The Office of Legal Counsel serves as the primary source of legal advice and counsel to the Laboratory Director, Associate Directors and other senior management staff on all major contractual, regulatory and legal issues for Jefferson Lab.
Responsibilities include providing legal advice and opinions on issues of legal significance in the areas of procurement, personnel, finance, environmental, health & safety, intellectual property and technology transfer initiatives - to resolve disputes, for legal sufficiency and compliance with the prime contract requirements; coordinating legal responses to federal, state, and administrative inquiries; managing the legal and business relationships with outside counsel; and representing the facility as required before local, State and Federal legal jurisdictions.
An Intellectual Property License transfers JSA-owned IP from government sector to private sector ownership both exclusively and non-exclusively.
MOU and MOA agreements state the scope of work for a specific project or state the terms of a partnering relationship.
A Nondisclosure Agreement protects exchanged information that is either patentable by JSA or proprietary by the other party.