preparation and representing deposition witnesses. Contribute to BCG s knowledge and data systems and manage implementation and use of Litigation eDiscovery tool.
  • Train BCG executives and internal functions on disputes, dispute avoidance and management as well as related topics – e.g., privilege, sensitive case protocols, document retention, mediation and arbitration preparation, etc.
  • Coordinate with local offices to ensure a consistent approach to policies and decision-making regarding potential disputes and litigation across the organization.
  • Ensure continued development of knowledge and skills across the global legal team in navigating controversy, resolving litigation and maintaining a general enforcement mindset through training, guidelines, and appropriate contractual protections.
  • Periodically update BCG Audit and Risk committee, BCG Leadership and other global functions on emerging litigation, disputes and investigatory trends and act as bridge and point of contact between functions and business for resolving legal issues.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.


In all cases, BCG s Executive Legal Counsel will be an exceptional lawyer, be practical with stakeholders and expectations, able to efficiently deliver high quality work and drive efficiency. An Executive Legal Counsel has the following skills:

  • Superior analytical skills and creative problem-solving ability, with an appreciation for striking a practical balance between business and legal objectives.
  • Talent for absorbing new skill sets and areas of expertise quickly and comfortably and the flexibility to deal with a diverse international set of clients and advisors.
  • 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 positive, dynamic, client-focused approach to legal practice.
  • Perform successfully and produce results in a fast-paced, intellectually intense, client-oriented environment.
  • A pragmatic, high-energy professional attitude with personal and professional self-confidence and the interpersonal skills necessary to build relationships and manage people throughout a loosely structured organization.


  • Graduate degree (J.D.) in Law from an accredited law school and admitted to practice in the U.S.
  • 15+ years of international litigation or dispute resolution experience. Some in-house experience preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • English fluency; other languages a plus


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.

Expected salary


Boston, MA

Job date

Wed, 19 Jul 2023 07:06:49 GMT

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