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Junior Government Contracts Associate

Arnold & Porter
Washington, District of Columbia 20001
  • Job Code
    1754
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Arnold & Porter’s Government Contracts & National Security Practice Group is seeking a junior associate for the Washington, D.C. office.


Arnold & Porter’s Chambers/Legal 500 Band 1 (market leading) Government Contracts & National Security team has a broad mix of litigation, investigation, export control, cybersecurity, mergers and acquisition, and counseling work. Some examples of the group’s recent work include: litigating a contract award challenge for SpaceX related to the National Security Space Launch program; and handling the legal aspects of the substantial Sanofi, Pfizer, and AstraZeneca COVID vaccine agreements with the United States. The work is exciting, often quite relevant to ongoing world issues, and fast paced. Due to the nature of the work and composition of the group, associates receive significant opportunities for responsibility at a very junior level.


Qualified applicants for this position must have a minimum of one year of prior legal experience in the field and have demonstrated an interest in government contacts law; strong research, writing and analytic skills; an ability to work independently and creatively; and an ability to work successfully as part of a team. Special consideration will be given to applicants with experience as a judicial clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit or the Court of Federal Claims, as well as to those who have academic training in government contracts law. While we expect the junior associate will be involved in all aspects of the practice, including litigation and investigations, applicants with an interest in and working knowledge of work related to mergers, acquisitions, and other types of transactions involving government contractors (e.g., experience with due diligence, asset and stock purchase agreements, and novations) are especially encouraged to apply. All applicants should have excellent academic credentials and references.


Applicants must currently be licensed, or currently be eligible to become licensed, to practice law in Washington, D.C.

Arnold & Porter is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), age, marital or partnership status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family leave status, citizenship status, immigration status, ancestry, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations. Our firm's equal opportunity policy applies to all employment practices and terms and conditions, including, without limitation, recruitment, employment, assignment, training, compensation, benefits, promotions, disciplinary action and terminations. To achieve our goal of equal opportunity, Arnold & Porter maintains an affirmative action plan through which it makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire and advance in employment qualified minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click EEO is the LAW and the Supplement poster.

Arnold & Porter is an EO Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

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Posted: 2021-03-12 Expires: 2021-04-11

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