Law Clerk

Alexandria, Virginia
Apr 03, 2017
Apr 26, 2017
Full Time


Under general guidance and instruction, administers various elements of  IDA’s compliance procedures, including export controls, human subjects research, and code of conduct/ethics; researches legal and regulatory obligations affecting IDA; interviews, briefs, and trains IDA staff on legal and corporate policy requirements; prepares data and other materials related to IDA’s litigation; assists with internal investigations of potential misconduct; assists with internal self-assessments related to areas of legal and regulatory compliance; drafts documents and reports; tracks regulations, directives, and other established compliance requirements; and participates in record collection, maintenance and retrieval in support of multiple projects and tasks.


Investigations, Litigation, and Legal Research and Writing:

  1. Researches legal issues of importance to the company and prepares related memoranda.
  2. Prepares materials related to litigation, government and internal investigations, and corporate compliance.
  3. Assists in creating/reviewing corporate policies and practices based on changes to government regulations.

Corporate Compliance:

  1. Export Control: Monitors export control compliance; determines whether employees need export authorizations and works to obtain those authorizations; monitors compliance with export authorizations, including briefing staff on their obligations; and supervises the export control review of foreign visitors, foreign travel, and other foreign national interactions by staff.
  2. Human Subjects Research: Reviews task orders to determine whether they involve human subjects research and works with staff to prepare and submit filings and responses to the Institutional Review Board.
  3. Other duties as assigned.

Ethics/Code of Conduct:

  1. Assists management with internal ethics/code of conduct reporting system, including conducting reviews of allegations, gathering data related to alleged misconduct, and preparing documentation related to reported incidents.


  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; preference for evening law student with strong academic background.
  • Resume must indicate GPA for all schools/degrees in order to be considered.
  • Detail-oriented; demonstrated strong problem solving and analytical skills, initiative, and judgment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skill and able to operate with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to interact effectively and tactfully with individuals at all levels in IDA and in other entities, including those involved in technical and program work.
  • Familiarity with export control regulations desirable, but not required.
  • Experience with standard office software. 
  • Ability to obtain and maintain necessary security clearances.