Corporate Counsel

Fairfax, Virginia
Jun 11, 2021
Aug 26, 2021
Full Time
Corporate Counsel

Supports the General Counsel within the Legal group. Renders legal advice regarding liability, risk and other matters, which have or may have a significant impact on business activities and operations. This position requires design and construction industry experience, both public sector (federal/state/local) and private sector, general practice experience. In-house practice requires comfort handling a wide range of legal matters, as the need arises. The person in this position must be a capable researcher, a risk manager, a business enabler, an effective negotiator, a superior listener, able to adapt to others styles and personalities, able to engender goodwill, able to bring calm, able to make things understandable, able to win over others in an agreeable manner, able to deliver good results consistently. This position operates under general direction of General Counsel.

Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you're an experienced professional or a new graduate, you'll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call "Dewberry at Work," that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.


  • Supports General Counsel on a variety of matters.
  • Assists with claims, collections, contracts, compliance, employment law, litigation management, outside legal counsel management, training, lenders, professional practice, the construction industry, insurance, surety, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions, based on need and demonstrated competence.
  • Engages in research.
  • Generates legal documents, memoranda, outlines, forms, policies, standards, processes, procedures, and the like.
  • Leverages resources from professional associations and societies, such as Association of Corporate Counsel, ABA Forum on Construction Law, ACEC Legal Counsel Forum, and so forth.
  • Understands contractual risk and liability issues, and how to address them.
  • Negotiates matters of some complexity, professionally and effectively.
  • Executes legal strategies and tactics.
  • Assists other corporate services groups in developing legal and risk solutions.

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • 6+ years of relevant experience in a law firm or corporate setting.
  • Bar member, in good standing, in one state, or more.
  • Requires minimal supervision to handle responsibilities.
  • Expectation is working on premises at our Fairfax headquarters.
  • Construction industry experience.
  • Superior communications skills, including listening well, engendering trust, calming presence, approachable, readily understandable, natural educator, personable, clear, concise, and on point.
  • Adept researcher.
  • Aligns with company culture.
  • Enjoys helping others succeed.
  • Client focused.
  • Delivers services requested, when promised, and when needed.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Resourceful.
  • Organized and detail oriented.
  • Ability to achieve results.
  • Knows how to win, playing by the rules.
  • Comfortable with change.
  • Able to readily adapt to the style of others.
  • Takes responsibility for own actions.
  • Exemplary integrity.
  • Sees more than one path to an objective or goal.

*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

*Only recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry's background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.

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