Corporate Transactional Lawyer

Herndon, VA, US

Job purpose


The Staff Counsel – Corporate Transactions role will draft, negotiate, and review commercial contracts with third parties. They will also provide legal counsel on corporate and transactional matters, including strategic alliances, acquisitions, and corporate governance.


Duties and responsibilities


  • Providing day-to-day legal support to business teams and developing strategies for handling legal issues in creative, efficient, and business-centric ways
  • Serving as counsel in drafting and negotiating commercial agreements
  • Leading diligence, drafting and negotiation of mergers, acquisitions, alliances, and divestitures
  • Resolving issues arising in existing commercial relationships and handling pre-litigation legal disputes and inquiries
  • Providing support for corporate governance processes and legal advice for corporate governance questions including with respect to the Board and Committees of the Board
  • Advising clients on regulatory issues and responding to contacts from regulators
  • Providing legal guidance directly to clients on the launch of new products and services




  • Degree in law from recognized law school and must be an active member in good standing with State Bar 
  • Minimum 4-6 years related experience
  • Professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient skill with personal computer Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint)
  • Demonstrated successful experience in working in a demanding, high performance work environment and team-oriented culture
  • Comprehensive knowledge of business acumen, financial concepts, and procedures with analytical skills
  • Cybersecurity, data privacy, governance, and regulatory experience a plus
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet urgent deadlines
  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgment in ambiguous situations
  • Ability to work independently while being able to contribute successfully to cross-functional teams
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage a large number and variety of projects at once, follow through, and meet deadlines
  • Team player and consensus builder who can effectively collaborate and build relationships with attorneys and business leaders throughout the organization
  • Business acumen combined with the ability to identify optimal solutions, including novel, creative and innovative solutions to complex issues



Beacon's competitive advantage is our people and our value proposition is the differentiator. 

-— Christopher Harrison
Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer 

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC