General Counsel Job Description Sample
The general counsel is responsible for legal matters related to the functions and operations of the nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau, including providing legal research assistance and advice; writing or expressing verbal and written opinions on matters of legal interpretation for the Bureaus financial and performance audit work; advising on matters related to investigative audit work performed in response to information received through the Bureaus Fraud, Waste, and Mismanagement Hotline; performing special projects, as directed; and advising on responses to open records requests. The general counsel reports to the State Auditor and is a member of the Bureaus Leadership Team.
This position supervises no other attorneys or staff.
1.Provide advice on legal matters affecting the Bureau, including by drafting and reviewing contracts between the Bureau and external parties; advising regarding employment issues; and responding to law-related inquiries.
2.Evaluate legal implications in present or proposed legislation in terms of its foreseeable effect on the programs, policies, and audit authority of the Bureau.
3.Review opinions issued by the Office of the Attorney General and evaluate the legal implications thereof on the work of the Bureau.
4.Advise the Bureau records custodian on responses to open records requests.
5.Serve as the State Auditors designee to the Public Records Board, which reviews state and local government records destruction authority documentation for compliance with applicable statutes.
6.Provide verbal and written advice to audit directors and staff on matters involving legal interpretation. Answer legal questions pertaining to matters of statutory interpretation, as well as the interpretation of federal rules, confidentiality regulations (HIPAA, FERPA, etc.), employment and criminal law, rule-making, administrative law, and contract law.
7.Interpret federal and state laws and regulations governing the operation of the Bureau as well as the federal and state laws and regulations governing the operation of all entities over which the Bureau has audit authority.
8.Advise the State Auditor, audit directors, and staff on investigative audit work performed in response to information received through the Bureaus Fraud, Waste, and Mismanagement Hotline.
9.Provide quality assurance for legal references used in audit-related work through review of draft audit reports.
10. Establish and maintain a professional rapport and practice open and direct communication with the leadership team, Bureau staff, auditee staff, and others.
11. Interact with auditees and their representatives to explain the legal basis for the Bureaus position(s) on audit-related matters, including by attending key meetings with the State Auditor, audit directors, and staff as needed.
12. Interface with outside agencies concerning matters of confidentiality, protection of data, and access to information issues associated with the Bureaus work.
13. Conduct training sessions for the professional development of Bureau staff, including legal research, records management, ethics, etc.
14. Provide legal counsel for personnel management and human resource functions to help ensure compliance with EEO/AA, ADA, agency safety, employment, and ethical requirements.
Special Notes: Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
The general counsel is an at-will appointee of the State Auditor. This is a full-time position.
Work days are Monday through Friday. However, the general counsel may choose to work one of the Bureaus alternative work patterns with the approval of the State Auditor.
A qualified candidate will have the ability to work well in a nonpartisan role.
A qualified candidate will have knowledge of Wisconsin government operations, including laws and regulations at an advanced level. In addition, a qualified candidate will have knowledge of Wisconsin state government organization, including legislative process; skills in successfully synthesizing information to reach conclusions; skills in conducting legal research and writing clearly, concisely, and accurately; skills in effectively, diplomatically, and concisely discussing information, issues, and concerns with multiple stakeholders; and the skill to communicate openly and directly in an organizational culture focused on continuous improvement. A qualified candidate will work well under pressure, solve problems as they arise, make timely decisions, and adapt to changing priorities.
Required Experience, Education, and Certification
1.A minimum of 10 years of prior legal work experience in government settings that demonstrate a consistent commitment to nonpartisan work, experience with the operations of state agencies, and experience interpreting state statute.
2.A minimum of 10 years of experience with advising on matters of employment and contract law, including drafting and reviewing legal documents and contracts.
3.Graduation from an accredited law school with a J.D. degree.
4.Member in good standing of the Wisconsin Bar.
Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer, assumes administrative responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the legal department. Plans, organizes, directs and manages patient safety/risk management; quality assurance/performance improvement; professional/general liability coverages via self-insurance trust and all other insurance; manages litigation and claims activities in conjunction with counsel and third party claims administrators; general legal services including contract review and drafting/preparing corporate documents and general legal support.
Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer, assumes administrative responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the legal department.Plans, organizes, directs and manages patient safety/risk management; quality assurance/performance improvement; professional/general liability coverages via self-insurance trust and all other insurance; manages litigation and claims activities in conjunction with counsel and third party claims administrators; general legal services including contract review and drafting/preparing corporate documents and general legal support.
Provides comprehensive general legal services including contract review, drafting/preparing legal documents, and legal advice. Reviews legal aspects of administrative policies.
Consults with and advises the President and Chief Executive Officer on problems relating to the operation of the Hospital and recommends changes in policy, facilities, equipment, and programs to achieve the Hospital's objectives.
Develops and administers risk management and loss prevention programs. Initiates policies to comply with safety legislation and industry practices. Researches and reports on the most cost effective plans to minimize asset liability. Acts as the liaison to attorneys, insurance companies and individuals, investigating any incidences that may result in asset loss. Reviews and analyzes risk management programs for effectiveness of coverage and to reduce costs and losses.
Prepares a variety of administrative reports for the President and Chief Executive Officer, and the Board of Directors relative to patient statistics, costs, manpower utilization, safety, and statistical records required by licensing authorities, accrediting bodies, and/or by sound business practice.
Participates in the credentialing and privileging activities by medical staff office, ensures compliance/updates of Medical Staff Bylaws and Rules and Regulations, assists in resolution of issues involving medical staff members, residents and medical students.
Maintains risk management data, manages and responds to adverse events, directs patient safety programs to ensure quality, safe patient care and compliance with TJC patient safety goals and other patient safety initiatives.
Maintains effectiveness of the Corporate Responsibility Program including insuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements such as HIPAA, Stark Self-Referral Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, Hospital Licensing Act, Medicare Conditions of Participation and TJC. Serves as Corporate Responsibility Officer reporting to Chief Executive Officer, the Board of Directors, or Board designated committee such as the Audit Committee. Serves as a member of and/or leads a variety of Hospital committees.
Directs and evaluates legal department staff. Interviews, hires, and when necessary, disciplines and discharges personnel. Provides support, direction, and leadership to reporting staff in order to enable them to conduct the business of their areas in such a way that it aligns with the mission, vision, and values of the organization.
Overall responsibility for claims and litigation administration of the various self-insurance trusts as well as commercial insurance for in order to protect the assets of the organization.
Together at Talkdesk, we're building a future of brilliant customer interactions. We have the cleverness, curiosity, and grit to make us a team of customer heroes: thinkers, achievers, and dreamers who believe that our world-class SaaS platform can influence a new kind of customer interaction.
Talkdesk started from a hackathon win and within five years has become one of the fastest growing companies in the world, a Gartner Magic Quadrant Visionary, and enabled 100,000,000+ customer interactions using our platform. With $124.5 million in backing from DFJ, Salesforce Ventures, Storm Ventures, and Viking Global Investors and supported by the successes of our 1,400+ customers from Peloton, IBM, Wounded Warriors Project, and MongoDB, Talkdesk is disrupting a $40+ billion stagnant market.
We're now looking for the new members of the Talkdesk family - those ambitious, driven, and collaborative individuals who thrive in a fast-paced environment and will push us to do even greater things together. If you would like to help us shape the future of Talkdesk, come along with us on our journey - your dream job is waiting!
Proven experience building and managing a legal team capable of scaling with a rapidly growing enterprise technology company
Provide counsel to all levels of management on the business environment, challenges, and corporate objectives
Manage prosecution of patent applications with counsel and identify relevant strategies for international filings on a case-by-case basis
Oversee the building of legal operations to effectively serve contract needs, prioritize tasks, and integrate with other company-wide systems
Provide counsel and advise on legal liabilities associated with many areas of the business (i.e. employment law, commissions agreements, real estate leases, international expansion, system tooling, company policies, corporate finance, partnerships, etc.)
