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Garrison & Sisson has been exclusively engaged to assist the Obama Foundation in its search for a Deputy General Counsel. Reporting directly to the Foundation’s General Counsel, the DGC will assume responsibility for oversight of all Obama Presidential Center related legal workstreams and management of legal personnel. Global in scope, the Foundation’s mission and activities encompass the design, construction and operation of the Obama Presidential Center as well as a full slate of domestic and international civic engagement programming.
Selective Responsibilities Include:
Leading policy or process improvement initiatives in collaboration with the GC to ensure that the Foundation’s legal strategy addresses all issues and is consistently and effectively updated, implemented and enforced
Serving as the substantive legal expert in all 501(c)(3) compliance matters
Minimum of eight plus years of relevant practice experience, ideally including prior experience with an AmLaw 50 law firm as well as tenure in a for-profit or not-for-profit entity
Expertise in 501(c)(3) compliance
To Be Considered for the Obama Foundation Deputy General Counsel Position:
Garrison & Sisson is the exclusive firm handling this search (please refrain from contacting Foundation Board members or employees directly as all inquiries will be redirected to Garrison & Sisson). If you are interested in considering this position, you may apply through email by sending your resume and a brief cover letter describing the compatibility of your experience with the Responsibilities and Requirements referenced above to firstname.lastname@example.org. In light of the anticipated volume of responses, phone calls seeking preliminary information regarding this role cannot be accommodated. All inquiries will be treated in confidence.
Job ID: 26763
Internal Number: 26763
About Garrison & Sisson
Garrison & Sisson was established in 1986, and the Firm has placed over 350 attorneys in corporate legal departments throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. Our corporate clients include public and private corporate entities, not-for-profits, management consulting firms and trade associations. Our recruiting specialists include former practicing attorneys with experience in law firms and corporate legal departments. In-house attorney placement constitutes approximately 40% of the Firm’s business on an annual basis. Garrison & Sisson has consistently been voted the Best DC Legal Recruiting Firm by the National Law Journal/Legal Times (2011-Present). Additionally, Garrison & Sisson is certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) as a Women’s Business Enterprise.