1+ months

Director, Senior Attorney- Corporate Finance

American Airlines
Fort Worth, TX

Location: AA Headquarters 1 (DFW-HDQ1) 
Additional Locations: Dallas/Ft Worth, TX
Requisition ID: 26353 


Join us for a career with endless possibilities.

Looking for a job where a passion for innovation, a culture of teamwork, and opportunities for growth are valued and rewarded? You’ve come to the right place.


You don’t have to be an airline aficionado to join American Airlines. It takes more than cool planes to keep us ahead of the curve, and thanks to our team of behind the scenes professionals, we do just that. As the largest airline in the world, American Airlines is in the business of serving the global travel needs of our customers. At the core of the Company is our commitment to each customer and each employee. We are dedicated to developing and delivering what our customers value and are willing to pay for. Customer-centric planning, innovative marketing, and an exceptional customer experience are supported by a cadre of talented people.


What does it take to join us? We’re glad you asked! We expect exceptional skills in your discipline and a dedication to being the best as we relentlessly pursue our goal of being not just the largest airline in the world, but also the best airline in the world.


Fortunately, we’re building on almost a century of innovation and firsts in our industry – and we plan to continue that tradition of excellence.

About The Job

The candidate will be a transactional attorney in the Corporate Finance section of the American Airlines Legal Department.  The primary function of the Corporate Finance section is to support the American Airlines Treasury Department, including its Corporate Finance, Banking and Fleet Transactions groups.  The Corporate Finance section’s practice areas include (1) aircraft finance, including mortgage and sale/leaseback financings and operating leases, and the issuance of equity, unsecured debt and debt secured by aircraft or other assets, including pass-through certificates and enhanced equipment trust certificates (EETCs), (2) secured term loan and revolving credit facilities and (3) tax-exempt financing of airport facilities.  In addition, the section provides practical, compliant and strategic legal advice in connection with American Airlines’ aircraft purchase agreements, share repurchase and derivatives programs, and surety matters.  The section also strategically and in a cost-effective manner, manages and partners with outside counsel in financing and securities laws matters.


Required Qualifications

  • At least five years of experience as a practicing attorney in the negotiation and documentation of secured and unsecured loan transactions, including experience at a top-tier law firm and/or major corporation
  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an ABA-accredited law school, with excellent academic credentials
  • Active member in good standing of the bar of at least one state
  • Strong interpersonal, negotiation, consultative and facilitation skills.
  • Capable of effectively working with, listening to, and influencing team members at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to manage competing expectations, prioritize effectively and deliver high-quality work in an exciting and fast-paced work environment.
  • Proven ability to interact effectively with all levels of corporate management
  • If not currently residing in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, willingness to relocate


Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience with aircraft finance and leasing, secured and unsecured debt and tax-exempt bond financings, and U.S. securities laws is desirable but not required.
  • Believes in and promotes the American Airlines five leadership attributes:
    • Caring –we care about all team members
    • Collaboration – We succeed as a team
    • Development – We build future leaders
    • Results – We drive to be the best
    • Future – We continually challenge the status quo

Additional Locations: Dallas/Ft Worth, TX
Requisition ID: 26353 


Posted: 2019-01-15 Expires: 2019-03-15

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Fort Worth, TX

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