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Date posted 10/06/2016

Job ID#: 10080BR
Company: General Atomics
Job Title: Attorney
Job Category: Legal/Regulatory Services
City: San Diego
State: California
Regular/Temp: Regular Employee
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary

General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Attorney within our Law Department at our facility in La Jolla/Torrey Pines.


  • Contributes to the analysis of various matters including contractual documents to ensure the Company’s interests are protected. May refer matters to outside counsel as required.
  • Participates in identifying legal or contractual issues and devises new approaches to resolve complex problems.
  • Assists in providing routine advice regarding litigation and pre-litigation matters.
  • Participates in basic negotiations, drafts various agreements and coordinates the execution of those documents.
  • Reviews agreements, evaluates the documentation and authorization forms to identify problematic provisions and determine if the minimum requirements are met.
  • May assist in reviewing joint venture and similar agreements for consistency with laws, government regulations, economic conditions, and company policies.
  • Remains current on state and federal laws, regulations and practices affecting company business.
  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations and company policies wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.
  • Expected to maintain a productive and safe working environment in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
  • Typically requires undergraduate and law school (LL.B. or J.D.) degrees and a license to practice law in the State of California or a jurisdiction in which the Company does business.

  • Must have a complete understanding of state, federal and international legal principles, concepts, theory, laws, regulations, and practices as well as leadership skills including organizing, planning, scheduling, and coordinating workloads to meet established deadlines or milestones.

  • Must possess (1) the ability to resolve difficult legal issues; (2) strong communication and presentation skills and ability to serve as spokesperson on assigned project; (3) the ability to effectively interface with other departments, all levels of management, professional and support staff, customers; potential customers, and government representatives; (4) the ability to maintain strict confidentiality of sensitive information; and (5) knowledge of computer applications and operations pertinent to the field. Must also be able to work on a self-initiated basis and in a team environment, able to work extended hours and travel as required and may be required to obtain a security clearance.

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