Job Description

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.


You Will:

Lead the AFS Litigation and Investigations team in accordance with industry best practices. Protect the company from financial and reputation risk by: managing and directing litigation and significant disputes, government and corporate investigation matters; providing counsel on laws affecting government contractors, including those related to contractor integrity, data breaches, data protection and False Claims Act; regularly interacting with and reporting to AFS leadership; providing remediation recommendations and trend information to Legal Leadership and partnering with them to implement program enhancements; collaborating with other AFS Legal function leads; and interacting with Accenture Legal. 


Key responsibilities include:

  • Manage litigation matters, including bid protests and third-party litigation
  • Supervise and conduct government and corporate investigations
  • Manage direct reports with responsibility for litigation/investigations/subpoena response and for Cyber compliance
  • Direct certain employee relations investigations
  • Manage and supervise outside counsel, including managing budgets and work plans
  • Work closely with corporate communications and government relations
  • Manage e-discovery and data preservation activities and underlying processes, procedures, and legal obligations
  • Develop and present training to key programs and executives to comply with best practices


Basic Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate
  • Experience as a litigator in a law firm, corporation or prosecutor's office
  • Excellent judgment and ability to drive fair resolutions in a civil business litigation context
  • Experience with federal government investigations
  • Experience performing internal or corporate investigations and implementing appropriate remediations
  • Demonstrated ability to lead others and manage teams in complex litigation or investigations matters
  • Experience managing outside counsel

Preferred Skills & Qualifications:

  • 10+ years relevant experience practicing law
  • Sound business judgment; experience litigating bid protests.
  • Experience representing U.S. federal government contractors or working in a highly regulated field
  • Ability to shape a positive, collaborative working environment

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 US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).


Accenture is a Federal Contractor and an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.


Equal Employment Opportunity

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.


Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.


Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

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