800 4th Street SW, No. N517 Washington, DC 20024
Phone: 240-421-6395 E-mail: email@example.com
Associate General Counsel, Real Estate & K-12 Schools
Tysons Corner, Va.
Pansophic Learning seeks an attorney to join the legal team of a dynamic, high-growth international education company as Assistant/Associate General Counsel, Real Estate and K-12 Schools. Reporting to the General Counsel, you will be primarily responsible for managing the legal aspects of the company’s real estate operations working with a variety of across business lines and with the Executive Management team. This is not a one-dimensional position, so as time permits, you will be asked to provide legal support to the company’s K-12 school management operations.
Primary (“first chair”) responsibility for all legal aspects of real estate leases, lease amendments, purchase agreements and related agreements.
Conduct due diligence for property acquisitions, including review of environmental reports, title matters, surveys, zoning, service agreements, etc.
Provide practical legal and business advice and assistance on real estate and related corporate matters.
Respond to questions on legal matters from other internal departments.
Understand company operational requirements and translate those requirements into agreements.
Manage outside counsel in specialized real estate related matters and real estate related litigation.
Draft, review and negotiate management agreements with the company’s K-12 online and brick and mortar schools, vendor agreements, independent contractor agreements, NDAs and other school-related agreements.
Job Requirements and Experience:
Significant real estate experience in a law firm and/or as an in-house attorney with an emphasis on real estate.
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively to resolve time sensitive issues and respond to requests.
Strong entrepreneurial spirit with ability to develop appropriate processes to manage growth.
Ability to work in fast paced, high pressure and rapidly changing environments.
Hands on approach and high level of attention to operational execution.
Ability to guide multiple objectives and initiatives simultaneously.
Excellent communication skills with the proven ability to convey legal advice clearly and effectively.
Sound legal, business and practical judgment with strong problem solving skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with employees at all levels.
Here is the Link to Apply: https://boards.greenhouse.io/pansophiclearning/jobs/4491920003
Deputy General Counsel
American Institute of Architects
This is a senior professional managerial position reporting to the Senior Vice President & General Counsel. Serving in the role of a senior attorney, the Deputy General Counsel has first line responsibility for work in several substantive legal areas and possesses sufficient experience and skill to function and handle multiple legal matters which require dealing independently with AIA staff, senior leadership team, AIA member leaders and committees, outside legal counsel, and outside parties. This role works closely with the other attorneys and legal professionals in the AIA Office of General Counsel in providing legal counsel to the AIA.
Serves as AIA’s lead attorney in contract law and risk management through the review and approval of all legal contracts entered into by AIA, negotiating and drafting contracts with third parties, drafting and review of intellectual property licenses, drafting and review of technology licensing agreements and publishing contracts.
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 AIA staff, member leaders, and AIA Chapters/Components in 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.
Advise and provide guidance to the AIA National Ethics Council (NEC) with regard to the AIA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, administration of ethics complaints, and emerging ethics issues.
Handles commercial disputes with third parties with whom AIA has contracted including litigation, related discovery proceedings, pleadings, either directly or when matters in these areas are assigned to outside counsel, provides direct supervision and management.
Functions in the place of the General Counsel in the General Counsel’s absence.
Serves as Office of General Counsel representative on internal AIA administrative committees and working groups as assigned.
Manages outside counsel efficiently and productively in projects and general consultation. Manages costs within the OGC legal budget which are relevant to the Deputy General Counsel’s area of substantive responsibility.
-- Expertise in association and non-profit law as a corporate generalist, with particular experience in intellectual property, contracts, corporate compliance/governance, ethics, and technology.
-- Proven, 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.
-- Demonstrated ability to work as 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.
-- Skilled in partnering with in-house teams and relationship building.
-- Considerable skill in consensus building, strategic planning, collaborative problem solving, and conflict resolution.
-- Ability to effectively use various Microsoft Office applications, including Excel and Word.
-- Ability to interact effectively in an individual membership environment, and to analyze issues and concepts to provide appropriate counsel on issues and develop recommended solutions.
-- 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. With a minimum ten (10) years professional legal experience advising non-profit organizations either as in-house counsel or in private practice and minimum of 5+ years of experience practicing law in some or all preferred subject areas.
