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Corporate General Attorney in Washington DC

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Nov 28,2018

Posted on

Aug 03,2018

Years of Experience

Min 6 yrs required


Washington, DC
Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
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Director of Legal and Corporate Affairs
The candidate will direct the operations and business affairs of the Legal and Corporate Affairs Department, including the supervision of staff. Will manage and oversee the day-to-day operations of the Legal and Corporate Affairs Department. Supervise attorneys and staff members assigned to matters under the areas of responsibility, including assigning, prioritizing, and reviewing projects. Serve as the point of contact on corporate law matters when the general counsel is unavailable. Provide legal advice and assistance on a wide range of issues that arise during the conduct of the organization's and its affiliates' charitable programs. Represent and present on behalf of the Legal and Corporate Affairs Department to donors, public bodies, and the media. Maintain and oversee the organization's and PETA's insurance and risk management programs. Supervise maintenance of the organization's trademark registrations in the U.S. and international jurisdictions. Coordinate and ensure compliance with corporate governance requirements for the organization and all domestic and international PETA-named affiliates. Conduct legal research and provide advice on corporate issues pertaining to day-to-day operation including contracts, intellectual property, real estate, insurance, employment law, and tax-exempt organizations. Research, interpret, and apply state and federal statutes and regulations, and applicable case law. Communicate with prosecutors, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations on a variety of legal issues. Assist PETA caseworkers, researchers, and campaigners with a wide array of legal issues that arise in their cases. Draft correspondence, contracts, and applications. Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor. Must have Juris Doctorate degree and 6+ years of relevant legal experience, including with tax-exempt organizations. Member in good standing of a state Bar is essential. Previous supervisory experience is essential. Must have proven effective leadership skills. Proven excellent organizational, legal research, and writing skills

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