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The position of Assistant General Counsel will provide legal and business support for the day-to-day initiatives and long-term strategies of the Company and will counsel both business units and corporate functions. The Assistant General Counsel will work closely and directly with senior decision-makers and will work independently across the organization at multiple levels. This position requires the development and implementation of solutions to complex business and legal challenges across all of Serco’s North American business operations.
-Serve as the lead in-house lawyer for one or more business units of the Company, addressing and resolving all legal issues arising within the business (including government contracts, mergers and acquisitions, disputes and litigation, labor and employment, real estate, corporate governance, industrial security, trade compliance, insurance, health and safety, ethics and compliance)
-Support bidding activity and the administration of government contracts at the federal, state, and local levels of government, including in both the United States and Canada
-Negotiate and document a variety of complex agreements (commercial transactions and government contracts)
-Answer questions from internal clients on various matters related to government contracting and serve as support for, and escalation authority to, an experienced team of Contract and Subcontract negotiators
-Manage and resolve legal disputes of all types, including state and federal court litigation and bid protests before government agencies and courts
-Proactively identify and manage risk across the business, to include training internal clients on applicable material laws and regulations affecting the business
-Serve as lead in-house counsel in support of complex commercial transactions with non-governmental entities involving, for example, outsourcing of staffing and services
-Serve as a member of the Serco leadership team and participate in high-level discussions and meetings dedicated to ensuring the growth and evolution of the business
-Serve as a leader and integral and productive member of a small and collaborative legal team
Minimum of eight years of relevant legal experience, preferably consisting of both law firm and in-house experience.
JD from accredited law school, and individual must be admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia, or be admitted (or eligible upon hire to be admitted) to practice under the Corporate Counsel designation approved by the Virginia State Bar.
Experience in counseling clients and drafting agreements for large and complex projects, serving various Federal agency customers, as well as state and local governments
Experience in counseling clients and drafting agreements with commercial entities for professional services work and outsourcing of staff and services
Experience supporting government contractors generally, with demonstrated experience in supporting professional services contracting (federal, state and local), including review, drafting and negotiation of government contracts, such as prime contracts, subcontracts, purchase order terms and conditions, memoranda of understanding, teaming agreements, and non-disclosure agreements
Experience providing legal advice and related training regarding bid formation and bid protests, and claims related to government contract and subcontract matters
Experience reviewing RFPs, assessing risk, and planning negotiation strategies for such projects
Experience supporting ethics and compliance functions specific to government contracting
Experience with industrial security requirements and/or export control compliance
Experience managing outside counsel
Experience supporting due diligence activities in connection with M&A
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
Self-starter and independent worker
Solid legal and business judgment
Strong negotiation skills
Ability to work in a fast paced, demanding work environment
Ability to deliver solution-oriented advice
Ability to balance legal risks with a business-oriented approach
Ability to provide practical advice in ambiguous situations
Ability to distill complex concepts into actionable options for business clients
Ability to build strong relationships with business partners
Internal Number: 32294
About Serco Inc.
Serco Inc. (Serco) is the Americas division of Serco Group, plc. Serco serves every branch of the U.S. Military, numerous U.S. Federal Civilian Agencies, the Intelligence Community, the Government of Canada, State and Local Governments, and Commercial Clients. We help our clients deliver vital services more efficiently, while increasing the satisfaction of their end customers. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Serco has approximately 8,000 employees with an annual revenue of $1 billion and is part of a $4 billion global business that helps transform government and public services around the world. At Serco, our employees are our most valuable asset, and our success directly relates to our employees. At Serco, we listen, respect and support our employees and through continuous training, development and information-sharing, we advance talent internally, enhancing career growth and progression which enables not only our employees to excel but enables our customers to excel as well. It is not just a job at Serco; at Serco, we offer career opportunities. We invite you to become part of our dynamic team. Serco''s people share a passion for delivering ethical service, innovation, and a ...commitment to results. We trust our people to deliver. Serco is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying its workforce (Race/ Color/ Sex/ Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/ Religion/ National Origin/ Disability/ Vets).