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Counsel - Government Contracts Attorney
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Counsel - Government Contracts Attorney The candidate will advise and provide solutions to internal business clients servicing Federal industry-based clients on issues relating to the pursuit and performance of federal government contracts, including with respect to federal procurement law and regulation, cost accounting standards, federal facility, and personnel clearance matters, cybersecurity, and other compliance requirements for federal government contractors. Will structure, review and negotiate complex government and commercial agreements including government subcontracts and vendor agreements, teaming agreements, and other federal practice-related business agreements as necessary. Provide sophisticated strategic advice to the internal business clients and leadership on nuanced and complex issues, including with respect to implementing policies and procedures to minimize enterprise risk, particularly those associated with the government contracting practice. Proactively identify and resolve government contracting regulatory and compliance issues, including responding to government audits and investigations. Collaborate with various subject matter experts and other legal specialists within the firm to support matters impacting the business, including with respect to intellectual property, cybersecurity, talent, and ethics. Efficiently manage government contract disputes and litigation, including the proactive supervision of outside counsel, with the goal of expeditious and economical resolution of bid protests, equitable adjustments and claims, lawsuits and regulatory matters, and conducting internal investigations. Support the GPS federal practice's contract practice operating and compliance programs, including by preparing and conducting training on government contracting and compliance topics.

The candidate should have an active member of a U.S. State or Commonwealth Bar with 3-5 years of experience as a practicing attorney, preferably in a leading law firm and/or in-house legal department. Should have 3+ years of federal government contract law experience in assisting the Government and Public Services (GPS) practice with a broad range of federal contracting matters. Should have experience handling federal government contracts and grants matters, including negotiating/drafting subcontracts and prime contracts, FAR/DFARS compliance, audits/investigations, government contracts supply chain, cyber and/or IP issues, and disputes/claims. Must have a working knowledge of federal contract types and contracting principles, laws, Executive Orders, regulations, and procedures applicable to pre-award and post-award actions (including the FAR, DFARS, and GSA regulations). Working knowledge of federal cybersecurity requirements, including NIST and FedRAMP, and federal supply chain compliance requirements. Business-focused and creative approach to problem-solving and the ability to efficiently manage a substantial number of issues in a fast-paced environment. Experience with delivery and implementation of technology (including software, SaaS, AI/ML, and other solutions) for federal government customers is a plus. Familiarity with the management of GSA offerings, compliance processes, price management, and the financial reporting process, is a plus. Experience with an independent public accounting or professional services firm setting is helpful. Strong written and verbal communication skills, and strong research and analytical skills required. Should be flexible, collaborative team player, with a willingness to take on a variety of diverse projects. Good judgment and business acumen with a solution-oriented approach. Must be able to quickly understand trends in the industry and new and innovative service offerings and business models. Should have the ability to prioritize multiple assignments with strong attention to detail.

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