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Litigation - General Attorney in San Francisco, CA

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Company name

Earthjustice

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

USA San Francisco, CA

Date Last Verified

Mar 09,2018

Posted on

Feb 03,2018

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Project Attorney, Risk Management Duties: Responsible for leading projects, rolling out/implementing revised or new legal compliance processes and following up to measure their effectiveness. Review or draft contracts on an as-needed basis. Update contract templates as needed. Identify and manage implementation of system for centralizing contract management. Put in place controls to ensure good contracting practices. Maintain contract management system, assess performance and make any necessary changes. As needed, select and supervise outside counsel; occasionally function as the client representative. Improve system for assuring lobbying registration and reporting. Review insurance policies, benchmark, evaluate organizational risks/needs, prepare GC for annual insurance renewal. Partner with Senior Operations Manager to complete, monitor compliance and conduct ongoing research/necessary revisions to physical security project and disaster preparation plans. Determine need for compliance calendaring system as well as operational departmental legal calendaring system; assist with designing solution. Provide support for corporate governance projects. Provide support to GC on ethics compliance issues. Serve on project team for development and roll out of new document management system and document retention revision/compliance project. Provide compliance guidance to leadership on corporate governance, financial structures, investments and other significant organizational issues as needed. Conduct legal research on a variety of subjects, interpret laws, rulings and regulations and determine how they apply. Research, present options, gain consensus, select and retain firm to monitor trademark use. Support GC and HR by playing a lead role in developing content for onboarding of new lawyers, rolling out the onboarding, auditing results of roll out and remedying any deficiencies that become apparent in the onboarding training over time. Develop or identify appropriate legal compliance training for all lawyers in the areas of employment, ethics and other areas where needs are identified. Research and provide guidance to regional offices regarding unique regional legal requirements at the request of those individual regional offices.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree with strong academic record. California state Bar admission and good standing. 5+ years of successful experience practicing law. Experience with cost effective management of outside legal resources. Experience drafting and revising contracts. Experience leading projects in a law firm or legal department context. Solid knowledge of law firm best practices. Contributes to the creation of a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences. Demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations. Preferred: Litigation-based practice experience. Experience selecting and implementing technology used in law firms. Knowledge of non-profit corporate law in the state of California. Experience working on matters of corporate governance. Experience in analyzing and addressing legal ethics matter. Experience contributing to training and organizational learning. Experience with employment law. Experience overseeing key elements of organizational risk assessment and management. Experience with real estate law. Working knowledge of federal tax law as it applies to 501©(3) organizations in general and public-interest law firms in particular. Non-profit experience although it can be through pro bono service.

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Hiring Coordinator
Earthjustice
50 California Street
Suite 500
San Francisco, CA CA 94111