Assistant General Counsel (Airlines & Fleets) Jobs in Scottsdale, AZ at StandardAero Business Aviation Services, LLC
Title: Assistant General Counsel (Airlines & Fleets)
Company: StandardAero Business Aviation Services, LLC
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
This position will provide counsel, advice, and support to the Airlines & Fleets Sector senior leadership team and report directly to StandardAero’s General Counsel.
Draft, review, analyze, and negotiate OEM agreements, service center agreements, dealer and intellectual property licensing agreements, proposals, requests for proposals, agent and sales intermediary agreements, real-estate leases, non-disclosure agreements, and various others as needed.
Manage in-house litigation matters, including legal research, memorandum drafting, motion practice, e-discovery and other discovery requests, lien filings, secured transactions, abandoned assets, and demand and response letter drafting. Work with outside counsel as needed.
Manage sector merger and acquisition activities, from pre-buy counseling and due diligence to post-close integration.
Manage and train sector staff counsel associated with legal, contract administration, and subcontract administration responsibilities
Coordinate with legal, business, finance, insurance, marketing and communications, operations, quality, corporate security, IT, procurement and supply chain, human resources, and compliance units on various matters including but not limited to: contract negotiations, strategies, actions, and priorities to support new and existing business relationships.
Review and analyze FAA, EASA, and international equivalent regulations and provide business counseling to senior leadership.
Implement and engage in continuous improvement methods to develop and enhance departmental and sector processes, policies, and procedures related to contract management and administration functions.
Understand and apply risk management strategies and analysis to all aspects of the business.
Develop and conduct continued education and training sessions to senior leadership and management as needed to ensure currency of knowledge and understanding of legal and contracting principles.
Assist as compliance point of contact and gatekeeper for sector anti-corruption and trade compliance activities, working with corporate anti-corruption and trade compliance teams to ensure maximum risk mitigation.
Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
Minimum Educational/Academic Requirements
JD and active member of a state bar in the U.S. or a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from a recognized institution
Bachelor’s degree in business administration, engineering, accounting; or equivalent
Required Skills / Experience
Minimum 10 years in private practice or in-house experience (in-house experience preferred, but not required).
Aviation law experience a plus.
General knowledge of anti-bribery law (including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, U.K. Bribery Act, Canadian Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act) as well as general trade compliance matters, ITAR and EAR regulations, global sanctions, SDN lists, and Executive Orders preferred.
Effective change agent; can lead change, think out of the box, and make new ideas happen.
Persistent drive for results using program management, risk management and problem solving skills in a cross-functional team environment.
Demonstrated ability to think creatively, anticipate problems and opportunities, and develop and implement vision.
Ability to operate in a general practice setting, requiring a keen ability to recognize and isolate legal issues for further review to determine impact to the business.
A forward-thinking, business-oriented approach to practicing, partnering with various business functions to effectuate business-positive results.
Ability to think, assesses risk, and respond quickly and clearly to senior level business leadership.
Strong communication, writing, presentation skills.
Travel may be required up to 20% of the time.