The most important thing we build is trust

US-Virginia-Crystal City
Date Posted
23 May 2017



This position is responsible for:

  • Supporting Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES) Legal and Compliance function

  • Providing practical, solution oriented legal advice that is supportive of business objectives on legal issues that are of material importance to CAES

  • As a reverse service, supporting the overall Group’s Legal and Compliance function and supporting the Legal and Compliance function for North America outside of CAES and providing practical, solution oriented legal advice that is supportive of business  objectives on North American legal issues that are of material importance to the Cobham Group

  • Supporting the General Counsel, North America in all substantive areas of law within North America


  • Provide legal advice to Business Units and the Commercial and Contract function on the requirements and obligations under the Federal Acquisition Regulation/Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement

  • Provide legal advice in areas of labor & employment, merger & acquisition, litigation, compliance, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

  • Develop and maintain policies, tools and other resources related to key legal risks (Anti-Corruption, etc)  and compliance programs and overseeing compliance monitoring

  • Support the Director, US. Government Contracting compliance on policies, tools and the compliance monitoring

  • Investigate U.S. Government Contracting compliance issues

  • Provide to, or obtain specialised legal advice for, vertical support functions in (e.g., HR, IT)

  • Manage or oversee material or serious legal matters (e.g., litigation, investigations)

  • Monitor external legal spend, taking decisions on the balance of insourcing and outsourcing for North America; and manage use of non-preapproved external law firms for legal support in North America

  • Educate and train business unit personnel on compliance with the FAR/DFARS, FCPA, L&E, etc.

  • Develop and deploy online employee awareness training and materials as required in various areas.

  • Perform due diligence in connection with mergers and acquisitions



Law degree from an accredited college or university and license to practice law in the United States

Required Experience, Attributes and Skills:

  • 7-9 or more years of years of substantive corporate experience focused on complex international legal and compliance issues, including U.S Government regulations (FAR/DFARS)

  • Knowledge of an FOCI environment (e.g., Special Security Agreements)

  • Experience in counseling senior leaders

  • Customer-focused team player and consensus builder with strong communication, training, organizational, and management skills

  • Demonstrated ability to use advanced features of MS office products

  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously to meet established deadlines.

  • Capable of holding a Security Clearance




Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA); UK Anti-Bribery Act; Labor & Employment

Cobham's values of Trust, Talent and Technology have driven us from our launch in 1934 by Sir Alan Cobham, an aviation innovator, to becoming a global leader in state-of-the-art aerospace and defense systems. And it’s the insights of our innovators today that will secure our collective future. Innovators like you.

Cobham is one of the world's leading companies engaged in the development, delivery and support of leading-edge aerospace and defense systems in the air, on land and at sea. Our clients and partners trust Cobham to deliver the mission-critical technology they need, and we trust our employees to draw on their ingenuity and passion to deliver those solutions. This leads to an empowering culture for our people. Our Leadership team is open, sharing plans for the next five years, driving retention by offering demanding, exciting work, and providing full guidance and mentoring.

Cobham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Cobham to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. Cobham will refrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against, employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants.

Job ID
Job Category
Administrative Support
Primary Location
US-Virginia-Crystal City
Sector Management
June Layng
Do PostBack