Federal - Litigation and Investigation Counsel at Accenture

Accenture

Full-Time

Mid Level

Arlington, VA, USA

Not defined

23 Nov → 23 Dec

Job Description

Organization: Accenture Federal Services
Location: Arlington, VA

We are:

Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company with offices in Arlington, Virginia. 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.

You are:
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Litigation and Investigation Counsel who will conduct internal investigations, including matters related to: legal, regulatory, and policy compliance; employee misconduct; and security matters. 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.

Compensation for roles at Accenture Federal Services varies depending on a wide array of factors including but not limited to the specific office location, role, skill set and level of experience.As required by local law, Accenture Federal Services provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in California, Colorado, New York City or Washington as set forth below and
information on benefits offered is here.
Role Location: Range of Starting Pay for role
California: $146,300-$248,800
Colorado: $146,300-$215,100
New York City: $169,200-$248,800
Washington: $155,700-$229,000

COVID-19 update:

The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually.
Subject to applicable law, please be aware that Accenture requires all employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. Accenture will consider requests for accommodation to this vaccination requirement during the recruiting process.

What We Believe

We have an unwavering commitment to diversity with the aim that every one of our people has a full sense of belonging within our organization. As a business imperative, every person at Accenture has the responsibility to create and sustain an inclusive environment.
Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and core values. Our rich diversity makes us more innovative and more creative, which helps us better serve our clients and our communities. Read more here

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Accenture is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that no one should be discriminated against because of their differences, such as age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, religion or sexual orientation.
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.
Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.
For details, view a copy of the Accenture Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy Statement.

Requesting An Accommodation

Accenture is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities or religious observances, including reasonable accommodation when needed. If you are hired by Accenture and require accommodation to perform the essential functions of your role, you will be asked to participate in our reasonable accommodation process. Accommodations made to facilitate the recruiting process are not a guarantee of future or continued accommodations once hired.
If you would like to be considered for employment opportunities with Accenture and have accommodation needs for a disability or religious observance, please call us toll free at 1 (877) 889-9009, send us an email or speak with your recruiter.

Other Employment Statements

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States.
Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.
Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

The Company 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. Additionally, 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 the Company's legal duty to furnish information.

Job Responsibilities

  • Litigation and Investigation Counsel who will conduct internal investigations, including matters related to: legal, regulatory, and policy compliance; employee misconduct; and security matters
  • 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
  • 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
  • Manage bid protest matters, working closely with business units to assess legal options and business risk
  • 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

Requirements / Qualifications

  • U.S. Citizenship required

  • Juris Doctor

  • 5 or more years of legal experience

  • Experience as a litigator or investigator in a law firm, corporation, or government setting

  • Excellent judgment and ability to drive fair resolutions in litigation and investigation contexts

  • Experience performing investigations and implementing appropriate remediation

  • Ability to foster a collaborative working environment and present with executive presence

  • 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

  • Experience with federal government investigations

  • Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States

Benefits/What We offer

  • Compensation for roles at Accenture Federal Services varies depending on a wide array of factors including but not limited to the specific office location, role, skill set and level of experience.As required by local law, Accenture Federal Services provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in California, Colorado, New York City or Washington as set forth below and

  • Role Location: Range of Starting Pay for role

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