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Corporate Counsel

Lilium

Lilium

Legal
Florida, USA
Posted on Monday, April 8, 2024

A career at Lilium is for those who want to do something extraordinary. We take pride in pushing the boundaries of engineering, technology and customer experience.

As part of a team, you will tackle challenges and deliver something that has never been done before. By joining Lilium you will have the opportunity to work with a world-class entrepreneurial team of more than 950 people who are as passionate about changing the world as you are.

You will always act with safety and integrity in mind and embody our core behaviors of efficient and positive collaboration, ownership of time, continuous improvements and, ultimately delivering results.

We thrive on diversity and creating an inclusive culture, with more than 50 nationalities currently working hard to bring our vision of a sustainable world to life.

Your role and your team:

At Lilium, we are building radically better ways of moving. Our Legal Team plays an integral role in supporting the design, development and certification of the first electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) jet. The Legal Team works alongside every function of the company to support Lilium’s mission. We work fast, collaborate and support each other.

Lilium is seeking an experienced corporate, securities or transactional attorney to join its Global Legal Team as Corporate Counsel (U.S.), preferably located on a hybrid basis in its Boca Raton, Florida office.

In this role you will be a key member of our Legal Team and will work closely with Lilium’s corporate functions, including our Finance, Commercial, and People teams. Reporting to our Deputy General Counsel, the Corporate Counsel (U.S.) will work closely with members of our Senior Leadership Team on high-profile partnerships and commercial relationships, corporate governance and compliance matters, and Securities and Exchange Commission filings (we have been listed as a foreign private issuer (FPI) on the Nasdaq since September 2021). You will also be asked to roll up your sleeves and provide strategic legal support on a variety of corproate governance, commercial contracts and global compliance and operations matters.

Your day to day:

  • Direct day-to-day administration of Company’s securities compliance program including assisting with preparing SEC and Dutch corporate filing such as annual reports and periodic filings and ensuring compliance with securities laws, rules and regulations and Nasdaq listing requirements.
  • Support and provide legal guidance advice on corporate governance activities, including Board of Directors materials, resolutions, memoranda and minutes.
  • Advise corporate directors and executive leadership regarding risks and benefits involved in regulatory enforcement, compliance, and litigation strategies and obligations.
  • Review and provide legal guidance on external disclosures and communications such as press releases and shareholder updates.
  • Provide legal guidance and manage matters concerning investments including performance and organization of due diligence projects.
  • Support Company’s insider trading compliance program, including administration of Company’s 10b5-1 program and providing advice and training on Company’s insider trading policy and practices.
  • Support Company’s business conduct and integrity compliance program, including providing advice and training on Company’s code of business conduct and managing company’s corporate compliance whistleblower tool. This includes reviewing reports made to Company’s whistleblower tool, conducting internal investigations, as necessary, and advising Company’s Corporate Compliance Committee.
  • Draft, negotiate, and implement contracts, templates, terms and conditions, agreements and memorandums related to complex supplier, commercial and third-party relationships. Also, work on contracts related to the day-to-day affairs of the company.
  • Provide legal guidance regarding political contributions, lobbying, infrastructure development, and governmental contracting.
  • Give sound legal advice to colleagues related to corporate governance, compliance, corporate, securities and transactional matters and occasionally prepare training materials related to areas of expertise.
  • Lead Legal Team initiatives and provide general counseling in support of business affairs.
  • Support administration of company’s globally entities in Europe, Asia and USA.
  • Supervise and direct the activities of outside counsel.

Your Profile:

  • A law degree from an ABA-accredited law school.
  • A member in good standing of at least one state bar within the United States, preferably member of the Florida Bar or authorized in-house counsel in Florida.
  • 3-6 years of legal experience preferably at a large or medium international or a well-known U.S. law firm. Experience within in-house corporate legal team will also be considered.
  • Experience handling Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including knowledge of Nasdaq listing requirements rules applicable to a foreign private issuer (FPI).
  • Experience drafting and negotiating complex commercial contracts, including M&A, project finance, asset finance, and/or technology transactions, and a wide variety of other agreements such as employment, confidentiality, consulting, and services agreements
  • Experience drafting compliance and governance policies and trainings.
  • A basic understanding of intellectual property, executive compensation, employment, and data privacy laws are a plus.
  • Basic understanding of accounting and finance concepts preferred.
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint proficiency.
  • Fluency in English is required.

Skills you bring to the table:

  • Strong multicultural skills and an interest in working in a truly global organization across many different time zones
  • Ability to quickly adapt to new environments and provide pragmatic legal advice to a growing, start-up aerospace company
  • The drive to take on new challenges and lead cross-functional teams
  • Confidence, discretion, reliability and professionalism
  • A “no job is too big, not task is too small” attitude
  • Curious and eager to learn new skills and accept new ways of working
  • Have a strong sense of integrity but also good sense of humor

Preferred Location

Preferred location is in our Boca Raton, Florida where we offer a flexible hybrid arrangement with 2-3 days per week in office. Occasional travel, including to our headquarters in Munich, Germany, may be required.

What we offer

Competitive compensation package including base salary, equity incentive plan participation, and immediate eligibility in our health, dental and vision plans, including for dependents. Additionally, we offer generous paid time off, access and use of our Learning Academy, and reimbursement for continuing legal education and professional dues, such as state bar dues.

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any legally protected status.

Additional Information:

  • 401k is not offered at this time
  • 20 days’ vacation plus US Bank holidays

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Want to know more? Then view our 'Why join Lilium' page!

Life at Lilium:

The wellbeing of our employees is a high priority. In our HQ we have many initiatives such as free healthy food and drinks, free in-house gym and health days. In remote offices we offer online opportunities to stay connected and develop yourself as well including our culture club, learning terminal, Employee Assistance Program and many more.

Lilium is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals regardless of ethnicity, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.