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Attorney 3 - Business Counsel, Federal Business Line

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Company : Black & Veatch Corporation  

Req Id : 30321 

Job Title : Attorney 3 - Business Counsel, Federal Business Line  

Location : USVRTL 

Business Unit Sector : COR-CORP-LEGAL & RISK MGMT 

Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : No 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Project Only Hire : No 

Visa Sponsorship Available: No 

Job Summary

Functions in a senior-level attorney capacity for the Federal Business Line. Independently applies advanced legal techniques and analysis problems and methods. Has major matter, term or client responsibilities. May be assigned to serve functional business units or to provide technical legal specialty support.  Reviews lower level legal work or assignments.  Prepares a variety of complex legal deliverables for larger projects.  Performs complex legal research and develops legal recommendations for senior counsel review.  Manages collection, assimilation, and management of data.  Performs legal duties following division methodology and quality requirements while adhering to budget and schedule. 

  • Proactively provides guidance and direction on Federal division legal design guides, standards, systems, and company policies.  Assists in developing, maintaining and updating legal standards.
  • Conducts reviews of non-disclosure agreements; teaming and joint venture agreements contracts and related documents. Renders legal assistance and counsel to project managers in connection with business transactions, such as project proposals, joint venture arrangements, and other project-related documents. Handles negotiations as necessary to ensure the business interests and objectives of the firm are clearly identified, adequately protected, and the risk of loss or liability is minimized. 
  • Actively seeks to understand client interests and drivers through normal client contact and through interaction and communication with project leadership.
  • Communicates client interests and drivers to team members and develops approaches to accommodate these concerns.

Key Responsibilities

  • Actively manages assigned claims and litigation matters, including occasional handling of Rank 1 matters (more than $10M in dispute).   Leads or participates in development of litigation and claims strategy for assigned matters.
  • Recommends selection of outside counsel when appropriate. Manages activities of outside counsel on assigned matters, including budgeting and implementation of claim resolution strategy.
  • Provides input to compliance matters across the Federal Business including review and comments related to joint venture partners and subcontractors, and coordinates closely with the Manager of Global Compliance for the entire Company.
  • Interface between outside counsel and professionals involved in the dispute as well as internal and external claims consultants and specialists. 
  • Provides periodic reports regarding status of dispute to the lead litigation attorney, General Counsel and to management. 
  • Provides periodic updates to relevant insurance carriers and recommends appropriate insurance reserves. 
  • Drafts or reviews pleadings and discovery utilized in litigation and settlement agreements. 
  • Actively involved or manages handling of electronically stored information, including the litigation hold process.
  • Attends settlement conferences / mediations. 
  • Approves payment of legal invoices for assigned matters.
  • Serves as a legal specialist to provide consultation and guidance to internal clients in a particular practice area, such as HR, tax, federal regulations or claims. 
  • Develops and applies advanced legal concepts and approaches to legal problems.   Actively shares knowledge with others, both within and outside division. 
  • Typically supports multiple projects on complex legal challenges. Serves as project attorney on domestic or international assignments.
  • May assist in the development and delivery of companywide training.
  • May supervise lower level attorneys.  May assist with performance management process. 

Management Responsibilities

Preferred Qualifications

Federal Government Contracting Experience particularly involving Department of Defense contracting and the Federal Acquisition Regulations.

•             Intermediate legal expertise

•             Intermediate knowledge of engineering/consultation industry

•             Intermediate knowledge of competitors

•             Intermediate knowledge of company policies and procedures

•             Intermediate knowledge of quality systems

•             Intermediate knowledge of risk management techniques (insurance, bonds, contract terms, letters of credit, financial instruments).

 

Minimum Qualifications

Education:  Law degree required.  Licenses to practice law in a least 1 jurisdiction.

Experience:  Typically, 8+ years

All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Certifications

Work Environment/Physical Demands

Typical office environment.

Competencies

Business insight
Strategic mindset
Global perspective
Organizational savvy
Communicates effectively
Persuades
Directs work
Decision quality

Salary Plan

LGL: Legal

Job Grade

007

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Black & Veatch is committed to being an employer of choice by creating a valuable work experience that keeps our people engaged, productive, safe and healthy.

 

Our comprehensive benefits portfolio is a key component of this commitment and offers an array of health care benefits including but not limited to medical, dental and vision insurances along with disability and a robust wellness program.

 

To support a healthy work-life balance, we offer flexible work schedules, paid vacation and holiday time, sick time, and dependent sick time.

 

A variety of additional benefits are available to our professionals, including a company-matched 401k plan, adoption reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, vendor discounts, an employment referral program, AD&D insurance, pre-taxed accounts, voluntary legal plan and the B&V Credit Union. Professionals may also be eligible for a performance-based bonus program.

 

We are proud to be a 100 percent ESOP-owned company. As employee-owners, our professionals are empowered to drive not only their personal growth, but the company's long-term achievements - and they share in the financial rewards of the success through stock ownership.

 

By valuing diverse voices and perspectives, we cultivate an authentically inclusive environment for professionals and are able to provide innovative and effective solutions for clients.

 

Black & Veatch Holding Company, its subsidiaries and its affiliated companies, complies with all Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) affirmative action laws and regulations. Black & Veatch does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender Identity and expression, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status or other status protected by law.

 

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