The Position

Cassidy Law is seeking an attorney with experience in providing tactical and strategic legal counsel to business clients on complex issues related to federal government contracting, national security, and anti-corruption to include defending businesses in criminal, civil or regulatory prosecutions as well as in government audits and disputes with the government.

The position requires a lawyer who is interested in working with business clients to further their strategic objectives through practical legal counsel; and passionate enough about the law to monitor legal, regulatory and enforcement trends in order to proactively counsel clients on emerging legal risks.

Given the entrepreneurial nature of the firm, the position also includes duties related to the business of the firm such as developing thought leadership for the firm’s blog; assisting in planning firm networking events; and improving firm procedures to facilitate and sustain the firm’s growth.

The Law Firm

Cassidy Law works with corporate clients to identify and tackle their legal issues which are often integrated with the client’s business imperatives in the areas of federal contracting laws, conflict of interest and ethics laws, and business crimes such as corruption and procurement fraud.

The firm advises clients on developing and improving ethics and compliance programs; corporate transactions such as business agreements, mergers and acquisitions related to federal government contracting; and implementing socially responsible strategies such as ethical supply chains.

The firm also conducts risk assessments and internal investigations for clients; and represents clients in responding to government subpoenas, suspension and debarment notices, civil and criminal government investigations, audits and prosecutions.

Like many “start-ups”, Cassidy Law has an unstructured entrepreneurial environment with opportunities to work remotely, to have flexible hours and to dress casually. The firm is active in the legal community and supports career development with opportunities for networking, writing and speaking. Margaret Cassidy founded Cassidy Law because she was passionate about the law and about serving businesses as they grapple with some of their most serious and complex issues.

This has resulted in successful, long-lasting client relationships based on candor, empathy and integrity even when the client is facing a bet the company, high profile matter.

The Skills:

  • Curious, self-reliant, and resourceful
  • Demonstrated good judgment, clear and analytical thinking
  • Experience managing a wide range of projects and driving projects to completion
  • Ability to communicate creatively in a clear, logical and focused manner
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills that result in strong relationships built on trust
  • Ability to move easily from strategic thinking to detailed analysis

The Qualifications:

  • 2-4 years of experience:
    • Advising clients on federal government contracting laws and regulations to include due diligence in M&A
    • Advising clients on national security laws such as CFIUS, FOCI and the NISPOM
    • Drafting and reviewing contracts, teaming agreements, non-disclosure agreements, to include intellectual property terms and conditions
    • Representing businesses in government investigations, audits and disputes with the government
    • Developing policies, procedures, guidance, tools, training, and other interpretations of laws and regulations to aid clients in complying with laws o Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint; Dropbox; Outlook and other office software tools
    • Identifying legal risks and providing counsel to mitigate the risks and resolve the issue, rather than just identify problems
  • A passion for the law and in representing corporate clients
  • An interest in learning about corporate ethics and compliance and corporate social responsibility
  • Strong academic background
  • Strong legal research and writing skills
  • Juris Doctorate from U.S. accredited law school
  • Admitted and in good standing to the D.C., Maryland or Virginia Bar.

The Application Process:

If interested, please submit an email with your name in the subject line to and include:

  • A cover letter explaining why you would be a good fit for working in a small law firm and why you are interested in representing businesses;
  • Your law school transcripts;
  • Your resume;
  • Two writing samples.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law.

This position description reflects general details considered necessary to decide the essential functions of the position and is not a detailed description of all duties that may be inherent in the job. Not all job duties listed may be performed and other duties may be assigned to meet the firm’s needs.

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