Specify internal governance policies and regularly monitor compliance
Evaluate risk factors impacting business decisions and anticipate unique legal issues that could impact the company
Communicate and negotiate with external parties (i.e. regulators, external counsels, vendors, etc.), creating relationships based on trust
Maintain current knowledge of alterations in legislation
Develop the organization's policies on industry-specific issues, corporate governance or regulatory affairs
Minimum 10 years experience and JD degree from an accredited school
MBA will be considered an advantage
Admitted to a recognized bar
Proven experience as a General Counsel in SaaS environment
Strong interpersonal and presentation skills, along with the ability to communicate effectively with others at all levels of the organization
Broad direct experience with a variety of legal matters, including strategic business agreements, commercial contract negotiation, information security and compliance, privacy, corporate governance, intellectual property rights, international expansion and management of affiliates
Strong negotiating skills with both legal and financial/commercial issues
Ability to work independently with little or no supervision
Excellent knowledge and understanding of corporate law and procedures
Full comprehension of the influences of the external environment of a corporation
Demonstrated ability to create legal defensive or proactive strategies
The Talkdesk story hinges on empathy and acceptance. It is the shared goal among all Talkdeskers to empower a new kind of customer hero through our innovative software solution, and we firmly believe that the best path to success for our mission is inclusivity, diversity, and genuine acceptance. To that end, we will hire, promote, work along, cheer for, bond with, and warmly welcome into the Talkdesk family all persons without regard to ethnic and racial identity, indigenous heritage, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.
Are you legally eligible to work in the United States?NoYes
In the future, will you require visa sponsorship for employment at Talkdesk?NoYes
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NetBrain is the market leader disrupting the network automation space. Our ground-breaking automation platform leverages the power of dynamic maps to provide CIOs and network teams with end-to-end network visibility while enabling adaptive automation across the organization's physical, virtual and software-defined networks. Today, over 2,300 of the world's largest enterprises and managed services providers leverage NetBrain's platform to automate network documentation, troubleshooting, and change management.
"NetBrain's success is due to our people, and over the years, we have been fortunate to attract top talent because of our unique culture and exciting mission to transform the network management industry." - Lingping Gao, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NetBrain
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We are seeking a passionate, experienced, and hands on leader who will provide senior management with effective legal advice on company business strategies and their implementation, manage the legal function, and collaborate with and oversee the work of outside counsel. Reporting to the CEO, the General Counsel is the principal legal officer of the company, with overall responsibility for the vision and leadership of NetBrain's global legal strategy and services and the management of legal risk throughout the organization. A member of NetBrain's senior management team, the General Counsel will serve as legal counsel and strategic advisor to the Company's executive team.
Managing, advising on and negotiating complex legal and business transactions including licenses, partnership agreements, channel agreements, etc.
Leading a business focused legal function, contributing to the strategy of the business and driving performance.
Mentor, lead and manage a small internal legal team
Influencing, evaluating, and managing effective, timely and cost efficient outside legal counsel services and expert advisors as needed.
Supporting business operations and providing direction and counsel regarding compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, and staying abreast of laws, legislative developments and developing external trends.
Advising Human Resources on employment law matters to ensure statutory and regulatory compliance.
Advising and counseling on equity and tax issues and regulations, including assessing and advising on current and future business structures and legal entities.
Maintaining responsibility for and managing all aspects of the ethics and corporate compliance function
Manage intellectual property portfolio, including trademark and copyright registration and protection, and patent matters.
Other responsibilities as needed.
Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree and a member of the bar in good standing.
Minimum of 10 years of experience in general corporate in-house for a software enterprise and/or in a law firm required.
Software industry experience with drafting and negotiating complex commercial intellectual property transactions.
Strong experience with contract and legal negotiations with enterprise customers.
Demonstrated ability to balance legal and business considerations, multi-task, problem-solve and operate in fast-paced and rapid growth environments is required.
Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with senior business leaders and other professionals and colleagues at all levels of an organization while utilizing excellent business and legal judgement in complex situations.
Strong, pragmatic problem-solving business acumen with the ability to be adaptable and flexible in his/her approach and thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic and high-energy environment.
