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Disclaimer

Firm Advice works extensively with corporations and associations as well as law firms. Since the majority of the positions we have available are in-house, our clients typically ask us to identify for them legal professionals who have experience, and frequently, expertise, in one or more practice areas. Compensation is based on candidate's experience and the client's needs.

When our clients are in need of temporary assistance, they frequently need the legal professional very quickly, even the day or next day they call. We fill many of our job positions with candidates with whom we regularly work, before we can post the position on our website. Since we will send to our clients only candidates we have already screened, it is important for us to have your resume, even if we do not have a current opening that fits your skills and qualifications. Once we receive your resume, if we believe we can place you in the near future, we will meet with you to discuss options. We will not waste your, or our, time by asking you to meet with us if we don’t think we can assist you.

If you would like to apply for any of the posted positions, or for future consideration of your resume, please email your resume in MS Word format to recruiter@firmadvice.com. We will be in touch with you regarding your resume.

We have the following positions currently available:

Temporary Positions


Periodic Temporary Government Contracts Counsel

Firm Advice has been engaged to identify an experienced federal government contracts attorney to work on a temporary, periodic basis for a government contractor in the Tysons area.  The selected candidate will work with the business teams and government customers to respond to RFPs and provide counsel on compliance with existing government contracts.  This opportunity is ideal for a solo practitioner who has time to represent additional clients.  Our client wants to identify someone who will be available for the long term, so please do not consider this opportunity if you are looking for a full-time position.

REQUIREMENTS
  • JD and member of at least one US bar;
  • Must have at least 3 years’ experience drafting and negotiating federal government contracts, as well as a thorough understanding of RFP processes, FAR and DFAR, and federal contracts’ compliance issues;
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple priorities;
  • Candidate must be a self-starter with excellent communication and analytical skills; and
  • Must have excellent time management and organizational skills.

Part Time Periodic Employment Counsel

Firm Advice is conducting a search for a mid- to senior-level employment attorney to assist a small defense contractor in Fairfax, VA on all employment matters.  This company does not have in-house counsel, so the attorney would be working with the senior executives on matters ranging from offer letters, to executive compensation, Title VII, FLSA ADEA, and FSLA.  The job entails a broad range of responsibilities and significant independence in representing this client and managing the work.  Ideal for a solo practitioner who wants has time to represent an additional client.  Our client wants to identify someone who will be available for the long term, so please do not consider this opportunity if you are looking for a full-time position.

REQUIREMENTS
  • J.D. from accredited law school; member in good standing of a bar of the US;
  • Four plus years’ experience working with employment / EEOC matters;
  • Candidate must be a self-starter with excellent communication and analytical skills;
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple priorities; and
  • Must be able to exercise discretion and make independent judgments on significant matters.

Part Time Temporary Government Contracts Counsel

Firm Advice is conducting a search for a part-time temporary government contracts counsel to provide support for a government contractor located in Sterling, VA.  This attorney will be responsible for drafting and negotiating government contracts. This is an excellent opportunity for a solo practitioner or for someone interested in part time hours to partner with a busy company in a challenging, collegial environment.

The work is to be performed on-site during regular business hours.

REQUIREMENTS
  • J.D. from accredited law school; member in good standing of a bar of the U.S.;
  • Five plus years’ experience drafting and negotiating commercial and government contracts;
  • Deep understanding of FAR and DFAR required;
  • Candidate must be a self-starter with excellent communication and analytical skills;
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple priorities; and
  • Must be able to exercise discretion and make independent judgments on significant matters.

Part Time Mergers and Acquisitions Counsel

Firm Advice is conducting a search for a part- to full-time temporary transactional counsel to provide support in the areas of corporate governance, financing and other major transactions, including M&A and commercial contracts, for a company located in Herndon, VA.  This opportunity is perfect for a solo practitioner or for someone interested in part time hours to partner with a busy company in a collegial environment.

The work is to be performed on-site during regular business hours.

REQUIREMENTS
  • J.D. from accredited law school; member in good standing of a bar of the U.S.;
  • Must have at least 4 years’ experience with corporate governance, finance, OR transactions, including mergers & acquisitions;
  • Must possess excellent communication skills as well as business and legal judgment, strategic thinking and problem solving capabilities.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple priorities; and
  • Must be able to exercise discretion and make independent judgments on significant matters.

Part Time Real Estate Counsel

Firm Advice is conducting a search for a real estate attorney to provide part-time support to a defense contracting company located in Sterling, VA.  This attorney will negotiate contracts with landlords and management companies for access to commercial buildings and establish ongoing relationships with these parties.  This is an excellent opportunity for a solo practitioner or for someone interested in part time hours to partner with a busy company in a collegial environment.

The work is to be performed on-site during regular business hours.

REQUIREMENTS
  • J.D. from accredited law school; member in good standing of a bar of the U.S.;
  • Must have at least 3 years’ real estate transactional experience;
  • Experience with FAR and DFAR is a plus;
  • Candidate must be a self-starter with excellent communication and analytical skills;
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple priorities; and
  • Must be able to exercise discretion and make independent judgments on significant matters.

Transactional Counsel

Firm Advice is conducting a search for a part- to full-time temporary transactional counsel to provide support with major transactions, including M&A and commercial contracts, for a boutique firm located in Reston, VA.  This opportunity is perfect for a solo practitioner or for someone interested in part time hours to partner with a busy law firm in a collegial environment.

The work is to be performed on-site during regular business hours.

REQUIREMENTS
  • J.D. from accredited law school; member in good standing of a bar of the U.S.;
  • Must have at least 2 years’ experience with major transactions, including mergers & acquisitions;
  • Must possess excellent communication skills as well as business and legal judgment, strategic thinking and problem solving capabilities.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple priorities; and
  • Must be able to exercise discretion and make independent judgments on significant matters.

Direct Hire Positions

VIRGINIA


Legal Assistant (Direct Hire)

Firm Advice is conducting a search for a Legal Assistant to support two partners in a mid-sized, very collegial law firm in Reston, VA. Primary duty will be to quickly turn around legal documents but may also include preparing and proofreading correspondence and reports, greeting visitors, arranging meetings and conference calls, transcribing tapes, coordinating legal department activities with those of other departments as well as some filing and time and billing responsibilities.

REQUIREMENTS
  • Two years of administrative experience in a law firm or corporation;
  • Advanced proficiency with Adobe (edit PDF documents, create documents and table of contents, track changes), MicroSoft Word and Excel;
  • Ability to learn and use new software programs after system upgrades; and
  • Ability to interact positively with clients, attorneys and staff.

Real Estate Associate (Direct Hire)

Firm Advice is conducting a search for a junior to mid-level commercial real estate attorney for a boutique, unique firm in Herndon, VA.  Most of the work will be conducted at the client’s site in Herndon, VA, or on a telecommute basis. The selected attorney will draft and negotiate commercial finance agreements, real estate leases and purchases of office space/data centers.  Fantastic opportunity for a real estate attorney to learn technology transactions.

REQUIREMENTS
  • JD and member of at least one US bar;
  • Must have at least 3 years’ commercial real estate leasing and purchase experience;
  • Experience with data center/colocation services experience a plus
  • Experience with technology transactions a plus;
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple contracts;
  • Candidate must be a self-starter with excellent communication and analytical skills; and
  • Must have excellent time management and organizational skills.

Patent and Transactions Attorney (Direct Hire)

Firm Advice is conducting a search for the Sterling, VA office of a leading technology company for a patent attorney with seven plus years’ experience.  The candidate must also have experience negotiating and drafting commercial technology contracts.

The successful candidate will have strong academic and professional credentials and experience prosecuting and/or managing the prosecution of software and hardware patents and be responsible for managing a portion of the company's patent and trademark prosecution program, providing counsel with respect to transactions and due diligence on acquisitions.


Government Contracts and Litigation Counsel (Direct Hire)

Firm Advice has been engaged to identify an experienced federal government contracts attorney who has strong experience handling federal government bid protests to work for a company in the Tysons area.  The selected candidate will work with the legal department, business teams and government customers to draft and negotiate a wide variety of agreements, including technology licensing of software.  Responsibilities will also include providing counsel and contracts support to sales personnel.  The successful candidate will also have experience with Federal contracts litigation and bid protests.

