Government Contracts Attorney

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Position Summary

Deloitte Government Contracts Attorney

Deloitte LLP is the U.S. member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited and services are provided by the subsidiaries of Deloitte LLP (Deloitte & Touche LLP, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, Deloitte Tax LLP and their subsidiaries), and not by Deloitte LLP. The subsidiaries of the U.S. member firm are among the nation's leading professional services firms, providing audit, tax, consulting and financial advisory services through nearly 40,000 people in more than 90 cities. Known as employers of choice for innovative human resources programs, they are dedicated to helping their clients and people excel.

Job Description

Deloitte LLP is seeking a Government Contracts attorney with 3+ years of federal government contract law experience, to assist our Government & Public Services (GPS) practice with a broad range of federal contracting matters. 

Job Responsibilities

The successful candidate successful candidate should have experience handling federal government contracts and grants matters, including negotiating/drafting subcontracts and prime contracts, FAR/DFARS compliance, audits/investigations, government contracts supply chain, cyber and/or IP issues, and disputes/claims. Representative responsibilities include:

  • Advise and provide solutions to internal business clients servicing Federal industry-based clients on issues relating to the pursuit and performance of federal government contracts, including with respect to federal procurement law and regulation, cost accounting standards, federal facility and personnel clearance matters, cybersecurity, and other compliance requirements for federal government contractors.
  • Structure, review and negotiate complex government and commercial agreements including government subcontracts and vendor agreements, teaming agreements, and other federal practice-related business agreements as necessary.
  • Provide sophisticated strategic advice to the internal business clients and leadership on nuanced and complex issues, including with respect to implementing policies and procedures to minimize enterprise risk, particularly those associated with the government contracting practice.
  • Proactively identify and resolve government contracting regulatory and compliance issues, including responding to government audits and investigations.
  • Collaborate with various subject matter experts and other legal specialists within the firm to support matters impacting the business, including with respect to intellectual property, cybersecurity, talent, and ethics.
  • Efficiently manage government contract disputes and litigation, including the proactive supervision of outside counsel, with the goal of expeditious and economical resolution of bid protests, equitable adjustments and claims, lawsuits and regulatory matters, and conducting internal investigations.
  • Support the GPS federal practice’s contract practice’s operating and compliance programs, including by preparing and conducting training on government contracting and compliance topics.

Job Qualifications

The successful candidate must possess:

  • 3-5 years of experience as a practicing attorney, preferably in a leading law firm and/or in-house legal department.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, and strong research and analytical skills.
  • Working knowledge of federal contract types and contacting principles, laws, Executive Orders, regulations and procedures applicable to pre-award and post-award actions (including the FAR, DFARS, and GSA regulations).
  • Working knowledge of federal cybersecurity requirements, including NIST and FedRAMP, and federal supply chain compliance requirements.
  • Business-focused and creative approach to problem solving and the ability to efficiently manage a substantial number of issues in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience with delivery and implementation of technology (including software, SaaS, AI/ML, and other solutions) for federal government customers is not required but a plus.
  • Familiarity with the management of GSA offerings, compliance processes, price management and the financial reporting process, is not required but a plus.
  • Experience with an independent public accounting or professional services firm setting helpful.
  • Active member of a U.S. State or Commonwealth bar.

Other Qualifications/Attributes

  • Flexible, collaborative team player, with a willingness to take on a variety of diverse projects.
  • Good judgment.
  • Business acumen with a solution-oriented approach.
  • Aptitude for learning. Must be able to quickly understand trends in industry and new and innovative service offerings and business models.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple assignments.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Works well under pressure; adheres to deadlines.
  • Limited immigration sponsorship may be available.

As used in this posting, “Deloitte” means Deloitte LLP. Please see www.deloitte.com/us/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries. Certain services may not be available to attest clients under the rules and regulations of public accounting.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

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Our diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture empowers our people to be who they are, contribute their unique perspectives, and make a difference individually and collectively. It enables us to leverage different ideas and perspectives, and bring more creativity and innovation to help solve our client most complex challenges. This makes Deloitte one of the most rewarding places to work. Learn more about our inclusive culture.

Professional development

From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there’s always room to learn. We offer opportunities to build new skills, take on leadership opportunities and connect and grow through mentorship. From on-the-job learning experiences to formal development programs, our professionals have a variety of opportunities to continue to grow throughout their career. Learn more about our commitment to developing our people.


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