Government Affairs Attorney

Special Counsel's client is looking for a contract Government Affairs Attorney.  This client has hired more than 50% of our our candidates.  If you have at least 10 years of experience working with government contracts in a medical device area this could be an outstanding opportunity.  To hear more about this opportunity please send your resume to Mary.Welsh@SpecialCounsel.com.  This client will consider remote candidates.  

Job responsibilities: 

  • Assisting with research to assist Business Units on various compliance areas of growing importance including, but not limited to, cybersecurity, Buy American and Trade Agreements Acts, airworthiness, and areas subject to changes and updates by the new administration. 
  • Need knowledge of government contracts and an understanding of various federal, state regulations.
  • Creating templates and negotiating subcontract agreements for the Research Department
  • Assist with the in-house bid protest practice.
  • Assist in developing and delivering internal training materials to sales teams, supply chain and legal government contract and compliance-related topics.
  • Skills and experience:

  • Degree: J.D. from an accredited U.S. law school and admission to a state bar.
  • A minimum of 10 years of in-house or law firm experience, 7+ years in-depth government procurement experience;
  • A background in acquisitions conducted by federal and state agencies. Experience must include:
  • Applying the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), DFARS, VAARs and other agency supplements to the award, administration, and close-out of federal contracts;
  • Analyzing issues related to GSA Schedule contracts, including those administered by the VA;
  • Responding to solicitations;
  • Buy American and Trade Agreements Act compliance;
  • Commercial item contracting;
  • Teaming agreements; and
  • Bid protests
  • Experience providing successful commercial and transactional support (including, e.g., drafting and negotiating subcontracts and commercial contracts). 
  • Demonstrated negotiation and drafting skills in complex corporate and commercial transactions and capable of coordinating the legal and general corporate policy support in those transactions.
  • Comfortable with having to provide clear ethical guidance in all aspects of work to a global organization.
  • Strategic thinker who can provide added value through efficiency and good business sense.
  • Troubleshooting and solution-building skills.


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