Calspan Corporation

Corporate Counsel

Job Locations US-NY-Buffalo
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The world’s greatest innovators rely on Calspan, as evidenced by our track record of successfully providing high-quality independent engineering design, test, and research services for more than 70 years to the aerospace and transportation industry. We are looking for a full time dynamic Corporate Counsel to manage and support legal, compliance and risk management matters and projects, including without limitation a wide variety of commercial and government contracts and proposals, mergers and acquisitions, financings, litigation, insurance, and other risk initiatives. This is a great opportunity to be part of a well established and growing organization that prides itself on its Be Calspan Values. If you think you have what it takes to Be Calspan we encourage you to apply. 


  • Draft, review and negotiate a wide variety of agreements, including domestic and international commercial contracts, US Government prime contracts and subcontracts, services agreements, and real estate leases. Provide legal and strategic business advice to ensure that agreements adequately mitigate risk and are consistent with applicable laws, company policies and best practices.
  • Provide advice and counsel regarding legal and other risks throughout the organization. Anticipate and mitigate risks throughout the company. Support risk management initiatives, including insurance. Prepare clear and accurate internal and external communications.
  • Research, advise on, provide training on, and ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations, including Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) and various data security and privacy laws. Review marketing materials to ensure compliance with legal requirements.
  • Manage corporate governance for the company, including preparation of resolutions and consents. Support corporate structuring activities, including formation and maintenance of domestic and international subsidiaries and international branch offices.
  • Provide support for international opportunities and for extraordinary transactions such as acquisitions, mergers, real estate transactions, and aircraft purchases and sales. Assist in responding to litigation, subpoenas, and other requests for information. Support intellectual property initiatives including patent and trademark matters, with assistance from outside legal counsel. Manage outside legal counsel. Perform other duties as directed by the General Counsel.




Preferred Education / Experience:

  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school
  • Admitted to practice law in New York State
  • Applicable legal experience
  • Prior in-house counsel experience preferred

 Preferred Knowledge / Ability:

  • Outstanding customer service and time management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiar with government contracts and export compliance regulations
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work well in a team setting
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to quickly adapt and change priorities while professionally managing interruptions
  • Must be organized and meet assigned deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products

Why join Calspan?


Be Calspan Culture

At Calspan, we promote an environment that empowers employees and encourages innovation. Our management team enables a strong sense of teamwork with each endeavor, where successes are shared and lessons are learned. The company’s talent brand, “Be Calspan”, incorporates our company values to Be Inclusive, Accountable, and Innovative and our commitment to drive every individual to - Be Developed, Be Balanced, Be Connected, Be Community and Be Recognized. Our culture promotes a positive atmosphere and competitive can-do method of action.


Great Benefits= Happy, Committed Employees 

Retaining great talent is as important as finding it, so at Calspan, we take our employee value proposition of Be Calspan quite seriously. To us, that means offering competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, recognition programs and promotional opportunities. Our benefits include: Health Insurance, Health Savings Accounts, Flexible Spending Accounts, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance/Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Short-Term/Long-Term Disability, 401(k), Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Insurance, Hospital Indemnity Insurance, Universal Life Insurance Policy, Paid-Time Off, Company-paid Holidays, Bereavement Leave, Jury Duty, Military Leave, Employee Assistance Program, Educational Assistance Reimbursement , and Pet Insurance.


Calspan is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Calspan supports safe and drug free workplace through pre-employment background checks and drug testing.



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