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Job Summary: Direct ACC’s legal resources function, so that it provides best-in-class resources to ACC’s members regarding the unique areas of in-house practice. This position requires a significant amount of writing.
Direct ACC’s legal resources function, in order to provide practical tools and resources to in-house counsel around the world.
Develop a content strategy for ACC’s legal resources, so that members experience a coherent approach to our production and distribution of legal resources.
Draft first-class ACC-branded resources, based on member input and benchmarking and other sources, tackling topics and areas at the heart of in-house practice, such as, but not limited to, law department management, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, compliance, contracts, labor & employment, corporate governance, and internal investigations.
Work with ACC’s members to submit their own forms and policies into a resource library for the benefit of other members.
Partner with other organizations that provide first-class resources, in order to ensure ACC’s members have easy access to those resources, as well.
Leverage ACC’s wealth of data to ensure that both the nature and quality of resources produced by ACC are aligned with member expectations.
Exploit cutting-edge technology to deliver content and information to our members via vehicles besides PDFs, DOCs and PPTs.
Manage the legal resources budget to ensure that it meets the expectation of the Executive Team and ACC’s finance division.
Serve as point of contact for ACC’s legal resources function with other ACC staff and ACC’s members.
Other duties, as assigned.
Supervises Manager of Legal Resources, Legal Resources Coordinator and independent contractors, as appropriate
Education: Juris Doctor Required
Work Experience: 10+ years experience
Fluency in English and a second language required, with a preference for French, German, Cantonese and/or Mandarin.
Understand unique nature of in-house practice and issues confronting the global business community.
Writing Expertise: Ability to write clearly and persuasively. Ability to succinctly synthesize various sources.
Excellent strategic, organizational and prioritizing skills.
Project Management: Understands and applies principles of estimating, budgeting and work scheduling when managing projects. Understands expected outcomes and inspects work of others to ensure results match expectations before accepting work as final.
Possess prior experience in supervising staff, or organizing and motivating groups of professionals brought together for a specific purpose.
Technology: Effectively uses Internet and/or computer technology and demonstrates comfort with technological tools and concepts. Demonstrates familiarity with products, services, and online resources in the legal area.
Experience managing projects with cross-functional teams and successfully communicating and interacting with members representing other functions within the organization.
Excellent public speaking skills.
Incumbent is expected to perform by assuming significant responsibility, having a strong sense of initiative, working with a high degree of independence, and making important and well thought out decisions and successfully directing significant courses of action on behalf of ACC with minimal supervision. Incumbent must demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to get along with diverse constituencies and personalities, including the Board, members, staff, and contacts at external organizations.
About Association of Corporate Counsel
The Association of Corporate Counsel is the in-house bar association, serving the professional needs of attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations and other private sector organizations worldwide. The association promotes the common interests of its members, contributes to their continuing education, seeks to improve the understanding of the role of in-house attorneys, and encourages advancements in standards of corporate legal practice. Since its establishment in 1982, the ACC has grown to over 29,000 members who represent over 10,000 organizations in over 75 countries.