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Corporate - General Attorney in Herndon, VA

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Company name

Harris Corporation.

Organization Type


Job Type


Practice Area

Corporate - General

Years of Experience

Min 4 yrs required


USA Herndon, VA

Date Last Verified

May 24,2018

Posted on

Mar 27,2018

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Corporate Counsel Duties: Supporting Corporation’s Public Safety and Professional Communications (PSPC) business. Harris is a leading defense contractor in tactical communications, electronic warfare, avionics, air traffic management, space and intelligence, and weather solutions. Through its Communication Systems Segment business, including PSPC, provides system solutions for U.S. and international defense and public safety networks including tactical ground and airborne radios, battlefield management software and night vision technology. As Corporate Counsel, responsibility to provide and manage legal advice and services working in close cooperation with business teams. Partner with leaders to assess, predict and manage legal and other risks in a growing business operating in mission-critical, high-risk environments. Counsel PSPC leaders regarding all legal issues related to their business, including day-to-day legal advice, legal issues that arise in strategic planning and changes in market approach, contract performance issues and disputes, and changes to laws and regulations that may impact the business. Support PSPC contracts staff in the review, negotiation and approval of customer contracts and to ensure ongoing compliance with applicable laws, regulations and contractual requirements. Manage disputes, protest and litigation matters. Implement strategies related to dispute resolution and settlement. Select and manage outside attorneys as needed for certain legal matters and disputes. Collaborate with operational, subcontracts and supply chain leadership to ensure that contractual and operational risks assumed by PSPC are flowed down to subcontractors and suppliers. Develop, maintain and apply legal, compliance and business processes, practices and guidelines to promote timely and smooth contract performance and risk mitigation.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: A JD Degree from an accredited law school and a valid, current license to practice law. 4+ years’ experience, preferably in federal government contracting, state and local government contracting or regulatory compliance, and commercial contracting transactions. Willingness to travel as business needs require. Preferred Additional Skills: Prior in-house experience, and experience with drafting and negotiating technology or software agreements a plus. Strong legal, analytical, negotiation and communication skills. Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and provide strong problem-solving analysis and resolution taking into consideration legal and practical business implications. Knowledge of federal government contacting, state and local government contracting law, or regulatory compliance, as well as experience with commercial contracting transactions. Strong business acumen; ability to learn, understand and provide insight on significant business issues. Ability to function as an effective counselor and confidant, work closely with senior business leaders. Sound judgment, strong work ethic and ability to manage multiple matters effectively in a face-paced environment.

Additional info

Job ID: CS20182603-24021

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Harris Corporation.
Suite 330
13900 Lincoln Park Drive
Herndon, VA 20171