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Contract Law Attorney in San Diego, CA

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Company name

General Atomics

Organization Type


Job Type


Practice Area

Contract Law

Years of Experience

Min 6 yrs required


San Diego, CA

Date Last Verified

Dec 29,2017

Posted on

May 31,2017

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Senior Attorney DUTIES: Under general direction, this position will function in a generalist role supporting the General Counsel. Guides the successful resolution of legal problems, examines various documents and data and provides counsel to all levels of management, including senior management, on best courses of action. Negotiates and prepares a variety of contractual documents in connection with distributors, sales representatives, licenses, purchases, sales (including to foreign governments and foreign entities), financial arrangements, leases, real estate, employment, insurance, mergers, acquisitions and related matters and maintains a currency on U.S. legislative issues, statutes, decisions, laws, regulations and ordinances, as well as laws and regulations related to internal business, including export control. Represents the Company with outside parties. Duties may also include providing various levels of legal advice and service concerning rights, obligations, and privileges of the corporation including patent/intellectual property, copyright, or trademark matters. May have responsibility for providing direction and guidance to less experienced staff. Analyzes, prepares, and reviews various matters including contractual documents to ensure the Company’s interests are protected. May consult with or refer matters to outside counsel as required, typically upon recommendation of the General Counsel. Reviews and identifies legal or contractual issues and provides guidance to all levels of management on resolving those issues; develops solutions to unusual or complex problems. Reviews Company policies and procedures as required and works with compliance staff on updating the same. Accurately assesses situations, seeks new information if necessary, and applies all available information to reach sound conclusions and formulate effective responses. Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations and company policies wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company. Expected to maintain a productive and safe working environment in accordance with established operating procedures and practices. Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information. Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Typically requires undergraduate and law school (LL.B. or JD Degree) degrees and a license to practice law in the State of California or a jurisdiction in which the Company does business and 6+ years of progressively more complex legal experience. Must demonstrate an advanced understanding of state, federal and international legal principles, concepts, theories, laws, regulations, and practices as well as leadership skills including organizing, planning, scheduling, and coordinating workloads to meet established deadlines or milestones. Significant corporate experience including involving agreements with international parties and associated regulatory compliance matters is strongly preferred. Must have (1) the ability to resolve advanced legal issues; (2) strong communication and presentation skills with the ability to serve as spokesperson on assigned projects; (3) the ability to provide leadership and direction if assigned professional and administrative staff; (4) the ability to effectively interface with other departments, all levels of management, professional and support staff, customers, potential customers, and government representatives; (5) the ability to maintain strict confidentiality of sensitive information; and (6) knowledge of computer applications and operations pertinent to the field. Must be able to work on a self-initiated basis and lead in a team environment, able to work extended hours and travel as required and may be required to obtain a security clearance. Experience in drafting agreements concerning sales of aerospace and defense equipment and other high-technology products and solutions is strongly desired. A thorough understanding of aircraft system development and manufacturing is strongly desired.

Additional info

Job ID#12657BR

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
General Atomics
3550 General Atomics Court
P.O. Box 85608
San Diego, CA 92186-5608