Capacity to take on significant work volume while being responsive and managing quick turnaround times..
Advocacy and negotiation skills.
Ability to work collaboratively and as a member of a team.
Unquestioned integrity, credibility
Effective Date(s): July 1, 2019
Staff Needed: One (1) General Counsel
Nature and Scope of the Position of General Counsel:
The General Counselor shall serve as the Chief legal counsel to the Board of Education. The General Counsel provides legal advice to the Superintendent of Schools and the senior staff of the Paterson School District. The General Counsel shall be responsible for all outside law firms and review their representation of the District and make recommendations as required to the Board of Education. The General Counsel shall direct and supervise staff attorneys and support staff of the law department and Risk Management. The General Counselor shall represent the District in legal proceedings in certain select matters as directed by the Board of Education.
Must have a minimum of twelve (12) years' of experience in relevant areas of the law including the following representative subjects: public contracts, OPRA, Open Public Meeting Law, LAD litigation, counsel to public entities, general litigation, conducting/supervising investigation, ethics and administrative law and other related issues
Demonstrate increased level of individual responsibility to and include senior direct personnel responsibility for such legal representation
Successful experience managing and directing attorneys in a law department or in a private law firm
Must be admitted to practice law in New Jersey and the Federal Courts
Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, with students, staff, parents, administrators, and the community
Initiator: Mr. Luis Rojas
Meet such alternatives to above qualifications as the Superintendent may find appropriate and acceptable
Pending budget availability
All postings are open for ten (10) consecutive days following the date posted or until filled
Vlocity, a Forbes Cloud 100 company and strategic Salesforce ISV, delivers industry-specific cloud and mobile software that embed digital, omnichannel processes for customer-centric industries. Built in partnership with Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, Vlocity is one of Salesforce's fastest growing partners. Vlocity Industry Cloud Apps embed industry-specific functionality, best practices and business processes for the Communications & Media, Insurance & Financial Services, Health, Energy & Utilities, and Government industries. Vlocity enables companies to achieve faster business agility and time to value from the cloud across digital and traditional channels. Click here to learn more about Vlocity.
We are currently looking for a General Counsel to lead our highly talented Legal department.The position reports to the COO and Co-Founder and will be a key member of our senior management team. The General Counsel will be a trusted advisor across the organization, providing valuable insights and actions on company policy, commercial agreements, intellectual property, privacy, employment, corporate and other matters. This role requires a high degree of creativity, analytical skills and negotiating acumen, along with a bias for forging positive relationships with customers, partners and colleagues. This job is located in San Francisco.
About the Role.
Our General Counsel will be steadfastly focused on the following activities:
Structuring and managing the company's internal legal function and staff.
Overseeing the selection, retention, management and evaluation of all outside counsel.
Developing and managing all legal-related corporate policies, procedures, programs and contractual frameworks to support the US and international operations of the business.
Directly serving as key adviser on all major business transactions including customer contracts and partnerships, and finding creative solutions to complex commercial and legal issues.
Advising on legal aspects of the company's financing and capital structure, including assessing and advising on current and future corporate structures and legal entities.
Working closely and collaborating with all functions throughout the company on business and product initiatives to ensure compliance with regulatory and contractual obligations.
Overseeing matters related to intellectual property protection and compliance, including patent, trademark, copyright, trade secrets and privacy.
Building close relationships with company personnel around the world, with a willingness to travel as necessary to resolve important matters and build our business.
Our General Counsel will possess the following experiences, characteristics and interests:
- J.D. with exceptional academic credentials and at least 7 years of relevant
experience as a GC, preferably at a high-growth technology company.
Ability to work out of San Francisco HQ offices on a daily basis.
Admitted, active and in good standing with the California state bar.
Proven success managing attorneys and supervising support staff at a major law firm or in-house with a corporation.
Ability to manage outside legal resources in a cost-effective and productive manner.
Passion for innovative technology and the challenges of serving a dynamic, hyper-growth company.
Ability to focus on details while never losing sight of the big picture.
Strong desire to create novel solutions to sophisticated matters.
A "can do" attitude that inspires others.
