The Opportunity:
Are you passionate about combining your intellectual property expertise with big-picture business thinking to empower innovation, drive critical missions, and deliver enduring growth and value? At Booz Allen, you'll join a team of experienced professionals motivated to excel and realize values-driven change for our clients, colleagues, and communities. We bring bold thinking to complex challenges across analytics and artificial intelligence, cyber, digital solutions, engineering, and consulting, and with industries ranging from defense to health, energy to international development.

As a Lead on the Legal Department's Intellectual Property Team, this legal counsel position will partner with the business to facilitate the development and sale of products and solutions to Federal Government and Commercial Customers. Working in close collaboration with others in the Intellectual Property Team and other Legal Department team members, this role will counsel businesses on intellectual property matters, leverage best practices to mitigate risk, ensure a consistent approach to development and sales across supported market groups, and operationalize a broad range of risk mitigation techniques to assist broader business goals. This role will assist in providing subject matter expertise on intellectual property protection, on product compliance regulatory regimes in the government and commercial sectors, and coordinate with other subject matter experts in the Legal Department and across the firm to position the business for compliance with anticipated ethical and regulatory regimes. The Counsel will leverage expertise in federal government contracts counseling, data rights, contract negotiations, and software or solutions sales to anticipate risk and protect the firm's strategic investments.

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You Have:
  • 5+ years of experience in legal counseling on intellectual property, product and solution sales, or primarily to federal government clients, including drafting and negotiating intellectual property licenses and developing data rights protection best practices
  • Experience with drafting and advising on intellectual property in commercial contracts
  • Experience working with or managing patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and open-source software
  • Experience with advising on and being conversant with emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, data security, incident response, and other highly technical concepts and associated regulatory and contractual requirements preferred
  • Experience with government contracts law, including FAR, DFARS, negotiating other transaction agreements, federal procurement statutes, and regulations in a law firm or corporate legal department
  • Experience with negotiating commercial intellectual property issues relevant to product development and delivery agreements
  • Ability to translate highly technical concepts into plain language
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and manage the workload and simultaneous tasks, and meet deadlines in a changing, fast-paced environment
  • Doctorate degree

Nice If You Have:
  • Experience with advising professional services companies, including commercial or government industry
  • Experience with drafting and negotiating contractual requirements for software development, systems, products, and solutions agreements, including change control processes, other delivery-focused mitigation approaches, or acceptance criteria
  • Ability to be highly responsive and organized
  • Ability to provide practical and pragmatic advice to legal and business colleagues
  • Ability to show superior legal and analytical expertise and business-oriented approach to problem-solving
  • Ability to display excellent judgment and initiative in selecting the most effective solutions
  • Possession of excellent organizational, interpersonal, client relations, and team skills
  • Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills

At Booz Allen, we celebrate your contributions, provide you with opportunities and choices, and support your total well-being. Our offerings include health, life, disability, financial, and retirement benefits, as well as paid leave, professional development, tuition assistance, work-life programs, and dependent care. Our recognition awards program acknowledges employees for exceptional performance and superior demonstration of our values. Full-time and part-time employees working at least 20 hours a week on a regular basis are eligible to participate in Booz Allen's benefit programs. Individuals that do not meet the threshold are only eligible for select offerings, not inclusive of health benefits. We encourage you to learn more about our total benefits by visiting the Resource page on our Careers site and reviewing Our Employee Benefits page.

Salary at Booz Allen is determined by various factors, including but not limited to location, the individual's particular combination of education, knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience, as well as contract-specific affordability and organizational requirements. The projected compensation range for this position is $121,200.00 to $275,000.00 (annualized USD). The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position and is just one component of Booz Allen's total compensation package for employees.

Work Model
Our people-first culture prioritizes the benefits of flexibility and collaboration, whether that happens in person or remotely.
  • If this position is listed as remote or hybrid, you'll periodically work from a Booz Allen or client site facility.
  • If this position is listed as onsite, you'll work with colleagues and clients in person, as needed for the specific role.

EEO Commitment:
We're an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer that empowers our people to fearlessly drive change – no matter their race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, military or uniformed service member status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, local, or international law.

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