Posted Jan 10

General Counsel

Momentum Aviation Group
Woodbridge, VA Full Time

MAG Aerospace (MAG), a premier Government / Commercial provider of manned and unmanned Aerial Intelligence / Surveillance / Reconnaissance Operations, Aviation Training and Specialty Aviation Support seeks qualified Legal Counsel. The successful candidate must share MAG’s passion for work, commitment to service, dedication to MAG customers, and overall compliance for all our American and Global Operations.

The Legal Counsel will serve as the designated point of contact on certain corporate legal issues and corporate governance, and will coordinate with the Director of Compliance on export control/trade compliance, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and business ethics.

The position reports to MAG’s Executive General Counsel.

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Review, negotiate, and manage all forms of contracts, leases, teaming agreements, and other third party agreements with customers, vendors and partners
  • Review employment related agreements
  • Advise senior management on legal issues relating to contracts being reviewed and negotiated
  • Create and update standard form contracts and review and develop corporate policies
  • Support Contracts Department on FAR issues.

Export Compliance / Corporate Compliance – Support Director of Compliance on the following:

  • Develop, implement, and maintain a robust and up-to-date export control, FCPA, and corporate compliance program.
  • Ensure that company export, import, and trade activities follow documented procedures compliant with current regulations and practices.
  • Prepare, submit, and track export license and other authorization requests to the Departments of State and Commerce, to include the preparation of Department of State “DS” and “DSP” submissions, Technical Assistance Agreements, General Correspondence Requests, and Department of Commerce 748P license and Commodity Classification Requests; and preparation and submission of Electronic Export Information to the Department of Commerce, as needed.
  • Maintain records of activities related to MAG exports as required by the ITAR, EAR, and the Foreign Trade Regulations.
  • Advise employees of customs and export regulations along with monitoring license use and compliance throughout the organization.

Governance and Structure:

  • Work with Corporate Secretary to accomplish all Corporate Secretary functions, including preparation and review of agenda and meeting minutes for Board and associated committee meetings, assist with preparation of Board briefings, consent documents and other corporate governance documents
  • Draft and maintain governance documents for subsidiary corporations
  • Assist with interactions with private equity partners

Mergers and Acquisitions:

  • Assist with corporate financing, investment, capitalization, and equity issues and documentation
  • Assist in managing outside counsel relating to mergers and acquisitions, international operations in foreign countries and expansion to new foreign markets
  • Counsel on post-transaction integration

Other Responsibilities:

  • Provide counseling and advice to Human Resources and other business and support units regarding employment issues and policie
  • Support transactional due diligence and compliance efforts
  • Ensure timely, high quality analysis and advice on legal and business issues to senior management
  • Interface with outside counsel on IP issues and litigation
  • Work with Finance Department on banking relationships, loan documentation and covenants
  • Assist the General Counsel in other duties as needed

Skills and Experiences Required:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a practicing attorney, with 3+ years in-house counsel experience in the Aerospace and/or Defense sectors
  • Strong contract analysis, negotiation and drafting skills
  • Substantive expertise with key provisions of most contracts
  • Strong knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation
  • Familiarity with export compliance regulations
  • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Ability to complete assigned tasks with minimal supervision
  • Familiarity with corporate information technology and records practices, and ability to understand, interpret, and effectively discuss technology, anticipate and resolve conflict
  • Proven ability to work at both detail and strategic levels; work calmly under pressure and with frequent interruptions and display sound judgment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Ability to prioritize tasks to meet deadlines


  • Juris Doctor
  • Admitted to practice law in Virginia or eligible to work in Virginia as a Corporate Counsel

Security Clearances:

  • Candidates must be to obtain a U.S. Government security clearance.


  • Starting salary is $110,000/year (negotiable depending on experience and qualifications)
  • Attractive Benefits Package

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