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Intellectual Property - General Attorney / Employment Attorney in Chicago, IL

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Company name

Arabella Advisors

Organization Type


Job Type


Practice Area

Intellectual Property - General
Labor & Employment

Years of Experience

Min 8 yrs required


USA Chicago, IL

Date Last Verified

Oct 01,2018

Posted on

Jun 12,2018

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Deputy General Counsel The candidate will be responsible for providing timely, coordinated, and thoughtful legal advice to internal clients on a wide variety of regulatory, compliance, and risk-management matters, grounded in applicable laws and tailored to firm business needs. Will provide legal support to a variety of nonprofit organizations that firm manages, including the New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity, and Sixteen Thirty Fund, a 01(c)(4) social welfare organization. Provides substantive advice to firm staff on legal matters related to state and federal tax exemption, nonprofit governance, contracts, employment, insurance, intellectual property, advocacy, lobbying, and campaign finance. Navigate between the corporate and non-profit environment and provide timely, practical legal information and guidance to a broad array of stakeholders, including employees, funders, advisory committees, board members, grantees, and contractors. Oversee the department’s work processing and reviewing firm contracts. Assist and counsel firm staff in the process of evaluating, constructing, and negotiating a broad range of service agreements, independent contractor agreements, vendor contracts, and non-disclosure agreements. Directly involved in complex business transactions and in negotiating critical contracts for the firm. Provide legal guidance to business development staff and participate in prospective client meetings. Respond to intellectual property issues that arise from the company’s activities, working with the General Counsel to provide accurate and timely advice to staff. Evaluate enterprise risk; conduct ongoing risk assessment and monitoring; develop and improve risk mitigation tools; and work with the operations department to ensure appropriate insurance coverage for the firm’s activities. With the General Counsel, provide senior management with advice on company strategies and their implementation, manage the legal function of the firm, and oversee the work of outside counsel. With the General Counsel, manages the firm’s internal compliance function and staff. Provide support to the administrative and operation departments, including developing and implementing user-friendly policies and procedures. Assist in resolving routine legal issues or questions. Perform other duties as assigned. Oversee the team responsible for ensuring compliance with state registration and reporting obligations for several nonprofits, including charitable solicitation registration, state tax exemption, foreign corporation registration, and registration of commercial co-venture agreements. Assist the General Counsel with oversight of the department’s work processing and reviewing the nonprofit organization contracts. Serve as a technical resource on nonprofit legal and compliance issues for firm staff and employees of the non-profit organizations. Supervise compliance and legal staff, including the staff attorney, with an extensive focus on developing, motivating, and mentoring. Identify, recruit, coach and support staff, including developing strategies to retain strong performers.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have License to practice law. Must have Juris Doctorate degree. and 8+ years of experience with relevant legal issues. Experience working in General Counsel’s office, law firm, or corporate compliance department is essential. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills and a strong customer-focus orientation. Broad knowledge of tax exempt law and practice, especially with respect to 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organizations is essential. Knowledge of lobbying, employment, and intellectual property law is a plus. Experience working in a consulting firm, nonprofit or foundation is essential.

Additional info

Send a resume and a one-page cover letter.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Arabella Advisors
125 South Clark Street
Suite 1250
Chicago, IL 60603