Posted by: Institute for Defense Analyses on Mar 25, 2020
Alexandria , VA
The Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) is a Federally-Funded Research and Development Center supporting the Department of Defense (DoD) and other federal agencies. IDA’s mission is to provide objective analyses of national security issues and related national challenges, particularly those requiring extraordinary scientific and technical expertise. IDA takes great pride in the high caliber and timeliness of its analyses, which are produced in an atmosphere that encourages collaboration, independent thinking, and objective results.
The Associate General Counsel provides legal representation, offers advice on legal matters and performs legal research for the benefit of the institution including, but not limited to, regulatory compliance, contracts, and corporate governance, property interests, and government regulations. Responsible for managing compliance with and conducting reviews of matters related to IDA’s corporate code of conduct.
In collaboration with the General Counsel, ensures IDA adherence to all applicable laws and regulations. Performs legal research for the benefit of the institution. Advises and counsels on legal matters as requested/directed by the General Counsel. In areas so defined, stays abreast of new developments, drafts assorted instruments, and offers recommendations to accomplish corporate objectives. In areas where lead responsibility is in one of the directorates, works closely and cooperatively with the relevant staff. Oversees responsibility for compliance with the Institute’s code of conduct. Conducts internal reviews of issues related to the code of conduct. Provides training, briefings, education program, and other related information/reading materials. Represents IDA in litigation and related legal proceedings. In coordination with the General Counsel, manages day-to-day interactions with and assignments to outside counsel. Establishes and maintains effective system of documenting IDA compliance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements, including employment matters, export controls, and human subjects research. Other duties as assigned.
Juris Doctorate (JD) degree and 5 years of relevant legal experience to include at least 3 years in compliance-related area of private legal practice (experience with internal investigations, employment matters, export controls, and/or human subjects research preferred but not required). Admission to at least one US state bar (and admitted to/eligible for admission to practice law in Virginia). Ability to analyze data and reports and to interpret government regulations and written regulatory guidance and apply them to everyday situations. Strong interpersonal, communications and writing skills. Ability to work independently.
U.S. Citizenship is required
Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance is required
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