Litigation and Investigations Counsel

  • Accenture Federal Services
  • Arlington, VA, USA
  • Jan 21, 2021
Full time Legal

Job Description

We are:

Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company with offices in Arlington, VA, San Antonio, TX, and St. Louis, MO. Accenture's federal business has served every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Accenture Federal Services transforms bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes for clients at defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and military health organizations.

We believe that great outcomes are everything. It’s what drives us to turn bold ideas into breakthrough solutions. By combining digital technologies with what works across the world’s leading businesses, we use agile approaches to help clients solve their toughest problems fast—the first time. So, you can deliver what matters most.

Count on us to help you embrace new ways of working, building for change and put customers at the core. A wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture, we bring over 30 years of experience serving the federal government, including every cabinet-level department. Our 9,000 dedicated colleagues and change makers work with our clients at the heart of the nation’s priorities in defense, intel, public safety, health and civilian to help you make a difference for the people you employ, serve and protect. 

You are:

Litigation and Investigations Counsel who will conduct internal investigations, including matters related to: legal, regulatory, and policy compliance; employee misconduct; and security matters. You will support company responses to government investigations.  You will manage and oversee litigation and dispute matters, including claims, litigation, and bid protests.  You will support internal functions, including Security, Human Resources, and Employee Relations in resolving matters involving legal and reputational risk, including personnel matters.  You will provide advice and recommendations to legal and business stakeholders for appropriate matter resolution.

 

The work: 

  • Conducting comprehensive internal investigations, including developing and executing investigation plans, interviewing personnel, collecting and reviewing documents, conducting legal and policy analysis, developing recommendations, briefing stakeholders, and supporting implementation of corrective actions where needed. 
  • Managing litigation matters, including e-discovery and data preservation activities and developing strategic recommendations for business management to evaluate and minimize legal and reputational risks to the company.
  • Overseeing and directing outside counsel and external vendors, including managing budgets and workplans.
  • Coordinating with corporate communications and government relations functions to provide legal advice and ensure appropriate risk mitigation.
  • Supporting and promoting a culture of ethics and compliance.
  • Implementing investigations best practices, including practices to support an inclusive environment.
  • Tracking matters/concerns, investigations, and outcomes.  

Here's what you need:

  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 5 years experience as a litigator or investigator in a law firm, corporation, or government setting
  • Experience handling sensitive information and conducting sensitive investigations/interviews
  • Experience performing investigations and implementing appropriate remediation
  • Excellent judgment and ability to drive fair resolutions in litigation and investigation contexts
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to foster a collaborative working environment and present with executive presence

Bonus points if you have:

  • Government contracts experience, including matters involving the False Claims Act and FAR Mandatory Disclosure Rule
  • Experience managing outside counsel
  • Experience supporting personnel misconduct investigations
  • In-house experience 
  • Bid protest experience 
  • Experience with federal government investigations


Important Information

An active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.  

Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization which does not require now or in the future sponsorship by the employer for a visa.

Accenture is a federal contractor, an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. 

Equal Employment Opportunity 

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law. 

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process. 

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.