Prestigious National Security Practice Seeks DCSA Experience (WDC)

We are working closely with the National Security practice of an elite AmLaw firm to recruit a mid-level associate with government contracting and Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) experience. If you enjoy deal work and counseling/compliance, this is an opportunity to continue honing this specialized side of your practice, while enjoying an overall mix of the most sophisticated CFIUS, OFAC/sanctions, export controls, trade and/or cybersecurity matters. **Non-attorney analysts or advisors with directly relevant DCSA experience are encouraged to apply.**

Practice/Position Details: Fifteen-plus team members in this full-service and highly regarded national security practice. The ideal candidate would have experience with government contracts diligence, negotiations involving FOCI mitigation, facility security clearance (FCL), small business set asides, novation of government contracts, and DFAR cybersecurity requirements, by way of example. Government contracts litigation experience is not required.

What Sets This Practice Apart From Its Peers:

– Gemstone Practice – This is a highly desirable practice that gets the attention of summer associates, who want to work with and ultimately be placed in the group. This is due to the nature of the work and the attorneys themselves.

– Practice Personality – The partners in this practice are known for being exceptional mentors and managers. The team is close-knit. There is a feeling that the partners genuinely care about the development and well-being of their team.

– Promotion From Within – There is a track record of internal promotion.


– Compensation/Hours – Cravath scale (base/bonus); associates average 2,000 hours (including billables – and credited amounts for pro bono and other firm contributions).

– Hiring Incentives – Make-whole bonus for end-of-year bonus. Possible signing bonus.

– In-Office Policy – Associates are typically in the office three days per week.

If you are interested in learning more, please reach out from your personal email to Erin Sears ( All inquiries will be kept confidential.

Location DC

Practice Area National Security

Job Type Not Specified

Our reference JOB-19722

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