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Corporate Counsel II

Requisition ID: R10045497

  • Category IconCategory: Legal and Regulatory
  • Location IconLocation: Falls Church, Virginia, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top Secret
  • 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 has a unique opportunity for a senior attorney to join its global Investigations Team, reporting to the Assistant General Counsel and Director, Investigations and Regulatory Enforcement.  We seek a self-motivated attorney who will direct and conduct significant independent investigations, manage the company’s response to government investigations and subpoenas, provide analysis of complex and varied issues, and supervise outside counsel on matters relating to allegations of unethical or unlawful conduct. The issues are sensitive and confidential and often require collaboration or negotiation with government officials to resolve. The ideal candidate is someone who enjoys problem solving, is excited about working on a range of matters and who maintains a high level of intellectual curiosity.  Experience at the Department of Justice (including as an Assistant U.S. Attorney), the Department of Defense, or an enforcement agency is helpful but not required. 

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

•Leading independent investigations and responses to government investigations and subpoenas

•Performing investigations autonomously or, where appropriate, supervising the work of outside counsel or internal personnel

•In complex, significant, and sensitive matters, taking responsibility for all aspects of an investigation, including risk assessment, fact gathering, analysis, counseling, and implementation of any corrective actions

•Interacting and negotiating with, and responding to requests from, representatives of government agencies
•Advising management and employees concerning risk assessment and mitigation relating to various business activities undertaken by the corporation, including compliance with the policies and procedures of the company and applicable laws and regulations

Basic Qualifications:
•A JD and Active state bar membership
•A minimum of eight years of directly related experience, including significant experience conducting and managing significant investigations
•Strong written and verbal communication skills
•Exceptional integrity, analytical skills and judgment

•Ethical leader who encourages collaboration, teamwork and motivation of others

•The ability to obtain and hold a U.S. DoD security clearance


Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience with the Department of Justice (including as an Assistant U.S. Attorney), the Department of Defense, or an enforcement agency
•Previous in-house experience, especially with a corporation of comparable size and complexity to Northrop Grumman

•Experience working with outside counsel to direct activities
•Previous experience with government contract law and/or the Department of Defense
•Active security clearance


Salary Range: $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.