Senior Counsel - Technology Transactions

New York City, NY

Senior Counsel - Technology Transactions

Category: Legal Affairs

Main location: United States, Virginia, Fairfax

Alternate Location(s): United States, Massachusetts, Boston

United States, New Jersey, New Brunswick

United States, Georgia, Atlanta

United States, New York, New York City

United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

United States, North Carolina, Charlotte

Position ID: J0224-1947

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Description:

CGI is seeking a seasoned contracts attorney with law firm and/or in-house (either with a company or government) legal experience in both the state and local government contracts sector and the commercial contracts sector. This Senior Counsel position will report to CGI's Vice President & Deputy General Counsel and advise our various geographic business units on a broad range of government and commercial contracts matters in a fast-paced and collegial atmosphere. The successful candidate will join a team of professional contracts managers as well as five other in-house, U.S.-based attorneys, most of whom have large firm experience combined with practical business instincts.

Preferred location for this role would be Fairfax, VA, Boston, MA, New York City, NY, Atlanta, GA, New Brunswick, NJ, Philadelphia, PA, or Charlotte, NC.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

• Provide legal advice on and lead contract negotiations with state and local government and commercial clients (occasional travel may be required), including reviewing, drafting and negotiating large complex IT contracts and related subcontracts, teaming agreements, and software licenses

• Assist internal clients in developing negotiation and risk mitigation strategies as part of proposal preparation, contract execution and eventual performance

• Advise on various teaming and partner relationships as well as on issues involving contract compliance, delays and bid protests

• Providing support in interpretation of complex contract provisions

• Maintain close working relationships with business development and project delivery colleagues

• Work closely with the Deputy General Counsel and other legal team members in connection with dispute resolution and litigation-oriented matters

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

• Minimum of five years as a practicing attorney, JD from ABA accredited law school, membership in good standing of at least one state bar, and eligibility for Corporate Counsel designation in Virginia (if based in Fairfax, VA)

• Working knowledge of public sector contracting practices in the IT industry (e.g., outsourcing, managed services, software licensing, intellectual property rights, acceptance, warranties, liabilities, indemnification, remedies)

• Ability to proactively lead a negotiation with minimal oversight, with an understanding of how to bargain over key terms in a way that will not alienate clients

• Ability to handle numerous diverse contractual matters simultaneously

• Ability to creatively work through business issues as well as legal issues

• Ability to learn quickly, gain credibility and influence internal business clients at all levels

• Pragmatic, flexible transactional negotiation style

• Confident self-starter who also knows when to ask questions and to escalate matters

• Highly adaptable professional that is a good team player

• Strong analytical and communication (oral and written) skills

• Ability to demonstrate sound, pragmatic judgment in ambiguous situations

• Bilingual and able to read, write and speak Spanish is desirable

Education requirements J.D.

CGI is required by law in some jurisdictions to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. The determination of this range includes various factors not limited to skill set, level, experience, relevant training, and licensure and certifications. To support the ability to reward for merit-based performance, CGI typically does not hire individuals at or near the top of the range for their role. Compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range for this role in the U.S. is $134,400 - $297,700.

At CGI we call our professionals “members” to reinforce that all who join our team are, as owners, empowered to participate in the challenges and rewards that come from building a world-class company. CGI’s benefits include:

• Competitive base salaries

• Eligibility to participate in an attractive Share Purchase Plan (SPP) in which the company matches dollar-for-dollar contributions made by eligible employees, up to a maximum, for their job category

• 401(k) Plan and Profit Participation for eligible members

• Generous holidays, vacation, and sick leave plans

• Comprehensive insurance plans that include, among other benefits, medical, dental, vision, life, disability, out-of-county emergency coverage in all countries of employment;

• Back-up child care, Pet insurance, a Member Assistance Program, a 529 college savings program, a personal financial management tool, lifestyle management programs and more




  • Client Management

  • Contract Management

  • Negotiation

What you can expect from us:

Together, as owners, let’s turn meaningful insights into action.

Life at CGI is rooted in ownership, teamwork, respect and belonging. Here, you’ll reach your full potential because…

You are invited to be an owner from day 1 as we work together to bring our Dream to life. That’s why we call ourselves CGI Partners rather than employees. We benefit from our collective success and actively shape our company’s strategy and direction.

Your work creates value. You’ll develop innovative solutions and build relationships with teammates and clients while accessing global capabilities to scale your ideas, embrace new opportunities, and benefit from expansive industry and technology expertise.

You’ll shape your career by joining a company built to grow and last. You’ll be supported by leaders who care about your health and well-being and provide you with opportunities to deepen your skills and broaden your horizons.

Come join our team—one of the largest IT and business consulting services firms in the world.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, sex, religion, creed, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, and gender expression, familial status, political affiliation, genetic information, or any other legally protected status or characteristics.

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All CGI offers of employment in the U.S. are contingent upon the ability to successfully complete a background investigation. Background investigation components can vary dependent upon specific assignment and/or level of US government security clearance held.

CGI will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with CGI’s legal duty to furnish information.