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Senior Corporate Counsel

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Min 10 yrs required


Fairfax, VA

Date Last Verified

Oct 19,2017

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Aug 03,2017
Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
Employment >> Employment
Litigation >> Litigation - General
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Senior Corporate Counsel Duties: Renders legal advice and recommendations for action to executives and management regarding complex contractual liability, risk and other matters which have or may have a significant impact on business activities and operations. Design/construction industry contracts both public sector (federal/state/local) and private sector and sound business acumen and knowledge of the business objectives as they relate to the matter at hand. Operates under general direction of General Counsel. Generates company standard contracts and related documents, as needed, for upstream, downstream and horizontal contractual relationships. Possesses deep knowledge and proficiency with design/construction industry contracts for both public and private sector projects, including federal procurement. Trains professional staff in areas of responsibility. Handles contractual risk management of liability, insurance and other key terms for complex project delivery, including design-build, public-private partnerships, construction management at risk, and construction management agency. Understands professional practice licensure requirements for design professionals, general contractors and subcontractors. Possesses deep knowledge of contractual risk and liability issues and how to address them. Advises on insurance and bonding as relates to design and construction projects. Negotiates matters of some complexity. Consults with outside legal counsel and advises leadership on legal strategies and options. Manages outside legal counsel services effectively and efficiently, including the scope, schedule and fees for each matter. Maintains a comprehensive network of professional relationships in multiple jurisdictions and legal areas of expertise. Must align with and adapt to company culture. Gathers relevant case related information, including researching applicable legal authority, and capable of using multiple sources and methods to accomplish the assigned legal and business objectives. Supports the Legal group in one or more other areas beyond contracts, as assigned, such as corporate governance, employment, compliance, litigation management and mergers and acquisitions, with growth in responsibility in other areas expected. Produces policies, procedures and standards for compliance with requisite laws, as directed by General Counsel. Assists other corporate services groups, Contracts in particular, in developing solutions to problems presented.

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Requirements: Must be member of the Bar in good standing in at least one state. 10+ years of relevant experience in a combination of law firm and corporate settings. Experience in an area beyond contracts, such as compliance, employment law, litigation management, corporate governance or mergers and acquisitions. Conversant with construction industry contracts (i.e., Consensus Documents, DBIA, EJCDC, AIA, AGC) for public and private sector services for both design and construction. Requires minimal supervision to handle responsibilities. Superior communications skills. Adept researcher. Preferred: Ability to achieve results through multiple paths. Proven ability to effectively and efficiently manage outside legal counsel services. Organized and detail oriented. Knows how to build and implement new systems and processes. Takes responsibility for own actions and visibly supports senior leadership team and its agenda. Focused on solutions and results. Demonstrates strong work ethic and highly responsive to internal clients. Possesses both sound judgment and strategic/tactical thinking skills Superior people skills. Exemplary integrity. Strong work ethic. Ability to influence at all levels of the organization. Ability to quickly establish credibility and respect and build strong relationships at all levels of the organization. Possesses strong industry knowledge and network.

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