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Verizon Communications Inc

Government Contracts Counsel ( 586885-1A )

Government and Military

Government Affairs



Washington, Washington DC, United States

When you join Verizon

Verizon is one of the world’s leading providers of technology and communications services, transforming the way we connect across the globe. We’re a diverse network of people driven by our shared ambition to shape a better future. Here, we have the ability to learn and grow at the speed of technology, and the space to create within every role. Together, we are moving the world forward – and you can too. Dream it. Build it. Do it here.

What you’ll be doing...

Verizon seeks a qualified Government Contracts Counsel to join its Public Sector legal team. This position will report to the Managing Associate General Counsel responsible for supporting vendor and partner contracts, and will specifically support Verizon’s Public Sector subcontracting and partnership activities. The candidate will work closely with key vendors, interpret and negotiate contract terms, and support the development of a unified administration, negotiation, and management process across all Public Sector subcontracts. You will manage multiple projects in a dynamic sales environment is critical, and develop key relationships as well as maintain a visible presence within Verizon’s Sourcing and Public Sector Sales organizations.

  • Negotiate subcontracts, supplier agreements and partner agreements in support of Verizon’s federal, state and local government contracts.
  • Provide legal advice and counsel on a broad spectrum of government contract and subcontract issues, such as teaming agreements, proposals, contracts and subcontracts.
  • Work independently in resolving multiple complex customer solicitations, including analyzing, responding to and advising on and escalating high risk requirements.
  • Have a strong understanding of relevant law, procurement, disclosure, and ethical requirements and other legal/business issues across Public Sector jurisdictions.
  • Keep current on and ensure adherence to federal, state, and local contracting and subcontracting compliance requirements issues, including federal requirements related to Supply Chain Risk Management, Buy American Act and Trade Agreements Act, utilization of small and disadvantaged businesses, and mandatory flowdowns and subcontractor certifications.
  • Draft and revise contractual documents, ensure that final contract documents are accurate and consistent with negotiated positions. Maintain communications to ensure timely contract execution by the parties.
  • Be fluent in Verizon’s wireless and wireline product portfolio.
  • Assist in developing training materials and educating Sourcing, Product, Sales, Proposals, Operations, and Contracts teams.

This hybrid role will have a defined work location that includes work from home and assigned office days as set by the manager.

What we’re looking for...

You have sound business and contract judgment, strong interpersonal and negotiations skills, demonstrated ability to assess and improve workflow processes.
You'll need to have:

  • JD degree and six or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Bar membership and any needed licenses.
  • Thorough understanding of government contracting law.
  • Willingness to travel.

Even better if you have one or more of the following:

  • Supply chain experience. Ideally, with technology, services, and infrastructure.
  • Confidence, versatility and a customer service attitude to interact with external procurement personnel as the point of contact for contractual discussions.
  • Demonstrated strong oral and written communications skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects independently in a dynamic environment with tight deadlines.
  • Experience negotiating and managing complex agreements.
  • Strong relationship building, influencing, and negotiation skills.
  • Experience with organizational reviews and commitment to building new teams and improving and harmonizing processes.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer - and celebrate our employees' differences, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, and Veteran status. At Verizon, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion page to learn more.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Verizon requires new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Verizon provides reasonable accommodations consistent with legal requirements (e.g., for medical or religious reasons).