Contracts Paralegal - posted 7/10/19

Contracts Paralegal - posted 7/10/19

Company Name: 
The Boeing Company
FT/PT Status: 
Full Time
Location
Chicago
IL
Salary Range: 
Job Summary: 

At Boeing, we are all innovators on a mission to connect, protect, explore and inspire. From the sea bed to outer space, you’ll learn and grow, contributing to work that shapes the world. Find your future with us.

Boeing's Law Department is looking for a contracts paralegal to join the Corporate (CORP) group and its team of attorneys and paralegals in our El Segundo or Seal Beach location. The preferred candidate will bring career-level paralegal education, experience, and skills that enable him/her to partner closely with Boeing attorneys to provide advice, counsel, and support to Contracts, Supplier Management, Business Development, and Program Managers in business programs within Boeing Space & Launch and Boeing Defense Supply Chain. The position demands the ability to apply sound judgment, personal initiative, and successful decision-making in response to complex issues – to acquire and deploy knowledge of attorney guidelines, law department resources, company policy and procedures and to independently function at a high level.

The candidate must be able to analyze and draft written work product and legal memoranda assessing the merits and respective risks and opportunities with different approaches. A cooperative, positive, team-oriented attitude is necessary, including the ability to communicate with internal and external customers, both government and commercial. The successful candidate must demonstrate skills, experience, education, judgment, work quality, and initiative that support the world-class standard maintained by the Boeing Law Department. Must be able to work independently and handle given assignments with minimal oversight by attorneys and/or a lead paralegal. This position provides support to our Seal Beach and El Segundo, CA locations.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Review & revise Proprietary Information Agreements (PIAs) and other nondisclosure or non-sales agreements to identify key areas of concern and the business needs of the customer.
  • With little or no supervision from attorneys: draft, review and revise legal documents, (e.g., contract terms, non-disclosure agreements, policy updates, conflict of interest letters, organizational conflict of interest plans including mitigation strategies) for accuracy and compliance with Boeing’s policies and applicable laws and regulations, both foreign and domestic.
  • Drafts, reviews, and revises documents concerning subsidiary governance or other Boeing and/or customer required documents.
  • Assist intellectual property counsel in advising on intellectual property and information protection issues and U. S. Government rights in data and software.
  • Collect and compile facts, conduct detailed risk analysis, and identify potential solutions in a time critical environment.
  • Prepare and deliver for attorney review and decision quality, written concise issue summaries which outline facts, highlight relevant contractual and legal requirements.
  • Perform review and analysis of contract terms and conditions to minimize Boeing's risk.
  • Under attorney oversight, conduct due diligence reviews of open source software, including interpreting the applicability of the related licenses to Boeing’s planned software use.
  • Conduct intellectual property exit interviews of departing employees.
  • Prepare and deliver for attorney review and decision quality, written concise issue summaries which outline facts, highlight relevant contractual and legal requirements.
  • Perform legal research, conduct fact investigations, and manage complex projects.
  • Conducts information integrity incident investigations.
  • The position may require occasional responsibilities for team or department-oriented tasks, projects, and activities.

This position is located in a location that does not offer relocation.  Candidates must live in the immediate area or relocate at their own expense.

Boeing is a Drug Free Workplace where post offer applicants and employees are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies. 

All information provided will be checked and may be verified.

Please apply ASAP for this role as recruitment may commence before the end date.

Requirements or Qualifications: 

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience): 

  • This position requires the ability to obtain a US Security Clearance for which the US Government requires US Citizenship.
  • Experience drafting, reviewing and revising contracts, such as purchase agreements, software licenses, supply agreements, services agreements, non-disclosure agreements or memorandum of understanding
  • Proficiency in performing legal research via Lexis and/or Westlaw and providing litigation assessments

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • Experience conducting in-depth research and general legal research, including but not limited to statutory, regulatory, interpretive agency documents, legislative histories and case research within the last two years using Lexis/Nexis and/or Westlaw
  • Working knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations and supplemental regulations
  • Proficiency with SharePoint set-up, WebEx set up and records management systems
  • Experience in the handling and safeguarding of proprietary and confidential information
  • Prefer at least seven (7) or more years of relevant legal experience
  • Paralegal Certificate and Bachelor's degree desired
  • Outstanding writing and analytical abilities

Typical Education / Experience:

High school diploma or GED and typically 7 or more years' related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Selection Criteria: 
Application Due Date: 
July 21 2019
Additional Information: 
Please review job details and apply at https://jobs.boeing.com/job/el-segundo/paralegal/185/12126910