Senior Counsel, Government Transactions

Microchip Technology Incorporated Chandler , AZ 85249

Posted 2 weeks ago

Company Description

Microchip Technology Inc. is a leading provider of embedded control applications. Our product portfolio comprises general purpose and specialized 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit microcontrollers, 32-bit microprocessors, field-programmable gate array (FPGA) products, a broad spectrum of high-performance linear, mixed-signal, power management, thermal management, radio frequency (RF), timing, safety, security, wired connectivity and wireless connectivity devices, as well as serial Electrically Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory (EEPROM), Serial Flash memories, Parallel Flash memories, and serial Static Random Access Memory (SRAM). We also license Flash-IP solutions that are incorporated in a broad range of products.

Job Description

Microchip is looking to hire a Senior Counsel, Government Transactions with extensive knowledge of federal contracting laws to join the Legal Department in Chandler, Arizona. The Senior Government Contract Attorney will provide support to our business segments engaged in the Aerospace and Defense market. The Senior Government Contract Attorney will represent Microchip and its subsidiaries on a range of matters including complex prime and subcontractor contracts, customer and government audits, and regulatory compliance.

Senior Government Contract Attorney responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide guidance on contract interpretation, and legal and compliance oversight, for U.S. government (federal, state, and local) and international contracts, including prime and subcontract arrangements and U.S. classified programs.

  • Advise management and business segments concerning terms and conditions, including applicability of and compliance with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) requirements.

  • Draft, negotiate, and redline NDAs, teaming agreements, prime contract and subcontract terms (as both buyer and seller), amendments, cooperative research and development agreements (CRADAs), and other related contract documents for Aerospace and Defense-related transactions.

  • Prepare executive contract summaries, and develop recommendations aimed at resolving contract issues and guide them through management approval.

  • Develop standards, policies, guidelines, templates, playbooks, and other contract management tools in order to streamline and provide consistency of review of contracts by various business segments.

  • Ensure compliance with corporate policies and procedures applicable to contracting and contract management.

  • Provide guidance and support to management, business segments, and Facility Security Officers regarding compliance with requirements of U.S. government agencies, such as the Department of Defense, concerning U.S. classified programs.

  • Lead/manage legal staff supporting Aerospace & Defense practice area e.g., Government Contract Manager.

  • Develop training programs for legal staff and internal clients.

  • Perform other responsibilities and duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • U.S. citizenship and ability to obtain U.S. government security clearance

  • Juris Doctorate from an ABA-accredited law school and active membership and good standing in at least one state bar

  • 7+ years experience with U.S. Government contract matters

  • Strong knowledge of FAR, DFARS, CAS, and other government contracting issues

  • Strong ability to interpret regulations, and research government contracting and related accounting issues, as well as clearly organize and articulate complex regulatory information

  • Experience leading or managing legal staff supporting Aerospace & Defense practice area e.g., associate attorneys, contract managers, paralegals, contract administrators

  • Ability to liaise with Government representatives e.g., Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA), Defense Security Service (DSS)

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, excellent negotiation skills, as well as strong analytical skills for problem solving, risk assessment and strategy

  • Unquestioned integrity and business ethics

  • Ability to work independently without supervision and exercise sound judgment

  • Highly responsive with strong time management and organization skills

  • Attention to detail and follow-through

  • Strong proficiency computer proficiency including MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint

Preferred Skills:

  • Prior experience in a law firm as well as in-house legal team focused on U.S. government contract matters

  • Prior experience in the semiconductor industry, other high technology industry, or manufacturing company preferred

Equal Opportunity Employer Microchip is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of Disabled / Veterans / Minorities / Women. We provide equal employment and affirmative action opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected under applicable federal, state or local laws.

For more information on applicable equal employment regulations, please refer to the EEO is the Law Poster and the EEO is the Law Poster Supplement. Please also refer to the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

Applicants with Disabilities If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a medical condition or disability, please send us an email here with "Applicant Accommodation Request" in the subject line of the email. Alternatively, you may call us at 480-730-7330 to let us know the nature of your request.


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