In-House Counsel

General Atomics
San Diego
Jun 20, 2024
Jun 25, 2024
Contract Type
General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world's leading resources for high–technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.

Under the advisement of senior legal counsel, this position:
  • Provides routine legal advice and service concerning rights, obligations, and privileges of the corporation including patent and other intellectual property matters.
  • Negotiates and prepares a variety of contractual documents including leases, licenses, purchases, sales, real estate, employment, insurance, mergers, acquisitions and related matters and remains current on legislative issues, statutes, decisions, laws, regulations and ordinances.
  • Examines various documents and data and provides counsel to management on best courses of action.
  • Represents the corporation with outside parties and may also act as agent for the corporation in various transactions. May manage outside counsel in both litigation and transactional matters.

  • Contributes to the analysis of various matters including contractual documents to ensure the Company's interests are protected. May refer matters to outside counsel as required.
  • Participates in identifying legal or contractual issues and devises new approaches to resolve complex problems.
  • Assists in providing routine advice regarding litigation and pre–litigation matters.
  • Participates in basic negotiations, drafts various agreements and coordinates the execution of those documents.
  • Reviews agreements, evaluates the documentation and authorization forms to identify problematic provisions and determine if the minimum requirements are met. May assist in reviewing joint venture and similar agreements for consistency with laws, government regulations, economic conditions, and company policies.
  • Remains current on state and federal laws, regulations and practices affecting company business.
  • 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.
  • Additional Functions Other duties as assigned or required.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Job Qualifications:
  • Typically requires undergraduate and law school (LL.B. or J.D.) degrees and a license to practice law in the State of California or a jurisdiction in which the Company does business and two or more years of progressively more complex legal experience.
  • Must have a complete understanding of state, federal and international legal principles, concepts, theory, laws, regulations, and practices as well as leadership skills including organizing, planning, scheduling, and coordinating workloads to meet established deadlines or milestones.
  • Must possess:
    • the ability to resolve difficult legal issues;
    • strong communication and presentation skills and ability to serve as spokesperson on assigned project;
    • the ability to effectively interface with other departments, all levels of management, professional and support staff, customers; potential customers, and government representatives;
    • the ability to maintain strict confidentiality of sensitive information;
    • knowledge of computer applications and operations pertinent to the field.
  • Must also be able to work on a self–initiated basis and in a team environment, able to work extended hours and travel as required and may be required to obtain a security clearance.

Salary:$98,100 – $171,398