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General Counsel
Montgomery County Public Schools
Rockville, Md.

Job Specific Information:  The general counsel is responsible for ensuring cost-effective, creativw, and poractive legal problem solcing of the highest quality to assist the Board, the superintendent of schools, and other MCPS staff to navigate legal requirements; evaluate and manage legal risk; align and conserve resources; promote collaborative dispute resolution and reduce avoidable litigation; and engage in strategic decision making to promote equaity and academic excellence for all students. MCPS Official Job Description

The general counsel is responsible for ensuring cost-effective, creative, and proactive legal problem solving of the highest quality to assist the Board, the superintendent of schools, and other Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) staff to navigate legal requirements, evaluate and manage legal risk, align and conserve resources, promote collaborative dispute resolution and reduce avoidable litigation, if possible, and engage in strategic decision making to promote equity and academic excellence for all students. The general counsel reports directly to the superintendent of schools (superintendent) and the superintendent will supervise day-to-day school, administrative, and operational matters involving the general counsel. As a member of the superintendent¿s cabinet, it is expected that the Montgomery County Board of Education (Board) officers and the Board¿s chief of staff will work with general counsel on matters directly related to the daily work of the Board office. Serves as legal advisor on matters related to policy decision making. The superintendent and Board officers will collaborate on legal matters that have systemic implications or impact the overall operation of MCPS. Coordinates all legal counsel serving MCPS and the Board and supervises attorneys and other staff in the Office of the General Counsel.

Licensed to practice law in the state of Maryland and federal courts or evidence of admission to the Maryland Bar within nine (9) calendar months of the first day of service.

Knowledge of education law, including Maryland education law and special education law; public policy; knowledge of legal principles and practices; knowledge of contracts, land use, student matters, and negotiated agreements; demonstrated litigation abilities involving other agencies, private companies, individuals, and courts. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Thorough understanding of public school operations and knowledge of legal research and case law that may impact the school system. Ability to write legal opinions, including State Board appeals, communicate effectively, and develop working relationships with school administrators and other staff, as well as external agencies. Able to express ideas and conclusions clearly and concisely. Sustains effective relationships with the Board as the governing structure.

Graduation from an accredited school of law. Possession of juris doctorate degree from an accredited law school; twelve (12) years of experience in the practice of law preferred, including recent progressively more experience in educational and public litigation and administrative law; experience in the practice of law, preferably in the public sector; knowledge of the application of the law in employment and school settings with preferred experience that includes student rights, education, employment, civil rights, personnel management, and negotiations; experience managing staff and monitoring legal bills submitted to the school system.

Here is the link to apply: https://mcps.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=21002AL&lang=en

General Counsel
The Nature Conservancy
Washington, D.C.

Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy (TNC or the Conservancy) has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. As a science-based organization, it creates innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive.

The General Counsel leads the Global Legal Team (GLT) and Enterprise Risk (Ethics, Compliance & Privacy, Risk, Internal Audit) Teams (ERT), consisting of approximately 139 people and 10 direct reports. They are a key member of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) and will have a significant role in helping shape organizational priorities. The General Counsel ensures the organization adheres to all legal and regulatory requirements, offers counsel on legal issues, facilitates business development and serves as a trusted advisor to the ELT. The General Counsel will serve as liaison to select committees of TNC’s board of directors. This position reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

The General Counsel provides the full spectrum of legal oversight for a diverse, global organization. As a member of the ELT they will provide strategic legal direction on high impact, complex and critical legal and business issues to help structure transactions, enhance breakthrough funding and project ideas on a global basis. The General Counsel will identify organizational legal issues and assesses corporate risk to ensure that the Conservancy is fully compliant with all legal requirements as it pursues its conservation objectives. The General Counsel keeps abreast of important global trends that impact the Conservancy, creatively integrates different ideas and perspectives to challenge status-quo thinking and translates broad legal strategies into clear business objectives and practical action plans. The General Counsel will advise the CEO and the Board of Directors (Board) and provide expertise in legal matters to leverage TNC’s conservation objectives prudently and in compliance with all applicable local, national, and global legal statutes and regulations. They will advise Conservancy leadership, assist in the development of new global conservation strategies, and negotiate across a variety of legal systems. The General Counsel understands legal business processes from a global perspective and creates and maintains integrated legal standards and services that support a global enterprise.

