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Assistant General Counsel The candidate will provide legal advice to diverse client organizations at the Laboratory on the broad range of legal issues that can arise in the operation of a large federally-financed research and development center, including in the areas of construction law, regulatory environmental law, government contracts and subcontracts and litigation/dispute resolution. Draft, review and provide legal strategy relating to the preparation of construction-related documents including construction procurement policy and subcontracts; related environmental studies or permits; related real estate licenses; and other similar documents related to construction and site operations. Negotiate, or assist in negotiating, subcontracts and resolution of construction disputes, audit findings, notices of violation issued by state or federal permitting authorities. Draft or provide assistance to more senior attorneys in drafting policies and procedures relating to and environmental compliance, audit findings, notices of violation issued by state or federal permitting authorities. Handle, or support more senior attorneys in handling, routine litigation, arbitration, or mediation of disputes. Research case law, statutes and regulations and draft legal guidance on routine matters. Draft and review legal agreements. Interact with peers, Laboratory clients and outside counsel. Support more experienced counsel in complex matters as requested. Perform other duties as assigned. Analyze and interpret statutes, regulations and contracts, and draft legal guidance on complex issues including the review of complex legal agreements and negotiating solutions to diverse and multi-faceted legal issues. With guidance from the General Counsel represent and defend the Laboratory in complex legal matters, to include assisting outside counsel in litigation matters, providing legal advice to Management in developing Laboratory policy with and planning legal strategies for assigned caseloads and solving complex problems with potential Lab-wide significance. Assume leadership role in working with management and other functions on multi-disciplinary teams in order to solve legal issues that are diverse and multi-faceted in scope with significant financial impact on Laboratory operations. Should have JD degree from an ABA accredited law school, and either admitted to practice in California or eligible for a limited practice license as registered in-house counsel. Should have experience with and broad knowledge of federal procurement law, construction law and litigation at the state and federal level, including knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). Must have experience with and broad knowledge of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and federal and state environmental laws, including the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), California Environmental Quality Act, and state equivalents. Experience performing legal research and drafting legal guidance is essential. Experience resolving disputed matters with government agencies at the federal, state and/or local level is essential. Should preferably have experience as a civilian or military attorney for the U.S. Government, along with past representation of an organization that provided goods or services to the U.S. Government whether at the prime or subcontract level, or experience working with the Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Department of Defense (DoD) or the Department of Homeland Security in a legal or non-legal capacity. Experience with corporate insurance matters including risk management and bonding in construction contracts is plus. Should preferably have experience in project management and leading teams.
Job ID: 103614
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