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Intellectual Property Law Director

The Opportunity

Are you passionate about combining your federal procurement law expertise with big picture business thinking to empower innovation, drive critical missions, and deliver enduring growth and value in the federal marketplace? As the leader of Booz Allen’s Intellectual Property (IP) Legal Team, you know how to anticipate business needs in the federal space and partner closely with business leaders to develop holistic and integrated strategic approaches to support the full innovation lifecycle.  You bring agility and action from the ideation through delivery stage to establish and drive intellectual property (IP) and technology strategy, protect IP rights, and provide legal advice to business leaders across the organization on all aspects of IP, including patents, trade secrets, emerging technologies, copyrights, trademarks, and licensing. You will serve as a key stakeholder in developing the structures needed to support the company’s build, partner, invest, buy approach. We need you to drive our purpose-driven, forward-thinking team as we advance our clients’ missions by delivering repeatable, scalable products and solutions that leverage dual-use technologies to solve our client’s most pressing challenges.

At Booz Allen, you’ll lead a team of intellectual property attorneys supporting and shaping the business’s efforts to bring bold thinking to complex challenges for a diverse base of public-sector clients stretching across a wide swath of industries, in the U.S. and internationally. You will join a cross-matrixed team of directors, serving as the leader tasked with helping build the framework for delivering enduring solutions that can be monetized, scaled, and delivered across the federal government and into the commercial industry. You will oversee the team of professionals supporting our registered IP portfolio, and partner with the Sector Counsels across each of the three Sectors to evolve and transform our current IP ecosystem. You will work closely with the Deputy General Counsel, Sector Operations and the Office of the Chief Technology Officer to catalyze and operationalize the foundational shifts needed to meet that objective by building risk mitigation into our delivery approach, enhancing our organizational understanding of the critical concepts underpinning this approach and advancing the enterprise to move at the pace of innovation. And you will accelerate the integration of these functions across the legal department to achieve efficiencies that allow the department to move with velocity.

On our team, you’ll build trusted partnerships across the firm and collaborate with fellow members of the Legal, Ethics & Compliance team to protect and advance the company, while navigating the complex, multifaceted, and often novel legal and compliance risks we face today.  Guided by Booz Allen’s purpose and values, together we’ll anticipate and proactively prepare for the issues we’ll encounter tomorrow. Due to the nature of work performed within this facility, U.S. citizenship is required.

Join us. The world can’t wait.

You Have:

  • 12+ years of experience in IP law at a law firm, in-house corporate, or government legal department

  • Experience managing the IP portfolio, including patent and trademark preparation, prosecution, clearance, and third-party IP matters, structuring and negotiating IP transactions of varying complexities, technology licensing, and patent or other IP litigation

  • Experience implementing risk-based approaches to processes and procedures to address contractual, regulatory and performance risk through collaborating with cross-functional teams

  • Experience counseling on intellectual property and data rights protection under both FAR and non-FAR based contracts and crafting systematic, enterprise-wide solutions for tracking and enabling such IP monetization

  • Experience supporting IP guidance and counseling across a broad range of strategic transactions, including investments, partnerships, or mergers and acquisitions

  • Experience with managing attorneys, paralegals, and other professionals

  • Knowledge of federal procurement laws and regulations FAR, DFARS, federal procurement statutes and regulations, and bid protest jurisprudence

  • Ability to listen actively and ensure that the right questions are being asked and answered, translate technical advice into succinct, clear, and direct business solutions, execute against clear objectives, priorities, and success metrics, work under pressure, prioritize and manage the workload and simultaneous tasks, and meet deadlines in a changing, fast-paced environment

  • J.D. degree

  • Bar admission in any state or the District of Columbia

Nice If You Have:

  • Experience with trade secret enforcement

  • Experience with copyrights and filings

  • Experience commercializing products

  • Experience advising on and conversant with IT, cybersecurity, data security, and other highly technical concepts and associated regulatory and contractual requirements

  • Experience counseling and advising on product liability mitigation strategies during all stages of the federal procurement or product engineering and development lifecycle

  • Experience with government contracting, including in a professional services firm

  • Ability to show legal, analytical and business-oriented approach to problem solving at a senior executive level

  • Secret clearance preferred

Create Your Career: 

Grow With Us 
Your growth matters to us—that’s why we offer a variety of ways for you to develop your career. With professional and leadership development opportunities like upskilling programs, tuition reimbursement, mentoring, and firm-sponsored networking, you can chart a unique and fulfilling career path on your own terms. 

A Place Where You Belong 
Diverse perspectives cultivate collective ingenuity. Booz Allen’s culture of respect, equity, and opportunity means that, here, you are free to bring your whole self to work. With an array of business resource groups and other opportunities for connection, you’ll build your community in no time. 

Support Your Well-Being 
Our comprehensive benefits package includes wellness programs with HSA contributions, paid holidays, paid parental leave, a generous 401(k) match, and more. With these benefits, plus the option for flexible schedules and remote and hybrid locations, we’ll support you as you pursue a balanced, fulfilling life—at work and at home. 

Your Candidate Journey 
At Booz Allen, we know our people are what propel us forward, and we value relationships most of all. Here, we’ve compiled a list of resources so you’ll know what to expect as we forge a connection with you during your journey as a candidate with us.


At Booz Allen, we celebrate your contributions, provide you with opportunities and choices, and support your total well-being. Our offerings include health, life, disability, financial, and retirement benefits, as well as paid leave, professional development, tuition assistance, work-life programs, and dependent care. Our recognition awards program acknowledges employees for exceptional performance and superior demonstration of our values. Full-time and part-time employees working at least 20 hours a week on a regular basis are eligible to participate in Booz Allen’s benefit programs. Individuals that do not meet the threshold are only eligible for select offerings, not inclusive of health benefits. We encourage you to learn more about our total benefits by visiting the Resource page on our Careers site and reviewing Our Employee Benefits page.

Salary at Booz Allen is determined by various factors, including but not limited to location, the individual’s particular combination of education, knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience, as well as contract-specific affordability and organizational requirements. The projected compensation range for this position is $181,100.00 to $337,000.00 (annualized USD). The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position and is just one component of Booz Allen’s total compensation package for employees. This posting will close within 90 days from the Posting Date.

Work Model
Our people-first culture prioritizes the benefits of flexibility and collaboration, whether that happens in person or remotely.

  • If this position is listed as remote or hybrid, you’ll periodically work from a Booz Allen or client site facility.
  • If this position is listed as onsite, you’ll work with colleagues and clients in person, as needed for the specific role.

EEO Commitment

We’re an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer that empowers our people to fearlessly drive change – no matter their race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, military or uniformed service member status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, local, or international law.

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