-- Supervisory Requirements: Directly supervise Associate General Counsel
Here is the link to apply: https://aiacareers.hua.hrsmartpe.com/hrsmart/ats/Posting/view/373
Democracy Fund is a foundation working to defend American democracy and challenge it to be more open and just. Created by eBay founder and philanthropist Pierre Omidyar, Democracy Fund has made more than $200 million in grants to support free and fair elections, a vibrant and diverse public square, effective and accountable government, and a just and inclusive society. In addition to grantmaking, Democracy Fund advocates for better solutions and works with partners to grow philanthropic support for our democracy. To learn more, visit www.democracyfund.org and www.democracyfundvoice.org.
Democracy Fund champions leaders and organizations who defend democracy and challenge our political system to be more open and just. We believe that experimentation, learning, and adaptation are key to the health and resilience of any system, whether it is our organization or the American political system. As grantmakers we focus on listening and being of service to our grantees, who are visionaries and our collaborators. We are seeking a General Counsel to lead legal affairs and strategy for the foundation and its affiliated 501(c)(4), Democracy Fund Voice. The General Counsel is a member of the Executive team and serves as a close advisor to the organization’s President. The Legal Team prioritizes innovative and creative solutions to complex legal questions facing our grantees, Program teams, extended network, and partners within our Operations and People Team to ensure an overall ‘best in class’ experience, and continued support of our ethos of “getting to yes” on all that we do.
The Legal team is part of the Operations and People team, and the General Counsel reports to the Chief Operating Officer.
The General Counsel (GC) serves as the Secretary for the Boards of Directors of Democracy Fund and Democracy Fund Voice. The GC is a close partner to each of our program teams in developing strategy and addressing complex risks. The successful candidate will guide Democracy Fund’s approach to ensure we achieve our mission while remaining compliant with relevant laws and regulations. The GC will set the vision for the Legal team, oversee two direct reports, and partner with outside counsel to advance the organization’s goals.
WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
Democracy Fund is looking for a strategic, thoughtful, and inspiring leader who will work across all levels of the organization to contribute to our mission. Qualified candidates will share our commitment to creating a more equitable democracy for all, and possess a demonstrated track record of partnership supporting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging as organizational and personal values.
The GC will help the organization navigate some of the nation’s most complex problems — which involves smart risk taking — to promote a just democracy for our nation. This requires constant vigilance and adaptation of policies and processes to ensure compliance while maintaining space for innovation. The GC must have the utmost sensitivity and knowledge of the cultural and political environments where we work and possess a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
RISK MANAGEMENT AND COMPLIANCE
Maintain the highest level of professional and ethical standards, acting in compliance with both the letter and spirit of applicable laws and regulations.
Serve as the board secretary, advising the Board of Directors’ activities as they pertain to governance, regulations, minutes, bylaws, oversight and conduct, and IRS compliance.
Lead Enterprise Risk Management processes, engaging board and staff leadership on how to manage risk, and implementing risk management projects and strategies.
Advise on emerging trends and provide insight on the regulatory and legal climate by tracking the development of issues that impact tax-exempt organizations.
Oversee litigation and dispute resolution.
Ensure legal services and advice to Human Resources separation of employment, conflict of interest, and general employment and labor law compliance.
Oversee protection of Democracy Fund’s intellectual property rights.
Advise and negotiate commercial contracts and other operational agreements.
Here is the link for more information: https://democracyfund.applytojob.com/apply/dzfW2781Sn/General-Counsel
Associate General Counsel - Vice President
Salary Range: $197,000 to $262,000 per year
AARP Services (ASI) is where AARP’s mission meets the marketplace for the 50+ population, by sparking new solutions that transform the marketplace to improve people’s lives as they age. Founded in 1999 as the professional services arm of AARP, ASI supports the Association’s mission of Disrupt Aging by helping bring new products to market to drive innovation and build richer connections with consumers. ASI acts as a bridge, connecting companies to people by helping bring experiences, products, and services that matter to them as they move through life stages.
