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Senior Attorney, Contracts Director


A leading provider of commercial satellite launch services, ILS International Launch Services, Inc. (ILS) offers a complete array of services and support, from contract arrangements, mission management and on-orbit delivery. ILS markets launch services utilizing the Proton Breeze M, Proton Medium and Angara 1.2 launch vehicles to commercial and government satellite operators worldwide. ILS is a U.S. company headquartered in Reston, VA., near Washington, D.C.

ILS. Customer Driven. Focused Forward.


ILS is seeking to fill the position of Senior Attorney, Contracts Director reporting to the Vice President General Counsel. 

This highly visible position will provide strategic leadership, management oversight, direction and guidance to the legal and contracts function with the ability to influence decisions that significantly impact ILS’ success. Analyze and communicate new and existing laws, regulations, and contract and market trends to management.  Develop successful working relationships with external and internal customers, vendors and senior management. The demonstrated ability to strike sensible and practical balance between legal risks and the need to do business.

This position may require international / domestic travel up to 20% of the time.


The responsibilities include…

• Manage the complete function of complex international commercial agreements in accordance with company policies and procedures, applicable laws and customer requirements while maintaining the highest ethical standards throughout the contract process.

• Support and provide counsel on Delaware corporate governance matters. Serve as Acting General Counsel in the absence of the primary.

• Review and approve new business relationships with vendors and subcontractors,

• The preparation, execution and maintenance of Non-disclosure agreements with potential customers, underwriters, subcontractors and vendors.

• Analyze and Advise on U.S. Export Administration Regulations and requirements, Department of Treasury Sanctions, corporate registration and compliance requirements, contractual provisions and dispute resolution.

• Assist in preparation and execution of Board of Directors and Shareholder meetings, including preparation of meeting agendas, materials and minutes.

• Represent the company before government agencies, administrative boards and courts as required, prepare and file government reports.

• Administer the company’s programs on Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

• Maintain, formulate and draft various internal company policies and various legal documents to guide employees on all regulatory and compliance matters, also administer training workshops.

• Administer outside counsel hired to assist ILS with specialized legal services.

• Prepare commercial price proposals, negotiate high-value agreements and managing customer relationships, performing post-execution contract management, problem solving, identifying risk exposures, coordinating and responding to launch insurance inquiries and issues as well as complex inquiries regarding contract obligations and revisions. 

• Staying abreast of contracting and legal developments affecting the company, its clients, and the industry allowing for current advice on compliance matters.

• Prepare and disseminate information regarding contract status, compliance, modifications to ensure all terms and conditions are met



Skills include…

  • strong collaborative work style, fostering cooperation and teamwork while meeting deadlines.
  • strong ability to work independently in support of the company and team objectives.
  • strong organizational, multi-tasking, mathematical and analytical skills while being detail oriented with a high degree of accuracy and the ability to extract, compile and analyze data.
  • ability to prioritize a demanding workload while being flexible and work in a problem solving environment.
  • ability to demonstrate leadership and management skills.
  • ability to exercise discretion and good judgment, with an ability to understand the effect of decisions overall in the company.
  • international cultural awareness and business acuity.
  • comprehensive knowledge of government and commercial contracting regulations, principles, and subcontracting practices.
  • experience with ITAR export control laws and regulations, and empowered official requirements


  • knowledge of Delaware corporate laws will be highly regarded.
  • CPCM certification.
  • interest in space, rockets and satellites a plus


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. 
  • Strong academic credentials; JD from a leading law school
  • Minimum 6 years of professional experience in applicable contracting experience.
  • Must have solid transactions, contracts drafting, and negotiation experience.
  • Only US resident respondents.


Due to the export controlled defense information to which an employee in this position will be exposed, federal regulations under the Arms Export Control Act require that our employees are lawful permanent residents under 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) (U.S. citizen or Green Card holder) or protected individuals under 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) (refugees and asylees).  Therefore, only those persons who are U.S. citizens or Green Card holders should apply.


Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, creed, color, religious belief, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other protected class.


ILS offers a competitive salary and excellent medical, dental, vision and 401(k) benefits. 

This is a regular full-time position located in Reston VA USA.

ILS creates value for our customers by providing dependable access to space through proven and innovative launch solutions.

ILS Benefits Summary 

  • Company subsidized Health, Dental and Vision insurance.
  • Company paid life insurance.
  • Company paid Accidental Death & Dismemberment(AD&D) insurance.
  • Company paid short term disability insurance.
  • Company matched 401(k) Savings Plan.
  • 15 vacation days per year.
  • 12 holidays per year.
  • Voluntary Life and AD&D insurance.
  • Voluntary Long-term disability insurance.

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