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Government Contracts and Compliance Counsel, Senior Manager

Posted Jun 26
Full Time
HybridMcLean, Virginia

Job Description


The Opportunity:

Are you passionate about combining your federal procurement law expertise with big picture business thinking to empower innovation, drive critical missions, and deliver enduring growth and value? At Booz Allen, you’ll join a team of experienced professionals motivated to excel and realize values-driven change for our clients, colleagues, and communities. We bring bold thinking to complex challenges across analytics and artificial intelligence, cyber, digital solutions, engineering, and consulting, and with industries ranging from defense and national security to health, energy to international development.

As a member of our Government Contracts Practice Area (“GCPA”), you’ll help propel our forward-thinking and purpose-driven team as we advance our clients’ missions.  You’ll serve as a government contracts attorney providing support and leveraging experience with federal procurement transactions at all stages, as well as regulatory compliance, as part of a broader legal department and the team of government contracts attorneys supporting the federal business across civil, defense, and intelligence “Sectors”. You’ll support as the lead GCPA point of contact for Markets within our Global Defense Sector and work on a wide range of complex transactional issues at the prime and subcontract levels and provide legal advice and counsel for Market leaders and their teams.  You’ll anticipate business needs and develop practical solutions with agility and action. You’ll establish trusted partnerships across the firm and collaborate with fellow members of the Legal, Ethics & Compliance team to protect and advance the company while navigating the complex, multifaceted, and often novel legal and compliance risks we face today. Guided by Booz Allen’s purpose and values, together we’ll anticipate and proactively prepare for the issues we’ll encounter tomorrow. Due to the nature of work performed within this facility, U.S. citizenship is required.

Work with us as we empower the future.

Join us. The world can’t wait.


You Have:

  • 8+ years of experience practicing law in a law firm, corporate, or government environment
  • Experience with government contracts law, including FAR, DFARS, federal procurement statutes and regulations, and bid protest jurisprudence
  • Experience leading or assisting with prime contract and subcontract negotiations, pre-award support such as RFP reviews, and post-award counseling such as debriefings and protest assessments
  • Experience partnering closely with business leaders to develop comprehensive solutions to problems
  • Experience collaborating with cross-functional teams to evaluate risks and root causes, and to aid in designing and implementing practical mitigation strategies or action plans
  • Ability to listen actively and ensure that the right questions are being asked and answered
  • Ability to translate legalese or regulations into succinct, clear, and workable business solutions
  • Ability to execute against clear goals, priorities, and success metrics and KPIs, and manage against program plans
  • J.D. or LL. B degree
  • Active bar admission with any U.S. state bar


Nice If You Have:

  • Experience with commercial contract negotiation, including federal or non-federal
  • Experience with government contracting, including in a professional services firm
  • Experience with government contracts regulatory framework, especially rules and considerations for Post-Government Employment and competition and antitrust, organizational, and personal conflicts of interest, or gifts and antikickbacks
  • Experience advising on information security statutes, regulations, and compliance frameworks, including FISMA, DFARS, and NIST
  • Ability to work under pressure in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance


Create Your Career

Grow With Us

Your growth matters to us—that’s why we offer a variety of ways for you to develop your career. With professional and leadership development opportunities like upskilling programs, tuition reimbursement, mentoring, and firm-sponsored networking, you can chart a unique and fulfilling career path on your own terms.


A Place Where You Belong

Diverse perspectives cultivate collective ingenuity. Booz Allen’s culture of respect, equity, and opportunity means that, here, you are free to bring your whole self to work. With an array of business resource groups and other opportunities for connection, you’ll build your community in no time.


Support Your Well-Being

Our comprehensive benefits package includes wellness programs with HSA contributions, paid holidays, paid parental leave, a generous 401(k) match, and more. With these benefits, plus the option for flexible schedules and remote and hybrid locations, we’ll support you as you pursue a balanced, fulfilling life—at work and at home.


Your Candidate Journey

At Booz Allen, we know our people are what propel us forward, and we value relationships most of all. Here, we’ve compiled a list of resources so you’ll know what to expect as we forge a connection with you during your journey as a candidate with us.



At Booz Allen, we celebrate your contributions, provide you with opportunities and choices, and support your total well-being. Our offerings include health, life, disability, financial, and retirement benefits, as well as paid leave, professional development, tuition assistance, work-life programs, and dependent care. Our recognition awards program acknowledges employees for exceptional performance and superior demonstration of our values. Full-time and part-time employees working at least 20 hours a week on a regular basis are eligible to participate in Booz Allen’s benefit programs. Individuals that do not meet the threshold are only eligible for select offerings, not inclusive of health benefits. We encourage you to learn more about our total benefits by visiting the Resource page on our Careers site and reviewing Our Employee Benefits page.

Salary at Booz Allen is determined by various factors, including but not limited to location, the individual’s particular combination of education, knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience, as well as contract-specific affordability and organizational requirements. The projected compensation range for this position is $158,800.00 to $295,000.00 (annualized USD). The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position and is just one component of Booz Allen’s total compensation package for employees. This posting will close within 90 days from the Posting Date.


Work Model

Our people-first culture prioritizes the benefits of flexibility and collaboration, whether that happens in person or remotely.

  • If this position is listed as remote or hybrid, you’ll periodically work from a Booz Allen or client site facility.
  • If this position is listed as onsite, you’ll work with colleagues and clients in person, as needed for the specific role.


EEO Commitment

We’re an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer that empowers our people to fearlessly drive change – no matter their race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, military or uniformed service member status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, local, or international law.