Insatiable intellectual curiosity.
Vlocity welcomes all. In our journey as a company -- and as individual Vlociters -- we recognize that our diversity is our strength. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including our decisions to recruit, hire, promote, transfer, discipline, or separate are based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees to bring their authentic selves to work every day. We provide accommodation for our Vlociters with disabilities both seen and unseen in the spirit and letter of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Concord's corporate headquarters are based in Raleigh North Carolina in the northeast suburb of Wakefield.
With 112 operating hotels across North America, Concord Hospitality has established excellent recognition in hospitality. Owning, managing and developing hotels in national brands such as Marriott, Hyatt, Hilton and Choice, Concord has won recognition and accolades as a premier builder and developer of quality properties with a reputation for professionalism, timeliness and exceeding expectations.
The General Counsel will be responsible for legal matters related to all of Concord's business activities including hotel development, franchise agreements, management agreements, vendor contracts, lodging operations, dispute resolution, and compliance with local, state, and federal laws. The General Counsel will also be involved as a lawyer and business person directly in Concord's business transactions and will be expected to interact with Concord's existing and potential business partners.
Oversees and directs the selection, retention, management and evaluation of all outside counsel to ensure proper handling of matters where counsel is retained, while shifting management of certain activities in-house.
Oversees legal aspects of purchase and sale transactions, including management of outside counsel and participating in the negotiation of purchase and sales agreements.
Drafts, reviews and participate in negotiation of operating, hotel management and project management agreements.
Oversee the liquor license procurement process through the management of outside counsel and oversight of in-house resources.
Oversees the formation, maintenance and dissolution of legal entities (200+) for the various development/ownership partnership structures.
Provides advice to members of the various hotel executive teams about contract interpretations and disputes, and various other hotel operations related matters.
Partners with Human Resources to ensure appropriate handling of employment issues concerning compensation plans, hiring, terminations, discrimination, wage & hour issues, disability accommodation, state and federal compliance and investigations.
Acts as Corporate Compliance Officer; ensures compliance with laws, regulations and good corporate governance; anticipates and guards against legal risks and exposures to the company.
Performs all functions of a corporate secretary, including coordination of meeting calendars and agendas, preparation of meeting materials, recordkeeping associated with board and committee meetings.
Communicates and regularly coordinates with the parent company's legal department.
5+ years of experience, J.D. from accredited school and membership in one state bar are required.
Ability to identify legal risks and consider alternative structures and strategies to accurately reflect commercial decisions and mitigate risk.
Ability to effectively manage a high volume of complex and diverse matters in a timely manner, while providing support and counsel to multiple teams.
Strong negotiation, written and verbal communication skills.
Unquestioned integrity and excellent judgment.
Prior experience in real estate development and experience in hospitality are a strong plus.
The Concord Package
Our Benefit Package is part of our great offerings as an employer! Our associates enjoy full benefits through Cigna with our comprehensive health plan (medical, prescription, dental and vision). We provide medical concierge service, FSA account options, ST/LT Disability, 401K with matching funds, training and excellent career growth options. Our health benefits kick in 7 days after you start! Every full time associate receives a life insurance policy that matches their annual salary (complimentary) as well as 7 complimentary Concord Hotel stays annually. We work with a PTO plan that provides you sick and vacation days rolled into one plan which you start earning PTO hours on your very first paycheck. We provide great avenues for reward and recognition including our annual corporate office bonus plan with a February distribution.
Corporate Office Environment
Concord's Corporate Office promotes our culture on a daily basis. As One Team we are involved in all aspects of our 5-6-4 Mission participating in community service through partnerships such as Meals on Wheels, Ronald McDonald House and of course our annual Share Day in June with Feed the Children and Rebuilding Together. Working as a representative of the corporate office exposures one to all the wonderful components that make our company successful. You'll have the ability to work alongside Concord departments of accounting, IT, development, finance, sales & marketing and more. You'll understand how this corporate team of 150+ associates help support the hotel operations across North America and each other. You will also have the opportunity to work with our hotels - the heart of our company - as you travel to work on development sites and renovations of our existing business units. Where ever in the company you are, you'll find the commonality is that we are one collective team at Concord providing 100% great work ethic every day!
