Assistant General Counsel - Alexandria, VA

Organization: National Industries for the Blind

Posted: 2/5/2018

Statement of Purpose

The Assistant General Counsel assists in the project work of the Legal and Regulatory Affairs Department,with an emphasis on contracts, trademark, and corporate law. This role is an individual contributor, but with managerial responsibilities for these specific areas of law.

Business Communications

Employees in other divisions Continually
Supervisory personnel Continually
Associated agencies personnel Occasionally
Government agencies Frequently
NIB senior management Frequently
NIB customers and partners Occasionally



Bachelor’s degree and juris doctorate from an ABA-approved law school. Must be currently licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia, or eligible upon hire for Virginia State Bar’s Corporate Counsel designation. An equivalent combination of education and experience is also acceptable.

Training and Specialized Knowledge

This role is for a mid-level attorney with a combination of education and experience in contracting, including government contracts. Well-developed organizational, interpersonal communications, negotiation, writing, presentation, and strong listening skills are required.

Core Competencies

Communication Skills
Customer Care
Job Knowledge/Technical Skills
Decision Making
Judgment and Problem Solving
People Management


5 to 7 years of experience in legal contracts, including experience with government contracting. A combination of education and work experience may also be acceptable.



Specific Duties and Responsibilities

The Assistant General Counsel has the following duties, under the direction of the General Counsel:

Maintain pro forma contract documents, including recommending and implementing any necessary changes
Review and approve contracts, nondisclosure agreements, memorandums of understanding, teaming agreements and related documents
Draft contracts and other legal documents
Draft promissory notes and UCC financing statements
Participate in contract negotiations in conjunction with applicable business units
Represent NIB before state or federal tribunals, or administrative/regulatory bodies
Prepare legal opinions on impact of new contracting rules, regulations, and legislation
Provide on-going advice to business units on contracting and transactional matters
Coordinate with the AbilityOne Commission on legal issues including trademark matters, cooperative agreements and flow down agreements with associated agencies
Provide information to stakeholders on contractual issues
Identify and assist in facilitating contract compliance, including addressing concerns and proactively identifying issues
Provide on-going advice to business units on NIB contracting policies and procedures, including contract approval and signing processes
Manage NIB’s trademark portfolio, including counseling, and both defensive and proactive litigation as required to protect the brands
Assist associated agencies with trademark and flow down compliance
Provide training expertise to stakeholders on legal issues including NIB Code of Business Ethics
Provided legal support to the New York State Preferred Source Program
Stay apprised of new rules, regulations, and laws involving government contracting law and commercial law, and review and update NIB policies and procedures in response as necessary
Conduct legal research as assigned
Serve as NIB’s primary legal representative when assigned by General Counsel
Other duties as assigned


NIB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Contact: Ann Walling

Phone: (703) 310-0638

Fax: (703) 310-0485



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