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General Counsel - In House The candidate will serve as the key legal advisor for one of the largest contemporary Christian music broadcasters in the world. Will drive EMFâ€™s strategic legal direction and serve in a hands-on capacity within the ministry, report to the COO. Provide proactive advice that broadly guides the Ministryâ€™s policies and direction from a legal, governance, and best-practices perspective. Work on a wide range of responsibilities including policy and practice development related to areas such as broadcasting, digital media, religious freedom, nonprofit corporations, and emergent technologies. Advice related to pertinent legislative trends and changes; mitigation of legal and other risks associated with EMF's organization, activities, and relationships; safeguarding the integrity of EMF's reputation, programs, and mission while facilitating our prudent expansion; and serving as the principal liaison for all internal and external EMF legal matters.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have Juris Doctor Degree from an ABA-accredited school of law. Should be in good standing with the California Bar, or another state Bar with the commitment to become a member of the California Bar. Must have 10+ and preferably 15+, years of practice as an attorney in a law firm, general counselâ€™s office, or equivalent setting, with an emphasis on one, preferably several, of the following areas of law: general corporate and complex business transactions, contracts, constitutional law, corporate law, employment law, communications law, music licensing, exempt organizations, or tax and finance; and, preferably the equivalent of at least 5 years of experience representing nonprofit organizations including court/trial experience. Experience working in a senior legal / General Counsel position with a proven ability to contribute to national strategic initiatives as well as implementation of relevant cross-departmental goals and objectives, including measurements/metrics is essential. Experience in successfully leading, mentoring and training a legal team, in addition to vetting, selecting, and managing inside and outside legal counsel is required. Experience with state and federal litigation, and alternative dispute resolution methodologies is essential. Experience within radio/media industry and knowledge of relevant legislation and FCC guidelines is highly preferable. Experience with public speaking such as presentations, trainings, conferences, etc is essential. Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skill is essential.
Job id. 2018-1223
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