The Concord Culture
Concord Hospitality invests in our associates by providing training and development at all levels, from interns to executive leaders. Our "Associate First" culture supports and inspires personal development both within the workplace and beyond. Concord's associates are what our company is built on, and we strive to recognize them for their hard work, dedication, and commitment to excellence. We value work life balance, diversity, and our commitment to provide the best customer service and quality accommodations in every market we exist. Concord is built on 5 cornerstones: Quality, Integrity, Community, Profitability and FUN! Our associates say it best and their love of working for our company is best presented in our company cheer heard throughout North America --- "We Are Concord!"
Spin operates electric scooters in cities and campuses nationwide, bringing sustainable last-mile mobility solutions to diverse communities. Recognized for its consistent cooperation and collaboration with cities, Spin partners closely with transportation planners, elected officials, community groups, and university administrators to bring stationless mobility options to streets in a responsible and carefully orchestrated manner.
Based in San Francisco, Spin is a diverse team of engineers, designers, urban planners, policymakers, lawyers and operators with experience from Y Combinator, Lyft, Uber, local and federal government, and the transportation advocacy world. Spin was known for launching the first stationless mobility program in Seattle, and has since expanded to become the exclusive electric scooter partner in mid-sized cities like Coral Gables, Florida and Lexington, Kentucky, and one of a few permitted scooter operators in large cities like Denver, Detroit, and Washington, D.C. The team embeds in cities and neighborhoods to understand their specific transportation needs, and hires locally from the community.
Spin is expanding quickly and looking for top-tier talent to help us bring affordable and accessible transportation options to cities and define what future safe streets will look like.
Spin is hiring an experienced General Counsel. An ideal candidate must understand issues surrounding data privacy/protection, IP protection, possess a good understanding of consumer hardware and software businesses, international supply chains and sales channels, and must be able to provide strategic alternatives and ideas on both legal issues and business issues affected by legal considerations.
Providing advice and counsel to all levels of management on the business environment, challenges, and corporate objectives
Take an active effort in developing strategies, systems, and processes that will minimize the sources and degree of risk faced by the company on a daily basis while maintaining business objectives
Address pertinent issues relevant to business and product initiatives including: Intellectual property protection, product compliance and safety requirements, consumer privacy and data protection
Review, draft, negotiate, and execute business agreements, contracts, licenses, and other legal agreements with partners and investors
Manage employment pre-litigation and litigation, including pre-litigation & agency charges (DLSE, EEOC, DOL, OSHA, etc.), discovery, motion practice, witness preparation, and trial strategies
Partner closely with members of the People Operations Team to provide legal advice on a broad range of employment issues, such as wage and hour, employee relations investigations, pay equity, & recruiting and hiring
Work and build trust with cross-functional partners from teams across the legal department and the company
Work closely with and sometimes manage outside counsel
Approving and providing, as needed, oversight in major capital expenditures, acquisitions and divestitures
5+ years practicing law at a leading law firm and/or in-house
J.D. from a top-tier law school and a member of the California bar
A proven background in one or more of the diverse areas of the law in which the organization's General Counsel practices including, but not limited to, general corporate, human resources, contract law, nonprofit governance, legislative policy advocacy, and tax law (501c3/501c4)
Demonstrated ability to spot potential issues, research new areas, develop new expertise and tap internal and external resources to find solutions across a broad array of issues
Excellent problem-solving capabilities, judgment, communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
Ability to operate autonomously while being a team player who brings a positive attitude to the workplace
Comfortable operating in a fast-paced, rapidly-evolving workplace
Full comprehension of the influences of the external environment of a corporation
Demonstrated work helping companies understand and shape municipal government policy
Litigation experience a plus
Benefits & Perks
Opportunity to join a fast-growing startup and help shape and establish the company's industry leadership
Competitive health benefits
Daily catered lunch
Unlimited PTO for salaried roles
Commuter stipend plus pre-tax benefits
Monthly cell phone bill stipend
CBO seeks an experienced attorney to fill the position of General Counsel. The General Counsel will serve as CBO's principal legal officer and an integral part of the agency's leadership team.
