Government Contracts Attorney

Dun & Bradstreet   •  

Reston, VA

Industry: Business Services


Less than 5 years

Posted 448 days ago

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The Legal Department is a team of trusted advisors, partnering globally to enable business growth and agility, while safeguarding Dun & Bradstreet’s brand and assets.  Dun & Bradstreet’s Legal Department is comprised of distinct functions that work together to achieve their collective goals and objectives. Mergers & Acquisitions; Privacy; SEC Compliance; Corporate Governance; Employment, Contracting; Intellectual Property; Dispute Resolution; Third Party Compliance.

The Role:  

The Government Contracts Attorney is responsible for providing legal insight for US federal, state & local and Canadian federal and provincial contracts. The position includes executing strategies to engage internal stakeholders to garner support of company’s goals and objectives while facilitating compliance with government contracting laws. 

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Act as a business partner to advise key stakeholders on all legal matters throughout the government procurement process, detecting legal issues and obstacles, and counseling stakeholders and otherinternal consituents regarding legal risks, solutions, and alternatives, and provide advice on significant legal and regulatory issues affecting the business; contribute to decision making on business initiatives;
  • Structure and draft complex agreements, including teaming, partnership and consulting and other agreements pertaining to government sales efforts. Collaborate with corporate functions to confirm compliance with corporate policies and alignment with key corporate objectives;
  • Reviewing government RFI’s, RFPs, proposals, contracts and othercontractual documentation to ensure favorable legal and business terms for Dun & Bradstreet, including appropriate licensing terms and responsiveness to customer requirements;
  • Effectively negotiate and concisely communicate risk factors, legal considerations and other elements of ongoing negotiations to a broad audience, including very senior level internal personnel and government procurement personnel;
  • Act as liaison with outside counsel, as needed
  • Serving as a focal point and subject matter expert for government contracting.
  • Must stay abreast of any new or changing government procurement regulations and government contracting law.

Key Requirements:  

  • On your resume we will see Juris Doctor degree and 3-5 years experience in a government contracting role
  • You will have working knowledge of the FAR and agency regulations; public procurement and contracting procedures
  • You will enjoy operating in a demanding, fast paced, team environment
  • Excellent relationship building skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to understand all facets of a business deal, including pricing terms, exposure and risk
  • Sound business judgement, confidence and competence to exercise independent judgement and discretion to provide creative business solutions to legal issues, solve complex problems, and advise stakeholders on a wide range of matters.