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Associate General Counsel - Space

Overview The Associate General Counselsupports all of Aerojet Rocketdyne's Space business with respect to federal procurement law issues, including prime and subcontracts with the U.S. Government. The Associate GC reports directly to the General Counsel, Space and must work cooperatively with other AR counsel, as well as independently with client representatives. The Associate GC will be involved in commercial contracts, litigation and claims, and related areas such as compliance, mergers and acquisitions, and other transactions. This position is viewed as a potential succession candidate for the General Counsel, Space position. Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each) 35% - Provides advice and counsel to Senior and Operating management and, when required, to suppliers, team members, and customers as it relates to U.S. government contract law. Principal areas of responsibility will include: (1) policy and regulatory interpretation; (2) contract review and negotiation; (3) evaluation of joint venture, partnerships, and teaming agreements; (4) the analysis of claims; and (5) the resolution of contract disputes.   20% - As required, may attend and participate in important business negotiations; collaborate and/or manage outside legal counsel on various legal matters; assist in the negotiation and administration of intellectual property rights and/or patents granted to other companies.   15% - As an active participant in the legal department, will also advise on the legal aspects of international trade compliance, data rights, trademarks, copyrights, sales agreements, trade regulations and anti-trust laws, purchasing, credit, tax insurance and property matters, personnel (labor) and public relations.   10% - Will assist with compliance and training matters on U.S. government contracts and specific regulatory procedures.   10% - Will assist and if required, lead the management of contract litigation.   10% - Will require modest travel to multiple Aerojet Rocketdyne sites around the U.S., particularly those on the West Coast (Sacramento,CA and Redmond WA). Requirements Bachelor's degree and a Law degree, with an emphasis in federal procurement law and commercial contracts.   Minimum of 12 years of experience as an attorney with previous experience in U.S. government contracts. Specific experience in the areas of U.S government procurement law and litigation (bid protests, equitable adjustments, cost and pricing, and breach of contract) is required. Experience in other areas of commercial contracts and transactions, as well as Space law is desirable, although not required.    Candidates with at least 3-5 years of in-house experience at each a Federal Contractor and major law firm will be given a strong preference. Relevant active duty military/government experience (JAG or other) is preferred as well. 14612
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
11 - 15 years

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