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Legal Counsel

Legal Huntington Beach , California , United States Permanent Full-time PhD, Doctorate More than 8 years

Job Description

1. Collaborate with legal department members, and, if so assigned, specifically provides support to the supervising Legal Director.
2. Conduct legal research, renders legal advice to, and liaises with management, operations, finance, human resources, program management, contracts, intellectual property, marketing/sales, engineering, product support, supply chain, planning, certification, export compliance, insurance, trade compliance, data privacy, and quality departments.
3. Work closely with other departments in the creation of new contracts:
o Draft and review contractual and pre-contractual documents and amendments, including without limitation non-disclosure agreements, sales agreements, responses to requests for information/requests for proposal, FAR/DFAR terms, letters of agreement, memoranda of understanding, settlement agreements, product support agreements, services agreements, licensing agreements, facility leases, supply chain agreements, purchase order / invoice terms and conditions, consultant agreements, merger agreements, asset purchase agreements, and joint venture agreements;
o Organize, manage, and document the review of contract exhibits by all affected stakeholders;
o Coordinate with management, operations, finance, contracts, intellectual property, marketing/sales, engineering, product support, purchasing, export compliance, and quality departments to devise and implement appropriate business strategies;
o Lead or participate in negotiations face-to-face, online, via video conference, telephone, or email;
o Validate final signature versions, secures corporate sign-off, and collects signatures; and
o File and manage hardcopy contractual documents and electronic databases in accordance with corporate procedures.
4. Interpret existing contracts:
o Support program management, contracts, and supply chain department personnel on questions related to contract and purchase order review and processing, in-scope/out-of-scope work, proposal generation, price escalation calculation, and other contract interpretation questions; and
o Draft and revise business letters.
5. Handle disputes and litigation management:
o Advise management and program teams on contractual rights and obligations;
o Draft responses and demand, termination, and cease and desist letters;
o Implement litigation holds and discovery measures, including the gathering of information, materials, documents, reports and evidence necessary to respond to discovery;
o Brief management on case status and strategy; obtains clearance for proposed settlement amounts; and
o Attend mediation/arbitration meetings, depositions, and court hearings;
6. Write, implement, and administer procedures sponsored by the legal department, and ensures compliance of the operations (as required) with Safran policies and procedures under the responsibility of the legal department.
7. Perform all other duties as assigned.

Complementary Description

The Legal Counsel is responsible for providing legal advice and support to Safran Cabin's legal department, business divisions and affiliates. Duties include creating transactional documents, interpreting existing agreements, and advising on legal and corporate matters for multiple, domestic and international legal entities, as well as providing legal support for functional assignments. This position reports directly to a Legal Director or the General Counsel of Safran Cabin.

Job Requirements

Education: J.D. degree, active license to practice law in the relevant location
Experience: 2+ years of experience within a legal department; experience for a commercial aerospace company or equivalent industry is a plus
Computer Skills: Proficiency with MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

Other Skills:
• High degree of professional ethics and integrity
• Sound judgement and ability to analyze situations and information
• Outstanding communication skills

Desirable: Fluent in Chinese or Spanish

It is the policy of Safran to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual preference, gender identity, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, military or veteran status, citizenship status, genetics, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Specificity of the job

Traveling may be required.

Are you passionate about technology or aviation? Come invent the solutions of tomorrow in the aerospace and defense industry, with an international group where innovation, teamwork and continuing, daily education are fundamental values. Join us!

Safran Cabin headquarters are in Huntington Beach, California, with a global presence of over 10,000 employees at 39 sites. Site locations are in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Canada, Germany, France, Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Tunisia and Thailand. Safran Cabin serves over 400 airlines and leasing companies globally and delivers to all airframe OEM manufacturers with a heritage spanning over 80 years in the industry.

Safran's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) goes beyond our facility walls. We value and support the communities where we live and work. One of Safran's values and CSR pillar is Corporate Citizenship that helps drive economic, social and cultural progress by sharing our gifts with those around us.

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Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 76,800 employees and sales of 15,3 billion euros in 2021 and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes research and development programs to maintain the environmental priorities of its R&T and innovation roadmap.

Safran was ranked as the world's third best employer in its sector by Forbes magazine in 2021.

Safran Cabin is a world leader in fully integrated cabin interiors, catering systems and cargo equipment.

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