HORNE is a professional services firm founded on a cornerstone of public accounting. Our 2,000+ team members serve clients from offices and project locations in 37 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. We are a rapidly growing firm with a reputation for providing outstanding services to our clients and exceptional work experiences for our team members.

The Assistant Counsel – Government Services reports to the Counsel – Government Services and performs advanced and/or managerial (senior-level) legal work for HORNE. Work involves providing well-researched legal services for the Firm and its staff on a wide range of legal issues, including federal and state procurement matters, Public Information Request responses, drafting and negotiating contracts, contract and vendor management, preparing various legal documents, and interpreting laws, regulations, and rules. May supervise the work of others. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Job Duties:
  • Reviews and provides legal advice regarding Requests for Proposal/Qualifications and responses to same
  • Prepares legal documents, including contracts and legal memoranda
  • Reviews and responds to Public Information Requests
  • Reviews, drafts, and negotiates agreements on a variety of business and transactional matters, ensuing that they accurately reflect the terms agreeable to firm decision-makers
  • Provides legal advice relating to the management of HORNE programs, including any issues involving regulatory compliance and legal risks
  • Reviews and advises on the interpretation, application, and enforcement of laws, rules, and regulations affecting HORNE operations and administration
  • Provides legal advice to HORNE on legal compliance and policy decision-making and identifies appropriate legal solutions
  • Reviews legal documents and conducts legal research as needed
  • Provides advice and counsel on a wide range of legal matters as assigned
  • Maintains regular work schedule
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Graduation from an accredited law school and current member of the bar in good standing; and
  • Licensed to practice law and in good standing as a member of the state bar association
  • Minimum 4 years of related experience as an attorney at a law firm and/or as in-house counsel
  • Must have high level writing skills;
  • Must be a high level communicator that works comfortably in stressful environments;
  • Must have good time management and organizational skills;
  • Must have contract and/or transactional law experience; and
  • Must be self-motivated.