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General Counsel

Company name

Ahtna, Inc.

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Job Type


Date Last Verified

Jun 18,2018

Posted on

Jun 13,2018

Years of Experience

Min 10 yrs required


Anchorage, AK
Practice Area
Contract Law >> Contract Law
Labor & Employment >> Labor & Employment
Real Estate >> Real Estate
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General Counsel The candidate will advise the company with regard to legal risk. Must be aware of all transactions the company is in engaged in, including those that are in their preliminary stages. Ensure limited risk exposure to the bottom line, personnel and the company’s public image. Given the nature of firm's business operations, the General Counsel is expected to be a subject matter expert on ANCSA, ANILCA, Corporate Governance, land protection and development, Alaska native hunting and fishing rights, customary and traditional hunting and fishing rights of Alaska Native peoples, government and nongovernment contracts, and employment law. Oversees Legal, Risk Management, and Ethics and Compliance. Serve as a key member of firm's Management Team, and have additional job responsibilities in overseeing that organizational objectives are met. Performs as the primary legal strategist for legal business matters to the firm's President, AN Chief Executive Officer, the Board of Directors and Committees, and other executives within the organization. Provides legal counsel to the company through members of senior management and the Board by providing business-oriented advice and partnering with all company organizations to drive and meet business objectives preparing documents to support same. Acts as advisor to or coordinates on legal issues involving the organization’s government and regulatory compliance as well as risk management from the legal/business perspective. Serves as the subject matter expert on ANCSA, ANILCA and corporate governance issues, and guides the organization on issues including Alaska native hunting and fishing rights, government and nongovernment contracts, employment law, and land and resource management. Supports business development functions. Manages contract review and risk management team by providing guidance, negotiation strategy and leadership for all revenue generating contracts and other agreements. Implements and enforces corporate compliance programs. Represents firm and its subsidiaries in legal briefing and hearings or court appearances, as necessary. Assists with formation of new companies, drafting company policies, providing position papers, and drafting/reviewing legal agreements. Selects, develops, and evaluates the Legal, Compliance, Risk, and strategically selects, retains and manages cost-effective outside resources including outside legal counsel. Manages department within budget while delivering solid, innovative, timely results. Develop and deliver training on various issues. Other duties as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree from an accredited law school required. Must be Admitted to the Alaska Bar Association. Must have 10 years of experience as a licensed attorney, with minimum 5 years supervisory/management experience. Experience in the following areas required: Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, Alaska National Interests Lands and Conservation Act or ANILCA and Alaska Native issues and concerns generally, including land and resource management, Alaska native hunting and fishing rights, shareholder relations, and corporate governance; Drafting and negotiating contracts, and litigation management experience. Government contracting, Small Business Administration 8(a) program, and construction operations is preferred. Experience and knowledge of Alaska Native cultures is preferred.

Additional info

Auto req ID 812BR

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Ahtna, Inc.
406 W. Fireweed Lane,
Suite 204
Anchorage, AK 99503

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