Job Details

Assistant General Counsel

Company name
American Chemistry Council Inc

12 yrs required

Washington, DC, United States

Employment Type

Environmental, Legal

Posted on
Apr 09,2019


The American Chemistry Council (ACC), a national trade association representing the world’s leading chemical and plastics manufacturers, currently has an opportunity for Assistant General Counsel in its Legal Services Department.  ACC represents its members on public policy issues; coordinates the industry’s research and testing programs; and administers Responsible Care®, the industry’s environment, health, safety and security performance improvement initiative. 

The position is responsible for providing legal counsel and policy support on ACC advocacy issues related to chemical products, protecting ACCs legal interests, and ensuring compliance with applicable laws.  The position is also responsible for managing legal matters in assigned areas, including assisting in the selection of outside counsel as needed, managing outside counsel, and ensuring projects come in at or below budget.  The position coordinates legal issues with appropriate in-house ACC colleagues and reports directly to the Deputy General Counsel.

Required qualifications include a J.D. from an accredited law school and a minimum of 12 years’ experience as an attorney, with substantial general regulatory practice and advocacy experience in environmental law, including the regulatory standard setting process under section 111 and 112 of the Clean Air Act; strong written and oral communication skills, ability to process complex, technical, abstract verbal and written information for purposes of establishing a beneficial messaging framework, strategy, direction and action plans; ability to provide strategic counseling, develop plans and execute supporting tactics; ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects with competing priorities; proven ability to work in a team environment; past experience working in a federal or state regulatory agency, trade association or in-house counsel position preferred.

To learn more about us, visit our website.  ACC offers a salary commensurate with experience and excellent benefits.  If you meet the qualifications, please forward your resume and cover letter, including salary requirements or fax to (202) 330-5563. 

Company info

American Chemistry Council Inc
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Company Profile
The American Chemistry Council's (ACC's) mission is to deliver business value through exceptional advocacy using best-in-class member performance, political engagement, communications and scientific research. We are committed to sustainable development by fostering progress in our economy, environment and society. ACC is America’s oldest trade association of its kind, representing companies engaged in the business of chemistry—an innovative, $526 billion enterprise that is helping solve the biggest challenges facing our nation and the world. The products of chemistry will make it possible to satisfy a growing world population by providing a healthy and plentiful food supply, clean air and water, safe living conditions, efficient and affordable energy sources and lifesaving medical treatments in communities around the globe. To enable these ongoing innovations, ACC supports public policies that will drive creation of groundbreaking products that improve lives and our environment, enhance the economic vitality of communities and protect public health.

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