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KPMG Associate General Counsel-Litigation in Des Moines, Iowa

Business Title: Associate General Counsel-Litigation

Requisition Number: 111674 - 30

Function: Business Support Services

Area of Interest:

State: IA

City: Des Moines


Known for being a great place to work and build a career, KPMG provides audit, tax and advisory services for organizations in today's most important industries. Our growth is driven by delivering real results for our clients. It's also enabled by our culture, which encourages individual development, embraces an inclusive environment, rewards innovative excellence and supports our communities. With qualities like those, it's no wonder we're consistently ranked among the best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine, Consulting Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, Diversity Inc. and others. If you're as passionate about your future as we are, join our team.

KPMG's Office of General Counsel (OGC) is currently seeking an Associate General Counsel to provide legal support to join our Litigation group, specifically on the Practice Protection Team.


  • Provide counsel on actual and threatened civil litigation where the Firm is a party, the subject of third-party subpoenas and other legal process where the Firm is not a party to the proceeding, and regulatory or other government investigations or inquiries

  • Represent KPMG and its professionals in civil litigation proceedings and regulatory investigations and provide legal advice to the Firm and its leaders related to issues arising in those proceedings

  • Develop, implement, and manage strategies and tactics to defend litigation claims and regulatory investigations and bring them to a successful and cost-effective resolution

  • Supervise and work collaboratively with outside counsel, and other members of OGC, to deliver the highest quality legal representation to the Firm and its leaders

  • Report to and consult with the Vice Chair for Legal, Regulatory & Compliance/General Counsel and the Deputy General Counsel for Litigation on issues arising in litigation and regulatory matters

  • Assist in developing financial projections for supervised matters


  • Minimum eighteen years of recent experience in well-regarded law firm(s) or in-house legal department; experience defending complex civil litigations and regulatory investigations involving accounting firms, similar professional organizations or financial institutions a plus

  • JD or LLM from an accredited law school, and licensed to practice law in the U.S., including in the state in which his/her office is located

  • Experience serving within the Division of Enforcement of either the SEC or PCAOB or a similar regulatory or law enforcement agency directing investigations focusing on accounting or other professional liability issues a plus, but not required

  • Ability to manage multiple litigations, investigations and projects simultaneously and meet deadlines with consistently high-quality deliverables and results; strategic thinking in sensitive and complex situations, and the highest ethical standards, integrity, authenticity, credibility and character

  • Excellent analytical, writing, interpersonal, communication, client counseling and oral advocacy skills; demonstrated collaboration skills, including building strong business partnerships, and working within cross-functional teams; client-service orientation with the capability to create effective working relationships cross-functionally, including interfacing with internal and external stakeholders on legal and business matters

  • Able to demonstrate a commitment to driving diversity, equity and inclusion at the group, enterprise, industry, or community level

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KPMG recruits on a rolling basis. Candidates are considered as they apply, until the opportunity is filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply expeditiously to any role(s) for which they are qualified that is also of interest to them.

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