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Counsel

Type Full-Time

Location District of Columbia - Washington

Job ID 94JH235150

Skills Government and Government Relations

2021-12-15 08:04:00

Washington, D.C. office of our client seeks counsel with 5+ years of experience working at a law firm and/or in-house legal department. The candidate works in the office of the General Counsel and will interact with and support various departments across the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Will ensure compliance with federal, state and local laws with regard to political activities, including campaign finance, lobbying, tax and ethics laws. Reviewing and negotiating contracts and providing corporate counsel support to the organization where and as needed. Maintain primary responsibility for providing political law counsel across the organization. Ensure that firm and its affiliated political action committees (PACs) comply with federal, state and local campaign finance laws, including laws governing coordinated and independent expenditure candidate activities, membership communications, political fundraising and ballot measure campaigns. Provide legal support for firms federal, state and local lobbying activities, including ensuring compliance with disclosure requirements and gifts and ethics rules. Ensure that firm and the firm foundation conduct activities consistent with tax laws governing exempt organizations, including operation of affiliated 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(3) organizations. Conduct legal review of grants and contributions to other exempt organizations. Collaborate with firms political departments to develop compliant strategies that help achieve electoral and legislative objectives. Conduct clearance of communications related to electoral and legislative activities. Review campaign finance, lobbying and tax filings, including Federal Election Commission and Lobbying Disclosure Act reports, state campaign finance and lobbying disclosures, and Form 990s. Draft, negotiate, and review a broad range of contracts and agreements on behalf of the organization. Provide legal advice and counsel on a variety of legal issues, including other regulatory matters. Advise on legal risks and liabilities associated with the organizations strategic priorities. Research, anticipate, and advise on discrete legal issues for the organization. Draft policies and procedures. Conduct trainings on a broad range of legal issues. Support firms General Counsels office on other functions as needed. Manage outside counsel as needed. Perform other duties as assigned. Previous political law experience (campaign finance, election, lobbying) at a law firm and/or in-house legal department required; non-profit tax law experience a plus. Should be admitted to practice and in good standing in at least one U.S. State Bar (D.C. preferred). Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word) and Google Apps (Gmail, Google Docs and Drive). Experience with LexisNexis, Westlaw and other web-based research tools essential.

The candidate should have a law degree (J.D.) from an ABA-accredited law school. Should have strong interpersonal and presentation skills, along with ability to communicate with others at all levels of the organization. Strong negotiating skills needed. Excellent analytical skills essential. Excellent writing skills needed. Excellent judgment, high emotional intelligence, political sensitivity, and ability to maintain confidentiality and act collaboratively essential. Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships across all business units needed. Should have ability to work independently with little or no supervision. Ability to work in a fast paced, high activity environment needed. Should have exceptional time-management skills, work ethic and ability to work under tight deadlines and multi-task. Ability to think creatively to provide business-oriented solutions that limit legal risks needed.

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