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Assistant General Counsel Commercial Transactions

Company name
Hawaiian Airlines

Honolulu, HI

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Job Details

Requisition Number 18-1765

Post Date 9/26/2018

Title Assistant General Counsel, Commercial Transactions

Department Legal

City Honolulu

State HI

Part-Time No

Part-Time Weekend No


Key Responsibilities

Provide Company senior management with timely, effective legal advice with respect to any issue related to commercial transactions and contracts, including without limitation aircraft and engine purchases, financing, and other significant commercial transactions which may arise

Provide legal support to Company’s Strategic Procurement Department and other Company contract administrators

Develop and maintain sufficient legal expertise to competently provide expert counsel in aircraft finance, finance, and commercial law. Develop legal expertise in other major areas of law and aviation regulations, domestic and international, that most commonly affect the Company

Review contract provisions and language for legal sufficiency and compliance with Company legal requirements and develop and maintain standard Company contracts as appropriate and necessary

Assist with management (including supervision of outside counsel) of contract drafting and negotiation

Assist General Counsel and Associate General Counsel in providing all legal services required by the Company and in managing the Department

Serve as the Company’s senior legal advisor whenever the General Counsel and Associate General Counsel are absent or unavailable

As directed by the General Counsel, manage and review Company legal processes for efficiency and effectiveness (e.g., document retention policy, Company manual on DOT regulations)


Minimum Requirements

BA and JD degrees

Minimum 5 years of experience in negotiating and documenting sophisticated commercial transactions

Admitted to practice law in the State of Hawaii

Ability to travel to locations HA system-wide and such other cities, domestic and international, as needed

Strong analytical background and experience in analytically-focused roles

Demonstrated ability to persuade leaders across the organization

Preferred Qualification

Graduate of top tier law school

Experience working in the airline industry and with aviation law

Strong analytical background and experience in analytically-focused roles

5 years of experience in aviation law

About Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian® has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past 14 years (2004-2017) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and TripAdvisor have placed Hawaiian among the top of all domestic airlines serving Hawai‘i.

Now in its 89th year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawai‘i’s biggest and longest-serving airline. Hawaiian offers non-stop service to Hawai‘i from more U.S. gateway cities (11) than any other airline, along with service from Japan, South Korea, China, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides approximately 170 jet flights daily between the Hawaiian Islands, with a total of more than 250 daily flights system-wide.

Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA). Additional information is available at Follow Hawaiian’s Twitter updates (@HawaiianAir), become a fan on Facebook (Hawaiian Airlines), and follow us on Instagram (hawaiianairlines). For career postings and updates, follow Hawaiian’s LinkedIn page.

For media inquiries, please visit Hawaiian Airlines’ online newsroom.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Company info

Hawaiian Airlines
3375 Koapaka Street G-350 , P.O. Box 30008
United States 96819
Website :

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