Job Details

Associate Attorney

Company name

Muscular Dystrophy Association

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Sep 25,2018

Posted on

Jul 24,2018

Years of Experience

Min 7 yrs required


New York City, NY
Practice Area
Contract Law >> Contract Law
Corporate >> Corporate - General
Finance >> Finance - General
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Associate Attorney Responsibilities: Advise on matters of corporate governance, finance, contracts, insurance, risk management, real estate, and employment matters. Draft and negotiate transactional agreements for all Departments including revenue, mission, and IT. Provide legal assessments, interpretations, and recommendations to leadership on a wide range of legal matters including legislative and regulatory issues affecting the organization. Assist with the development and review organization’s internal policies to protect the organizations interest and objectives. Respond to subpoenas and work with outside counsel. Serve as a liaison with community leaders, including government officials and administrators. Draft various legal documents including, regulatory documents, and reports. Perform assigned legal research tasks using all available resources. Maintain up to date knowledge of new laws, regulations, and industry trends affecting the company and assists with development of policies and training as needed. Proactively identifies risks and mitigating actions. Work with the board and staff to develop legal strategies and systems that are effective and aligned with the foundation’s vision/mission and ensure that such strategies and systems are implemented well.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: An undergraduate degree and J.D. are required. An MBA is a plus. 7+ years of legal experience as a licensed attorney. Excellent drafting skills in all transactional areas. Strong legal, analytical, administrative, and written and oral communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills with experience collaborating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse team. Ability to work independently, assess priorities, take initiative, handle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Excellent analytical and abstract reasoning skills, plus excellent organization skills. Executive presence and superior relationship cultivation skills. A creative, innovative thinker with a propensity for delivering projects and finding solutions to difficult challenges. Strategic and data-driven thinker with excellent analytical skills; ability to identify and respond to issues/opportunities in a timely manner. The ability to understand and apply information with which to contribute to the organization’s strategic plan. Relationship Management: Develops networks and builds alliances; collaborates across boundaries to build strategic relationships and achieve common goals. Demonstrates understanding of climate and culture; includes the ability to identify the real decision-makers and the individuals who can influence them; and to predict how new events or situations will affect individuals and groups within the organization. Integrity: Work well in a rapidly changing environment; treat others with respect and consideration; accepts responsibility for own actions. Understand business implications of decisions, align work with strategic goals. Meet all commitments. Communication Skills: Clearly and persuasively communicate verbally and in writing, listen and seek clarification; handle difficult or emotional situations; maintain confidentiality.

Additional info

Requisition ID : 1986

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Muscular Dystrophy Association
222 S. Riverside Plaza
Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60606

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