Deputy General Counsel
Duties: Assist the General Counsel with corporate governance matters for both the 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) Boards. Advise and counsel Human Resources regarding investigations and employee disciplinary issues, EEOC, DOL and other complaints, and interpreting and drafting HR policies. Assist with reviewing and approving contracts and agreement terms with outside entities and developing processes and systems to organize and track contract creation and renewals. Render legal advice in all areas of general law, including procurement, labor, employment, investigations, intellectual property, media law, insurance, and fiscal and regulatory matters. Maintain the highest level of professional and ethical standards, acting in compliance with both the letter and spirit of applicable laws and regulations. Assist with overseeing litigation and dispute resolution filed against the organization. Act as a liaison with outside counsel and advisors. Assist with managing legal services (including pro bono services) provided by outside counsel and technical consultants. Act as liaison with outside counsel and advisors. Communicates directly, and on behalf of the General Counsel, with Board members, donors, and others on matters related to the Center’s programmatic and organizational initiatives. Be an active and visible sponsor of SPLC’s commitment to safeguarding diversity, equity, and inclusion. Help ensure compliance with IRS non-profit laws. Help ensure governance best practices. Assist with insuring that organization remains in compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations, including tax laws governing 501(c)(3) and 501 (c)(4) organizations and lobbying disclosure requirements. Work with communications and development departments to ensure communication strategies are compliant with applicable federal and state laws, including data privacy. Researches, prioritizes, and follows up on incoming issues and concerns addressed to the General Counsel, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature. Determines appropriate course of action, referral, or response. Provides a bridge for smooth communication between the General Counsel and internal departments; demonstrating leadership to maintain credibility, trust, and support with all staff; and. Assists and acts in a confidential capacity to the General Counsel who formulates, determines, and effectuates labor relations policies.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Juris Doctorate Degree. Must have 7 years of legal experience. In-depth knowledge of employment law, including EEOC and DOL experience. In-depth knowledge of and experience drafting and negotiating contracts and agreements. Demonstrated knowledge in broad range of general legal principles, including regulatory and compliance. Experience with non-profit, media law and privacy and security law a plus; and. Excellent legal research and writing skills. Excellent oral and written communications skills. Strong attention to detail. Unquestioned ethical and moral compass. Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic and high-energy environment. Initiative, perseverance, discipline, and ability to work collaboratively and efficiently. Strong organizational skills, follow-through and flexibility around changing priorities and deadlines. Commitment to ideals of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion; and. Commitment to fostering an anti-racist work culture and to anti-racist principles and learning.
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