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Federal - Complex Contracting Attorney

Job Location: VA - Arlington

Regional Description: Southeast

Job Number: 00639466

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Organization: Accenture Federal Services
Location: Arlington, VA 
 
Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company with offices in Arlington, Virginia. Accenture's federal business has served every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Accenture Federal Services transforms bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes for clients at defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and military health organizations.
 
We believe that great outcomes are everything. It’s what drives us to turn bold ideas into breakthrough solutions. By combining digital technologies with what works across the world’s leading businesses, we use agile approaches to help clients solve their toughest problems fast—the first time. So you can deliver what matters most.
 
Count on us to help you embrace new ways of working, building for change and put customers at the core. A wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture, we bring over 30 years of experience serving the federal government, including every cabinet-level department. Our 7,200 dedicated colleagues and change makers work with our clients at the heart of the nation’s priorities in defense, intel, public safety, health and civilian to help you make a difference for the people you employ, serve and protect.
 
As a Complex Contracting Attorney, you will be a legal partner to Business and Sales leadership in shaping and executing Accenture Federal Services’ market-facing strategies.  You will draft and negotiate complex transactions with U.S. Government agencies, government contractors, cloud and software providers within a corporate environment.  You will also advise business partners and Company leadership on legal strategies throughout the contract lifecycle.
This is a manager-level legal counsel position where you will primarily support the Accenture Federal Services (AFS) U.S. government agency customers and work in close partnership with sales and delivery teams, cross-functional subject matter experts, and leadership on a broad range of contracting and project matters. In this position  you will provide strategic-level guidance to AFS leadership, proposal teams, project teams, and growth platforms.  You will manage a broad range of moderately complex to highly complex legal issues and will be responsible for the drafting, review and negotiation of contracts, including services agreements, software licenses and cloud services agreements, IT services contracts, and vendor purchase and supply contracts.  You will be responsible for identifying legal opportunities and risks related to business initiatives, and recognition, analysis and response to emerging issues and trends. This person will work collaboratively with other members of the Legal team to support compliance counseling, management of bid protests, and resolution of disputes. You will provide creative, innovative, and effective legal solutions for business deals and commercial engagements in a fast-paced business environment and manage risks through counseling and the implementation and practical application of AFS policies, processes and procedures. 
 
Key Responsibilities: 
  •  Draft, negotiate and review third-party transactions to be most advantageous from a legal and business perspective
  • Educate company executives with respect to legal and risk management issues
  • Develop subject matter expertise relevant to federal procurement in one of more areas that benefit the Company
  • Participate in and contribute to the development and on-going review of relevant processes, guidelines and procedures, including those relating to AFS’s contracting practices to assure the success and compliance of AFS consistent with federal contracting requirements
  • Proactively identify and communicate risk to business teams and company leadership and provide recommendations on how to mitigate that risk
  • Manage outside counsel and advise senior business clients on financially significant and complex matters 
  • Maintain awareness of applicable federal regulatory changes and legal developments through the review of legal publications, on-line documentation and attendance at seminars and conferences 
  • Establish and maintains strong relationships with AFS cross-functional teams and leadership
  • Educate and provide guidance to contract managers, subcontract and procurement teams
Basic Qualifications:
  • 5 years of experience at a law firm, U.S. government, or in-house legal department
  • 3 years of experience in federal procurement applying the FAR/DFARS in the context of information
  • Juris Doctorate degree
  • US Citizenship
Professional Skill Qualifications:
  • Fluency with key laws and regulations pertaining to federal procurement and federal contractors
  • Ability to translate complex legal/regulatory concepts to business partners
  • Ability to effectively partner with business clients to jointly solve issues throughout contract life cycle
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative business environment
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with GSA procurement
  • Experience with contract dispute resolution and bid protests
  • Experience with workout of complex challenged contracts
  • Experience with the full scope of a federal procurement cycle, including market research, RFP review, Q&A, proposal development, post-award analysis, and contract negotiations
  • Experience with non-FAR government procurement and commercial contracting

 

An active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration. 

Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization which does not require now or in the future sponsorship by the employer for a visa.

Accenture is a federal contractor, an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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