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AAR Aircraft & Engine Group
Location: Illinois
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Business & Administration
Category: Office Jobs

AAR CORP. is a leading provider of diverse products and services to the worldwide commercial aviation and government/defense industries. We are in search of a general corporate/contracts lawyer, primarily for our aviation services business. A combination of at least five years of law firm and in-house legal experience is required, and experience in the aviation industry or in government contracting is strongly preferred. Occasional domestic and foreign travel is required.


-Provide general legal services and advice, as requested, including contract drafting, review and negotiation, as well as day-to-day legal counseling

-Draft and negotiate various legal documents in support of complex business contracts and transactions including: parts purchase, sales and consignments; distribution transactions; flight-hour programs; aircraft and engine purchase and sales; aircraft heavy maintenance services

-Provide counsel related to legal and business strategy for complex commercial issues

-Support corporate compliance program and compliance activities relating to international trade including: anti-corruption, import-export, sanctions and embargoes and anti-boycott

-Work with outside counsel, as necessary


-Communication: excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills; ability to articulate complex legal issues and solutions so others can understand

-Creativity: make constructive suggestions and create novel solutions to problems; evaluate various potential solutions to existing problems

-Negotiating skills: must have confidence and the ability to be persuasive and assertive

-Judgment: exercise strong judgment and decision-making skills

-Organization: very detail-oriented and always comes prepared

-Initiative: plan work and carry out tasks without detailed instructions, demonstrate independence, undertake additional responsibilities

-Teamwork: work well with internal clients and other disciplines within the company (e.g., risk, tax, finance) to get the job done, respond positively to instructions and procedures

-Time management: ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and effectively deal with tight deadlines and pressure

-Customer-oriented: manage internal client relationships and competing interests within the company

-Professionalism: must maintain strict confidentiality and professionalism



J.D. degree and licensed to practice law in Illinois or eligible to submit an application to become licensed in Illinois. Five years of combined law firm and/or in-house legal experience.

U.S. citizenship is required, as defined by 22 C.F.R. Part 120.14


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach and move about the facility. The environment characteristic for this position is an office setting. Candidates should be able to adapt to a traditional business environment.

: Legal

Primary Location
: United States-Illinois-Wood Dale

: Full-time

Overtime Status
: Exempt

Equal Opportunity Employer Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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