General Atomics - San Diego, CA

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The General Atomics (GA) group of companies is a world renowned leader in developing high-technology systems ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to electromagnetic systems; remotely operated surveillance aircraft; airborne sensors; advanced electronic, wireless, and laser technologies; and biofuels.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Attorney within our Law division at our facility in La Jolla/Torrey Pines.


Under general direction, this position will function in a generalist role supporting the General Counsel and lead attorneys.

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.

Negotiates and prepares a variety of contractual documents in connection with distributors, sales representatives, licenses, purchases, sales, loans, leases, real estate, employment, insurance, mergers, acquisitions and related matters and maintains a currency on legislative issues, statutes, decisions, laws, regulations and ordinances.

Represents the Company with outside parties and also acts as an agent for the corporation in various transactions.

Duties may also include providing various levels of legal advice and service concerning rights, obligations, and privileges of the corporation including patent/intellectual property, copyright, or trademark matters.

May have responsibility for providing direction and guidance to less experienced staff.

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 General Counsel.

Reviews and identifies legal or contractual issues and provides guidance to all levels of management on resolving those issues; develops solutions to unusual or complex problems.

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

May also assist with negotiation and drafting of various agreements and coordinates the execution of those documents.

Reviews agreements, evaluates the documentation and authorization forms to identify problematic provisions, determine if the minimum requirements are met, and ensure consistency with laws, government regulations, economic conditions, and company policies.

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

Reviews Company policies and procedures as required and works with compliance staff on the same.

Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations and company policies wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company. Expected to maintain a productive and safe working environment in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.

Performs other duties as assigned or required.

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The General Atomics group of companies is a world renowned leader in developing high-technology systems ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle...