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Delivering legal expertise and strategic partnership
We provide assistance on both client arrangements and internal legal matters, enhancing the quality of our client support while managing the firm’s potential legal exposure. Our team is comprised of approximately 200 lawyers and legal professionals across nearly 50 countries who come to McKinsey from law firms, in-house counsel, and other operational functions.

Featured Roles

Our legal professionals work within a variety of areas including practice support for contract agreements, risk management, advice to client service teams, the firm’s internal legal matters, and specialized teams. Below are a few examples.

Digital and Analytics

At McKinsey Digital, we have a deep understanding of the law around technology, data privacy and security, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. We apply this knowledge to create tools and frameworks to support innovation and collaboration with our clients.

Global Public Sector

Our team’s legal expertise helps our public sector practice solve complex social issues and improve the lives of citizens worldwide. The firm’s public sector work ranges from government to education, healthcare to defense and infrastructure.

Intellectual Property

The ideas born here are some of our greatest assets. We provide guidance on the usage, protection, ownership, and enforcement of the firm’s intellectual property rights. We act as counsel for our colleagues and the leadership team on issues related to trademarks and trade secrets.

Meet our people

“On a daily basis, colleagues I work with find ways to positively challenge each other and allow for growth as an individual and across diverse teams. We have opportunities to shape our path, expand our network, and have impact.”

Melissa, Head of Legal Operations, Philadelphia

“Although our team has a large, global presence, we operate under the same set of principles and values. The firm values guide how we approach the decisions and actions we take, both in our client work and internally.”

Juan, Associate General Counsel, Bogota

“I joined McKinsey because of its people, meaningful work, and the opportunity to make an impact. I’m humbled to work alongside some of the brightest people, and am constantly learning and growing professionally and intellectually. It excites me that I can see how my work helps drive impact both internally and externally.”

Jen, Associate General Counsel, New York

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Collaborative teams where your voice counts. Opportunities to make meaningful impact. Challenges to stretch your abilities and further your expertise. A diverse and inclusive culture. Freedom to navigate your own path to success.

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