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Corporate Counsel

Requisition ID: R10048640

  • Category IconCategory: Legal and Regulatory
  • Location IconLocation: Falls Church, VA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman’s Law Department is seeking a Corporate Counsel to support its Information Security legal practice, and Government Contracts and Global Operations team at the corporate headquarters in Falls Church, VA. The role will report to the Assistant General Counsel, Information Security, and the Assistant General Counsel, Government Contracts and Operations.

This position can be hired as a Corporate Counsel I or II, depending upon the candidate's experience and education.

The successful candidate will be a self-motivated, experienced attorney who will provide legal support to a number of the company' s internal operations, including in matters related to Information Security, Data Management, Enterprise Security, Privacy, and general government contracts advice. Such support shall include effectively partnering with executives and other partners within the Office of the Chief Information Officer on a wide array of projects, including cyber, privacy, cloud technology, and data transformation. The candidate will also assist in supporting the Corporation’s Vice President for Global Operations, who has responsibility for the Company’s Security, Supply, Chain, and Facilities functions.  In addition, the successful candidate will serve as a resource for the operations counsel in support of  our sectors and other functions, including supply chain, to provide practical, implementable legal guidance in these key areas.

Key Traits:

  • Exceptional analytical skills and judgment combined with the ability to collaborate and influence others to develop innovative, implementable solutions.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to balance multiple, competing priorities. Ability to provide accurate, timely, and pragmatic advice.

  • Highly skilled in collaboration and teamwork. Demonstrated leadership potential.

  • Demonstrated commitment to high ethical standards, integrity and compliance.

Basic Qualifications:

  • JD from an ABA accredited law school.

  • A member of the Virginia Bar, or, in lieu of licensure, ability to obtain Virginia corporate counsel certificate.

  • A minimum of 5 years of directly related experience in law firms, the US Government, or commercial business, preferably with cybersecurity, privacy, cloud, information management and other related experience.

  • Experience working directly with clients and partners as counsel for the US Government, in-house within the US defense and intelligence contracting community, or in private practice.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in cybersecurity, privacy, cloud computing, and outsourcing and other enterprise support issues.

  •  Active security clearance and ability to hold a U.S. Top Secret/SCI clearance.


Salary Range: $188,800 USD - $271,400 USD
Salary Range 2: $209,700 USD - $301,400 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.



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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.