Senior Corporate Counsel, Public Sector

Lincolnshire, IL
Full Time
Practice Areas: Corporation Job #: 20000555 Exp.: 7+ Years
The Senior Corporate Counsel is an integral part of the CDW legal team and a trusted business partner. This person will be part of a team that acts as business and regulatory counsel to Public Sector Sales that handles a variety of legal and regulatory matters with a focus on Federal Sales matters. The Senior Corporate Counsel provides day-to-day advice and guidance to help each Public sector business segment meet its objectives through a deep understanding of the business, knowledge of the laws and regulations applicable to that business and experience with regulatory matters and contracting applicable to each segment’s businesses.

  • Provide a broad array of legal advice to all Public business segments (Healthcare, State/Local Governments, Federal Government, Education, and Federal Government (Civilian and Department of Defense) with a focus on the Federal Government business.
  • Collaborate with and advise various internal clients and supporting departments, such as Finance, the Capture Team, Contract Negotiators and Program Management.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to help the business unit meet its objectives through deep understanding of each business segment and the application of laws/regulations to those segments. Establish rapport and build positive, trusted working relationships with business unit management and coworkers at all levels to ensure collaboration on the proactive engagement.
  • Support the business in a variety of regulatory matters, including government protests, security clearance matters and other matters related to all federal, state and local procurement matters.
  • Serve as a legal-business advisor to help define the structure of complex agreements and significant solicitations or RFP’s. Provide pragmatic legal advice always managing risk through business and legal counsel.
  • Demonstrate command of current and developing legal and regulatory developments impacting the segment businesses and provide practical training, communication, and advice to CDW management and coworkers regarding such developments.
  • Collaborate, support and lead various Legal Department initiatives either as a result of issues arising in Public Sector or as a result of Legal Department objectives.

Education and/or Experience Profile
  • JD Degree.
  • Minimum 7 years of significant legal experience within a corporation or law firm.
  • Licensed to practice law in Illinois, Virginia, or District of Columbia

Other Required Qualifications
  • Proven success in partnering with and effectively counseling internal business clients on a wide array of matters related to doing business with or selling to federal and SLED (state, local and education) with a focus on sales to the federal government including protests. This includes experience with federal regulatory matters and familiarity with FAR/DFAR.
  • Ability to work autonomously, issue spot and provide incisive, practical and business-focused advice and counsel. Ability to creatively and resourcefully problem-solve with a pragmatic orientation. Ability to balance strategic and tactical issues.
  • The ability to juggle competing priorities and adjust priorities as business requires.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to clearly and concisely articulate complex legal concepts to non-lawyers and to interact with stakeholders of all levels, including senior management.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Former Veteran/Department of Defense (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, JAG Corp.)
  • Mid-level experience with government protests.
  • Technology experience a plus.
  • Experience with FAR/DFAR compliance.
  • Experience with government and education contracting.

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