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Corporate Counsel

Alaska Airlines
$136,100- $204,100/ year
Posted Jun 28
Full Time
HybridSeattle, Washington

Company Alaska Airlines

The Team

Guided by our purpose, core values, and leadership principles, we are creating an airline people love. Our corporate teams set the strategies and operational plans to ensure the success of our company. Whether we use our expertise in accounting, human resources, finance, planning, legal, marketing, or any of our operational divisions, our shared passion for travel and our guests is what motivates us to achieve excellence each day. If you share our passion for creating an airline people love, we want to hear from you.

Role Summary

The Corporate Counsel is a subject matter expert and thought leader in commercial matters for the Alaska Air Group (AAG) companies. As an individual contributor, this role defines long-term strategy for the in-house legal team and exercises considerable latitude and initiative to support multiple business units in a variety of transaction and counseling work.

Key Duties

Supports multiple business units, including Finance, Treasury, Corporate Real Estate, Airport Operations, Marketing, IT, Flight Operations, Maintenance and Engineering and Supply Chain Management and involves a variety of transaction and counseling work in these and other areas, including:

  • Aircraft and engine purchasing, financing and leasing
  • Aircraft and engine maintenance agreements
  • Debt and other financing transactions
  • Secured transactions involving aircraft and equipment
  • Airport and ground operations agreements
  • Real property and facility use transactions
  • Airport authority rules and requirements
  • Goods and services procurement contracts and RFPs
  • Licenses and other adhesion contracts
  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Data privacy agreements
  • SEC filing support
  • Other commercial agreements, including real estate purchasing and leasing, software licensing, and professional services

Job-Specific Experience, Education & Skills



  • At least 6 years of experience in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts in a law firm, corporate or government environment or related area.
  • Juris Doctor degree from leading law school, with strong personal academic credentials.
  • Membership in good standing in at least one state bar, preferably Washington State.
  • Experience a law firm, in-house, or government attorney role.
  • Proficient in understanding and knowing how to apply rules of privilege in a corporate setting.
  • Ability to think quickly on your feet, convey grace under pressure, find practical solutions and simultaneously manage workloads, multiple client demands and shifting priorities in a fast-paced, highly detailed environment where flexibility is key.
  • Excellent problem-solving capabilities, judgment, written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to collaborate with colleagues as needed regarding issues outside of primary practice area.
  • Ability to work independently, manage time and multi-task.
  • Demonstrate high standards for professional integrity.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum age of 18.
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.



  • Experience working with clients in the aviation industry or other highly regulated, technical or mechanical industries.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in working closely with and advising senior executives of an organization.

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

Embody our values to own safety, do the right thing, be kind-hearted, deliver performance, and be remarkable.

Salary Range

$136,100 - $204,100 / year

Total Target Compensation Range (incl. Bonus & Equity)

$149,710 - 224,510

Salary Details

Pay will be based on multiple factors, including and not limited to location, relevant experience/level and skillset while balancing internal equity relative to other Alaska/Horizon employees. Alaska/Horizon is committed to fair, unbiased compensation along with competitive benefits in all locations in which we operate.

Note: We don’t typically hire at the top of the range.

Total Rewards

_Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air pay and benefits can vary by company, location, number of regularly scheduled hours worked, length of employment, and employment status.


  • Free stand-by travel privileges on Alaska Airlines & Horizon Air
  • Comprehensive well-being programs including medical, dental and vision benefits
  • Generous 401k match program
  • Quarterly and annual bonus plans
  • Generous holiday and paid time off

For more information about Alaska/Horizon Total Rewards please visit our career site and view benefits.

Apply by 7:00 PM Pacific Time on 7/11/2024

Employment Type Full-Time

FLSA Status Exempt

Regular/Temporary Regular


Equal Employment Opportunity We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action (AA) employer that is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and employees and do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, reproductive health decisions, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disability status, genetic information (including family medical history), political views or activity, or other legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law. We may use your information to maintain the safety and security of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, its employees, and others as required or permitted by law. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, immigrants, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.