He or she will advise CBO's management and staff about a broad range of legal issues in a fast-paced and complex environment. The General Counsel also will help interpret and analyze legislative proposals and advise CBO's employees about areas of the law addressed in the cost estimates and reports that the agency prepares for the Congress. In addition, he or she will provide formal and informal advice in all areas of law affecting CBO's operations, including appropriations, ethics, federal contracting, employment, litigation, privacy, and data use.
The General Counsel will have contact with government officials at various levels, the private bar, the public, and Congressional staff members. He or she also will supervise CBO's legal and acquisitions staff.
Candidates for this position must have graduated from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and be a member in good standing of the bar in a state, a territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Candidates must have substantial experience in appropriations law.
Experience with the federal budget process, House and Senate procedures, and the Congressional Accountability Act is desirable. Candidates should be able to:
Advise senior management and staff and present legally sound conclusions, orally and in writing, in a clear, precise, and persuasive manner tailored to the intended audience;
Analyze all legal issues related to CBO's operations and develop practical solutions;
Interpret legislative proposals and provide counsel regarding significant legal decisions, scorekeeping guidelines, and relevant budget laws on very short deadlines;
Serve as CBO's primary ethics officer and provide advice about the ethics laws and rules that apply to CBO's employees and consultants, especially regarding conflicts of interest and political activity;
Supervise CBO's acquisitions, negotiate contracts, and enhance the agency's access to information from other federal agencies and private sources; and
Manage and motivate a highly skilled staff, help them develop professionally, and encourage collaboration both inside and outside the organization.
Applicants will be evaluated comprehensively on the basis of their experience, education, awards, and training. Candidates with experience involving direct interaction with clients and in various areas of law, rather than in a narrow specialty, are highly desirable. Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain a top secret security clearance.
Salary and Benefits
The salary is competitive with those of Senior Executive Service positions and will be commensurate with education, experience, and other qualifications. CBO offers excellent benefits and an appealing work environment.
How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter, a résumé, salary history, and contact information for three references online at www.cbo.gov/careers by June 24, 2019 to ensure consideration. This management position is not governed by the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 as made applicable to CBO by the Congressional Accountability Act, as amended.
Annita Gulati Cox, Washington, DC, 202-226-2628, email@example.com.
The General Counsel is responsible for leading corporate strategic and tactical legal initiatives. The General Counsel provides senior management with effective advice on company strategies and their implementation, manages the legal function, and obtains and oversees the work of outside counsel. They are directly involved in complex business transactions in negotiating critical contracts.
Participates in the definition and development of corporate policies, procedures and programs and provides continuing counsel and guidance on legal matters and on legal implications of all matters
Serves as key lawyer/legal advisor on all major business transactions
Judges the merits of court cases filed against or on behalf of the company, works with appropriate executive(s) to define a strategic defense and approves settlements of disputes where warranted
Assumes ultimate responsibility for ensuring that the company conducts its business in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
Structures and manages the company's internal legal functions across a variety of departments
Assist in development and implementation of and training related to the company's policies and procedures
Oversees the selection, retention, management and evaluation of outside counsel
Advises on legal aspects of the company's financing, including assessing and advising on current and future business structures and legal entities
Provides oversight to the company's insurance and risk management programs
Leads the company's real estate lease development and renewal processes
Previous Experience and Educational Requirements
Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school
Five or more years of related legal experience in a law firm or corporate legal department
Experience negotiating and drafting commercial real estate leases and real estate asset acquisitions and sales
Preferred Skills and Qualifications
Exceptional business acumen and leadership skills that earn the trust and respect of the Board, senior leadership team and employees at all levels
Experience working on matters of corporate governance and with a board of directors
Experience with cost-effective management of outside legal resources
Must be proactive, innovative, self-directed, client-oriented, and possess good business judgment
Must be able to work independently to achieve goals and objectives
Strong written and oral communications skills are essential
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel required
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