Job Details

Senior Associate Corporate Counsel

Company name

American Civil Liberties Union

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Jul 06, 2020

Valid Through

Oct 19, 2020

Posted on

Dec 18, 2019

Years of Experience

3-4 yrs required


New York City, NY, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
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Senior Associate Corporate Counsel
RESPONSIBILITIES: Advise regularly on all compliance matters related to advocacy and political work, particularly focusing on lobbying and campaign finance laws at the federal, state, and local levels. Advise staff across the organizations on federal tax law principles for 501©(3) and 501©(4) organizations. Support the Co-Chief Corporate Counsel for Regulatory Compliance in managing compliance with a variety of other regulatory regimes, including charitable solicitation law and consumer protection regulations. Assist as needed with contract drafting and negotiation, particularly contracts involving regulatory components (such as charitable sales promotion agreements). With the Co-Chief Corporate Counsels, lead development of training programs and processes for political law and tax law compliance, in addition to other compliance areas. Supervise all political law and other compliance reporting for the organizations, working with other counsel’s office staff to track, prepare, and review required filings. Support the Co-Chief Corporate Counsels with research and analysis of legal ethics rules as needed. Assist the Co-Chief Corporate Counsels with nonprofit governance issues, including state nonprofit corporation law research and review of internal governance documents. Work effectively with outside counsel as necessary. Demonstrate a commitment to diversity within the office using a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences in regards to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability and socio-economic circumstance. Commit to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts.

Qualification and Experience

QUALIFICATIONS: A JD degree from an accredited university. Admitted to practice in at least one state (NY preferred). Commitment to the mission of the union. PREFERRED: 3-4 years’ experience practicing in the areas of political law (campaign finance law and lobbying law) and U.S. federal tax law for tax-exempt organizations, in an in-house or law firm environment. Experience with charitable solicitation regulation and commercial co-ventures. Experience with other regulatory regimes, including TCPA and consumer protection regulation, trade sanctions, and state and local tax law, and with nonprofit corporate governance issues. Ability to navigate a complex organization and work in a fast-paced environment.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
American Civil Liberties Union
125 Broad Street
New York City, NY 10004

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