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Associate General Counsel for IP & Data Security

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos, New Mexico

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in science and engineering on behalf of national security. The Office of General Counsel (OGC) of Triad National Security LLC is seeking an Associate General Counsel who will be responsible for managing the OGC Intellectual Property and Data Security Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory.


  • Provide legal advice and counsel to management and employees regarding the legal aspects and consequences of proposed transactions and courses of action
  • Lead a group of senior and junior IP/patent attorneys, a technology transfer agreements attorney, privacy officer, senior data security attorney and IP paralegal support staff
  • Oversee the IP docket/budgets and manage outside counsel engaged in the protection of IP assets, such as patent filing and prosecution, trademark and copyright
  • Identify legal risks and develop courses of actions to help clients appropriately manage legal risks and ensure proper execution of the Laboratory's mission, which may require participation in negotiations with outside persons and entities who may be in a contractual or adversarial relationship with the Laboratory
  • Build and maintain relationships with the Laboratory's Chief Information Officer, Technology Transfer Function, the Feynman Center for Innovation, as well as relationships with external stakeholders
  • Assist the OGC IP group in providing advice and counsel concerning the full spectrum of technology related agreements
  • Draft memoranda of law, legal opinions, policy and other documents related to intellectual property matters


  • Law Degree from an ABA accredited law school
  • Active bar membership in good standing (any U.S. jurisdiction)
  • 15+ years of relevant experience after initial bar admittance
  • Active registration with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Demonstrated oral, written and interpersonal communication and negotiation skills
  • Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE "Q" level security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience directly managing/leading attorneys and other legal staff
  • Familiarity with DOE/NNSA policies, procedures and orders pertaining to the protection of intellectual property, technology transfer, classification and national security (10 CFR 1045 or Executive Order 13526), privacy and data protection
  • Experience with NIST cybersecurity standards, guidelines and best practices
  • Familiarity with software technologies and applications used in a tech savvy legal office and technology transfer function
  • Demonstrated experience in building trusted client relationships and a proactive approach to legal practice including engaging in preventive law activities
  • Experience managing patent dockets and associated budgets
  • Experience in IP litigation/disputes including strategy development
  • Experience managing or overseeing a Privacy Program

We Are Delivering Scientific Excellence

Los Alamos National Laboratory is more than a place to work. It is a catalyst for discovery, innovation and achievement. It’s one of the reasons we attract world-class talent who contribute greatly to our outstanding culture. Professional development, work/life balance and a diverse and inclusive team foster lasting career satisfaction. Our onsite cafeterias and medical, fitness and breastfeeding facilities, education assistance and generous compensation and benefits reflect our commitment to providing our people with all they need for personal and professional growth. Northern New Mexico offers an abundance of wildlife, culture and adventures, including hiking trails and nearby ski resorts. Learn why Los Alamos has been rated #3 in the Best Counties to Live in the USA.

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Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 71611605
  • Workplace Type: Hybrid
  • Location:
    Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Position Title: Associate General Counsel for IP & Data Security
  • Industry: IP General
  • Practice Area: IP General,
  • Type of Practice: Private
  • Job Type: Full-Time

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