REQUIREMENTS
  • The Virginia Bar, or eligibility to waive into the Virginia Bar, is required;
  • Must have at least 3 years’ experience handling federal government contracts’ litigation and bid protests drafting and negotiating Federal government contracts, including RFP processes, FAR and DFAR, and ensuring compliance with government contracts;
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple priorities;
  • Candidate must be a self-starter with excellent communication and analytical skills; and
  • Must have excellent time management and organizational skills.

Employment Law Attorney (Direct Hire)

Firm Advice is conducting a search for an employment law attorney for a boutique law firm in Reston, VA.  This attorney will receive training from partners and counsel clients on employment matters, including Title VII, FLSA , advise and support executives and managers in operations, human resources and other business units on employment / EEO-related matters, including reviewing offer letters, leave and performance. This is an excellent opportunity for a solo practitioner or for someone interested in part time hours to partner with a busy company in a challenging, collegial environment.

The work is to be performed on-site during regular business hours.

REQUIREMENTS
  • The Virginia Bar, or eligibility to waive into the Virginia Bar, is required;
  • Two plus years’ experience with employment / EEOC matters;
  • Candidate must be a self-starter with excellent communication and analytical skills;
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple priorities; and
  • Must be able to exercise discretion and make independent judgments on significant matters.

Associate Legal Counsel (Direct Hire)

Firm Advice has a great opportunity for a junior attorney to join the Sterling, VA legal department of an international technology company and work on cutting-edge security matters. This attorney will report to the head of the legal department and assist in the drafting and negotiating of domestic and international technology agreements and other commercial contracts, as well as provide legal advice to senior management.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • JD from an accredited law school and member of at least one US bar;
  • Must have at least 3 years’ experience drafting and negotiating customer-facing commercial technology agreements, preferably gained while working at a technology company or major law firm. Experience with cloud-based agreements is a plus;
  • Experience assisting sales teams in meeting strategic goals is a plus;
  • Experience with IP matters stemming from the sale of software is a plus;
  • Experience with privacy issues is a plus;
  • Candidate must be able to work in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple priorities;
  • Candidate must be a self-starter with sound independent legal judgment and excellent communication and analytical skills; and
  • Candidate must enjoy working collaboratively in a collegial environment.

Corporate Associate (Direct Hire)

Firm Advice is conducting a search for a corporate associate who has two to seven years’ relevant experience to join the growing Corporate Finance group of a highly respected mid-sized firm in Reston, VA. The selected candidate would work with others on the team on major transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, business formation, and financing arrangements. A degree in accounting or business or a LLM in tax is a plus.

This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to work with a wide variety of clients on sophisticated matters in a collegial environment where excellence is valued. The Virginia Bar, or eligibility to waive into the Virginia Bar, is required.


Real Estate Partner (Direct Hire)

Firm Advice is conducting a search for an experienced lenders’ counsel to join a highly respected mid-sized firm in Reston, VA. The selected attorney will work with a partner who plans to retire in the next several years. The ideal candidate would have ten plus years of experience and some portable business. The Virginia Bar, or eligibility to waive into the Virginia Bar, is required.


Real Estate Associate (Direct Hire)

The firm is seeking an attorney to work with partners of a highly respected mid-sized Reston, VA firm and counsel clients on real estate acquisition and dispositions, leasing, and real estate financing matters. The selected candidate will have client contact almost immediately. At least two years’ experience in real estate law is required. The Virginia Bar, or eligibility to waive into the Virginia Bar, is required.

WASHINGTON, D.C.


Executive Director (Direct Hire)

Firm Advice is searching for an Executive Director of a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the court system in DC. The organization works with diverse stakeholders, including judges, police, and civic leaders, to further its goals. The Executive Director will work with its board, staff and others to develop multi-year financial goals and plans, promote fundraising, manage research and educational projects of committees, identify and evaluate emerging justice system issues, garner support from business, legal and other industries, represent the organization before the public, government, media and others, and oversee operations.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • Advanced degree in law, public policy or similar discipline preferred;
  • 10 plus years’ relevant work experience with significant management experience, preferably in a non-profit setting;
  • Experience working with voluntary boards and committees;
  • Demonstrable record of effective fundraising as well as organizational and financial management;
  • Detailed knowledge of the DC justice system preferred;
  • Ability to work in an environment with limited administrative support; and
  • Passion for the organization’s mission.

 
 
 


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