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Mid-Level Government Contracts Attorney - In-House Counsel

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Job ID: 2314711
Location: RESTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: Dec 13, 2023
Category: Legal and Regulatory
Subcategory: Legal Principal
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: Hybrid Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is currently seeking a Corporate Counsel Associate to join the Office of the General Counsel.  The ideal candidate will work closely with other members of the Office of General Counsel as well as executives and other employees in the Business Sectors and Staff Functions, advising them on a wide variety of federal, state, and local government contract matters, commercial contract matters, international activities, general legal compliance, and other related areas of practice. The ideal candidate will work with business stakeholders to provide legal advice but also practicable compliant business solutions. This person will serve as legal advisor to business unit leaders on a broad array of topics, including legal risk mitigation, customer management, strategic initiatives, and compliance programs.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Provide accurate, timely, business-oriented legal advice to all levels of company.

Advise on and supports government and commercial contracts, international activities, and a wide variety of other legal and business matters.

Assist in the prevention of disputes and litigation by proactive, early involvement and mediation in business transactions; manage disputes and related litigation.

Ensure that business practices and procedures comply with Federal, State, and local laws and are consistent with applicable corporate policies and procedures.

Serve as a pro-active partner to internal clients and demonstrate outstanding teamwork and professionalism.


A Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school with at least one U.S. state bar membership.

A minimum of five (5) years of directly transferable experience on U.S. Government contract and commercial contract matters litigation, and/or investigation response required. 

Possess in-depth knowledge of the FAR/DFARS as well as compliance requirements unique to contracting with the U.S. Government.

Experienced in advising on proposal development, negotiations, contract performance, protests, and dispute resolution in connection with Government, international and commercial programs.

Experience in international business operations and activities, contracting and regulatory compliance matters, including ITAR, EAR, FCPA, and trade compliance regulations; federal government cyber security requirement, and federal government cost accounting are a plus.

Must be able to clearly and effectively with all levels of management and Government agency personnel.

Demonstrated business acumen and ability to interact with a demanding leadership team.

Possess an ability to prioritize and be work successfully in a dynamic team environment.

Possess superior communication and writing skills.

Strong negotiation and drafting skills.

Ability to perform sophisticated legal analysis, strong writing and communication skills, and superior judgment required.



Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are approximately 24,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, which is core to our values and important to attract and retain exceptional talent. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.9 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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