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Organization TypePublic Interest
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ProfileLegal Summer 2018 Fellowship - Office of General Counsel The Fellow will bring exceptional client service, a solution-oriented mindset, and an ability to quickly learn about diverse areas of law to empower the global organization to achieve its mission. Will provide legal counsel and services, including its international field offices and the broader global partnership, is able to access opportunities, is in compliance with applicable laws, and is protected from legal and other external threats. Provide world-class, solution-driven legal counsel to operational departments to support agile decision-making and policy in critical areas of work including, but not limited to, fundraising, marketing, information technology, human resources, and finance/accounting; Assist in managing portfolio of intellectual property rights worldwide, including asset registrations, licensing, and infringement issues; ensure that all assets are protected, and that policies and procedures related to other entities’ intellectual property are followed; Work with the network of external law firms providing pro bono and for pay services; Assist Associate General Counsel in developing efficient processes for the review, approval and management of contracts and other legally binding agreements to ensure interests are protected; and Provide legal research, analysis, and recommendations as necessary to the Associate General Counsel. Compliance Assist with domestic and international registrations and filings to ensure that is compliant with all applicable laws and regulations in the jurisdictions where it operates; Collaborate with fundraising and accounting teams to develop solutions that allow to pursue innovative, high-yield fundraising initiatives, events, and partnerships in compliance with applicable laws and regulations; and Draft and revise organization wide policies in collaboration with subject matter experts. Risk Management Assist the Associate General Counsel in assessing enterprise risks and supporting teams in monitoring risk; Research, analyze, and provide counsel on the applicability of developing laws and regulatory frameworks in countries where the operates around the world; and Monitor legal and regulatory developments applicable to operations, and provide solution-driven recommendations to the Associate General Counsel and leadership.
Qualification and Experience
Requirements: JD Degree or equivalent, who either already has a license to practice law in any U.S. state or the District of Columbia, or is actively pursuing such a license; an entry-level attorney; 1-2 years’ work experience prior to or during law school preferred; interest in business law (e.g., contracts, governance, employment, tax); and learning how to serve as an in-house counsel (i.e., providing guidance to an organization and internal clients across the organization); excellence in legal research, legal analysis, and written and oral communication; Proactive, creative, solution-oriented approach to serving clients; and Experience drafting and reviewing contracts preferred.
Duration: 12 Months
Start Date: June 4
International Justice Mission
PO Box 58147
Washington, DC 20037