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Sr. Litigation Counsel

Terran Orbital Corporation

Terran Orbital Corporation

Irvine, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, November 28, 2023



Be more than just an employee number! Join Terran Orbital, a leader in innovation, manufacturing, and operations in the satellite industry. We are a pioneer in the miniaturization of space technologies and the delivery of responsive space solutions. We are a unique, fast-growing, and trusted team focused on quickly and economically designing, building, launching, and operating state-of-the-art satellites for advanced mission constellations.

The Terran Orbital Legal Department is seeking to expand its litigation expertise by adding a passionate Senior Litigation Counsel. You will not just manage litigation but will be expected to run litigation matters from start to finish, collaborating with outside counsel. Experience in one or more of the following areas is desired: employment, corporate/ securities, government contracts, and commercial litigation.

The successful candidate will take primary responsibility for giving business-minded advice on dispute prevention and resolution; drafting and sending litigation hold notices; drafting the Company’s pleadings, motions and other filings; reviewing and analyzing adverse pleadings, motions, and other filings; performing legal research in anticipation and support of litigation; reviewing and responding to written discovery requests (including overseeing the gathering and review of internal documents and information); preparing Company witnesses for deposition; reviewing and analyzing adverse party’s discovery responses; preparing outside counsel and witnesses for depositions; negotiating settlements; and otherwise be the Company’s primary resource for meeting all of its litigation needs.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Strategic Litigation Expert:

  • Demonstrated experience in resolving challenging legal issues and proven ability to deliver sound, clear, practical legal advice in a business setting
  • Superior negotiation skills
  • Ability to approach complex problems with a creative mindset

Influential Communicator:

  • Excellent judgment and interpersonal skills
  • Outstanding writing and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Superior client-relations skills
  • An awareness and ability to engage with others of diverse background

Adaptive and Results-Oriented Performer:

  • Ability to multitask with ease
  • Ability to work both in a team and independently
  • Ability to prioritize and work with agility
  • Aptitude and interest to learn the scientific/technical side of the business
  • Aptitude and interest to take on non-litigation responsibilities as needed
  • Comfortable with getting outside of one’s comfort zone

Qualifications and Skills

  • At least 5+ years combined litigation experience at a recognized law firm and in-house legal department
  • Government contracts (including regulatory and FCA), employment or securities litigation experience is a plus
  • Experience working on real estate and construction litigation will also be taken into consideration
  • Ability to complete tasks with minimal oversight is required
  • Trial, motion, and deposition experience required
  • Experience managing litigation matters from client intake to matter closeout with minimal oversight including fact analysis, drafting motions, briefs, pleadings, discovery, performing legal research
  • Experience managing electronic discovery, including creating/negotiating discovery plans, managing discovery, document collection and review, and review and analysis of opposing party’s document production
  • Ability to work well with outside counsel is required
  • Must be admitted to a State bar or the District of Columbia bar, and eligible to practice as an in house attorney in California


  • 100% Company-paid comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage for you and your dependents
  • Employee Equity Incentive Program
  • 401(k) Match
  • Unlimited PTO

Salary Range $200,000-$260,000

Your actual level and base salary will be determined case-by-case and may vary based on the job-related qualification, knowledge, skills, education, and experience. In addition to base salary, we offer equity for each employee, 100% covered medical, dental, and vision coverage, a 401(k) match, unlimited flex time off, covered life insurance, maternity and paternity leave, tuition reimbursement, employee referrals, and lots of swag!

About Terran Orbital

Terran Orbital is a leading manufacturer of satellite products primarily serving the aerospace and defense industries. Terran Orbital provides end-to-end satellite solutions by combining satellite design, production, launch planning, mission operations, and on-orbit support to meet the needs of the most demanding military, civil, and commercial customers. Learn more at www.terranorbital.com

Physical Demands

An employee must meet the physical demands described to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. In performing the duties of this job, the employee is routinely required to sit or stand for long durations of time, in addition to bending, reaching, and walking. This would require the ability to lift or move objects up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move objects up to 25 pounds. This position is generally sedentary, with substantial computer usage.

Work Environment

The job operates in a professional office environment but in a manufacturing company. This job routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and scanners.


To comply with U.S. Government space technology export regulations, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. In addition, please note that this position may require a current United States National Security clearance or eligibility for such a clearance.

Terran Orbital is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.

If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at [email protected].