Corporate Counsel

Expand your career through experience and exposure, all the while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security and freedom of our nation and its allies. This position within the Northrop Grumman Law Department will support the Company's Missions Systems sector. Counsel will provide a broad array of legal advice and service in support of U.S. and international government contracting as well as commercial contracting. In addition to the provision of counsel directly to executives and other business partners within the sector, responsibilities will include the supervision of outside counsel, and coordinating with various legal specialists inside the company to support litigation, internal investigations, intellectual property, export, ethics and anti-corruption, employment, and other matters impacting the business. The position will be located in either McLean, Virginia, or Linthicum, Maryland.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Law Degree from an ABA accredited law school and active bar membership.
  • 7+ years of relevant experience, 3 of which is in U.S. Government contracting.
  • Member of the State Bar in the applicable location (Virginia, Maryland, California), capable of being licensed through testing or comity, or, in lieu of licensure, capable of registering as an in-house counsel in accordance with the rules of the applicable State Bar.
  • Experience counseling clients on a breadth of employment and labor law issues, including but not limited to federal and state laws on discrimination & harassment, wage & hour, leave of absence, non-compete & non-solicitation, and arbitration.
  • Experience conducting investigations, drafting responses to administrative charges, developing and implementing policies and procedures, preparing and negotiating settlement agreements, and representing companies in employment litigation.
  • Ability to obtain and hold a U.S. DoD security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • A record of managing complex, high-value legal matters.
  • Experience supporting clients and business partners as counsel for the US Government, in-house within the US defense and intelligence contracting community, or in private practice.
  • Demonstrated leadership potential.
  • An active U.S. DoD security clearance at the Secret level or higher. Eligible to obtain a U.S. Top Secret/SCI clearance.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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