Reporting to ASI’s General Counsel, the Associate General Counsel is responsible for leading complex legal matters and contract negotiations for ASI; and is responsible for one or more areas of legal specialization, such as commercial transactions, privacy and corporate governance. Negotiates and advises on contracts, new business models, legal risks and other ASI-related transactions and represents ASI’s legal position in such areas. Support internal business clients on developing solutions to complex legal issues with an understanding of AARP’s social mission. Responsible for ensuring legal risks are addressed and mitigation solutions developed. Provides support to the General Counsel on general legal matters. Help develop policies and procedures to ensure legal compliance. Develops and maintains specific subject matter expertise, such as privacy, HIPPA, relevant government regulations
Provides legal counsel to the ASI management team in a professional and effective manner to help achieve business goals within legal and ethical guidelines, while helping to execute AARP Services’ strategy for growth and promoting achievement of its vision.
Negotiate and manage highly complex and high profile contracts and agreements with Fortune 100 - 500 companies, which account for over $1 billion in annually-managed revenues to the AARP enterprise.
Provide legal guidance and support to the staff of ASI and its affiliates on all legal matters, including but not limited to contractual issues, litigation, advertising laws, insurance laws, intellectual property, consumer protection laws, privacy, HIPPA, federal and state regulations, tax law, non-profit law.
Responsible for overall contract management, compliance and risk management in a highly matrix environment.
Handle federal and state regulatory issues that arise involving ASI and AARP service providers.
Establish ASI and its affiliates as a recognized example of best practices in the areas of quality assurance, compliance and transparency.
Stay current on legal issues potentially impacting ASI and its affiliates, including industry and marketplace trends, strategic direction of the organization, organizational structure and leadership, internal initiatives. Communicate potential trends and impacts to various business areas.
Works proactively with ASI’s General Counsel to ensure the interest of both AARP Services and AARP are accurately represented and protected.
Anticipate legal developments relevant to AARP Services’ activities and advises on their implications in a proactive manner. Provides mediation, arbitration and other dispute resolution strategies as required.
Helps provide legal counsel to the AARP Insurance Trust, which is responsible for managing over $10 billion in annual premiums.
Responsible for selecting and managing outside legal counsel.
Advise staff of ASI and its affiliates throughout the creation, development and implementation of new products and services.
Develop and maintain close working relationships with General Counsel of AARP service providers to ensure effective and timely resolution to issues as they arise.
Works across ASI to ensure legal and compliance issues are addresses and managed.Requirements
Here is the link to apply: https://careers.aarp.org/job/12785296/associate-general-counsel-vice-president-washington-dc/
Associate - Real Estate Finance
We are not accepting candidate submissions from search agencies for this position.
The Washington, D.C. office of Jones Day is seeking an ambitious mid-level associate to join its national real estate finance team. Qualified candidates should have a minimum of 3 years of law firm experience working on sophisticated real estate lending transactions. Exposure to balance sheet bank lending work preferred, but not required. Additionally, candidates should have excellent drafting and negotiations skills, superior academic background and a desire for team-work, significant responsibility and client interaction. To be considered, please provide a cover letter, resume and law school transcript.
Here is the link to apply: https://selfapply.jonesday.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReApplicantEmail.aspx?Tag=dedda2af-6bad-4f53-9a8f-7d261ca198f4
Associate General Counsel -- Employment
Guidehouse is a leading management consulting firm serving the public and commercial markets. We guide our clients forward towards new futures that build trust in society and your professional skills along the journey.
We are seeking an experienced Employment Counsel to join our Office of the General Counsel legal team and will provide employment law support to our internal clients.
Key responsibilities of this role include:
-- Providing our business leaders, human resources, and other internal teams with business oriented advice and counsel on all aspects of employment-related matters, such as hiring, discipline, separations, leaves of absence, reasonable accommodations, benefits, wage and hour compliance, performance management issues and all other employment matters;
-- Providing legal advice and support for internal investigations, such as those involving employee relations issues and violations of key Guidehouse policies such as anti-harassment and non-discrimination;
-- Drafting and/or reviewing employment related documents, agreements, and/or corporate policies and procedures;
Managing all aspects of employment litigation, such as representing the Company before various federal, state and/or local agencies where required, responding to subpoenas or demand letters, and managing and overseeing outside counsel (including global) handling employment litigation matters; and
-- Keeping abreast of employment law developments and communicate pertinent information to internal clients to ensure compliance and minimize risk to the Company.
