North Bethesda, MD

Full Time

Senior Corporate Counsel


Who we are

US AI stands as a forward-thinking digital transformation enterprise, dedicated to enabling individuals to achieve remarkable feats through cutting-edge technology. As an industry leader in AI and Cybersecurity, we are actively seeking top-tier talent to spearhead the commercialization of groundbreaking products and propel our business to new heights.

If you’re passionate about pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in the digital realm, then this is the place for you. Come work with us, and let’s redefine the future together.

About the Job

As a Senior Counsel, you’ll have a growth-oriented mindset and play a vital role in negotiating deals, drafting contracts, writing proposals, and building partnerships. You will also provide legal advice and counsel to internal clients at all levels on various matters to execute business objectives.

What you’ll do

  • Structure, draft, and negotiate complex commercial agreements with customers and partners, including technology-related agreements, professional services agreements, nondisclosure agreements and data sharing agreements;
  • Provide legal review, advice, and support on a broad range of legal matters including strategic transactional documents, commercial contracting, licensing, quality and operations, transactional and general corporate matters;
  • Negotiate deals and form partnerships to drive growth;
  • Advise leadership team on client’s contract interpretation, dispute resolution, risk allocation and other legal matters;
  • Provides guidance and contract interpretation to leadership team;
  • Respond to contract related inquiries and provide guidance as a subject matter expert;
  • Identify and evaluate contractual and legal risks of business opportunities and suggest alternatives that lead to optimal solutions;
  • Work cross-functionally with Sales, Marketing, Finance, and Operations teams to ensure that contractual terms are compliant with legal, regulatory, and company policies and risk preferences;
  • Establish trusted advisor relationships with the business leadership team and the sales leadership team;
  • Support sales teams on opportunities including reviewing, editing, and writing proposals;
  • Lead initiatives to improve contract processes, including by reducing cycle times and increasing efficiency;
  • Educate internal business teams on contract terms, negotiation best practices, commercial implications, legal risks, etc.;
  • Perform such other duties as delegated by the Company

Education & Experience

  • Juris Doctor from an accredited law school; Active law license required
  • Bar licensure in any U.S. state, with Maryland bar preferred
  • Minimum of five (5) years as a practicing attorney working at a law firm, corporate legal department, or similar fast paced work environment  
  • Experience with high volume transactions including but not limited to drafting, reviewing, negotiating, and advising business partners on complex agreements
  • Experience in corporate law, governance and compliance

Required Skills / Certifications

  • Strong communication and research skills 
  • Excellent observation and critical thinking skills

Preferred Skills / Certifications

  • Experience in government contracting

Security clearance

You must be able to obtain a security clearance (Secret or higher)


We offer a comprehensive benefits package, paid time off, life insurance, 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer matching, and opportunities for professional growth and career development.

You have the legal right to work in the United States without current or future employer sponsorship. Qualified candidates must live in the United States, with the ability to commute to the North Bethesda, MD office. Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. USAI is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identification, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable anti-discrimination laws. We prohibit and do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment.

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