In-House Corporate Law Counsel in Falls Church, VA at PAE

Date Posted: 8/5/2020

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Job Description

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

In-House Corporate Law Counsel

PAE seeks an attorney to serve as Assistant General Counsel in support of the company’s corporate law portfolio.  PAE, which became a publicly traded company in February, is a 65-year old company which provides mission critical services to the Departments of Defense, State, Justice, and Homeland Security, the intelligence community, other civilian agencies and international organizations.  We have a global workforce of approximately 20,000 performing work in approximately 60 countries and across all seven continents.  This is an ideal opportunity for a newer attorney to get direct “hands-on” responsibility for various corporate law matters including governance, international and domestic company formation and registrations, SEC compliance, and M&A work.  The selected candidate will work closely with the General Counsel and other members of the legal team, business leaders across the organization, and outside counsel.   

Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Providing legal support and guidance to corporate leadership and business units regarding general corporate governance
  • Assisting in managing the legal organization of the company, including subsidiary formation, re-organization, and dissolution
  • Managing the company’s complex portfolio of international and domestic business registrations
  • Drafting of minutes, resolutions, powers of attorney and appointments
  • Managing the company’s delegation of authority process
  • Negotiating and drafting joint venture agreements
  • Supporting SEC filings preparation and SEC and NASDAQ compliance efforts
  • Assisting with public company secretary duties and Board support
  • Participating actively in M&A activities including due diligence investigations, drafting and reviewing purchase agreements and related documents, and executing the transactions
  • Becoming legal team’s SME on IP matters and managing the company’s modest IP portfolio
  • Effectively advising the business to mitigate present and potential future risk and exposure
  • Developing, supporting and delivering training on corporate law matters
  • Collaborating with other members of the legal team on corporate-wide initiatives
  • The position is located in our Falls Church, VA headquarters.  

Top candidates will have:

  • Demonstrated expertise in general corporate law matters; bonus for applicants with experience, interest or aptitude in IP law
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in the field, preferably in a law firm advising private companies or as an in-house counsel  or in a relevant government agency
  • Knowledge of US government contracting industry would be a plus
  • Excellent judgment and ability to timely provide reasoned legal advice
  • Convey a sense of dedicated professionalism and a level of interpersonal skills to be accepted as a trusted advisor by business leaders at all levels
  • Flexibility and a willingness to adapt to the changing needs of the enterprise
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently but also proactively as a team player across functional lines
  • The drive to succeed in a no frills, results-oriented culture 
  • J.D. with active bar membership in at least one U.S jurisdiction
  • Minimal travel may be required

What we offer:

  • Exceptional level of responsibility and opportunity to impact business results
  • Opportunity to manage a large variety of projects independently and, alternatively, also work in close collaboration with more experienced counsel
  • Competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits
  • Informal business culture focused on results, not bureaucratic processes
  • Good people to work with in a positive, affirming environment
  • Flexible work environment
  • Wellness programs

PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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