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Corporate Counsel II

Requisition ID: R10085579

  • CategoryCategory: Legal and Regulatory
  • LocationLocation: Falls Church, VA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Top Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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 for its litigation group at the Company’s headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia. The Corporate Counsel will focus on disputes involving the Company’s government contracts, including claims and REAs, bid protests, and False Claims Act matters.  The Corporate Counsel also may work on other types of disputes, such as commercial, intellectual property, environmental, employment, ERISA and insurance matters.

 Specific responsibilities include: 

  • Working with and managing external legal support handling disputes 
  • Developing and implementing legal strategies and managing the Company’s actions regarding disputes 
  • Collaborating with other internal legal support in providing legal advice to the Company 
  • Briefing senior management on disputes or matters involving a significant legal exposure or risk to the Company 
  • Developing and managing legal budgets


Job Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree
  • A member of the Virginia Bar, through testing or comity or, in lieu of licensure, ability to obtain Virginia corporate counsel certificate 
  • At least 10 years of litigation experience 
  • Experience litigating government contract matters
  • Proven litigation experience and strong litigation strategist 
  • Excellent written and oral communications , analytical, interpersonal, organizational, risk assessment and negotiation skills 
  • Strong work ethic and collaborative approach 
  • Highest standards of integrity 
  • Ability to balance multiple, competing priorities 
  • Ability to obtain and hold a U.S. DoD security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience supporting clients in the defense and/or intelligence communities 
  • Experience litigating on behalf of or against the federal government 

Salary Range: $216,400 USD - $311,100 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

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 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.