The General Counsel is responsible for the strategic leadership of the Global Legal Team and the Enterprise Risk Team and identifies long-term future needs and appropriate strategic opportunities. They will develop efficient systems to be able to rapidly deploy TNC legal staff, outside law firms and a network of pro bono firms to priority areas. They will identify, develop, and implement standards and best practices to marshal the organization’s legal talent to achieve organization-wide results on a global basis. They will develop, share, and infuse cutting-edge practices and thinking across organizational regions and functions; aligning strategies and results with conservation priorities; and ensuring that the Conservancy is a powerful, catalytic and transformative institution with a pre-eminent role in the global conservation arena.

The General Counsel ensures the integration of efforts across the Global Legal Team and assigns clear accountability, backed by appropriate authority, to ensure the delivery of business goals at multiple organizational levels. As a member of senior leadership, they will engender staff innovation and distinction through creativity, thoughtful risk taking, and accountability. The General Counsel fosters a professional environment that provides for continuous learning and development and that attracts and retains diverse, best-in-class talent. They will provide accurate motivating feedback and constructive criticism and develop successors and talent pools for key positions.

Minimum Qualifications:
Juris Doctorate or equivalent. LL.M. degree from a U.S. law school is required if law degree was acquired outside of the U.S. and licensed to practice law in at least one U.S. jurisdiction.
Fifteen (15) years of experience working as in-house counsel with a large global organization and/or global law firm.
Accomplished executive with a proven track record as a legal strategist and a proven background in working at the senior levels with private and public sector entities.
Willingness and ability to develop familiarity with legal systems in and outside of the U.S. and the ability to adapt TNC’s policies and procedures in compliance with local law.
Experience working on legal and regulatory matters in multiple international jurisdictions is preferred.
Multi-lingual and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
Experience managing, leading and motivating in-house legal teams or law firm teams of at least 10 members.
Experience overseeing or advising on ethics and compliance matters.
Experience evaluating and/or negotiating complex, high profile or sensitive agreements.
Experience communicating complex legal concepts to clients and senior leaders.
Experience managing outside counsel and evaluating budgets.
Experience managing or overseeing litigation is preferred.
Experience advising or overseeing internal audit teams.
Fluency in English.
Deep knowledge in a broad range of legal disciplines including, but not limited to, corporate law, employment law, insurance, real estate, privacy and security, and regulatory issues.
Experience advising or overseeing physical security and safety.
Good working knowledge of relevant conservation issues and commitment to Conservancy goals and methods.

How To Apply:
Nominations, inquiries, and expressions of interest should be directed electronically to TNC_GC@divsearch.com. Please include a Resume and Cover Letter outlining qualifications relevant to the job requirements. All inquiries and communications will be handled confidentially. The deadline to apply is 11:59 PM EST on May 4, 2021.

Office of General Counsel, Counseling Attorney
Washington, D.C.

A career in Office of General Counsel, within Internal Firm Services, will provide you with the opportunity to be a part of the Firm’s legal department by providing dedicated legal support in the areas of litigation, counseling, and corporate, commercial, and employment law. You’ll play an important part in all aspects of regulatory proceedings involving the Firm and its personnel by supporting on regulatory issues, advising the Firm on matters relating to its operations, supporting the Firm’s client contracting function, and advising on matters related to employees. As part of our team, you’ll help with researching background information related to legal issues and prepare legal documents. You’ll focus on drafting contracts or legal agreements, retaining files of prepared legal documents, and coordinating requests between internal and external counsel.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to as a Director, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution.

Support team to disrupt, improve and evolve ways of working when necessary.
Arrange and sponsor appropriate assignments and experiences to help people realise their potential and support their long-term aspirations.
Identify gaps in the market and spot opportunities to create value propositions.
Look for opportunities to scale efficiencies and new ways of working across multiple projects and environments.
Create an environment where people and technology thrive together to accomplish more than they could apart.
I promote and encourage others to value difference when working in diverse teams.
Drive and take ownership for developing connections that help deliver what is best for our people and stakeholders.
Influence and facilitate the creation of long-term relationships which add value to the firm.
Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

The Counseling group provides legal advice to PwC’s professionals, leadership, risk management on various business issues, regulatory (covering multiple industries) and commercial disputes. Counselors also review and advise on engagement letters and other agreements related to client work. General counseling on a wide variety of subject matters (including related to contracts) outside of litigation, regulatory, and litigation experience necessary.

Basic Qualifications:
Juris Doctorate
5 year(s) experience with at least 5 years of prior experience handling litigation and/or regulatory enforcement matters.

