Bell, a leader in aerospace and the US defense industry is seeking a Senior Attorney. This position will be located at our Headquarters in the Fort Worth, TX area and is 100% onsite.
The Senior Attorney provides a broad array of hands-on legal advice in the areas of U.S. Government contract law and related subcontract and commercial contract law. Responsibilities will include identifying risks and providing subsequent mitigation strategies, supporting complex transactions and providing expertise in the areas of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Part 12 and 15 requirements as a prime or major subcontractor. A major component of the work will be procurement-focused including negotiations with suppliers.
The Senior Attorney will work directly with her/his business counterparts, other attorneys, other legal staff, and the Bell General Counsel.
Work directly with business counterparts, identify legal risks and issues raised in contractual pursuits and on-going programs and develop risk mitigation strategies, as appropriate.
Provide legal advice on terms and conditions for Part 12 and Part 15 government prime contracts and sub-contracts, teaming agreements, joint ventures and other business arrangements for both domestic and international business.
Collaborate with business/procurement counterparts to form negotiation plans, provide reviews and legal perspectives on supplier feedback, negotiate terms and conditions, and review final contract language.
Provide advice in the areas of FAR, Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), and related laws and regulations affecting government contracting.
Support Bell’s Contracts Department, Supply Chain Management and Product Lines in connection with requests for equitable adjustment (REAs), claims and contract negotiations.
Support complex legal transactions for Bell’s programs and businesses in the U.S. and abroad to include direct commercial sales and FMS.
Work with the Ethics professionals to investigate matters, perform revolving door reviews and help with training, as needed.
Support efforts in response to audits and subpoenas, litigation and ethics investigations.
Support other matters as assigned to fulfill the needs of the department.
Must have a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school.
Must be a member of a state Bar in good standing.
Must have the ability to travel globally and domestically on a limited basis.
Extensive knowledge of and experience with FAR, DFARS, and other government laws and regulations and with analysis, drafting and negotiation of contracts and contract claims.
Eligibility to obtain at least a Secret security clearance is required.
5+ years of related experience with government contracting.
Must be a good strategic thinker with business acumen.
Must have the ability to work cooperatively with other attorneys and employees.
Must have the ability to effectively manage multiple assignments simultaneously with a minimum amount of supervision.
Must be a team player with an open, mature and positive personality who is willing to share and communicate information effectively.
Must have a strong work ethic and a desire to consistently perform at the highest levels of competence.
We’re more than aviation experts, we’re pioneers. We challenge what’s possible. From breaking the sound barrier to developing the tiltrotor, we’ve reimagined the experience of flight for more than 85 years. Today, we’re redefining what flight is capable of.
We were the first to break the sound barrier and to certify a commercial helicopter. We were a part of NASA’s first lunar mission and brought advanced tiltrotor systems to market. Today, we’re defining the future of on-demand mobility.
Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas – as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., – we have strategic locations around the globe. Our talented employees come from more than 90 countries to serve customers spanning across six continents. All to deliver exceptional aircraft experiences. Efficiently. Reliably. And, above all, safely.