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Corporate Counsel - Public Sector (OPEN TO REMOTE)
ICF’s mission is: To use our ingenuity, creativity, and diverse perspectives to solve our clients’ toughest challenges. Strong government contracting experience are critical to that mission and provide competitive advantages to ICF. You will work with a fantastic legal team in ICF’s Office of General Counsel (OGC), while having the satisfaction that your legal advice supports ICF’s fulfilling work to create a more prosperous and resilient world.
We seek an experienced, energetic, and business-minded lawyer to support all legal matters relating to ICF’s public sector, federal government clients. The successful candidate will possess excellent professional judgment and ideally have some demonstrated experience working in-house in the professional services industry for a government contractor, though not required. The candidate must be committed to building strong relationships and to collaborating with ICF business leaders.
This position will report to the Lead Counsel – Public Sector at ICF, while working directly with leaders throughout the company. The role level will be Counsel or Senior Counsel depending on level of experience. Local candidates preferred, but open to strong remote candidates as well.
Major Duties and Responsibilities - Legal Operations
The ideal candidate will have some demonstrated experience that includes, but not limited to:
- Having responsibility for legal outcomes facing public sector businesses with federal government clients and developing pragmatic legal and business solutions.
- Providing strategic legal advice to ICF business and contracts professionals on bids, FAR provisions, federal procurement statutes and regulations, bid protests, claims, complex or challenging client engagements, client and subcontractor/vendor disputes, meeting client regulatory requirements, and helping to defend the company’s business and legal interests.
- Advising on federal contracts and technology-related legal matters such as: cybersecurity, data rights, health data management, IT modernization, cloud computing, and other legal issues related IT enterprise support.
- Providing legal advice to ICF’s internal Contracts, Subcontracts, Procurement, Human Resources, Finance, and other corporate teams in their review of solicitations, prime contracts, subcontracts, teaming arrangements, non-disclosure agreements, and other business arrangements in support of ICF’s public sector clients.
- Managing and working with other internal and external stakeholders to resolve disputes, demands, claims, and legal challenges that may arise.
- Providing high-level employment law and restrictive covenant advice, as well as coordination of employment-related legal matters with employment counsel and ICF’s internal Human Resources team, as appropriate
- Assisting in the consideration and assessment of ICF’s roster of external counsel related government contracting matters, employment matters, TCPA, IP and other matters.
- Staying current on assigned regulatory and legal issues affecting the company.
Other Important Responsibilities
The ideal candidate will have familiarity and/or comfort either directly advising on these important areas, or managing use of internal or external counsel, which could include:
- In coordination with other internal and external counsel, ICF Contracts team, managing ICF’s government contracts requirements.
- Conducting internal reviews including interviews related to federal government compliance matters, document the final findings, and supporting remediation.
- Improving policies, procedures and/or processes related to government contracting., and knowledge of federal cost accounting standards (CAS) and purchasing is also a plus
- Occasional assistance on potential cybersecurity and data breaches or incidents when it involves the public sector.
- Some assistance in managing cross-border legal matters and providing legal and governance support to remote ICF offices
- Supporting corporate transactional matters, including M&A due diligence and integration activities and coordinating corporate governance matters.
- General support to the overall execution of the ICF Ethics and Compliance program, particularly in relation to complicated regulatory areas facing the commercial business.
Basic Qualifications and Education
- 4+ years of relevant legal experience, with a mixture of law firm and in-house experience preferred but not required
- Demonstrated generalist legal experience and ability to quickly learn new legal issues
- Demonstrated experience and expertise in government contracting issues.
- Education and Licensure: JD from accredited law school of recognized standing, and individual must be admitted to practice law on behalf of ICF in an appropriate jurisdiction in the U.S.
- Demonstrated business counseling, communications, conflict management, and negotiation skills.
- Flexibility of style and willingness to engage and balance a wide variety of tasks as a member of multi-disciplinary team.
- Ability to work independently and effectively manage priorities, and to demonstrate initiative to improve the delivery of services to clients.
- Ability to facilitate and contribute to collaborative decision-making processes and work effectively on cross-functional teams.
- Ability to manage outside counsel for quality work product, value, and efficiency.
Working at ICF
Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.
We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.
COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.
Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email email@example.com and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination: EEO is the law and Pay Transparency Statement.
Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final salary for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The salary range for Colorado is -
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