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Organization TypePublic Interest
Date Last Verified
Years of Experience
ProfileGeneral Counsel Duties: Provides advice to the Board of Directors, President & CEO and other management and staff on obligations as a tax-exempt charitable organization and New York not-for-profit corporation. Provides advice on legal issues to all levels of management and staff of the organization and applicable subsidiaries, including on the legal aspects of activities within their assigned areas such as charitable projects, human resources, taxes, insurance, intellectual property, grant funding and inter-company agreements. Organizes the institutions legal activities to protect the organizationâ€™s interest and minimize risk. Prepares and manages the annual budget for the legal unit. Develops policies, procedures and compliance programs. Responsible for monitoring trademark practices and intellectual property protection. Drafts, negotiates, and reviews term sheets, agreements, guarantees, and other legal documents as needed. Provides legal representation and oversees litigation of the organization in any legal action initiated by or against it. Reviews corporate documents for compliance with legal requirements, and ensures they remain current with applicable law. Provides advice to the development department on grant and fundraising issues, including registration and compliance and grant documentation.
Qualification and Experience
Requirements: Law degree required. Licensed attorney in the US (DC Bar membership required). 8+ years related increasingly responsible work experience. Experience working with US and foreign counsel. Work experience abroad. International development experience preferred. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret legal and financial documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Knowledge of Internet software and Word Processing software. Knowledge of diverse legal systems required. Fluency in English required; other language capability strongly preferred, particularly Spanish, French, Russian or Arabic. Familiarity with financial transactions and banking law is an asset. Relevant experience for a global institution, including financial, capital markets, international, technology, litigation, contracting, governance, employment and non-profit law.
1101 Fourteenth Street NW
Washington, DC 20005