Job Details

Associate Corporate Counsel

Company name

International Fund for Animal Welfare

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


Washington, DC

Date Last Verified

Apr 10,2018

Posted on

Mar 23,2018
Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
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Associate Corporate Counsel Responsibilities: Provide legal research, advice and other legal assistance as directed by the General Counsel. Coordinate with outside legal counsel on particular legal matters. Research and analyze law, and summarize results in legal memoranda and advice to staff. Review and draft contracts and other legal documents, including coordinating with internal stakeholders and negotiating with outside parties. Develop and deliver trainings to IFAW staff on legal and corporate issues. Assist with establishing a global contracts tracking and management system, and creating processes to train and empower staff to handle contacting issues in an efficient and compliant manner. Assist with supervision of and delegation of work to paralegals and interns on the Legal team. Supervise Contracts Administrator, working to establish a global contracts tracking and management system, and creating processes to train and empower staff to handle contacting issues in an efficient and compliant manner. Work closely with the Global Head of Data Protection & Fundraising Compliance to ensure compliance with data protection and fundraising standards around the world. Assist with ensuring strong corporate governance and corporate recordkeeping practices. Anticipate and mitigate potential legal issues involving the company.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree. Admitted to practice law and in good standing in at least one US state. 3+ years of experience working as a lawyer for a law firm or corporate legal department. Excellent analytical, communication, diplomatic, research and writing skills. Ability to take initiative and complete projects independently, including handling multiple projects simultaneously. Ability to work well with colleagues of diverse backgrounds and expertise. In-house experience preferred. Non-profit law and/or animal law experience preferred. International experience preferred. Foreign language skills preferred. Demonstrated affinity for mission preferred. Proficiency in use of computers, including MS Office Suite and ability to learn new legal software quickly.

Additional info

Ref. ASSOC01013

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
International Fund for Animal Welfare
1400 16th St NW
Suite 510
Washington, DC 20036

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