Assistant General Counsel
Company: League of Conservation Voters
Posted on: April 9, 2021
Reports To: General Counsel & SVP of Strategic Initiatives
Positions Reporting to this Position: Law Clerk Location: Flexible
Union Position: No Job Classification Level: M-I Salary Range
(depending on experience): $85,000-100,000 General Description: LCV
believes our earth is worth fighting for because everyone has a
right to clean air, water, and a safe, healthy community. To ensure
those rights are protected, we help people use their power to shape
policy, hold politicians and polluters accountable, and influence
elections. Our over 2 million members, our volunteers and staff,
and our more than 30 state affiliates (together, the Conservation
Voter Movement) work for a more just and equitable democracy, where
people-not polluters-determine our future. This movement is an
influential network in Washington, DC, in state capitals, and in
communities around the country. LCV is hiring an Assistant General
Counsel who will be responsible for providing legal counsel and
guidance of all LCV family organizations, including a 501(c)(3)
nonprofit corporation, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit corporation, a
connected federal political action committee, two independent
expenditure-only PACs, and two non-federal 527s. The Assistant
General Counsel will serve as the primary employment and labor
attorney within the Legal & Strategic Initiatives department,
joining two attorneys who lead the organizations' legal compliance
and risk management efforts. The role will also manage a portfolio
of additional issue areas including immigration, intellectual
property, cybersecurity and data privacy, insurance and other risk
management matters. The ideal candidate brings expertise in key
legal issue areas, and is an effective communicator who will embed
equity throughout their work. Responsibilities:
- Act as a key advisor on all employee relations and labor
management matters by providing day-to-day legal advice and
counseling on a wide range of activities and programs related to
employment, labor and human resources matters.
- Provide legal counsel on all aspects of employment-related
advice, including issues related to Title VII, the Americans with
Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Family
and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and other federal and state
- Conduct and assist in internal investigations, in collaboration
with the Human Resources team and other departments, including but
not limited to anti-harassment, EEO, and grievances, and help
resolve employee relations issues and complaints.
- Serve as primary lead within the department for immigration,
intellectual property, and cybersecurity matters, working with
outside counsel as appropriate.
- Center racial justice and equity in the design and execution of
work, staff engagement, and leadership, and contribute to the goal
of becoming an anti-racist organization.
- Draft and advise on the content of contractual documents,
including consulting agreements, operations-side contracts,
nondisclosure agreements, liability and other release forms, and
- Handle issues relating to interactions with federal and state
government agencies relating to employment and employment matters,
including subpoenas and information requests.
- Oversee and coordinate all legal matters handled by outside
counsel related to employment, labor, immigration, intellectual
property, and cybersecurity matters.
- Track laws, regulations, and litigation that affect the
organization's Human Resources and operational policies, and
collaborate with the Human Resources team in drafting
organizational and personnel policies and procedures in accordance
with applicable federal and state laws and regulations, and that
apply a racial justice & equity lens.
- Develop subject-matter expertise on organizational policies and
procedures and deliver training for staff on a variety of topics,
with a focus on employment law, that are designed to instill
organizational values and accountability.
- Monitor activities that relate to state affiliates and provide
guidance on joint activities, including joint employment.
- Lead or participate in other special projects and initiatives
- Provide and implement suggestions to increase efficiency and
effectiveness of office procedures.
- Recruit and supervise law clerk(s).
- Other duties as assigned. Qualifications:
- Education: JD degree from an accredited law school; bar
membership in good standing in at least one state required.
- Work Experience:
- Required: 2-5 years of legal experience with the range of
federal, state, and local laws that govern employment relationships
in the workplace, such as anti-discrimination and anti-harassment
law, wage and hour law, family and medical leave and sick and safe
leave laws, and labor law, as well as with workplace compliance
issues such as obligations under express and implied employment
contracts and best practices for handling discipline and
- Strongly Preferred: Experience conducting employment and/or
labor investigations in adherence to laws and regulations,
corporate policies, and collective bargaining grievance
- Preferred: Familiarity with tax exempt organization law and
issues around employee/cost sharing and joint employment.
Familiarity with immigration law.
- Required - Excellent verbal and written communication skills
and ability to translate legal concepts effectively with
non-lawyers. Demonstrates expertise in a variety of legal field's
concepts, practices, and procedures. Demonstrated relationship
building skills; solid judgment; critical thinking skills; a sense
of teamwork and community; ability to handle multiple tasks; highly
organized. Ability to participate effectively in fact-finding
investigations, present findings and develop related
recommendations. Deep understanding of structural and institutional
inequity and interpersonal power dynamics and the interplay with
our legal system. Demonstrated ability to build relationships with
staff at all levels, and to maintain confidentiality and
discretion. Strong legal research and writing competencies,
including Westlaw competency, with ability to draft, review, revise
and edit documents in Word, Excel, Google Drive and PowerPoint.
Ability to work under pressure under multiple deadlines.
- Preferred - Spanish language competency a plus.
- Cultural Competence: Demonstrated awareness of one's own
cultural identity, views about difference, and the ability to learn
and build on varying cultural and community norms. A commitment to
the complex understanding of racial justice and the urgency of
confronting institutional racism and inequity within our political
system. Commitment to equity and inclusion as organizational
practice and culture. Understanding of the ways in which principles
of racial justice and equity are vital to addressing climate change
- Conditions: Able to work hours in excess of stated office hours
as needed; ability and willingness to travel potentially up to 10%
of time. Please note that all LCV staff are currently working
remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. To Apply: Send cover letter
and resume to email@example.com with "Assistant General Counsel" in the
subject line no later than March 7, 2021. No phone calls please.
LCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just,
equitable and inclusive workplace.
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