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Department Summary: The MITRE Legal Office upholds MITRE's purpose and legitimacy by providing the legal expertise and services needed to protect the company's interests. MITRE's Legal Office delivers strategic direction for current and new endeavors and executes functions essential to the company's ongoing operation.

Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Work extensively with MITRE team members and leaders on federal and commercial contracts, leases, and general legal matters.
  • Analyze and advise on conflict of interest compliance under applicable laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Work closely with other MITRE leaders, attorneys, and internal project leaders to support new growth initiatives, strategic relationships, and mitigate financial and legal risks.
  • Draft new and creative contract models accounting for company strategic vision, and regulatory and contractual requirements governing other company operations.
  • Prepare and negotiate commercial agreements and technology transactions.
  • Identify, track, mitigate, and resolve risk issues; and exercise independent judgment and discretion in solving complex legal- and business-related issues.
  • Promote FFRDC roles and values through knowledge training and education.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelors Degree (any);
  • Juris Doctor from accredited law school;
  • 5-8 years of experience as a practicing attorney;
  • Practicing attorney licensed to practice in VA, or able to get limited corporate counsel admission;
  • Ability to exercise independent judgement and effectively engage with staff, customers, and vendors at all levels on federal and commercial contracts, leases, and general legal matters;
  • Demonstrated experience (3-5 years) in drafting and negotiating contracts related to technology products and services;
  • Demonstrated experience (3-5 years) advising clients on compliance with conflicts of interest regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Demonstrated experience (3-5 years) in negotiating procurement agreements, strategic partnership agreements, and vendor agreements;
  • Excellent and demonstrated successful business negotiation experience;
  • Excellent customer service skills with ability to initiate and foster collaborative relationships both internally and externally;
  • Demonstrated ability to make informed decisions, manage workload, and meet deadlines;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to function productively in a fast-paced environment; and
  • Excellent attention to detail.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in commercial contract drafting and negotiation; and
  • Experience in negotiating and representing clients on trademark, copyright, and other intellectual property matters.

Other Beneficial Qualifications:
  • Experience working in-house at a government contractor;
  • Experience working as an attorney in the Federal government;
  • Strong interest in science and technology; and
  • Adaptability and willingness to learn new areas of the law relevant to MITRE's work.

This requisition requires the candidate to have a minimum of the following clearance(s):

This requisition requires the hired candidate to have or obtain, within one year from the date of hire, the following clearance(s):

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