-- JD degree and active bar admission in any US state or the District of Columbia
-- 10+ years of combined experience as an attorney advising private, multinational, commercial organizations on employment law either in a corporate legal or law firm environment.
-- Substantive knowledge of US federal and state employment laws and regulations (including ADA, ADEA, FMLA, FLSA, etc.)
-- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) and experience in dealing with people at all levels inside and outside of a company and proven relationship building skills.
-- Prior experience with employment litigation and internal investigations
-- Experience advising a US federal government contractor preferred
-- Experience with international employment matters and conducting cross-border internal investigations
-- Ability to communicate with multinational teams operating in multiple time zones effectively
-- Proven ability to distinguish business decisions from legal decisions, and clearly communicate to business leaders
The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.
If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at RecruitingAccommodation@guidehouse.com. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.
Here is the link to apply: https://careers.guidehouse.com/jobs/11513?lang=en-us?utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_medium=job_posting&utm_campaign=Core_Media&utm_content=social_media&utm_term=277974857&ss=paid
Counsel/Senior Counsel -- General Corporate
At Freddie Mac, you will do important work to build a better housing finance system and you’ll be part of a team helping to make homeownership and rental housing more accessible and affordable across the nation.
Are you a highly motivated professional with a background in technology and other commercial transactions? Do you enjoy critical thinking, problem solving, interacting and collaborating with personnel across departments and divisions? The General Corporate Department of the Legal Division (Legal GCD) is seeking an attorney to join its legal staff as Counsel or Senior Counsel. A determination of whether the position will be filled at the Counsel or Senior Counsel level will be dependent on the years of experience and expertise of the successful applicant.
**This position can be performed currently from a remote location in the U.S. but will require presence in a Freddie Mac office in the future.***
Attorneys in the Legal GCD are key advisors to Freddie Mac with regard to various corporate legal matters, including contracting, information technology, privacy, information security, intellectual property, corporate real estate, and other areas of corporate practice.
-- Serve as legal counsel providing legal analysis and advice.
-- Reviewing requests for proposals (RFPs), drafting, negotiating, interpreting, enforcing and terminating agreements with third parties providing services and technology to -- Freddie Mac, including outsourcing agreements, cloud-based service agreements, intellectual property licenses, confidentiality agreements and consulting agreements
-- Advising clients with respect to legal issues arising in the context of these agreements, including compliance, privacy, data security, intellectual property and liability issues
-- Assisting clients with disputes
-- Providing timely, practical and sound advice to clients with respect to various general corporate matters as they arise, including information-technology related issues, intellectual property issues, and privacy issues
-- Developing training for clients and other attorneys
-- A Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited U.S. law school and bar membership in any U.S. jurisdiction
-- 3-7 years of legal experience dealing with sophisticated contracts, preferably at a major law firm or corporate law department
-- Strong legal analytical and drafting skills
Preferred: Experience with software as a service (SaaS) and other technology-related transactions
Keys to Success in this Role:
-- Ability to provide sound legal and business counsel, while clearly distinguishing between the two
-- Ability to work comfortably and routinely as part of a team and to cooperate across organizational boundaries
-- Ability to organize and prioritize multiple pending matters
-- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities
-- Accountability for timeliness and results
-- Ability to work well with peers and to communicate to ensure consistency of legal advice and negotiating positions
-- Ability to develop and maintain good relationships with third parties, including customers, regulators, and vendors
-- Ability to accept feedback with a positive, learning mindset
-- Outstanding oral presentation and persuasion skills
Here is the link to apply: https://careers.freddiemac.com/us/en/job/FRMAUSJR1321EXTERNAL/Counsel-Senior-Counsel-General-Corporate
Impact Justice is growing and focusing on building the internal infrastructure we need to support the incredible work we do externally! After starting in 2015, we now have a staff of 75, and anticipate even more growth in the near future. We’re looking to expand our DreamBuilders Team, who make everything we accomplish at Impact Justice possible, and we’re looking to hire folks who are experts in Getting It Done!
