Region: Columbia
JobID: 38831
 

Reputable and growing defense contractor is looking to add an Associate Corporate Counsel to their in-house legal team. This role is a newly created position and will assist with Department of Defense contracts. It's a great opportunity to assist with building out the legal team of a fast growing organization. It offers a stable work environment, a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package, including ESOP participation, 401k Plan, Flexible Work Schedules, Tuition Reimbursement, Co-Sponsored Health Plan, Paid Leave and much more.

Job Description: 

The successful candidate will review, edit, and draft documents, such as memoranda, letters, board resolutions, contracts, policies, and procedures, under the supervision of the General Counsel. The successful candidate will also provide corporate governance over all matters of contract negotiations and employment law.   The successful candidate should have extensive experience with contract clauses, intellectual property terms and general business terms with the ability to successfully review and negotiate appropriate contractual terms.  The successful candidate will also be responsible for negotiation of contract and subcontract terms, including FAR and DFARS flow down clauses, general business contractual terms, and negotiation of Non-Disclosure Agreements and Teaming Agreements.  The candidate should have experience with and will assist the company across a wide range of agreements including purchase orders, task orders, contracts, subcontracts and other general business agreements. 

Responsibilities:

In addition to the primary responsibilities of the role, the Associate General Counsel will participate in and share responsibility for the following: 

  • Contracts: drafting, negotiating, and enforcing a wide variety of contracts including management agreements, independent contractor agreements, membership agreements, waivers and releases, licensing agreements, and the like. 

  • Corporate governance: drafting corporate-level policies and best practices informed by legal research. Interfacing with company executives in high-level steering and advisory meetings. 

  • Litigation supervision 

  • Legal research: preparing memoranda and reports for the General Counsel. 

  • Perform legal research and analysis on a wide range of topics and monitor new and updated laws. 

  • Analyze and interpret applicable laws, regulations, contracts, and other documents. 

  • Establish, maintain, and improve upon an effective system of compiling, organizing, and indexing files and records. 

  • Maintain, update, and improve legal resource materials. 

  • Assist with document retention policy. 

 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Juris Doctor (JD) from an accredited law school 

  • Admission to Virginia, DC, or Maryland State Bar 

  • 3-5 years of experience practicing corporate law 

  • Secret clearance 

  • Strong writing and communication abilities 

  • The ability to manage and prioritize simultaneous demands from multiple stakeholders 

U.S. Citizenship Required:? Yes 

Eligibility to Obtain a DoD Security Clearance Required for this Position? Yes 

 

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