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ProfileSenior Regulatory Counsel The candidate will provide legal representation and legal advice to ALPA senior staff, officers, committees, governing bodies, and members. Will be reporting to the General Counsel and Director of the Legal Department, represents the Association in federal and state court litigation at the trial and appellate levels, at administrative agencies, and in arbitration. A high degree of competence in the substantive and procedural aspects of regulatory proceedings before the Department of Transportation (DOT), the U.S. Department of State (State Department), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and air service negotiations is required successfully handles the most difficult or complex cases and projects. Works closely with Government Affairs staff as they craft and/or respond to legislation and policy initiatives, especially as they pertain to representing the Association’s interests with the FAA, the State Department, and/or air service agreements. Also provides legal advice and counsel to staff and pilot leaders at all levels of the Association including National Officers, Master Executive Councils (MECs), and ALPA Committees, especially the International Affairs Committee and Governing Bodies. This advice includes a wide range of legal matters in various areas of legal expertise including DOT statutes and regulations, air service agreements, general trade laws, the Federal Aviation Act and the Railway Labor Act, and matters before other administrative agencies, e.g., the FAA, the State Department, the Department of Transportation, as well as the Department of Labor (DOL). S/he often coordinates with ALPA staff in other Departments. At times, issues may be time-sensitive and of critical importance to the Association and Association issues. Working in coordination with other departments and committees, be relied upon to make recommendations regarding the strategy and actions that should be taken in each situation. Travel, at times on short notice, is required.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have Juris Doctor (JD) from an approved school of law. Must be Member in good standing of the Bar. Must have 15+ years of related experience in administrative law and labor law practice and litigation required, 20+ years strongly preferred. At management discretion, significant and in-depth, directly applicable, labor and/or litigation experience may be substituted for some of the above requirements. Experience with air service negotiations required. Comprehensive knowledge of and experience with the federal aviation statues and regulations required. Current and in-depth knowledge of, and experience with, administrative proceedings (particularly Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration) required. Knowledge of labor law preferred. Experience with federal court litigation and arbitration/mediation strongly preferred. Experience with the federal legislative process preferred. Labor law expertise including, especially the Railway Labor Act and the Landrum-Griffin Act strongly preferred. Experience using online legal research, Westlaw or the equivalent, preferred. Software: Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint preferred.
Job ID 2018-0010
Air Line Pilots Association International.
1625 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036