Job Details

General Counsel

Company name

The Campaign Legal Center, P.C.

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

May 15,2019

Valid Through

Aug 28,2019

Posted on

Jun 18,2018

Years of Experience

Min 10 yrs required


Washington, DC, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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General Counsel
The candidate will engage key stakeholders, both internally and externally, in the planning and execution of firm's overall strategic vision. Will serve a central role in the development and implementation of firm's litigation strategy in voting rights and redistricting cases. Work in close collaboration with other attorneys and staff throughout the organization to direct the identification, commencement, and litigation of proceedings relating to voting rights and redistricting. Articulate a clear vision and goals, align trial and appellate strategies with those goals, and mentor and develop the litigation skills of firm's attorneys at all levels. Provide strategic legal advice to managers and staff on application of organizational policy and IRS, lobbying, and non-profit rules. Ensure the organization’s decision-making process is consistent with legal ethical guidelines and high standards of integrity. Review and revise corporate documents, with appropriate guidance from outside counsel. Provide legal review of financial documents. Draft, review, and comment on internal governance policies and advise management on implementation. Provide legal risk analysis for organizational decisions. Oversee compliance with state registration laws, where appropriate. Review, negotiate, and draft contracts, agreements, engagement letters and memoranda of understanding with third parties. Identify and anticipate legal issues and propose strategic resolutions to eliminate or mitigate risks. Research unique legal issues impacting the organization by identifying applicable statutes, judicial decisions, and codes. Advise on communications materials to ensure compliance with legal requirements. Identify issues and situations that require the assistance of outside counsel and oversee work of outside counsel. Liaise with external parties (regulators, external counsel, partners, other organizations and clients), as appropriate. Keep abreast of legislative changes that impact firm's. Collaborate with firm's senior leadership on the development and articulation of firm's trial court litigation goals and strategies. Provide strategic direction and guidance within a team of eight litigators. Advise on prioritization of staffing and other resources necessary to deliver on program goals. Review attorney work product, including discovery, motion practice, dispositive briefing, and appeals. Conduct and supervise oral arguments and bench trials. Manage own caseload of litigation in federal and state courts. Advise on proposed state and local legislation, particularly with respect to litigation risks; assist in building legislative records, including through written and oral testimony. Collaborate with Development staff to support fundraising efforts. Work with Communications staff and other teams to develop messaging and strategic communications plans. Monitor public policy debates and make strategic recommendations regarding situations in which firm's can most effectively engage. Assist in budget development, approve expenses, and track spending. Participate in media appearances, social media activities, and other communication efforts, including responding to press inquiries. Represent firm's at conferences and events. Some travel required.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have 10+ years of post-JD experience, primarily or exclusively in federal litigation. Must have experience managing litigation teams and supervising the work of litigation attorneys. Exemplary writing, editing, and analytical skills needed. Formal managerial experience, such as conducting performance evaluations and implementing organizational policies and procedures, is highly desirable. Experience in areas of general corporate practice, such as contract negotiation, labor law, or tax law, is desirable. Litigation experience in voting rights or other election law areas is desirable. Must have Active membership in the DC bar in good standing, or eligibility to waive into DC Bar.

Company info

Debbie Tang
The Campaign Legal Center, P.C.
215 East Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002

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