Legal Counsel

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Professional Services Firm

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.

ZS’s Corporate Support teams operate the firm’s core internal enterprise functions. Our global teams comprise team-oriented, pragmatic and results-driven people who thrive in a challenging work environment. Our people come from diverse backgrounds, but share a passion for quality customer service and dedication—whether our customer is a client or another ZS employee.

The Legal team supports ZS’s entry into contractual agreements, ensures compliance with client services agreements and supports vendor and employment contracts.


As we continue to grow our firm, we are currently looking for a Legal Counsel to join our office in Evanston, IL to support our client relationships and delivery. Our legal team reviews contracts, advises the firm on matters of legal consequence, and proactively assesses and manages the firm’s risk exposure. The legal team is responsible for staying abreast of legal developments impacting the firm on a global basis and then advising the firm based on the changing legal landscape.  We are looking for someone who is ready to negotiate our more complex client transactions, develop legal frameworks for new ZS practice areas, and steer long-term projects while working with Senior Legal Counsel.


  • Prepare review, revise and negotiate legal agreements to ensure the firm’s obligations are compatible with management’s philosophy;
  • Engage with and mentor junior attorneys on the team;
  • 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;
  • Protect the firm in all business relationships;
  • 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; and
  • Develop legal frameworks for new practice areas.


  • JD degree with strong academic background required;
    5+ years of relevant work experience and bar admission in one of the 50 states;
  • Significant experience drafting and negotiating a variety of commercial contracts, including services agreements;
  • 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;
  • Ability to work with others in a flexible working environment, with a mixture of in-person and remote work;
  • Experience using practical business judgment and counseling internal clients to assess risk; and
  • Flexibility to facilitate meeting with internal and external contacts globally.

Additionally, expertise in any of the following is particularly valuable:

  • IT contracts and SaaS licensing experience;
  • Commercial transactions experience, preferably as in-house counsel;
  • Leadership experience; and/or
    Knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry and applicable regulatory framework

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.



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