This position supports the Vice President and General Counsel of Space and the executive leadership of the Commercial Civil Space line of business. Commercial Civil Space includes human and deep space exploration, as well as commercial satellite solutions for domestic and international customers.
The role involves providing legal support regarding a full spectrum of transactions and subject areas, including U.S. Government and commercial contracts; international commercial contracts; bid and proposal preparation; and regulatory compliance. The successful candidate must have the ability to identify critical legal issues and appropriately balance risk and business strategy. He or she must be able to convert legal recommendations to actionable advice for program and other personnel. Strong executive presence and the ability to interface with leaders at all levels is key. He or she must be able to develop relationships with and influence internal and external stakeholders, and to collaborate and thrive in a matrixed environment. The successful candidate must be a strong leader who has the desire and ability to manage and develop other attorneys.
This is an excellent opportunity for a high-performing senior attorney with demonstrated leadership skills who is interested in challenging, high-visibility work of national and international import.
J.D. degree from an accredited law school.
A member in good standing of a state bar.
Twenty years of relevant experience.
Work for a U.S. government entity or nationally recognized law firm.
Demonstrated strategic mindset and business acumen.
Ability to provide advice that appropriately balances legal, pragmatic, and business objectives.
Record of successful performance and increasing levels of responsibility.
Ability to manage, train, and guide other attorneys.
Successful record of managing outside counsel.
Ability to thrive in a deadline-driven, high-profile environment.
Ability to travel, including internationally, estimated at 20%.
Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
Commitment to ethical behavior and ability to function well in a diverse and inclusive environment.
Law firm, government, and in-house experience.
International trade compliance expertise.
Background in the aerospace or national security industry.
Experience with dispute resolution and litigation.
Active security clearance.