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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
ProfileGeneral Counsel The candidate will report to the Chief Operating Officer and play a critical role in guiding strategy and operations, advising our leadership team, staff, and volunteers. Will coordinate with outside counsel and other experts to direct, supervise, coordinate, or carry out necessary legal work to support programs and projects. Will conduct, coordinate, analyze, and synthesize complex legal research. Develop and implement comprehensive and sophisticated legal strategies based on organizational considerations. Prepare strong oral arguments, presentations, memoranda and guidance documents, reports and recommendations, and legal pleadings. Develop or coordinate the development of training materials and lead training sessions on a variety of legal issues. Review and assist with contracts, leases, grant agreements, job descriptions, and other documents, and provide guidance to staff on document drafting, review, and negotiation. Review and give input into legally sensitive communications, as well talking points and other materials. Represent with outside stakeholders, including legal advocacy groups and partner organizations, as well as in complex negotiations. Monitor legal developments in wide range of legal areas, including elections and nonprofit law; promote and defend interests before courts, administrative agencies, and policymakers, and regularly report on legal developments to appropriate parties. Manage projects involving legal volunteers, pro bono counsel, and other contractors and coordinate with outside counsel. May supervise compliance or administrative staff. Other duties as assigned. Should have 5+ years of experience practicing law in one or more areas of law relevant to the firm, or equivalent experience.
Washington, DC 20009