Associate General Counsel

Employer
GITAI Inc.
Location
Torrance
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 28, 2024
Closes
Jul 26, 2024
Practice
Litigation
Position
Counsel
Contract Type
Permanent

Position Overview:

We're seeking a highly motivated and flexible Legal Expert to join our vibrant startup. This role involves steering legal and compliance matters, ensuring we adhere to legal standards and in–house policies as we navigate the largely unexplored terrain of space robotics. The successful candidate will combine a keen understanding of the law with an innovative, can–do spirit that mirrors our pioneering approach to space exploration.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and oversee control systems to prevent or address potential legal and policy breaches.
  • Review, interpret, and advise on Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and Purchase Orders (POs) from US government agencies.
  • Continuously improve the efficiency of these controls, displaying the flexibility to adapt to a rapidly evolving business and regulatory landscape.
  • Regularly review procedures and reports to identify hidden risks or non–compliance issues.
  • Collaborate with other departments to monitor and enforce standards and regulations.
  • Proactively assess future ventures for potential compliance risks, embodying the forward–thinking ethos of GITAI.
  • Foster a culture of integrity and legal compliance throughout the organization.
  • Stay updated on regulatory developments within and outside the company, as well as best practices in compliance control.
  • Prepare reports for senior management and external regulatory bodies as required.

Requirements:

  • Law degree (J.D.) from a recognized university and a current license to practice law.
  • Minimum 3 years of securities/corporate law experience at a law firm and/or as an in–house legal counsel.
  • Minimum of 2 years of legal experience in technology, space industry, or a related field is required.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to think strategically and provide sound business judgment.
  • Extensive experience in reviewing, interpreting, and advising on RFPs and POs, particularly those from government agencies.
  • Knowledge of legal requirements and controls.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Deep knowledge of US foreign investment and export controls, especially International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).
  • Broad legal knowledge of government contracts, commercial transactions, regulatory compliance, litigation, and intellectual property.
  • Proven experience in a compliance officer role.

Benefits:

  • Comprehensive Healthcare: 100% paid medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees, with 90% coverage for dependents, plus life insurance
  • Retirement Savings: 401(k) plan with a company match up to 3.5%, offering both traditional and Roth options
  • Relocation Assistance: Support for eligible roles to ensure a smooth transition
  • Competitive Compensation: Attractive salary packages to reward your talent and dedication
  • Equity Opportunities: Stock options in a rapidly growing startup, giving you a stake in our success (depending on role eligibility)
  • Work Hard, Play Hard Culture: Paid holidays, PTO, and sick days to keep you refreshed and motivated
  • Dynamic Work Environment: Collaborate and innovate with a passionate team
  • Office Perks: Enjoy free snacks and drinks, plus regular social events to foster team spirit.
  • Cutting Edge Experience: Work alongside state–of–the–art robots, driving the future of space technology

Location and Position Type:

  • Torrance, CA (On–Site)
  • Full–Time