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Government and Government Relations Attorney in New York City, NY

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Company name

Center for Reproductive Rights

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Government and Government Relations

Years of Experience

Min 7 yrs required


USA New York City, NY

Date Last Verified

Apr 11,2018

Posted on

Jan 04,2018

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Senior Federal Policy Counsel Duties: Drafting, analyzing, and advancing legislation and regulations that will protect and expand the right and access to abortion care and promote access to the full range of affordable reproductive healthcare for all people in the U.S.; Monitoring and responding to legislative and other policy developments, including hearings, markups, staff briefings, and other events; Developing in partnership with the Associate Director, Federal Policy and Advocacy, and the Senior Federal Policy Adviser appropriate administrative advocacy and regulatory strategies that support our policy priorities; Advising and partnering on identifying administrative litigation opportunities and as appropriate developing litigation strategies; Coordinating with other public interest litigation partners and assisting in the management of relevant pro-bono partners; Serving as a liaison and providing legal analysis support to civil rights bodies, committees and litigators; Providing legal expertise to federal agencies, Hill and coalition members regarding ACA, abortion policy and other key policy priorities including recommending policy positions and lead cross-departmental teams to craft and execute federal policy decisions; Translating complex regulations, statutes, and federal policies and practices into accessible communications for diverse audiences including lawmakers, advocates and coalition partners; help develop public messages and media responses as appropriate while serving as a partner to the Senior Director, Communications, Senior Director, Judicial Strategies, and Senior Federal Policy Adviser ; Drafting materials for use in lobbying activities, outreach and on the Web, including legislation, hearing testimony, bill analyses, fact sheets, and legal memoranda; Drafting comments for the docket on proposed regulations; Preparing internal and external updates and other written analysis of legislation, relevant litigation, and other key moments or projects; Identifying inflection points and advocacy opportunities and leading efforts to take advantage of those moments in partnership with the Senior Federal Policy Adviser; Participating in strategy development across areas of federal policy and advocacy, and leading internal and external efforts to implement those strategies; Developing substantive expertise on the evolving domestic legal landscape; Presenting at professional and advocacy conferences and meetings to lead public discourse on reproductive rights; Advancing relationships with policy makers and coalition allies.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree required; 7+ years of relevant experience; Strong commitment to the Center’s mission, purpose, and values; 2+ years supervising, training, or mentoring junior attorneys or individuals with different levels of experience. Knowledge of administrative law, federal agency structure and process, including regulatory and budget procedures, and enforcement mechanisms. Effective public speaking skills and writing skills; Outstanding legal analysis skills; Excellent organizational, project management and time management skills. Expertise in health policy, ACA, contraception policy reproductive and maternal health policy, and/or civil and human rights preferred; Regulatory and/or agency experience preferred; Experience in working or building coalitions; leadership within coalitions of social justice movements in the United States strongly preferred; Experience developing and implementing strategies to influence federal government policy”.
Deadline: 20-May-2018 (EST)

Additional info

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Center for Reproductive Rights
120 Wall Street
New York City, NY 10005