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Government and Government Relations Attorney / International Trade Attorney in Washington, DC

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Date Last Verified

Feb 26, 2021

Posted on

Feb 22, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 8 yrs required


Washington, DC, United States
Practice Area
Government and Government Relations >> Government and Government Relations
International Trade >> International Trade
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Senior Counsel, US Regulatory Affairs
Duties: Under the direction of the Chief Counsel, support regulatory and legislative activities affecting the alternative investment industry; Lead committees in developing and reaching consensus on complex public policy issues; Advise on legislation and rulemaking proposals that impact the alternative investment industry; Coordinate research on policy issues; Draft congressional testimony, comment letters, and policy papers; Deliver presentations and participate on panels at industry conferences and before regulators; Effectively represent and support member delegations at meetings with government officials; Serve as staff liaison for various committees and working groups; Build industry coalitions to support advocacy; Lead and advise on various legislative and regulatory initiatives before Congress, federal agencies (such as CFTC, SEC, Treasury/IRS, the Federal Reserve Board, state officials, and international regulators), as well as certain private sector industry groups; Work closely with senior management team, other regulatory and government relations professionals within the Global Policy team, and outside counsel; and Perform other duties, as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: JD degree required; 8+ years’ attorney experience, including 4+ years of experience as regulatory counsel in trade association, financial services, government, or law firm environment, with experience in legislative and regulatory rulemaking processes preferred; Proven experience in investment management, trading and market regulations, tax, derivatives, corporate finance, and/or ESG is preferred; Ability to provide strategic and practical legal advice; Ability to build strong working relations with colleagues, MFA members, external partners, and government officials; Ability to collaborate within a cross-functional team to develop solutions to complex policy issues, and to work closely with communications and conferences and events teams to educate the public and support member programs; Excellent writing and verbal communication skills; Demonstrated ability to work in a highly collaborative manner with tact and ability to creatively solve problems; Ability to manage highly sensitive organization information with discretion; Ability to multi-task projects on behalf of multiple constituencies in a fast-paced environment; and Ability to excel under pressure and implement last-minute details and changes confidently.

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