Associate - Government Contracts

At Taft, we work as one team, driven and committed to helping our clients succeed. A full-service law firm with approximately 600 attorneys and over 1,000 total on our team, we have the collaborative approach, advanced technological resources, and depth of services that make us a preeminent law firm in the Midwest.

Taft is looking for a highly-motivated, team-oriented Government Contracts Associate to join our Dayton or Indianapolis offices.

Your responsibilities will include: 

  • Subcontract agreements and FAR flow-downs review.
  • General government contract compliance counseling.
  • Contract performance issues counseling (including CDA dispute process).
  • Bid protests litigation and contract formation counseling.
  • General research and writing.

The ideal candidate will have: 

  • 2-4 years of legal experience, preferably in prior government contracts.
  • Admission to a state bar and/or admission/eligibility for the DC bar.
  • Excellent academic credentials.
  • Strong and effective written and oral communication skills.
  • The ability to work well with others in a team-oriented environment.

Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter and law school transcript to Lisa Watson, Chief Recruiting Officer, at

Taft is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The information in this posting presents general duties, tasks and responsibilities but is not intended to be an exhaustive listing.