**Attorney 3 - Business Counsel, Federal Business Line**
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**Company :** Black & Veatch Corporation
**Req Id :** 30321
**Job Title :** Attorney 3 - Business Counsel, Federal Business
**Location :** USVRTL
**Business Unit Sector :** COR-CORP-LEGAL & RISK MGMT
**Opportunity Type :** Staff
**Relocation eligible :** No
**Full time/Part time :** Full-Time
**Project Only Hire :** No
**Visa Sponsorship Available:** No
Functions in a senior-level attorney capacity for the Federal
Business Line. Independently applies advanced legal techniques and
analysis problems and methods. Has major matter, term or client
responsibilities. May be assigned to serve functional business
units or to provide technical legal specialty support. Reviews
lower level legal work or assignments. Prepares a variety of
complex legal deliverables for larger projects. Performs complex
legal research and develops legal recommendations for senior
counsel review. Manages collection, assimilation, and management of
data. Performs legal duties following division methodology and
quality requirements while adhering to budget and schedule.
+ Proactively provides guidance and direction on Federal
division legal design guides, standards, systems, and company
policies. Assists in developing, maintaining and updating legal
+ Conducts reviews of non-disclosure agreements; teaming and
joint venture agreements contracts and related documents. Renders
legal assistance and counsel to project managers in connection with
business transactions, such as project proposals, joint venture
arrangements, and other project-related documents. Handles
negotiations as necessary to ensure the business interests and
objectives of the firm are clearly identified, adequately
protected, and the risk of loss or liability is minimized.
+ Actively seeks to understand client interests and drivers
through normal client contact and through interaction and
communication with project leadership.
+ Communicates client interests and drivers to team members and
develops approaches to accommodate these concerns.
+ Actively manages assigned claims and litigation matters,
including occasional handling of Rank 1 matters (more than $10M in
dispute). Leads or participates in development of litigation and
claims strategy for assigned matters.
+ Recommends selection of outside counsel when appropriate.
Manages activities of outside counsel on assigned matters,
including budgeting and implementation of claim resolution
+ Provides input to compliance matters across the Federal
Business including review and comments related to joint venture
partners and subcontractors, and coordinates closely with the
Manager of Global Compliance for the entire Company.
+ Interface between outside counsel and professionals involved
in the dispute as well as internal and external claims consultants
+ Provides periodic reports regarding status of dispute to the
lead litigation attorney, General Counsel and to management.
+ Provides periodic updates to relevant insurance carriers and
recommends appropriate insurance reserves.
+ Drafts or reviews pleadings and discovery utilized in
litigation and settlement agreements.
+ Actively involved or manages handling of electronically stored
information, including the litigation hold process.
+ Attends settlement conferences / mediations.
+ Approves payment of legal invoices for assigned matters.
+ Serves as a legal specialist to provide consultation and
guidance to internal clients in a particular practice area, such as
HR, tax, federal regulations or claims.
+ Develops and applies advanced legal concepts and approaches to
legal problems. Actively shares knowledge with others, both within
and outside division.
+ Typically supports multiple projects on complex legal
challenges. Serves as project attorney on domestic or international
+ May assist in the development and delivery of companywide
+ May supervise lower level attorneys. May assist with
performance management process.
Federal Government Contracting Experience particularly involving
Department of Defense contracting and the Federal Acquisition
Intermediate legal expertise
Intermediate knowledge of engineering/consultation industry
Intermediate knowledge of competitors
Intermediate knowledge of company policies and procedures
Intermediate knowledge of quality systems
Intermediate knowledge of risk management techniques (insurance,
bonds, contract terms, letters of credit, financial
**_Education:_** Law degree required. Licenses to practice law
in a least 1 jurisdiction.
**_Experience_** : Typically, 8+ years
All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment
onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of
the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and
motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable
laws and regulations.
**Work Environment/Physical Demands**
Typical office environment.
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To support a healthy work-life balance, we offer flexible work
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A variety of additional benefits are available to our
professionals, including a company-matched 401k plan, adoption
reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, vendor discounts, an
employment referral program, AD&D insurance, pre-taxed
accounts, voluntary legal plan and the B&V Credit Union.
Professionals may also be eligible for a performance-based bonus
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