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Paralegal/Contracts Manager US (Hybrid)

Washington, DC
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description


Janes enables militaries, governments and defence companies to make critical decisions. Our expert-driven tradecraft, developed over 120 years, combined with human-machine teaming, delivers assured open-source intelligence across military capabilities and order of battle, equipment, events, countries, companies and markets.

Linking millions of assured data points, Janes data model creates a framework of interconnected open-source defence intelligence. This allows our customers to integrate all relevant data and connections into a single intelligence environment to deliver a more complete and accurate answer. Using Janes, our customers can use their scarce resource more effectively, to get to better decisions with higher confidence, more quickly.


Janes is searching for a Paralegal/Contracts Manager for our offices in Arlington, VA. The role will report into the General Counsel based in the UK and will be an integral part of the Janes Global Legal and Compliance Team. The role will involve providing day to day assistance to General Counsel to operate with maximum efficiency when providing legal and compliance related support. There will be an emphasis on assisting with compliance matters including review of entities that Janes transact with, familiarity with the compliance tools and solutions and appropriating reporting and escalation.

The work within the Legal team is highly varied and covers all legal issues arising from the running of data and analytics business, including general commercial contracts, assisting in corporate governance, compliance matters, following legal playbook/guidance, and government contracting.


  • Review, draft, advise on variety of contracts with customers, suppliers etc. as per playbook/precedence and acceptable standards and policies.
  • Demonstrate strong understanding of legal concepts and team spirit and ability to learn quickly.
  • Ensure the organization's internal contract documents/repository are well maintained
  • Get involved in legal negotiations external customers and provide variety of legal support to internal stakeholders
  • Provide advice and guidance to the different teams relating to contract generation and review
  • Provide support and advice on new potential businesses opportunities being mindful of legal aspects including intellectual property, data privacy etc.
  • Assisting on compliance processes and ensuring a company complies with its regulatory requirements and internal policies including due diligence screening
  • Develop and oversee control systems to prevent or deal with violations of legal guidelines and internal policies
  • Evaluate the efficiency of controls, monitor and improve compliance processes and policies continuously
  • Willingness to travel


  • Qualified lawyer in any jurisdiction with ability to demonstrate a solid understanding of legal terminology
  • Experience in federal/government contracting (SAM), regulatory compliance matters
  • Experience working in a fast paced Data and Analytics business or Software and Technology in one of more of key areas of compliance, regulatory, federal contracting.
  • Comfortable working as part of a multidimensional team
  • Exemplify a strong attention to detail and rolling our processes and policies
  • Previous experience working within Legal and compliance role is strongly preferred
  • Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Capable of professionally managing confidential information

We believe Janes is truly a great place to work. Our values and leadership code drive everything we do, and we understand that the right behaviours and culture will always result in the best outcomes for our customers, our colleagues, our shareholders, and our business. We provide a supportive, stretching, and dynamic environment with the ability for you to grow rapidly, both personally and professionally.

Janes is an inclusive and equal opportunities employer and encourages applications regardless of age, race, disability, religion / belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, or gender.

Although this role is advertised as full time, Janes believes that flexibility at work can provide many significant benefits both to our colleagues and the business. We already work in a hybrid style across all offices and regions and can support different ways of working and offer different flexible working arrangements. So, if you are interested and have any requirements or needs in the way you would like to work, please apply, and speak to us about this.

We will always consider part time or flexible applications.



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