The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is the world's largest organization serving the professional and business interests of attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations, associations, nonprofits and other private-sector organizations around the globe.
Assist the General Counsel in leading the organization’s legal and regulatory advocacy, in coordination with association members and other CLA professionals. Manage outside counsel representing CLA in litigation, including budgeting responsibility. Provide legal oversight for the preparation of regulatory comments and other advocacy communications. Assist General Counsel in providing legal and compliance support to the organization.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following, all to be performed under the supervision of the General Counsel. Other duties may be assigned. Under the ADA, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Manage litigation matters, including budgets, outside counsel and communication with staff, members and other stakeholders.
Prepare, review, and update contracts, agreements, MOUs, etc.
Provide legal review of regulatory comments, communications materials, and other association documents.
Provide legal support for state and local government advocacy efforts.
Provide legal support for corporate compliance issues, e.g., employment, tax, etc.
Provide antitrust support for industry association committees.
Prepare minutes for CLA Board of Director meetings.
Provide staff support for law committee meetings, including management of agendas, minutes and presentations.
Oversee staff training on compliance matters.
Assist General Counsel in supervision of department staff and assign tasks as needed and appropriate.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed here are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required.
Ability to read, understand and interpret complex statutory, regulatory and other legal documents.
Attention to detail in composing, preparing and proofing materials, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines.
Ability to write committee minutes, issue papers, legal opinions, regulatory comments, corporate resolutions, and correspondence.
Understanding of corporate governance, especially in a trade association setting.
Excellent oral and written communications skills.
Strong organizational skills, project and time management skills and the ability to multi-task are essential.
Domestic travel anticipated to comprise no more than 10% of the position. No international travel anticipated.
Education, Work Experience and Licensure
Law degree from an ABA accredited law school.
4+ years of professional experience, preferably litigation, regulatory and/or antitrust (law firm, non-profit, or government).
Must be a member in good standing of the District of Columbia or Virginia Bar or a member in good standing of another U.S. State Bar and be eligible to waive into the District of Columbia or Virginia Bar.
Must have fluency and strong command of the English language.
The physical demands listed here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of his/her job. Under the ADA, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to sit for long periods of time, stand, travel up and down stairs, crouch, stoop and reach.
Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
The work environment characteristics listed here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Under the ADA, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The position requires considerable concentration and creativity. It is subject to stress caused by a changing environment, tight deadlines and workload.
Travel required for this position is light to moderate. At times travel may be expected on short notice. No international travel is anticipated. Travel and other work-related assignments may include weekends.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
About CropLife America
About CropLife AmericaCropLife America (CLA) is the national trade association that represents the manufacturers, formulators and distributors of pesticides. CLA’s member companies produce, sell, and distribute virtually all the vital and necessary crop protection and biotechnology products used by farmers, ranchers, and landowners. The association is governed by a board of directors that guides and defines our strategic goals. Our offices are in Washington, D.C.CLA encourages all types of farming and farming practices and supports environmental policies that are based on sound science, best practices and maintain farmers and companies’ competitive advantage. Collaboration and transparency are critical to our work. On behalf of our members, we provide legislative and regulatory advocacy, legal support, and communications outreach so that our member companies can provide the agricultural products and technology that are behind our safe food supply, and that reduce risks from destructive pests and diseases.Learn more about CLA or apply, please visit www.croplifeamerica.org/careers CropLife America and RISE provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for ...employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
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