Preferred Qualifications:
Demonstrating thought leader-level abilities with, and/or a proven record of success directing efforts in handling highly complex legal issues involving significant risk and requiring the application of seasoned judgment;
Demonstrating thought leader-level abilities with, and/or a proven record of success directing efforts in identifying and analyzing complex legal/regulatory/business issues and providing appropriate legal advice regarding applicable legal and professional standards, often on a time-sensitive basis;
Demonstrating thought leader-level abilities with, and/or a proven record of success directing efforts in managing outside counsel to efficiently obtain optimal outcomes and having negotiation skills with respect to legal issues;
Demonstrating thought leader-level abilities with, and/or a proven record of success directing efforts in managing multiple cases/matters/projects and/or teams of internal and/or external resources;
Demonstrating thought leader-level abilities with, and/or a proven record of success directing efforts in building consensus, delivering difficult messages, and assisting in developing policies and procedures designed to enhance quality and manage risk; and,
Demonstrating thought leader-level abilities with, and/or a proven record of success directing efforts in advising and successfully interacting at the senior leadership level.

Here is the link to apply: https://jobs.us.pwc.com/job/-/-/932/18546036?utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_campaign=core_media&utm_medium=social_media&utm_content=job_posting&ss=paid

Conflicts Attorney
Capitol Recruiters, Inc.
Washington, D.C.

Conflicts Attorney – for top tier law firm in Washington, DC.
The hours for this position are 1pm - 9:30 pm M-F.

This position is responsible for initiating the conflict clearance process for all new engagements in response to new client/matter requests from partners; actively consulting with and following-up with responsible partners handling new engagements regarding conflicts clearance. Responsibilities for this position: analyze results from conflicts database searches and outside sources to identify potential or actual conflicts posed by new work or new hires; advise firm lawyers regarding conflicts clearance; draft conflicts waivers as necessary and takes steps to cure conflicts; instruct/oversee work of the nonlawyer conflicts staff; document/audit steps taken to clear conflicts; work with ethical walls/screens managed within Intapp Walls tool; along with non-lawyer conflicts staff, maintain/update conflicts database with information about Firm clients and matters, client subsidiaries and affiliates, related parties, etc.

Position Requirements:
Law degree from accredited school
Active DC bar membership required
Familiarity with D.C. Rules of Professional Conduct
Supervisory experience
Ability to provide instruction in a business setting
Proven legal/business research experience utilizing online databases and print resources required
Prior experience with Intapp OPEN or similar automated conflict of interest clearance workflow procedures and systems as found in AmLaw 100 Firms
Strong analytical skills, interpersonal/written communications skills
Must have the ability to synthesize complex data into a manageable, logical explanation of the legal issue and recommended steps to be taken.
Excellent judgment and confidence in knowledge of when to escalate an issue.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Here is the link to apply: https://www.postjobfree.com/job/ibd0xs/conflicts-attorney-washington-dc?utm_source=startwire&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=startwirepremium29US

Investment Company Institute
Washington, D.C.

ICI Global carries out the international work of the Investment Company Institute, the leading global association of mutual funds, ETFs, and other regulated funds. The Investment Company Institute encourages adherence to high ethical standards, promotes public understanding, and works to advance the interests of funds, their shareholders, directors, and advisers. ICI Global has offices in London, Brussels, Hong Kong, and Washington, DC.

Under the direction of the Chief Counsel, ICI Global, this position is responsible for representing the Institute and the investment company industry on global issues and policy initiatives as well as supporting the Chief Counsel in representing the Institute on foreign investing and foreign market matters before foreign regulators and legislators and, as appropriate, US regulators and legislators. This individual also helps to coordinates and integrate staff resources and subject-matter expertise needed to advance the policy and other interests internationally of the broad ICI membership, including current and prospective non-US and US fund members of ICI.

Essential functions of this role include:
·      Under the direction of the Chief Counsel, responsible for global issues and policy initiatives; assists in the recommendation and formulation of ICI policies and positions on international issues relevant to ICI members.
·      Helps achieve Institute policy objectives, taking into account members’ business needs and goals, varying views within the industry and concerns of regulators and legislators. 
·      Advocates Institute positions and represents ICI Global before foreign and US regulatory agencies, legislators, policymakers, and other stakeholders through written testimony, comment letters and oral presentations.
·      Identifies and implements initiatives (i) to assist members in connection with international matters and (ii) to identify and address areas of potential risk management concern for ICI and its members. 
·      Maintains relationships on behalf of the Institute with key foreign regulators and legislators. Assists in implementing the Institute’s antitrust compliance program.
Subject matter expertise.  Must understand the regulatory framework for mutual funds in the US. Expected to develop, over time, an understanding of the regulatory framework of the major jurisdictions where US funds invest or where US fund managers seek to sell their non-US regulated funds, particularly those of Europe, Asia and Australia; fund structures and operations in such jurisdictions; positions taken relative to funds by the International Organization of Securities Commissioners; Financial Stability Board, and global compliance practices.
To be considered for the position, please provide your cover letter and resume.

