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The Senior Counsel of **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. (AFP) will report to the organization's General Counsel. The responsibility of the Senior Counsel will be to provide timely and effective legal advice to in-house clients primarily related to political and campaign finance law, both federal and state, with occasional involvement in contracts, personnel matters, finance, tax, business operations, and intellectual property.

  • Provide legal guidance regarding the variety of legal issues impacting the organization.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to exempt non-profit organizations, lobbying, and campaign finance laws.
  • Review outside contracts, draft internal contracts, and at times negotiate contractual terms on behalf of the organizations.
  • Participate in the development of organizational policies, procedures, and programs and provide continuing counsel and guidance on legal matters and on legal implications of all matters.
  • Analyze and interpret laws, statutes, and regulations in numerous areas.
  • Provide staff training and mentoring to in-house clients to ensure compliance with all laws, regulations, and company policies.

A SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Strong commitment to advancing the organization's vision of a more free and open society that fosters long-term peace, human dignity, and well-being where people succeed by helping others
  • High ethical standards, integrity, humility, and an entrepreneurial attitude
  • Effective oral and written communication skills to translate legal concepts for non-lawyers and strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work closely with the business and collaborate with and engage other internal legal resources to apply specialized expertise when required
  • Apply combined business and legal judgment to resolve matters
  • Ability to direct and manage multiple projects and competing priorities in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Juris Doctor degree and license in good standing with a state bar, Virginia preferred
  • 3 years of relevant experience
  • Exposure to and/or familiarity with the following areas of law: exempt non-profit organizations, lobbying, and campaign finance. Understanding of 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organizations a plus
  • Willingness to travel on an occasional basis

 

WHAT WILL PUT YOU AHEAD (PREFERRED):

  • Advanced oral and written Spanish skills welcome
  • Federal election and campaign finance experience
  • Tax experience (non-profit law, tax compliance)
  • Previous supervisory experience

 

 

 


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