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Vice President and Associate General Counsel - Securities and Corporate at Hughes Network Systems

Vice President and Associate General Counsel - Securities and Corporate

Hughes Network Systems Germantown, MD (On Site) Full-Time

EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is a premier global provider of satellite communication solutions. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., and conducting business around the globe, EchoStar is a pioneer in communications technologies through its Hughes Network Systems and EchoStar Satellite Services business segments. For more information, visit [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Vice President and Associate General Counsel - Securities and Corporate. Follow [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Vice President and Associate General Counsel - Securities and Corporate on Twitter.

EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is seeking to hire a Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Securities and Corporate, at its principal office, in Germantown, MD.


  • Lead the drafting and review of a broad range of securities filings under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Securities Act of 1933.
  • Advise on and implement executive compensation and equity administration matters, including Section 16 filings; administer the insider trading policies.
  • Support and advise Investor Relations and finance & accounting on disclosure matters.
  • Lead the preparation for board and committee meetings, including drafting of materials and coordination of agendas; plan the annual stockholder meeting.
  • Advise on compliance with indentures and loan documents; lead the legal work in drafting and administering same.
  • Manage domestic and international corporate transactions, including joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, debt/equity financings, and a wide range of business agreements and other special projects; provide advice regarding the company’s joint ventures and investments.
  • Develop, implement and maintain various compliance initiatives and corporate governance policies and practices.
  • Manage attorneys and other legal professionals.
  • Manage and coordinate outside counsel as needed.


  • JD from an accredited law school and active membership in good standing in at least one state bar.
  • At least 15 years’ specialized securities/corporate law experience at a major law firm and/or in-house legal department (at least 3 years’ in-house experience preferred), focusing on a broad range of securities and corporate matters, including SEC filings, corporate governance, executive compensation and equity administration.
  • 10+ years’ direct experience personally drafting Securities Act and Securities Exchange Act filings, including periodic reports, proxy statements, Section 16 reports and registration statements.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Excellent business and legal judgment, strategic thinking and problem solving
  • Attention to detail and well organized, with demonstrated ability to manage numerous projects simultaneously and effectively
  • Successful track record managing attorneys and other legal professionals
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; dynamic, team-oriented and flexible in work style and approach
  • Superior written and oral communication skills
  • Experience in an in-house legal department advising senior management and board of directors on public disclosure and corporate governance matters.
  • Experience drafting and negotiating contracts.
  • Experience with domestic and international corporate transactions, including joint ventures and mergers/acquisitions.

You will be eligible to participate in the Executive Incentive Program (EIP).  Payments from this program are based on company and individual performance.  The target bonus for this position is $50,000.


EchoStar is committed to offering a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. Our programs are designed to provide you with the ability to customize your benefits to best meet the needs of you and your family. Our philosophy for these programs is to support and encourage healthy living and wellness. Our benefits package covers it all–from healthcare savings plans to education assistance and more!

  • Financial:  401(k) retirement savings plan with company match; employee stock purchase plan; profit-sharing; company-paid life insurance, AD&D and disability

  • Work-Life Balance:  Paid Time Off (PTO), company-paid holidays, health and wellness events, exercise and sports facilities (locations may vary)

  • Employee Incentives:  Tuition reimbursement, employee referral program, year round employee events and community programs, discounts on Dish Network and HughesNet

  • Health:  Medical, Dental, Vision, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Health Savings Account (HSA) with opportunities to earn employer contributions; Health Care, Dependent Care and Transportation Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

EchoStar and its Affiliated Companies are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.  U.S. Persons or those able to obtain and maintain U.S. government security clearances may be required for certain positions. EEO is the law.

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