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Corporate Counsel - Trade Compliance

Posted Jul 08
Full Time
Germantown, Maryland

EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is a premier global provider of satellite communication solutions. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., and conducting business around the globe, EchoStar is a pioneer in communications technologies through its Hughes Network Systems and EchoStar Satellite Services business segments. For more information, visit Follow @EchoStar on Twitter.

Today, our brands include EchoStar, Hughes, DISH TV, Sling TV, Boost Infinite, Boost Mobile, DISH Wireless, OnTech and GenMobile.

EchoStar has an exciting opportunity for a Trade Compliance Corporate Counsel . This position will be located at our headquarters in Germantown, MD .


  • Lead day-to-day responsibility for the Company’s trade compliance program, including compliance and licensing matters under applicable U.S. and foreign laws and regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions regulations, anti-boycott regulations, Foreign Trade Regulations, and Customs regulations.
  • Provide legal advice and guidance in support of the Company’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)/anti-bribery compliance program.
  • Administering, advising on, and developing the Company’s trade compliance program, policies, and procedures
  • Providing day-to-day legal advice and assistance on trade compliance matters and working with personnel across the Company to ensure ongoing compliance
  • Performing analyses to determine export licensing jurisdiction, export classifications, and tariff classifications of products, software, and technology and advising on export licensing, commodity classification, and commodity jurisdiction requirements
  • Supporting export licensing and authorization activities
  • Supporting duty drawback activities and other import and customs compliance matters
  • Reviewing trade compliance matters in connection with potential international business transactions
  • Collaborating with stakeholders in various functional areas and business units and developing compliance strategies, procedures, and controls
  • Liaising with U.S. Government officials on licensing, authorization, and regulatory matters
  • Assisting with due diligence and background checks on potential international business partners and other third party intermediaries; and
  • Handling other duties as assigned

Basic Requirements

  • 7-10 years of experience working on trade compliance matters affecting multinational companies, commercial contracts, and/or international business transactions.
  • Graduate of an accredited law school and admission to practice in at least one jurisdiction.
  • Must be a U.S. Person (e.g., U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, U.S. National or a protected individual under 8 U.S.C 1324b(a)(3)) as position requires access to U.S. export restricted materials.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Telecommunications or satellite industry experience is a plus.
  • Broad knowledge of trade compliance laws and regulations applicable to the Company’s business, including ITAR, EAR, and OFAC sanctions regulations.
  • Significant experience in the practical application of export control and economic sanctions laws and regulations to a wide variety of global business situations.
  • Anti-bribery and FCPA compliance experience a plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills and ability to be engaged and interact with a variety of business people at different levels of the company.
  • Attention to detail, strong organization skills, and ability to work efficiently while managing multiple priorities and meeting deadlines.
  • Display a high degree of integrity, personal judgment, and confidentiality.
  • Familiarity with DECCS, SNAP-R, and/or SAP GTS is a plus.

Will be eligible for discretionary bonus, with funding based on company performance.

EchoStar is committed to offering a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. Our programs are designed to provide you with the ability to customize your benefits to best meet the needs of you and your family. Our philosophy for these programs is to support and encourage healthy living and wellness. Our benefits package covers it all–from healthcare savings plans to education assistance and more!

  • Financial: 401(k) retirement savings plan with company match; employee stock purchase plan; profit-sharing; company-paid life insurance, AD&D and disability
  • Work-Life Balance: Paid Time Off (PTO), company-paid holidays, health and wellness events, exercise and sports facilities (locations may vary)
  • Employee Incentives: Tuition reimbursement, employee referral program, year round employee events and community programs, discounts on Dish Network and HughesNet
  • Health: Medical, Dental, Vision, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Health Savings Account (HSA) with opportunities to earn employer contributions; Health Care, Dependent Care and Transportation Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

EchoStar and its Affiliated Companies are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. U.S. Persons or those able to obtain and maintain U.S. government security clearances may be required for certain positions. EEO is the law.