Lockheed Martin Space is seeking an attorney to handle litigation and labor and employment for the Space business area. The Space legal function encompasses all aspects of legal support to the business, which includes U.S. government, commercial, and international contracting and spans heavy manufacturing to software design and integration. The Space legal function also includes the international trade compliance and anti-corruption programs, as well as legal advice to the board of directors of the United Launch Alliance joint venture. This position will report to the General Counsel of Space. 

Seeking an attorney having a minimum of ten years of complex litigation experience with meaningful exposure to both tort and business cases. The successful candidate will have extensive motion and discovery drafting experience and a demonstrated record of strategic case strategy and efficient dispute resolution, including recognizing and promoting settlement opportunities. Trial and mediation experience are helpful, but not a must. 

This position will require day-to-day management of a caseload involving interesting and varied legal issues and entails substantial internal counseling intended to mitigate litigation risk. You will be responsible for the development and execution of strategy and case management plans and for executing upon those plans, as well as developing and training junior lawyers and paralegals. The substance of cases will vary from torts to business disputes, including government contracting, commercial contracting, and intellectual property. Familiarity with allowability determinations and class actions is desirable. The candidate must be willing and able to go to court, take and defend depositions, and write persuasive motions, responses and briefs. Travel for case-related events, sometimes on short notice, is required. 

This role will also serve as the primary Space resource for all labor and employment matters. This encompasses all employment issues affecting Lockheed Martin Space, including providing legal advice to Human Resources; assisting with the development of appropriate policies and procedures; and counseling regarding an array of labor and employment law matters, including accommodations, discipline, compensation, and fair labor and equal employment requirements. This role will prepare responses to EEOC and state employment agency discrimination charges and other types of employment-related claims. 

The successful candidate will also provide advice regarding the False Claims Act, various federal and state whistleblower laws, OFCCP, WARN, OSHA, ERISA, and non-compete and trade secrete matters. Familiarity with collective bargaining, union grievances and related issues is desirable. The role also represents the Legal Department on internal review boards and is responsible for monitoring state and federal employment legislation and governmental agency enforcement priorities and providing related advice. 

The ideal candidate will have a meaningful and diverse background in some or all of the following: commercial defense experience at a top-tier law firm or boutique; U.S. government customer experience; in-house experience within the aerospace or other highly regulated industry. Strong organizational, analytical, writing and verbal skills and high emotional intelligence are key.

This person must be able to obtain a Secret Clearance. US citizenship required.
Basic Qualifications:
– J.D. degree from an accredited law school
– A member in good standing of a state bar
– Minimum of ten years of relevant work experience with the U.S. government, a nationally recognized law firm, or a corporation in a highly-regulated industry
– Demonstrated record of successful performance and increasing levels of responsibility
– Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
– Excellent written and oral communication skills
– Detail-orientation and strong analytical abilities
– Ability to manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
– Resourcefulness and sound judgment 
– Creative mindset and willingness to take ownership of projects
– Commitment to ethical behavior and ability to function well in a diverse and inclusive environment
– Dedication to quality and high performance standards in all work tasks
– Commitment to contributing as part of a high-performing team
– Ability to obtain security clearance 
– Performs other duties as assigned
– Ability to travel
Desired Skills:
– Strong business acumen and strategic decision-making skills
– More than ten years of relevant legal work experience
– Experience in the aerospace or security industry
– Experience with dispute resolution and litigation
– Experience with a U.S. government customer
– Active security clearance

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