Assistant General Counsel

Employer
National Industries for the Blind
Location
Alexandria, VA
Posted
Feb 15, 2018
Closes
Feb 16, 2018
Function
Accountant, IT
Industry
Law
Hours
Full Time
Job DetailsLevel ExperiencedJob Location NIB HQ - Alexandria, VAPosition Type Full TimeEducation Level Juris DoctorateSalary Range UndisclosedTravel Percentage Up to 10%Job Shift DayJob Category LegalDescription Statement of Purpose The Assistant General Counsel assists in the project work of the Legal and Regulatory Affairs Department,with an emphasis on contracts, trademark, and corporate law. This role is an individual contributor, but with managerial responsibilities for these specific areas of law. Business Communications Employees in other divisions Continually Supervisory personnel Continually Associated agencies personnel Occasionally Government agencies Frequently NIB senior management Frequently NIB customers and partners Occasionally Qualifications Education/Experience BachelorA cents € (TM) s degree and juris doctorate from an ABA-approved law school. Must be currently licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia, or eligible upon hire for Virginia State BarA cents € (TM) s Corporate Counsel designation. An equivalent combination of education and experience is also acceptable. Training and Specialized Knowledge This role is for a mid-level attorney with a combination of education and experience in contracting, including government contracts. Well-developed organizational, interpersonal communications, negotiation, writing, presentation, and strong listening skills are required. Core Competencies Accountability Communication Skills Ethics/Integrity Customer Care Job Knowledge/Technical Skills Decision Making Judgment and Problem Solving People Management Experience 5 to 7 years of experience in legal contracts, including experience with government contracting. A combination of education and work experience may also be acceptable. Travel 10% Specific Duties and Responsibilities The Assistant General Counsel has the following duties, under the direction of the General Counsel: Maintain pro forma contract documents, including recommending and implementing any necessary changes Review and approve contracts, nondisclosure agreements, memorandums of understanding, teaming agreements and related documents Draft contracts and other legal documents Draft promissory notes and UCC financing statements Participate in contract negotiations in conjunction with applicable business units Represent NIB before state or federal tribunals, or administrative/regulatory bodies Prepare legal opinions on impact of new contracting rules, regulations, and legislation Provide on-going advice to business units on contracting and transactional matters Coordinate with the AbilityOne Commission on legal issues including trademark matters, cooperative agreements and flow down agreements with associated agencies Provide information to stakeholders on contractual issues Identify and assist in facilitating contract compliance, including addressing concerns and proactively identifying issues Provide on-going advice to business units on NIB contracting policies and procedures, including contract approval and signing processes Manage NIBA cents € (TM) s trademark portfolio, including counseling, and both defensive and proactive litigation as required to protect the brands Assist associated agencies with trademark and flow down compliance Provide training expertise to stakeholders on legal issues including NIB Code of Business Ethics Provided legal support to the New York State Preferred Source Program Stay apprised of new rules, regulations, and laws involving government contracting law and commercial law, and review and update NIB policies and procedures in response as necessary Conduct legal research as assigned Serve as NIBA cents € (TM) s primary legal representative when assigned by General Counsel Other duties as assignedNIB IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER NIB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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