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For Saturday December 23, 2017

Compliance Attorney - Long Beach, CA

Virgin Orbit is seeking an attorney with a strong background and experience in space-related U.S. trade sanctions, compliance implementation, and related investigations (EAR, ITAR, OFAC) to join its legal team. The attorney filling this position must be both qualified for and interested in assuming a visible and pivotal role in growing and shaping the company’s international trade compliance function. You will help guide our interaction, and the sharing of technical information, with Virgin Orbit’s customers, vendors and investors, many of whom are non-US entities. This is a great opportunity to join us at an exciting time in the development of our business. Additional experience with corporate transactional or commercial business law would be most helpful. This is a senior level position reporting to and collaborating with the Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, but it requires an energetic, pro-active individual who will roll up his or her sleeves to draft documents, policies and procedures. This position will provide counsel and legal leadership to business management on export, import and trade compliance matters and help strategize the growth and enhancements required to best meet the needs of this growing global business. In general, your responsibilities will include: Provide hands-on counsel on a broad range of US, EU and other international export, import, trade law compliance and internal/government compliance matters. Enhance company compliance by developing and implementing key global policies, procedures, controls, communications strategies and employee training. Help strategize business-unit growth to meet the compliance needs of VO’s global operations. Deal with diverse constituencies and external parties (board members, investors, other stakeholders, regulators, external counsel, politicians, customers & clients, and other business leaders) Work with colleagues in other business functions to identify and implement compliance enhancement opportunities. Help train and supervise other colleagues who are assisting with compliance and enforcement related activities. Supervise outside counsel as necessary. Base your decision making process on ethics and integrity Create associations of trust and respect with key stakeholders From time to time, assist with corporate transactional or commercial business law matters in the Legal Department. Your Mission This attorney will play a pivotal role as a member of highly qualified business and engineering teams in developing and working through business initiatives and strategies. This role will be challenged to develop legal solutions that will facilitate the company’s business efforts worldwide. The incumbent’s ability to work effectively with management, win their confidence and cause them to seek out his or her advice is important to success in this position as well as in a career at VO. Specific Responsibilities: Provide expert and strategic legal advice to the enterprise, and exercise judgment at a high level Draft Technical Assistance Agreements, Technology Transfer Control Plans and other ITAR- and EAR-related documents On a frequent basis, review and approve proposed company communications of technical information with customers, vendors, investors and other outside parties to ensure compliance with ITAR and other export regulations Draft and oversee internal governance policies and manage the impact of external factors If needed, lead international investigations and audits, negotiate resolutions with appropriate federal agencies in instances of non-compliance. Prepare required summaries and work with various business units to resolve compliance matters, preparing where necessary needed government filings. Deal with complex, significant and challenging matters that cut across legal, business and technical areas Evaluate and weigh multiple inputs and impacts of any decision or course of action Anticipate issues and strategically assess risks (legal, regulatory, security, reputational), and identify proactive solutions that will eliminate or mitigate risks Develop, direct, motivate and drive performance from the compliance team – both internal colleagues and outside counsel Keep abreast of legislative changes What you bring The successful candidate should possess the following preparatory and professional experience: Must be a U.S. Person as defined by the U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and eligible for a U.S. government security clearance. Approximately 7 - 10 or more years legal experience focusing on trade law, export, import controls compliance and related investigations matters. Facility with ITAR, EAR, CFIUS, OFAC, FCPA and other regulations pertaining to international trade is most important. Experience working with US government agencies responsible for the review of trade law compliance, including the Department of State, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Homeland Security and the Defense Technology Security Administration. Ability to manage multiple requirements and remain composed under pressure. Experienced in managing projects and supervising personnel in these efforts. Strong interpersonal and communications skills that will cause the attorney’s counsel to be sought and followed. A pro-active and energetic approach that ensures that the corporation’s business and legal risks are being anticipated and responded to effectively. Skilled in leading investigations / audits and winning the confidence of business management. Professional maturity and impeccable ethics and integrity. Business orientation and a strong interest in working as part of a space-technology driven business/manufacturing environment. Must be a degreed and licensed attorney, with good academic credentials. Ability to travel, particularly to Washington D.C. Travel is predictable in nature and estimated at about 50%. To Apply Online: https://virginorbit.com/careers/

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