Associate General Counsel Procurement

Parker + Lynch has partnered with a National Laboratory in East Tennessee to recruit an Assistant General Counsel of Procurement.

The successful attorney will work in a variety of areas with primary responsibility in the areas of procurement of goods and services and other agreements. The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience working with complex government procurement contracts and excellent academic credentials. 

An understanding of the Department of Energy (DOE) as well as its facilities, management, and operating contractor system, and knowledge of Federal government contracting, including the Federal Acquisition Regulations, are preferred. 


  • Federal contractor experience, especially working with Prime Contracts 
  • Complex procurements
  • Construction Contracts, to include Davis Bacon Wage Determination Experience 
  • Experience Working With DOE

While experience with complex government procurement contracts is essential, additional practice area experience in employment, labor and benefits law; environmental, safety and health; litigation; ethics; and/or privacy and data security would also be beneficial. 


  • Provide legal advice and support to identify and manage risk primarily in the areas of procurement and contracts. 
  • Research and analyze complex legal issues and application and interpretation of statutes, regulations, federal agency directives, and case law.
  • Solve legal problems creatively and independently, aligning with business objectives while complying with established legal frameworks, adapt to a rapidly evolving market, and skillfully negotiate complex agreements.
  • Review solicitations and proposed awards of subcontracts, exceptions to terms and conditions, advise staff on all aspects of procurement planning and contract administration.
  • Review sponsored research agreements, MOU’s/MOA’s, NDAs, and other agreements, including real estate transactions.
  • Provide presentations and training on various legal topics.
  • Maintain strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics.


This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a “Q” security clearance from the Department of Energy. As such, this position is a Workplace Substance Abuse (WSAP) testing designated position. WSAP positions require passing a pre-placement drug test and participation in an ongoing random drug testing program.

This is a rare opportunity to join a collaborative team doing fascinating work in a beautiful part of the country. Compensation and benefits are highly competitive. 

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled. The Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.