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Corporate Generalist, Department Management, General Commercial/Contracts
Our client, a dynamic Fortune 75 technology oriented company, is seeking an experienced attorney to serve as General Counsel for their $500 million-plus Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration management and operating contract business. This position provides legal counsel and assistance to General Management and the various operating divisions to ensure maximum protection of the legal rights of the Division. This role will serve as a key member of the senior leadership team on matters of strategic importance to the business, establishing key strategic alliances, and risk-opportunity analysis for business transactions. This role will manage a staff of 12 professionals that provide legal support, and is the primary administrator of the business’ prime contracts and government-approved procurement system.
Primary Responsibilities will include:
-Management and development of the legal and contracts department across diverse areas of responsibility.
-Dispute resolution and litigation efforts and strategy, including management of outside counsel as appropriate.
-Development and dissemination of policy and directions on legal aspects of operating activities for the guidance and control of operating divisions.
-Provision of counsel in the conduct of relationships with the NNSA and other federal and state bureaus and agencies.
-Assistance in negotiations as required and review and approve written agreements, contracts, or other legal instruments involving the rights and obligations of the Division.
-Providing legal guidance and counsel relative to intellectual property including, patent, trademark, and copyright matters.
-Provision legal counsel in a wide variety of matters including employment, environment, safety and health, tax, and procurement.
Candidates must have the following qualifications in order to be considered:
Nine to seventeen years with major law firm, relevant government and/or Corporate experience
Strong legal background which includes subject matter expertise in energy, corporate, commercial, and intellectual property laws
General understanding of litigation, environment, safety and health, government contracts, and employment law.
Experience in Department of Energy management and operating contract legal requirements, or the equivalent. Aerospace industry experience is also helpful.
Excellent Communication Skills.
Ability to think conceptually and strategically, while maintaining a results driven approach.
Strong problem solving, negotiation and interpersonal skills.
Ability to establish priorities for the legal team and to execute to those priorities.
Ability to lead, influence and motivate your team and to act as a catalyst for change.
Strong problem resolution skills and the ability to develop innovative solutions to address issues.
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