Job Details

Chief Counsel

Company name

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Sep 14, 2021

Valid Through

Dec 28, 2021

Posted on

May 31, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 10 yrs required


Washington, DC, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Chief Counsel
Responsibilities: Direct and oversee all of legal actions, including litigation, administrative and legal complaints, and open records requests. Develop innovative and creative approaches for legal and litigation strategy, and take the lead on brainstorming and evaluating new lawsuits and actions. Supervise a diverse and seasoned legal team, consisting of in-house attorneys, a paralegal, interns, fellows and outside counsel. Develop and execute new legal approaches to fostering a more equitable ethical democracy. Engage in depth in legal and policy analysis. Help develop policies for the organization to advocate at the federal and state levels to advance mission. Work with the senior management team to help determine organizational strategy and management approaches. Significant editing and writing responsibilities.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree (required). 10+ years legal experience. An interest in ethics, money in politics, government transparency and equity in democracy. Litigation experience, potentially including Freedom of Information Act, campaign finance, or administrative law litigation. Outstanding communication and editing skills. Excellent interpersonal and managerial skills and sound judgment. Proven track record of effectively interacting with senior management. Ability to work strategically and collaboratively across departments. Interest and experience in mentorship and leadership development. Interest and experience in promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace.

Additional info

Send resume and cover letter. No phone calls, please.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington
1400 Eye Street NW
Suite 450
Washington, DC 20005


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