Counsel

As a member of the Electronic Systems Legal Department, the selected individual will provide responsive, superb-quality support to BAE Systems' Electronic Systems business. We are looking for the right candidate to join a dynamic team in a fast-paced environment supporting BAE Systems as it operates throughout the world.

Job Description:

To assist the Vice President, Chief Counsel and Deputy Chief Counsel in providing legal advice and representation involving all matters where the Company, including its subsidiaries and affiliates is, or would be, a party.

These duties include, but are not limited to, providing legal opinions, interpretations, drafting of documents, guiding litigation and other general legal assistance, to all levels of Company personnel and management, on all legal issues affecting the Company.

Duties include:

  1. Under general direction, this position will function in a generalist role supporting the Deputy Chief Counsel.

  2. Conducts legal research and prepare written opinions based on that research.

  3. Guides the successful resolution of legal problems, examines various documents and data and provides counsel to all levels of management, including senior management, on best courses of action.

  4. Negotiates and prepares a variety of contractual documents including, but not limited to, licenses, contracts, non-disclosure agreements and teaming agreements.

  5. Stays current on legislative issues, statutes, decisions, laws, regulations and ordinances.

  6. Participates in reviewing, interpreting and drafting various company policies and procedures.

  7. Analyzes, prepares, and reviews various matters including contractual documents to ensure the Company's interests are protected. May consult with or refer matters to outside counsel as required, typically upon recommendation of the Deputy Chief Counsel.

  8. May assist with analysis and advice regarding litigation and pre-litigation matters.

  9. In collaboration with Electronic Systems' Intellectual Property counsel, reviews and advises on Intellectual Property rights, software license rights and other intellectual property matters affecting product development, contract negotiation and other business issues.

  10. Conducts internal investigations under the supervision of the Vice President, Chief Counsel or Deputy Chief Counsel.

  11. Assists in the preparation of various legal training courses.

  12. Interprets and analyzes various governmental regulations and policies.

  13. Remains current on state and federal laws, regulations and practices affecting company business.

  14. Accepts other tasks as assigned by the Vice President, Chief Counsel or Deputy Chief Counsel.

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