Here is the Link to Apply: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=3aaf76d2-2fb9-45bb-924b-74704d022a82&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_US

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Springfield, Va.

Grade: B4
Open: Close: 2021-04-21
Job Posting: 20210169

ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION: Attorneys provide legal advice and representation to ensure that NGA accomplishes its mission in compliance with applicable laws. They ascertain facts, analyze issues, apply legal authorities, render opinions, and advocate Agency positions. Attorneys work cooperatively with others within the office, the Agency, the Intelligence Community, the DoD, and the U.S. Government. Attorneys perform legal research and writing, counsel clients, and represent the Agency before legal forums. They oversee and direct Agency programs.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), Office of General Counsel (OGC) seeks a highly qualified attorney with experience in at least one of the following: Federal government facilities and installations, counterintelligence, insider threat programs, personnel security, or physical security. Attorneys provide timely, accurate, and practical legal advice and representation to ensure NGA accomplishes its mission in compliance with applicable laws. At NGA, our attorneys conduct research, render legal opinions, conduct litigation, and advocate Agency positions. Attorneys work cooperatively with others within the office, the Agency, the Intelligence Community, the Department of Defense, and the U.S. Government. Attorneys perform legal research and writing, counsel clients, and represent the Agency before legal fora. The selected individual will engage with agency leadership and interagency partners on matters of law and policy to include facilities and installations, counterintelligence, insider threat, personnel security, and physical security. To be successful in the position, an applicant must possess a superior service-oriented attitude towards clients, with a proactive perspective toward the practice of law, possess the highest standards of professionalism and integrity, and thrive in a collegial work environment where everyone's views are respected and valued. EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: Juris Doctorate degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association. Must be a member in good standing of a bar of a U.S. state or territory, the District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE: The selected candidates may be offered a recruitment incentive as part of the offer of employment, based on budget availability. To receive the incentive, the selected candidate must sign a service agreement for up to 2 years depending on the approved amount of the incentive. If the employee leaves before the end of the service agreement, the employee may be required to repay a pro rata share amount of the incentive to the government. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Occasional CONUS and OCONUS Travel may be required. Position will require working standard hours. Ad hoc or Routine Telework permitted with Supervisor approval. Per DoD 1400.25, Vol. 2005, Encl. 2, Para. 14, applicants must be current NGA employees who are also members of the Defense Legal Services Agency.

MANDATORY QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: For this particular job, applicants must meet all competencies reflected under the Mandatory Qualification Criteria to include education (if required). Online applications must demonstrate qualification by providing specific examples and associated results, in response to the announcement's mandatory criteria specified in this vacancy announcement: 1. Experience practicing law, post licensure, for at least three (3) years; 2. Demonstrated ability to provide timely, accurate, and practical legal advice to enable an organizational mission consistent with applicable laws; 3. Experience providing legal advice and counsel on at least one of the following: Federal government facilities and installations, counterintelligence, insider threat programs, personnel security, or physical security; EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A. Education: Juris Doctorate degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association. -AND- LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: Must be a member in good standing of a bar of a U.S. state or territory, the District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired: 1. Experience applying critical thinking to complex problem identification, analysis and resolution to provide superior legal research and legal writing; 2. Experience providing legal advice and counsel in support of the U.S. Military, Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, or other U.S. Government agencies, and work on TS/SCI level assignments; 3. Possess a drive for results - continuously look for ways to improve results, show resourcefulness, and push for excellence to demonstrate the ability to be a leader in the law; 4. Outstanding communication skills, orally and in writing.

Additional Job Requirements
You must be able to obtain and retain a Top Secret security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information. In addition, you are subject to a Counterintelligence Polygraph examination in order to maintain access to Top Secret information. All employees are subject to a periodic examination on a random basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Refusal to take the examination may result in denial of access to Top Secret information, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs. Employees with SCI access and who are under NGA cognizance are required to submit a Security Financial Disclosure Report, SF-714, on an annual basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Failure to comply may negatively impact continued access to Top Secret information, Information Systems, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.

