The General Counsel is the chief legal officer for Day & Zimmermann’s Government Services Business Unit (DZGS), a leading government services contractor providing mission-critical safeguards and security; facility management and operations; architecture and engineering services; explosive ordnance storage and disposal; international logistics; and life support services. As the chief legal officer for DZGS, this position has responsibility to ensure that DZGS receives all legal and risk management advice and services needed for the conduct of its businesses.
The Big Picture – Top Skills You Should Possess:
Strong legal, analytical, and negotiating skills
Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and provide strong problem analysis and resolution, taking into consideration legal and practical business implications
Knowledge of US and foreign laws related to doing business as a federal government contractor, both domestically and overseas, including FAR, DFAR, SCA, ITAR, FCPA and EAR, as well as Human Trafficking and export of ITAR and EAR controlled items
Strong business acumen; ability to learn, understand, and provide insight on significant business issues
Ability to function as an effective counselor and confidant, working closely with senior business leaders
What You’ll Be Doing:
Partner with DZGS Leaders to assess, predict and manage risks in varied businesses operating in classified, fast-changing and high-risk environments. Ensure that DZGS leaders receive timely and best-in-class legal advice and services; this includes doing hands-on legal work and facilitating support from outside counsel and internal subject matter experts, including the Vice President of Labor and Employment Law.
Manage and support DZGS contracts staff in the review, negotiation, and approval of customer contracts and support DZGS compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Attract, retain and develop employees. Evaluate team members for compliance with established goals /objectives, contributions in attaining goals/objectives, and overall performance. Collaborate with operational and supply chain leadership teams to ensure that contractual and operational risks assumed by DZGS are flowed down to subcontractors and suppliers.
Ensure that claims and litigation are well-managed, with support from the Vice President of Labor and Employment Law for employment claims. Implement strategies related to dispute resolution and settlement. Select and manage outside attorneys, as needed, including establishing budgets and managing legal expenses.
Secure licenses and permits necessary for DZGS to pursue and perform armed security, architectural and engineering and other services domestically and abroad.
Counsel DZGS leaders as they invest in new business lines and technologies. Provide and manage the legal services required for joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions.
Ensure that the company complies with ITAR, EAR, FCPA, BATF, Human Trafficking and other laws applicable to the business. Oversight of training and monitoring of employees regarding compliance with relevant laws, rules, regulations, and corporate policies relating to their businesses.
What’s In It For You?
We are the Original Betterment Company® – a family-owned diversified business founded more than a century ago by Charles Day, whose betterment reports helped modernize American factories. Today, we’re still in the business of betterment, delivering advanced talent and technical solutions in complex environments. With 46,000 employees working around the world, together we help leading corporations and government agencies do their best work, better. We believe that betterment – our unique approach to continuous improvement – is best achieved through accelerating cycles of innovation and efficiency occurring at all levels and functions. Over time, this leads to exponential success in a changing world – for our customers and our employees.
We want you to be a part of this!
What You Need To Bring To The Table:
JD and current license to practice law
Eight+ years’ experience, preferably in federal government contracting, regulatory compliance and doing business overseas
Active Top Secret clearance and/or the ability to obtain and maintain Top Secret clearance
Major law firm experience preferred
Military experience preferred
Willingness to travel up to 25%, including international travel
What Are You Waiting For? Apply Now!
Essential Functions: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that employers analyze and document essential position functions for all positions, with or without a reasonable accommodation.
These are the essential functions required for this position, with or without a reasonable accommodation:
Visual acuity (e.g., needed to prepare and analyze data, to transcribe documents, to view a computer, to read, to inspect objects, to operate machinery)
Capacity to think, concentrate and focus over long periods of time
Ability to read complex documents in [English] language
Capacity to reason and make sound decisions
Ability to write complex documents in the [English] language
Capacity to express thoughts orally (e.g., accurately, quick and loudly convey spoken instructions to workers)
Ability to regularly perform all job functions at Company’s office or work site
About Day & Zimmermann
Founded in 1901, Day & Zimmermann is a family-owned company specializing in construction & engineering, operations & maintenance, staffing, security and defense solutions for leading corporations and governments around the world. Operating from more than 150 worldwide locations with 2.8 Billion USD in revenue, Day & Zimmermann is currently ranked as one of the largest private companies in the U.S. by Forbes. Headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, our first work was to develop “Betterment Reports” that helped modernize American factories. Today, we are still in the business of betterment—maintaining the nation’s power infrastructure, protecting American freedoms and accelerating innovation around the world. We do what we say.® http: www.dayzim.com.
Our customers rely on us because they can – from our deep industry knowledge and technical expertise, to our financial stability as a privately-held company and 100 year plus track record of success, Day & Zimmermann gets the job done. We do what we say® by drawing strength from our values, making them part of everything we do. They capture the essence of what our company stands for: safety, diversity, integrity and success.