Senior Counsel

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical SystemsSt Petersburg, FloridaFull Time


This individual will provide legal and strategic support to General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GD-OTS) strategic business units on government contract, commercial, and regulatory issues. They will safeguard our reputation by ensuring that the company complies with applicable and give legal advice to management on relevant issues.

This role is on-site at our St. Petersburg, FL location.

Major Position Responsibilities

  • Advise the SVP & General Counsel and other business leaders for the GD-OTS business sites and functions.
  • Support the SVP & General Counsel by providing continuity with GD-OTS legal department goals, mission, and roles and
  • Serve as a key value-added strategic business partner and proactive counselor and business advisor to provide legal requirements and risk-balanced (business and operational) path in support of business goals and priorities.
  • Support Company’s strategic plan and efforts related to sales, manufacturing, service, engineering, purchasing, corporate communications, customer relations, marketing, financial reporting and corporate record keeping.
  • Review, draft and negotiate agreements of varying complexity, including teaming, joint venture, IP, and manufacturing license agreements; and customer and supplier Work with program office, technical staff, and others as necessary to ensure initial and final drafts of agreements are consistent with GD-OTS business and financial objectives and also in the administration of executed contracts.
  • Provide legal advice to various internal stakeholders (Government Contracts, Supply Chain, HR, IT, ). Work proactively to identify and address legal risk and coordinate with Contracts, Supply Chain, Program Management, and other relevant departments to implement mitigating actions.
  • Provide legal guidance for and participate in customer, supplier, and competitor Manage and direct outside counsel as necessary.
  • Provide advice, counsel and guidance on GD corporate headquarters delegation of authority requirements and GD-OTS corporate policies and
  • Draft required approval request memoranda and supporting documentation as require d by GD and GD-OTS Delegation of Authority approval requirements.
  • Ensure contract signature authorities and contract executions are in accordance with company policies and procedures.

Basic Qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school or equivalent; admitted to Florida Bar or eligible for corporate counsel admission in Florida and five plus years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education, corporate law department/law firm, US government contract law, and staff management experience.
  • Understanding of Contract risk management and customer relation management experience is required.
  • Demonstrated experience in the field of government and commercial contracts, (national and international).
  • Thorough understanding of commercial terms and conditions.
  • US Government contracts experience strongly preferred but not required.
  • A Master's Degree is preferred.
  • Less than 25% travel likely.

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