Responsible for providing legal support and knowledge of a legal specialty for non-routine matters affecting one or more of the business units and/or corporate headquarters. Provides advice and recommendation on complex issues that have or may have a significant impact on business activities and operations. Operates with minimal supervision and regarded as a subject matter expert. Researches legal principles and precedents. Supervises outside counsel on non-routine matters within the scope of subject matter expertise.
General Purpose: Perform the general duties of Law Firm associate level attorney for addressing government contracts compliance issues, including but not limited to:
Advising on issues such as:
Contracts or OTAs
Changes and equitable adjustments
Ethics and compliance
Suspension and debarment
Small business programs (including 8(a), SDVO, HUBZone, and WOSB)
Data rights and other intellectual property rights
Compliance with statutes and regulations such as the FAR, DFARS, False Claims Act, BAA, TAA, TINA, Wage Rate Requirements (Construction) Act (formerly “Davis-Bacon”), 41 USC Chapter 65 (formerly “Walsh-Healey Act”), Fair Labor Standards Act and the Service Contract Labor Standards statute (formerly “Service Contract Act”).
Conducting bid protests, pursuing claims and disputes
Working closely with other attorneys to provide government contracts advice.
Identifying compliance risk areas for implementing best practices in Company-wide government contracting practices.
Assisting with drafting and implementing policies, procedures, and practices to support compliance with government contracting requirements.
Reviewing and advising on compliance related requirements for customer and supplier contracts and related agreements.
Developing relationships, processes, and activities that support and continuously improve the delivery of legal services related to government contracting and compliance to the Company's business units.
Provides legal counsel in a particular subject area of expertise and/or to a specific business unit or units. Dispenses legal knowledge and expertise impacting business operations. Works closely with executives and management.
Performs legal research when and as necessary to resolve legal issues and determine the appropriate course of action regarding a particular issue/case. Consults with and supervises outside counsel to develop legal strategies and resolve issues in non-routine matters.
Operates with minimal supervision and coordinates legal functions with other departments affected by the matter/issue.
Provides mentorship and guidance to junior level attorneys and may have direct management responsibilities for non-attorney legal specialists.
Consistent exercise of sound judgment and discretion in all matters.
Regular, consistent, and punctual attendance. Must be able to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s), and overtime as necessary.
Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance.
Regular, consistent and punctual attendance. Must be able to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) as necessary.
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Skills and Abilities: Significant experience in government contracts, administrative procedures, and client counseling. Large law firm experience preferred, with in-house (government contractor or agency-side) experience a plus. Excellent research and writing skills. Good organizational and project management skills. Excellent communication skills (both oral and written). Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision.
Education, Experience and/or Training: Must be a graduate of an accredited law school. At least 5-8 years as a practicing attorney.
Employees at all levels are expected to:
Understand our Operating Principles; make them the guidelines for how you do your job
Own the customer experience - think and act in ways that put our customers first, give them seamless digital options at every touchpoint, and make them promoters of our products and services
Know your stuff - be enthusiastic learners, users and advocates of our game-changing technology, products and services, especially our digital tools and experiences
Win as a team - make big things happen by working together and being open to new ideas
Be an active part of the Net Promoter System - a way of working that brings more employee and customer feedback into the company - by joining huddles, making call backs and helping us elevate opportunities to do better for our customers
Drive results and growth
Respect and promote inclusion and diversity
Do what's right for each other, our customers, investors and our communities
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