Here is the Link to Apply: https://apply.intelligencecareers.gov/job-description/20210169

General Counsel
The Sentry
Washington, D.C.

Part-time, Non-exempt

Position Summary:   The General Counsel oversees the legal issues and relevant legal operations of The Sentry. The General Counsel reports to the Chief of Staff and the co-Founder and is responsible for ensuring both are apprised of ongoing risks and and directly involved in decision-making; the General Counsel works closely with the entire senior management team. The General Counsel handles legal issues directly as well as coordinates and manages advice and assistance from outside counsel.
The Sentry is an investigative and policy team that follows the dirty money connected to African war criminals and transnational war profiteers and seeks to shut those benefiting from violence out of the international financial system.

In the future, it is expected that the incumbent will advise on the legal issues attendant to the evolution of the organizational structure toward a single, stand-alone organization as well as an organization with a more formal presence outside of the United States.

Essential Responsibilities and Tasks:
– Review of Sentry publications for potential legal risks and coordination of legal processes associated with report publication
– Management of ongoing legal issues, including those arising with respect to:
Media law and defamation; Employment; Privacy; Insurance; Other issues associated with nonprofit management
– Management of pre-litigation and litigation processes
– Coordination of relationships with external counsel
– Responsibility for review of contracts and other legal documents
– Contribute to the process of migrating the organization from a fiscally-sponsored project into a single, stand-alone organization and expansion of geographic presence

Required Skills and Experience:
– Excellent writing, editing, and presentation skills
– Law degree and relevant professional legal experience, including with nonprofit organizations or entities involved in investigations
– Experience engaging with dynamic and evolving teams
– Experience managing and evaluating complex legal and security issues, including in potential crisis situations
– Process-oriented
– Able to maintain patience and presence in fast-moving environment

Preferred Substantive Knowledge and Experience:
– Knowledge of key issues and concepts related to corruption, illicit finance, and conflict
– Knowledge of legal issues related to the conduct and publication of investigations, including defamation, insurance, and related issues
– Knowledge of legal systems outside the United States

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@thesentry.org. Please include “General Counsel” in the subject line of your email.

Entry-Level General Counsel
WTS International, Inc.
Rockville, Md.

Compensation: $65K Base

WTS International, the nation’s leading amenity management company, is seeking an entry-level General Counsel who will work directly with the General Counsel to manage the day-to-day legal affairs of the company, provide counsel to management, and support operations in the areas of regulatory compliance and risk management.

This is an exciting career opportunity for a recent graduate. Apply today for full details. 

Responsibilities: The Associate General Counsel will be directly and substantially involved in a wide variety of practice areas inherent to the role of an in-house counsel.

The primary responsibilities will include:
Regulatory affairs and compliance: ensuring complete compliance with the regulatory and licensure requirements imposed upon our industry. Researching relevant state and local laws and regulations, timely applying for and renewing applicable licenses, and keeping informed of emerging or evolving legislation, regulations, and legal trends which may impact WTS operations.
Risk management: developing effective operational risk mitigation policies and practices. Evaluating site-level incidents to advise on resolutions.
Employment law: providing counsel to Operations Directors and site-level Managers on compliance with employment law. Authoring policies and developing protocols to systematically facilitate and maintain this compliance. Intervening on emerging site-level issues and advising on disciplinary action to avoid litigation.

In addition to the primary responsibilities of the role, the Associate General Counsel will participate in and share responsibility for the following:
Contracts: drafting, negotiating, and enforcing a wide variety of contracts including management agreements, independent contractor agreements, membership agreements, waivers and releases, licensing agreements, and the like.
Corporate governance: drafting corporate-level policies and best practices informed by legal research. Interfacing with company executives in high-level steering and advisory meetings.
Litigation supervision: directing outside counsel towards favorable outcomes in personal injury and employment law litigation. Preparing formal responses to the EEOC and related state agencies on pending claims.
Legal research: preparing memoranda and reports for the General Counsel.

J.D. from an accredited law school.
Admission to Virginia, DC, or Maryland State Bar.
Strong writing and communication abilities.
An appetite for dynamic and fast-paced work with short deadlines.
The ability to manage and prioritize simultaneous demands from multiple stakeholders.
A desire to practice law for one single client holistically as member of its larger team and with a commitment to its long-term success.

