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Senior Counsel, Office of the General Counsel

El Segundo, CA
Full Time
Job #: R001526 Exp.: 10 - 15 Years
In an era of dynamic change in space, Aerospace is addressing a generation of complex challenges. We operate the only federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) committed exclusively to the space enterprise. Our technical experts span every discipline of space-related science and engineering. Join our team and thrive in a career that matters to the world and you personally.

Preference for candidates working within commuting distance of one of our 3 major office locations: El Segundo, CA, Northern Virginia (Chantilly or Crystal City), or Colorado Springs, CO.

Job Summary:
The Aerospace Corporation seeks a Senior Counsel to join the Office of the General Counsel. This position will play an important role in The Aerospace Corporation’s wide range of government contracts and transactional work, especially with our Supply Chain and Contracts organizations. This is a unique and exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, hands-on, creative, and continual learner attorney, and one who thinks space is cool to join a tight-knit and collegial legal department.

What You’ll Be Doing
  • Working on a broad portfolio of federal government contract-related matters, especially supporting our supply chain transactions and contracts organizations
  • The Aerospace Corporation is an intellectually challenging environment, and the successful candidate will work with some of the brightest people in the aerospace industry and will support many company initiatives in the space and national security sectors
  • Interface with internal customers

What You Need to be Successful
Minimum Requirements:
  • Typically,10-15 years of federal government contracts transactional experience, with preference given to candidates with experience in cybersecurity, privacy, DoD, NASA, the national security sector, and other civilian agencies in the space industrial base
  • Juris Doctor from an accredited law school
  • Membership in good standing of at least one U.S. Bar
  • Be intellectually curious, a continual learner, and is service-oriented – both to our internal business partners and to the nation
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a secret clearance, which is issued by the US government. U.S citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.

How You Can Stand Out
It would be impressive if you have one or more of these
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience in cybersecurity, privacy, DoD, NASA, the national security sector, and other civilian agencies in the space industrial base. Experience in international transactions, emerging technologies, and litigation and investigations experience
  • Candidates with an active or prior clearance
  • Experience in international transactions, emerging technologies, litigation, and investigations
  • Experience in the following:
  • Non-Profit Law, Ethics and Compliance, Social Corporate Responsibility, FFRDC experience, Space Law

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