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Associate/Assistant General Counsel (commensurate with experience)

Publicado por
Human Rights Campaign
Washington, DC
Publicado hace 26 días

We strongly encourage people of color, transgender and non-binary people to apply. HRC is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone, including non-LGBTQ+ people, to join our team.

Position Summary:

The General Counsel’s Office at the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is involved in all aspects of the work of the organization and is growing. This Associate General Counsel position works

in the Office of the General Counsel and will interact with and support various departments across the organization. This position requires a broad range of knowledge, strong research

and analytic skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks at the same time. The successful candidate must have the ability to absorb and apply legal concepts quickly and to communicate

those concepts to staff throughout the organization in a way that is understandable and easy to follow and retain.

The Associate General Counsel will be expected to provide legal counsel on a wide range of subjects, including board governance, nonprofit tax law, data privacy and cybersecurity, labor

and employment law, risk management, compliance with federal, state and local laws, policies and procedures and legal and business strategies. Integral to the position will be reviewing and

negotiating contracts, including complex commercial contracts, event contracts and general vendor and professional services agreements.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Draft, negotiate, and review a broad range of contracts and agreements on behalf of the organization
  • Provide advice and counsel on the wide variety of corporate law topics, including but not
  • limited to:
  • nonprofit tax law
  • board governance
  • labor and employment law
  • data privacy and cybersecurity
  • intellectual property law
  • insurance
  • corporate litigation matters
  • risk management
  • compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations
  • business strategy and program structure
  • Advise on legal risks and liabilities associated with the organization’s strategic priorities
  • Anticipate and advise on discrete legal issues for the organization
  • Draft and implement policies and procedures
  • Conduct trainings on a broad range of legal issues
  • Support HRC’s General Counsel’s Office on other functions as needed
  • Manage outside counsel as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Qualifications/Minimum Requirements:

  • At least three years’ experience working at a law firm and/or in-house legal department
  • Previous corporate law experience; non-profit tax law experience a plus
  • A law degree (J.D.) from an ABA-accredited law school
  • Admitted to practice and in good standing in at least one U.S. state bar (D.C. preferred)
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills, along with ability to communicate with others at all levels of the organization
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent judgment, high emotional intelligence, political sensitivity, and ability to maintain confidentiality and act collaboratively
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word) and Google Apps (Gmail, Google Docs and Drive)
  • Experience with LexisNexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg and other web-based research tools.
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships across all business units
  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, high activity environment
  • 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
  • Commitment to HRC’s mission of promoting equality for all LGBTQ+ people
  • Strong interest in and knowledge of the rapidly changing LGBTQ+ equality movement.

Must provide cover letter, resume and writing sample with your submission. 


All positions at the Human Rights Campaign may require travel on a regular basis or periodically. Where the need arises for business travel, appropriate compensation as outlined by the Fair Labor Standards Act will apply.

No phone calls or emails, please. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to queries about application status. 

We strongly encourage people of color, transgender and non-binary people to apply. HRC is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone, including non-LGBTQ+ people, to join our team.

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El trabajo se puede realizar en o cerca de Washington, DC
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Washington, DC, USA

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