Commercial Counsel

Long Beach, CA
Full Time
Practice Areas: Corporate Exp.: 5+ Years
Our Commercial Counsel will join our close-knit legal team and partner closely with other teams, including Engineering & Manufacturing, Business Development, Regulatory Affairs and Launch & Infrastructure, to drive and negotiate contracts that have a big impact on the company. We will rely on your contracting prowess and experience in the space or aerospace & defense industry to demonstrate strong business and legal judgment and get contracts to the finish line. You are unafraid to help leaders and employees see the big picture, you deliver legal advice with confidence and you are comfortable advising on decisions with significant legal and commercial implications. You are willing to present creative solutions to challenges you come across and tackle tough issues, all while being driven by a strong ethical compass and legal considerations.

This role will be reporting directly to the Assistant General Counsel.

The Mission/Outcomes and Objectives:
  • You will be advising the company on a broad range of commercial and government contracts. Among other things, you will:
  • Negotiate, draft and advise on:
  • commercial contracts, including service agreements, statements of work, material supply agreements, hardware purchase agreements, software license agreements, marketing agreements, facilities agreements, and NDAs;
  • government contracts;
  • real property leases;
  • agreements involving handling intellectual property and data rights; and
  • customer sales contracts.
  • Collaborate with regulatory counsel to ensure FAR and DFAR compliance;
  • Execute agreements swiftly while ensuring protection of company’s interests;
  • Collaborate cross-functionally and ensure appropriate visibility across functions; and
  • Seek creative solutions to difficult problems and come up with proactive solutions and strategic advice on matters of company opportunities and growth.

Minimum Required Skills and Competencies:
  • JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school.
  • Admitted to and member in good standing of California bar, or else other state Bar with ability to become registered in-house counsel in California promptly upon joining Relativity
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience at a top-tier law firm or corporate legal department
  • Experience leading negotiations of complex commercial contracts and technology transactions.
  • Experience negotiating inbound and outbound government contracts.
  • Experience in space or aerospace & defense industries.
  • Detail-oriented problem solver with ability to think about the big picture.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to translate complex legal issues to layman terms with ease.
  • Skillful drafter and issue-spotter who takes both legal and business risks into consideration.
  • Strong understanding of government contracting, space, intellectual property and contract laws and regulations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently and manage demanding workflows and competing deadlines.

Nice to haves:
  • Familiarity with export control laws.
  • In-house experience at a dynamic and fast-paced emerging-growth company.
  • Experience negotiating commercial real estate contracts.
  • Top secret clearance.

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