Our preferred candidate will have at least one year of experience as an active attorney whose practice has involved the following:
Employment law
Contract law, ideally in authoring and negotiating service contracts
Business litigation, ideally contract enforcement

Here is the link for more information: https://wtsinternational.jobs.net/jobs?keywords=&location=Washington%2C+D.C.%2C+USA

Attorney Advisor
Securities and Exchange Commission (Division of Investment Management)
Washington, D.C.

SALARY RANGE: $130,364 to $218,671 per year
Pay scale & grade: SK 14; two vacancies
Announcement number: 21-EX-11054499-WLJ

The Division of Investment Management (IM) works to support the SEC in its mission to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation. IM regulates investment companies, variable insurance products, and federally registered investment advisers. IM's Chief Counsel's Office is seeking to fill two Attorney-Adviser positions in Washington, DC.

Provide formal and informal guidance to internal and external stakeholders relating to issues under the Investment Company Act, the Investment Advisers Act, and other laws and regulations, including requests for no-action and interpretive letters.
Review and analyze applications for exemptive relief under the Investment Company Act and the Investment Advisers Act.
Engage with staff in EXAMS, Enforcement, and other divisions and offices on Investment Advisers Act and Investment Company Act matters, including potential violations of these Acts.
Analyze and assist on key strategic initiatives, including rulemaking, guidance, legislative and other initiatives relating to investment companies and investment advisers.
Assist Investment Management senior staff with the preparation of speeches and public presentations.

BASIC REQUIREMENT: All applicants must possess the following
J.D. or LL.B. degree --AND--
Active membership of the bar in good standing in any state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the commonwealth of Puerto Rico. (Note: proof of bar membership will be required before entry on duty.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT: In addition to meeting the basic requirement, applicants must also meet the minimum qualification requirement.

SK-14: Applicant must have three (3) year(s) of post J.D. work experience as a practicing attorney, two (2) year(s) of which includes:

Providing legal advice relating to the Federal securities laws, statutes, rules and regulations, for example, those related to Investment Company Act, Investment Advisers Act, Securities Act, and Securities Exchange Act. --and--
Conducting reviews and analysis on issues to assure legal adequacy, sufficiency, soundness of action recommended or taken.​

Here is the link to apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/594715700

Communications/Media Attorney
Reputable AmLaw Firm
Washington, DC

Parker & Lynch Legal is assisting a prestigious AmLaw firm and repeat client with an *unposted* search for a Communications/Media Associate.
The firm is seeking a junior associate with 1-3 years of law firm or government experience in communications and technology law and policy.
The candidate should be a proven problem solver and have a demonstrated interest in communications and technology issues.
The candidate will work with a diverse array of clients and colleagues on: rulemakings and adjudications, including complaint and investigation proceedings, before U.S. and state regulatory authorities; seeking authorization for major acquisitions and other transactions before the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Department of Justice; litigation involving communications-related matters; drafting and analyzing communications legislation; negotiating complex communications and media contracts; and compliance and product development issues.
You can email me at vered.krasna@parkerlynch.com if you are interested in discussing this opportunity or any other opportunities that might be a better fit. 

Here is the link to apply: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/search/?currentJobId=2400099718&geoId=100908879&keywords=attorney&location=Washington%2C%20DC

Associate General Counsel
American Psychological Association
Washington, D.C.

Requisition #: ASSOC02277
Large non-profit organization seeking attorney with business, governance, and intellectual property experience. The Associate General Counsel has first line responsibility for work in several substantive legal areas, and sufficient experience and skill to function and handle many legal matters which require dealing independently with APA employees, APA Board, Council, APA Divisions, APA Committees, outside legal counsel, outside parties and courts. Works closely with the Deputy General Counsel (“DGC”) and General Counsel (“GC”) in providing general legal advice and representation to APA.

A Juris Doctorate from an ABA-accredited law school, and a member in good standing of the District of Columbia Bar or a state bar with ability to waive into DC. Minimum of 5+ years of experience practicing law in some or all preferred subject areas.

Expertise in intellectual property and publishing, contracts, association law, privacy and non-profit law preferred. Ability to serve as a generalist and learn new areas of law as needed highly valued.

Exceptional analytic and critical thinking skills. Strong interpersonal, negotiating and collaborative skills. Strong writing and oral communication skills including explaining legal terms and recommending strategies to non-lawyer executive level stakeholders and to Association Board, members of Council of Representatives, Committees and Divisions.

