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Corporate Counsel

Launcher

Launcher

Legal
Long Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Vast was founded to expand humanity's frontier into the solar system and beyond. We believe that the next step on that journey is enabling manufacturing and habitation in LEO. We are building artificial gravity space stations to make this a reality. If you want to join a team that builds amazing things with the most talented people on Earth, please reach out.

Corporate Counsel

Vast is looking for a highly skilled Corporate Counsel to join our Legal Team. As a crucial member of the Legal Team in a rapidly growing company and expanding industry, you will handle a wide variety of legal matters from space station contracts, human spaceflight regulations, and cutting edge legal tech implementation.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide legal guidance on contracts, internal policies and procedures, and requirements under relevant statutory and regulatory authorities across a variety of subject areas
  • Collaborate cross-functionally across the company (including with the engineering, manufacturing and supply chain, and sales teams) to achieve key business objectives and provide strategic, business-minded, and solutions-focused legal advice
  • Work with a small, collaborative legal team to solve novel, complex and challenging issues company-wide in a rapidly growing environment

Minimum Requirements:

  • 3+ years of professional experience in a legal counsel role in-house or at a law firm
  • Juris Doctor with admission to practice law in a state bar in good standing

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience building a highly efficient commercial function at a rapidly growing company
  • Proven ability to adapt to rapidly changing priorities and schedules with ease and grace
  • Ability to simplify complex legal concepts into straightforward and concise explanations
  • Experience implementing efficient policies, processes and procedures
  • Comfortable operating outside of areas of expertise and in uncharted legal territory
  • Excellent communication, analytical, collaboration, and interpersonal skills
  • Self-starter with excellent time-management and prioritization skills
  • Familiarity with the aerospace industry and its unique legal challenges
  • Ability to identify and mitigate legal risks while enabling business objectives
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills

ITAR REQUIREMENTS:
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.
Vast is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Vast is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.