Counsel/Government Contracts

Clearance Level
Falls Church, Virginia
Hybrid Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)

Government Contracts

Legal Experience

REQ#: RQ170005
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to be at the center of GDIT’s business operations. Make an impact by collaborating across functions to make mission success achievable.

Job Description

The Counsel will provide legal and strategic support to the company’s Federal Civilian division.  This position will be located at GDIT’s headquarters office in Falls Church, VA, and reports to the Staff Vice President & Division General Counsel, Federal Civilian Division.

Principal duties and responsibilities

  • Provides advice and counsel to business leaders and other internal stakeholders, such as the Contracts and Finance departments, on a variety of corporate and government contracts legal matters.
  • Serves as a key value added strategic business partner and proactive counselor and business advisor to provide a risk balanced (business and operational) path in support of business goals and priorities.
  • Drafts, reviews and negotiates legal documents of varying complexity.
  • Provides legal guidance in connection with customer, supplier and competitor disputes, as well as U.S. government contract bid protests at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and similar forums.
  • Manages and directs outside counsel as necessary.
  • Participates in special projects as required.


  • Requires a Juris Doctor degree.
  • Requires an active state bar membership in good standing.
  • At least six years of total legal experience in a large law firm or corporate law department, most of which is concentrated on advising with respect to corporate and government contracts matters, including experience with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).
  • Experience working with international, state and local government contracts is a plus but not required.

Skills and Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of relevant corporate and government regulations and standards regarding government contracts administration.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent advocacy, negotiation, writing and organizational skills.
  • Ability to build relationships at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to work in complex and fast-paced environments with multiple projects and priorities.
Work Requirements
Years of Experience

6 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree


Travel Required

Less than 10%

About Our Work

We are GDIT. A global technology and professional services company that delivers consulting, technology and mission services to every major agency across the U.S. government, defense and intelligence community. Our 30,000 experts extract the power of technology to create immediate value and deliver solutions at the edge of innovation. We operate across 30 countries worldwide, offering leading capabilities in digital modernization, AI/ML, Cloud, Cyber and application development. Together with our clients, we strive to create a safer, smarter world by harnessing the power of deep expertise and advanced technology.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.