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Organization TypePublic Interest
Date Last Verified
General Counsel The candidate: Makes legal decisions for the organization, seeking consultation with the Chief Executive Officer as he determines necessary. Makes Legal Department assignments and supervises all legal staff to ensure that those assignments are properly and timely executed. Provides legal support to and exercises delegated authority from the Chief Executive Officer, including managing contract and settlement negotiations, drafting letters to public officials addressing matters of importance to the firm and its membership and providing legal support to the firm’s advocacy projects. Provide legal and other support in support of the firm aggressive advocacy including direct actions. Research individuals and companies in support of the firm’s campaigns and actions. Provide legal research and support for ballot initiatives. Plans and executes the firm’s affirmative litigation strategy, seeking consultation with the Chief Executive Officer as he determines necessary. Aggressively pursues affirmative litigation where appropriate against the government, financial institutions and others in order to protect the firm’s interests, the interests of its members and the public interest. Supervises private lawyers and other Legal Department staff engaged in affirmative litigation. Participates himself in preparing briefs, deposing witnesses, reviewing documents and conducting hearings and trials in the most critical and aggressive affirmative litigation. Plans and executes the firm’s defensive litigation strategy, seeking consultation with the Chief Executive Officer as he determines necessary, including the implementation of Operations, Human Resource and other departmental policies to avoid prospective litigation. Aggressively defends the firm in any and all litigation filed against the firm. Supervises or causes to be supervised any private lawyers retained by the firm or insurers to defend the firm in any case. Cooperates with such private lawyers in reviewing and preparing legal theories and strategy, documents, discovery submissions, pleadings and briefs so that the firm is vigorously defended. Oversees compliance with grant reporting requirements. Participates in grant reviews and audits. Maintains good working relationships with grant compliance officials. Participates in any enforcement actions brought by licensing officials. Reviews all significant communications between the firm legal staff and licensing officials in all the states in which the firm operates. Participates in any enforcement actions brought by licensing officials. Consults with assigned attorneys as needed on licensing issues. Participates in major contract negotiations as needed. Reviews and consults as needed to review leases, insurance contracts and other agreements. Provides support to the Human Resource Department concerning complex matters related to personnel policies, hirings, firings, progressive disciplinary actions, unemployment and worker compensation issues, wage and hour and other compensation practices. Undertakes or supervises sensitive employment related investigations, as needed. Participates in and supervises various special projects. J.D. degree from accredited school is required. Advanced Degree is Preferred. Must be a member of the bar of Massachusetts. Additional Bar admissions preferable. Training for union organizing, community advocacy and/or political campaigns preferred.
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