Government Contracts Associate (2-5 years): Denver, CO
Holland & Hart LP
Location: Denver, Colorado
Type: Full Time
Holland & Hart is seeking an experienced government contracts attorney to join its Denver, Colorado office (other office locations may be considered on a case-by-case basis). We are seeking candidates with 2-5 years of experience with federal government contracts from a top-tier law firm, in-house, or government to join a busy and growing practice group.
Candidates must have an outstanding academic record, strong interpersonal skills, and a demonstrated track-record of working in a fast-paced environment. Ideal candidates will have a combination of experience in the following areas: (1) working knowledge of the FAR and DFARS (as well as other agency supplements), (2) prosecution and defense of bid protests before the Government Accountability Office and U.S. Court of Federal Claims, (3) litigation of claims under the Contract Disputes Act, (4) internal investigations involving compliance, internal controls, and procurement fraud, and (5) due diligence in support of M&A transactions. We are looking for candidates who are eager to assume immediate responsibility for matters and who are willing to work in a collegial and collaborative team.
Compensation and Expectations
Holland & Hart’s compensation is merit-based—you’ll be evaluated on your individual performance and achievements. As required by the Colorado Equal Pay Act, Holland & Hart is providing a good faith salary range for this position (if based in Colorado): $185,000 - $215,000.
Our generous bonus program rewards financial contributions and hard work and associates are also eligible for fee splits.
Holland & Hart expects associates to invest 1800 hours on billable matters, 75 hours of pro bono/public service work (or 50 hours of pro bono legal work), including at least 25 hours dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Contributions to the life of the firm is vital to the collective success of the firm, and we encourage our lawyers to engage in ways each person finds meaningful through various committees and firm activities.
Holland & Hart promotes work/life balance with a robust wellness program, unlimited PTO, a reduced time program, and a sabbatical program for eligible employees and partners. Full-time employees become eligible for benefits on the date of hire, with a benefits offering that includes medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, EAP, STD, and LTD. Additionally the firm provides enhanced parental leave for both primary and non-primary caregivers as well as an automatic Off Ramp/On Ramp program before and after parental leave. The firm offers inclusive fertility and family benefits. Also available are voluntary income protection benefits such as supplemental life, accident, critical illness, and long-term care insurances, as well as a 401(k)-retirement plan with a company match. In addition, the firm has programs that may provide for educational assistance, a subscription service for continuing legal education programs, free or discounted legal services, and opportunities through the Holland & Hart Foundation, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating volunteer opportunities for lawyers, staff, families, and friends of Holland & Hart LLP. Part-time employees may have access to some of these benefits, which may be on a pro-rated basis.
Please apply directly online and be prepared to submit a resume, cover letter and law school transcripts. You may address your cover letter and/or direct application questions to Leslie Beard, Senior Recruiting & Onboarding Coordinator LNBeard@hollandhart.com. Search firm inquiries may be directed to Lisa Liss LVLiss@hollandhart.com.
About Holland & Hart
Holland & Hart is known for fostering an intentional culture that prioritizes integrity and a passion for ongoing learning and collaboration. We offer sophisticated, challenging projects and diverse, innovating clients. Our low ratio of partners to associates means in-depth, hands-on experience starts from day one.
Holland & Hart is ranked as one of Vault’s “Best Law Firms in the Mountain States.” Holland & Hart is also recognized as a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation” scoring 100 on the annual Corporate Equality Index since 2020. For twelve consecutive years, Holland & Hart has been awarded U.S. Gold Standard Certification by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF), and the firm has been Mansfield Rule Certified Plus certified since the program’s inception in 2018.
Our core values—integrity, excellence, innovation, teamwork, our commitment to one another, our diverse workforce, our communities, and living full lives—influence all aspects of Holland & Hart’s culture. Holland & Hart attracts those who love what they do at work as much as they love what they do on the weekend. We intentionally create opportunities for attorneys to seek balance in work and in life through longstanding programs including sabbaticals, service opportunities through the Holland & Hart Foundation, team retreats, and flexible-hour, remote, and hybrid work arrangements so they can be in the moment at their job, with their families, or when pursuing personal interests.
Holland & Hart is a full-service law firm with more than 500 lawyers in 13 offices. Throughout the Mountain West, from coast to coast and beyond, Holland & Hart provides clients with astute legal counsel from a vantage like no other. For more information, visit hollandhart.com.
Holland & Hart is an equal opportunity employer.
Explanation of Voluntary Self Identification Opportunity for EEO-1 and Mansfield Certification
Holland & Hart LLP (the “Firm”) may be required by federal law to compile and file a report (referred to as an “EEO-1”) with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The report contains aggregated data of applicants’ gender, race and/or ethnicity, and does not identify applicants by name. Some states in which the Firm does business may also require the collection of such information. We provide every applicant, current employee and newly hired employee the option to voluntarily supply the requested information and take advantage of firm-sponsored programs and initiatives that may benefit them.
Having achieved Mansfield Certification and Mansfield Certification Plus every year, Holland & Hart continues its efforts to advance the representation of diverse lawyers in leadership by various strategic initiatives including ensuring that an all-inclusive applicant base is considered for attorney positions.
The Firm gathers race/ethnicity data for inclusion in an EEO-1 report and Mansfield Certification report. While the Firm may be required by law to file an EEO-1 report and the information you supply will help facilitate this process, your participation is entirely voluntary and the status of your application or your potential employment will not be affected by your decision to participate or to refrain from participating in this data collection process.
The firm also gathers data regarding veteran status and LGBTQ+, both of which are not required for EEO-1 reporting purposes, however data related to LGBTQ+ data is requested as part of the Mansfield Certification reporting. Your decision to provide the information is also entirely voluntary, and your candidacy will not be affected by your decision to participate or not.