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Counsel - Contracts
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Counsel - Contracts Duties: Review and analyze Requests for Proposal to determine corporate risk. Review and negotiate prime contracts, amendments, change orders, subcontracts, teaming agreements, nondisclosure agreements and vendor agreements. Oversee the review of proposals and contract actions processed for the company prior to signature or negotiation, and ensure the all factors have been considered and all necessary information has been gathered. Prepare and conduct executive-level briefings. Represent contracts function at meetings with leadership and staff of supported business units. Ensure compliance with all company processes and procedures for contract approval/execution. Ensure compliance with company policy on acceptable contract terms and conditions including compliance with FAR, DFARS, other regulations, company directives. Review all change notices and amendments to major contracts (including all contracts with development effort) affecting period of performance, funding, cost or changes to technical specifications and ensuring proper risk evaluation and mitigation. Oversee and monitor negotiation of contractual agreements on terms and conditions that are in the best interest of the company and its client. Prepare legal correspondence. Implement contract policies, procedures, and other business and contractual or compliance matters affecting business units.. Manage and direct subcontract completions and close-out process. Other responsibilities as may be assigned by direct manager, General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel and/or Assistant General Counsel. Manage, perhaps through subordinate supervisors, the coordination of the activities of a section or department with responsibility for results, including costs, methods and staffing. In some instances this manager may be responsible for a functional area and not have any subordinate employees. Work on issues of diverse scope where analysis of situation or data requires evaluation of a variety of factors, including an understanding of current business trends. Follow processes and operational policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Act as advisor to subordinate(s) to meet schedules and/or resolve problems. Develop and administer schedules, performance requirements; may have budget responsibilities. Frequently interact with subordinate employees, customers, and/or functional peer group managers, normally involving matters between functional areas, other company divisions or units, or customers and the company. Often must lead a cooperative effort among members of a project team. Receive assignments in the form of objectives and determines how to use resources to meet schedules and goals. Provide guidance to subordinates within the latitude of established company policies. Recommend changes to policies and establishes procedures that affect immediate organization(s).

Qualifications: Current U.S. State Bar Membership (in good standing) and Virginia Corporate Counsel Certificate (or ability to obtain Certificate within 6 months). 5+ years of experience with 2-4 years in the practice of transactional or corporate law preferred. Exceptional verbal and writing skills. Excellent negotiation skills. Attention to detail. Strong work ethic. Ability to multitask. Ability to manage a high volume of work in a demanding, fast-paced environment. Ability to easily and effectively communicate with senior management. Works well with colleagues/builds positive working relationships. Familiarity with intellectual property principles and IT systems contracts. International government contracting experience a plus.
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