Must be able to be a team player in a small, busy and highly efficient general counsel’s office. Must be skilled in working with non-lawyer clients from staff and governance in guidance, project planning, compliance implementation. Prefer candidates who are skilled relationship builders and partners to in-house teams.

General fluency with Microsoft office, remote meeting, familiarity generally with remote meeting, project management and budget management software, and technical ability to adapt to new systems.

Serves as APA’s lead attorney in contract law and risk management for over $75 million in contract and grant obligations through the review and approval of all legal contracts entered into by APA, negotiating and drafting contracts with third parties, drafting and review of copyright assignments, drafting and review of database software licensing agreements and other publishing contracts, review of government and private grants and contracts for funding of APA projects and personnel to assure compliance with governing regulations, business negotiations and commercial transactions.

Handles intellectual property matters regarding the protection of APA trademark and copyright registrations (including oversight of outside counsel); develops and oversees legal compliance programs in including conflict of interest forms, policies and compliance, document retention policies, web policies regarding privacy and terms of use, listserv rules, Sarbanes Oxley compliance (whistleblower and document retention matters), managing contract database, providing advice to APA staff and governance as required; acts as liaison for issues on technology with MIS and association

Handles internet related legal issues; point person on internet/technology/legal risk management. Handles privacy law concerns, GDPR implementation, and other technology and privacy related legal projects.

Works closely with APA Divisions providing legal advice and guidance on corporate and governance issues, including fiduciary duty, limits of authority, conflict of interest, risk management education and orientation, and publications.

The American Psychological Association, located at 750 First St NE, Washington D.C., was named a 2014 recipient of the Washington Post Top Workplace. It is metro accessible from the Red Line.

Application Instructions:
Qualified candidates must apply online through APA’s applicant system and attach a cover letter and resume specifying your salary requirements. Applications that are submitted without both documents are considered incomplete and will not be reviewed for consideration. Once your application is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email. Please make sure to check your Spam folder if you do not receive an email from us.

Here is the link to apply: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/AME1075/JobBoard/09af7a49-6e44-7933-83ad-e62b675aa816///OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=3dda5d68-1d2f-4e38-abc3-a8d1437a4462&utm_source=LINKEDIN&utm_medium=referrer

Associate General Counsel
Nestle Nutrition North America (Gerber)
Arlington, Va.

Dedicated attorney for Nestlé Nutrition Infant Formula (including Babine’s), Prenatal, Medical Sales, Compliance, Regulatory Affairs, Employment and Operations businesses/functions.  Product portfolio includes infant formula, available both at retail and institutional health care facilities (e.g., Good Start®, Graduates®, BabyNes®).  Provides product development counsel to prenatal portfolio in development.    Manages and trains incoming medical sales employees on company policies, the regulation of our products by the FDA, HIPAA, FCPA, the PhRMA Code, and applicable Anti-Kickback laws.  Trains medical sales force at annual sales meetings providing refresher training and disseminates guidance with respect to changes in corporate policy or external laws, rules, and regulations.   Serves as legal representative on the Grants Committee to ensure funding requests by independent researchers meet all applicable compliance requirements.   Drafts and negotiates commercial contracts including clinical trial agreements, research agreements, employment agreements, Co-Manufacturing agreements, service agreements, license agreements, software agreements, physician consulting agreements and construction agreements.  Manages outside counsel on a variety of litigation matters including, government contracting and guides interactions with state and federal agencies including the FDA, FTC and USDA.  Attorney will be part of the Nestlé Nutrition legal department and is expected to serve as an important member of the Nestlé Nutrition legal team, Nestle Nutrition NA Leadership team, and Medical Sales Leadership Team. This position provides legal services and counsel to Nestlé Nutrition management and employees, including department heads and heads of significant operations/areas of the business.                        
•Provides proactive and effective legal services, training and counsel- at all levels of the Company- on a wide variety of legal issues/matters.  Identifies and advises on the management of potential legal risks in all areas supported by the position                
•Ensures that Company strategies, programs, policies, practices and initiatives comply with all laws                
•Counsels Human Resources on employment law (including labor), and counsels Advertising and Marketing on various issues (competitive claims, labeling, NAD challenges)            
•Assists in developing and coordinating required responses to regulatory authorities, protects company legal interests by utilizing legal experience, technical knowledge and understanding of regulations (FDA, etc.)        
•Drafting supply contracts, service contracts, consulting contracts, marketing and promotional agreements, licenses, and other transactional documents with respect to US business. Represents the business interests in its legal and regulatory relationships with various parties such as vendors, business partners and customers            
•Ability to handle substantive issues and documents for all phases of significant transactions            
•Responsible to help minimize business risks by identifying and delivering legal support services that promote business development through practical solutions.                  
•Responsible for handling a comprehensive legal workload including providing legal advice and general business transaction assistance in the following areas: sourcing/supply, research and development, quality, medical affairs, regulatory reviewing and approving marketing materials and communications, sales force support, and providing general commercial legal support.                  
•Providing general commercial legal support to management and functions. Review all advertising and marketing materials for business and advise as to legal risk            
•Reviews, drafts, and negotiates various contracts i.e. Operations, Sales, Marketing, Human Resources, (including consulting, vendor, confidentiality, etc.)                
•Train personnel on company policies and compliance requirements                
•Manages Employment related legal claims and litigation      