Impact Justice dares to dream of a humane and restorative system of justice in the United States. Through innovation, research, policy, and advocacy, we are forging a new path to a justice system that is fair to all of us. In addition to our core programs around the enforcement of the Prison Rape Elimination Act, Restorative Justice, and the Research and Action Center, we are continually adding more to our portfolio of programs. Overall, we all work to reduce the number of individuals (adults and youth) entangled in the criminal justice system, to improve conditions and outcomes for those who are currently incarcerated, and to provide opportunities to those who are rejoining communities. We employ a national team of advocates, researchers, monitors, practitioners, and experts united by this vision. We work closely with communities of color, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, questioning, gender nonconforming, and transgender communities, the formerly incarcerated, and former foster youth, and we are continually looking for opportunities to bring those with lived experience in those communities into our teams. A majority of individuals on our current executive team identify as BIPOC and/or LGBTQ. We’re committed to living our values and to creating the kinds of equitable and inclusive team environments internally that we fight to help create in our broader communities. Check us out at www.impactjustice.org.
Who You Are
You are excited and ready to help the organization build out its first General Counsel role and have a general familiarity with the responsibilities that come with that role in the non-profit and mission-driven space. You understand at a deep level that there is more to lawyering than identifying risk; instead, what is even more important is being able to think creatively and constructively to generate solutions and provide options that allow for various levels of risk mitigation or exposure. You are comfortable exercising and utilizing strategic judgment to help navigate tricky situations. You believe that Win-Win solutions exist and have to be prioritized, particularly when it comes to employee relations issues. You communicate clearly and concisely, collaborate well with others, and are equally comfortable in situations where you hold decisional authority and where you don’t. You are eager to roll your sleeves up and get work done yourself, but you also have the ability to manage others (whether internal staff or external vendors). You may have served in a larger non-profit’s General Counsel office previously and are looking to step into the lead role for the first time; alternately, you may have served as a smaller non-profit’s General Counsel but are looking to move to a larger and growing organization.
That said, we know there are great candidates who may not think they fit into what we’ve described above or who have important skills we haven’t thought of. If that is you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself! And if you’re a formerly incarcerated individual or someone who has a family member who is or has been incarcerated, we will be particularly excited to hear from you.
What You Will Do
The anticipated start date for this position is July, but we can be somewhat flexible on starting earlier or later. You will report directly into our President, but will also have a dotted-line reporting relationship to the Chief Operating Officer. You’ll be the CEO of keeping us safely successful, and your core responsibilities will be:
Compliance Oversight – You will own oversight and monitoring of Impact Justice’s compliance with the whole host of laws and regulations that govern our work and status as an employer, a 501(c)(3), and a government contractor – including but not limited to federal, state, and local EEO and benefits rules, tax rules, Board governance obligations, and other financial compliance issues. This means you must attend to the range of obligations we take on due to where our employees are situated, where we do our work, and the state and federal compliance obligations that attach to work we do based on government grants. This will involve working closely with our Finance and People Departments.
Contracting Oversight – You will own all technical aspects of our contracts, from getting template clauses in place, to reviewing existing vendor contracts, to negotiating or approving new contracts (including with vendors for things like insurance and other staff benefits). This will include maintaining clear and comprehensive records of all our contracting obligations and rights, working with programmatic teams to understand their needs and objectives when contracting with external parties, and anticipating and solving for conflicts, overages, or other challenges that may arise.
Executive Team Advising – You will advise the Executive Team and will, in that capacity, be expected to identify and suggest solutions for risks along the way – both in terms of best practices and innovative or out-of-the-box approaches. This may include owning particular projects or initiatives and contributing to others (e.g. attending to record retention and security obligations as part of a broader data security project or partnering with the Director of Finance on annual audit obligations), and will also include working closely with the People Department if and when serious employee relations matters arise. This will include substantial time on strategic planning and response, both in the broad sense and on day-to-day matters.
To apply, email resume and cover letter to GenCounsel@impactjustice.org. Please have the subject line of the email read “[Your Last Name], [Your First Name] Application for IJ General Counsel.
Montgomery County Public Schools
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, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:
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.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERIENCE:
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
The Nature Conservancy
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).
YOUR POSITION WITH TNC
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.
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
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.
5 year(s) experience with at least 5 years of prior experience handling litigation and/or regulatory enforcement matters.
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
Capitol Recruiters, Inc.
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.
Law degree from accredited school
Active DC bar membership required
Familiarity with D.C. Rules of Professional Conduct
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
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