Associate General Counsel - Government Contracts

Key Role:

Serve as a senior member of the Legal Department’s Government Contracts Team as an Associate General Counsel, Government Contracts. Partner with business leadership to mitigate risks associated with supporting the government’s most critical missions and delivering innovative products and solutions to solve the government’s most complex problems. Serve as a leader supporting the firm’s strategic growth in the areas of cybersecurity, analytics, and digital solutions. Provide government contracts-focused legal advice and counsel to business leaders and internal business partners to mitigate risk on high profile, large scale, mission critical contracts across the civil, defense, and intelligence markets. Collaborate with business leadership, Legal Department leaders, and internal business partners and serve as an essential advisor at all stages of contract performance. Focus predominantly on program execution, build upon the firm’s unique value proposition of combining mission knowledge, consulting heritage, and technical depth, and leverage expertise in government contracts counseling, data rights, contract negotiations, and performance-focused dispute resolution to anticipate risk, protect the firm’s strategic investments, and respond to range of matters arising during the course of contract performance. Collaborate with Government Contracts and Global Transactions and Innovation legal team as well as other key internal stakeholders to address and operationalize a broad range of risk mitigation techniques throughout the contract lifecycle.

Basic Qualifications:

-10+ years of experience with government contracts law, including FAR, DFARS, and negotiating other transaction agreements, federal procurement statutes and regulations in a law firm or corporate legal department

-Experience with counseling on intellectual property and data rights protection

-Experience with developing comprehensive, business-oriented solutions to challenging problems

-Ability to translate highly technical concepts into plain language to facilitate dispute resolution

-Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and manage the workload and simultaneous tasks, and meet deadlines in a changing, fast–paced environment

-Ability to provide practical and pragmatic advice to legal and business colleagues

-Ability to obtain a security clearance

-JD degree

-Member in good standing of any U.S. state bar

Additional Qualifications:

-Experience with performance dispute counseling and litigation preferred

-Experience with advising professional services companies, including commercial or government industry

-Experience in advising on and conversant with IT, cybersecurity, data security, incident response, and other highly technical concepts and associated regulatory and contractual requirements preferred

-Experience with drafting and negotiating contractual requirements for software development, systems, products, and solutions agreements, including change control processes, other delivery-focused mitigation approaches, or acceptance criteria

-Ability to show superior legal and analytical expertise and business-oriented approach to problem solving

-Ability to display excellent judgment and initiative in selecting the most effective solutions

-Possession of excellent organizational, interpersonal, client relations, and team skills
-Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills

Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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