• Requires J.D./L.L.B. from an accredited law school 
• Minimum of 7 years’ experience in a business-oriented law firm, corporate legal organization, governmental agency or equivalent 
• Attorney license in good standing and admission to the bar in at least one state
• Experience in corporate law department and general business law required  
• Solid commercial contract drafting and negotiation skills, along with a desire to understand and implement the key business/financial drivers is required
• Excellent practice development skills and an understanding of their importance in a legal department environment are required
• Experience in advertising, promotional practices, and marketing issues (including sponsorship, promotions, competitive claims and NAD challenges) is preferred
• Experience with R&D and IT clients (development agreements and licensing) is preferred
• Experience with FDA, USDA, and FTC requirements in relation to a nutrition environment is a plus
• Antitrust expertise is a plus
• Substantial expertise representing corporate entities in transactional matters, such as licensing agreements, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and complex and routine commercial agreements. 
• Experience reviewing healthcare or related promotional/advertising materials is a plus

Here is the link to apply: https://www.nestlejobs.com/job/12366748/

Legislative Attorney (Environmental Law)
Congressional Research Service
Washington, D.C.

Pay scale & grade: GS 13; Salary: $103,690 to $134,798 per year
Announcement number: VAR001509; Control number: 593399600

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), American Law Division (ALD), seeks a Legislative Attorney to analyze legal questions that emerge from the work of Congress related to environmental law in particular and American public law generally.  This is a non-litigating position emphasizing qualifications and interest in legal research and writing in a public service legislative context.

The Legislative Attorney prepares objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive and background memoranda and reports on legal issues of national significance; provides personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members, and staff on legal issues throughout the legislative process; and participates in or leads team research projects and seminars.  The incumbent is expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide legal analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.

Candidates with research experience in and broad general knowledge of legal issues regarding environmental law in particular and American public law in general; who demonstrate strong research, writing, and oral communication skills; and who possess a portfolio of high quality legal analytical writing are encouraged to apply. Experience as a judicial clerk will be beneficial.

The position’s primary focus is the broad area of environmental law. However, given ALD’s relatively small staff and the breadth of issues ALD covers for Congress, candidates must also be capable of working in a number of different areas of the law and have the intellectual curiosity to seek out and maintain a broad portfolio of legal issues. Thus, applicants should also have knowledge of constitutional and administrative law and statutory interpretation.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation's best thinking on legal and public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

Legislative Attorney duties include:
Prepares probing and innovative written legal analyses, arguments, briefs, or other analytical documents that relate complex variables within the attorney's specialized field of law to the development, interpretation, or implementation of important public policies.

Provides congressional staff with consultations and oral briefings that clarify legal questions, identify and discuss legal options, and inform congressional staff of CRS informational and analytical capabilities within the scope of the attorney's subject areas.

Prepares authoritative descriptive and background reports, memoranda, bill digests, surveys of laws, comparisons of laws and bills, and other types of written responses for congressional committees, Members, and staff that are characterized by substantial breadth and depth and that cover all pertinent factors and relationships.

Advises and assists other legislative attorneys, analysts, and specialists through provision of legal analysis and information in support of their service to Congress.

Prepares and delivers oral presentations at CRS seminars and other outreach programs.

In response to congressional inquiries, locates, organizes, summarizes, and interprets legal information and other pre-existing legal materials, on difficult or misunderstood policy issues through research, including search of the reference collections and databases of CRS, the Library, other institutions or through contacts and networking with Executive Branch officials or other professionals in the field.

Here is the link to apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/593399600#benefits