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Lead, Counsel - Government & Commercial Contracts

Mason, Ohio

Job ID IMS20221411-93379
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Our Business and Operations team has an unwavering focus on our commitment to excellence in everything we do. They’re the backbone of our ability to deliver mission solutions with speed, innovation and flawless execution.

  • Full Time
  • Level: Experienced
  • Location: On Site
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  • Technical


My favorite part of working for L3Harris is knowing that the parts that I procure go into products that help save lives.

Lizzie, Procurement Associate, Rochester, NY

L3Harris Work Perks

  • Health

    • Medical with a High Deductible and traditional PPO plan options, as well as, vision and a full array of supplemental health benefits
    • A doctors' service to help with referrals and second opinions for you, your family, and parents

  • Family

    • 4 weeks of paid parental leave for moms and dads
    • Fertility treatment
    • Subsidized backup childcare and eldercare
    • Adoption assistance - $5,000 per adoption/$15,000 per employee
    • Pet insurance

  • Well-Being

    • No cap to your PTO time (for exempt employees)
    • Dress for your day - wear what works for you at work
    • Legal plan for you, your family, and parents
    • Discount platform
    • 9/80 work schedule available for most U.S. employees, effective October 24, 2022.

Job Description

L3Harris is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shared dedication to our customers’ mission and quest for professional growth. L3Harris provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to our culture is an unwavering focus on values, dedication to our communities, and commitment to excellence in everything we do.

L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across space, air, land, sea and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 47,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.


Lead, Counsel - Government & Commercial Contracts

Job Description:

We are currently seeking an attorney with strong experience in government and commercial contracts and a passion for meeting client needs to provide legal support to the Integrated Mission Systems (IMS) segment.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide accurate, timely, business-oriented legal advice to all levels of company and IMS management in connection with obtaining and performing contracts and subcontracts on U.S. Government programs, with an emphasis on FAR and DFARS compliance.
  • Advise company management on international pursuits and contract performance, as well as commercial activities and a wide variety of other legal matters facing the company.
  • Advise Supply Chain management teams on drafting and updating purchase orders, terms and conditions, supply agreements and related documents.
  • Participate in negotiations and contract drafting as requested.
  • Assist in the prevention of disputes and litigation by proactive, early involvement and mediation in business transactions; manage disputes and related litigation.
  • Ensure that business practices and procedures comply with Federal, State and local laws and are consistent with applicable Corporate policies and procedures.
  • Engage with customer/supplier counterparts as reasonably required in support of complex legal/business transactional matters.
  • Maintain a high level of proficiency on current laws and implementing regulations and coordinate with IMS staff to develop and deliver timely training, as needed.


  • A Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school with at least one state bar membership.
  • Seven or more (7+) years of directly transferable experience on U.S. Government contract and commercial contract matters.
  • Must be willing & able to obtain a DoD security clearance if needed in the future.
  • Domestic and international travel, as required up to 10%.
  • Possess sound judgment, an ability to prioritize, and be capable of working successfully in a dynamic team environment.
  • Possess superior communication and writing skills.
  • Must be able to clearly and effectively communicate with all levels of management and Government agency personnel, including DCAA and DCMA.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Possess in-depth knowledge of the FAR/DFARS as well as those requirements unique to contracting with the Government (e.g., CAS, TINA, SCA).
  • Experienced in proposal development, negotiations, contract performance and dispute resolution in connection with Government, international and commercial programs.
  • Experienced in international business development, contracting and regulatory compliance matters, including ITAR, EAR, FCPA, and trade compliance regulations.

Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain a security clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

By submitting your résumé for this position, you understand and agree that L3Harris Technologies may share your résumé, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide, with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions.

L3Harris Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. L3Harris is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws. L3Harris maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks, where permitted by law.

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