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Our client, one of the largest IT and business consulting services firms in the world, seeks to hire an accomplished government contracts lawyers for its U.S. based federal business. You will effectively serve as a “micro GC” for the Defense and Civilian agency program business units and advise on their day-to-day legal operations.

Overview: Our client holds contracts with virtually every federal civilian, defense, and intelligence agency and plays a major role in key federal initiatives such as financial management, health care reform, cloud computing, and cyber-security.  You will support the business by drafting and negotiating a variety of business agreements, preparing company responses to government claims, audits, and investigations, advising on and managing bid protests and litigation, preparing government contract REAs, conducting internal investigations, and supporting the compliance program by preparing and conducting trainings on various government contracts topics.

Selling Points:

  • Work hand-in-glove with business clients and have direct access to and visibility with C-Suite executives. In addition, help guide contracts and compliance professionals.
  • Continue to provide regulatory counseling and compliance advice to clients while developing (or strengthening) your transactional drafting and negotiating experience.
  • If you enjoy handling litigation, investigations and bid protests, you don’t need to give that up when you transition in-house. This role offers more exposure to that work than most in-house positions, but with the support of outside counsel.
  • Join a small (seven-attorney, including one who we just placed) and extremely collegial legal department that values collaboration and autonomy.
  • Complete transactions with minimal oversight in a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment where issues of first impression often arise.

Requirements: A minimum of 7 years’ experience as a government contracts attorney at a law firm and/or in-house counsel at a federal government contractor or agency. While in-house experience is highly desired, prior tenure in a law firm is required, as is experience advising defense industry clients. Additionally, you should have extensive experience counseling clients on cradle-to-grave government procurement issues; be able to resolve cost accounting standards and pricing issues; be familiar with supporting clients on DCAA/DCMA/GSA audits and advising on OCI restrictions; handling commercial items sales under GSA Schedules and GWACs; and ideally have prior exposure to due diligence review on M&A transactions.

**Exciting time to join to grow a growing organization and expand your government contracts expertise with a great in-house legal team**

Job ID: 17222

    • Location: Washington
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