• Associate General Counsel

    Location
    US-NY-New York
    Job ID #
    2018-3564
    HQ / Initiative
    Legal
  • About the Clinton Foundation

    Building on a lifetime of public service, President Clinton established the Clinton Foundation on the simple belief that everyone deserves a chance to succeed, everyone has a responsibility to act, and we all do better when we work together. For nearly two decades, that premise has energized the work of the Foundation in overcoming complex challenges and improving the lives of people across the United States and around the world.

     

    As an operating foundation, we work on issues directly or with strategic partners from the business, government, and nonprofit sectors to create economic opportunity, improve public health, and inspire civic engagement and service. Our programs are designed to make a real difference today while serving as proven models for tomorrow. The goal of every effort is to use available resources to get better results faster – at the lowest possible cost.

     

    We firmly believe that when diverse groups of people bring resources together in the spirit of true cooperation, transformative ideas will emerge to drive life-changing action.

     

    Learn more at http://www.clintonfoundation.org, on Facebook at Facebook.com/ClintonFoundation and on Twitter @ClintonFdn.

    Overview

    Reporting to the General Counsel (GC), the Associate General Counsel partners with colleagues to foster strategic and legal risk management, sound decision making and creative problem solving. The role assists the GC in the management of the Foundation’s day-to-day legal affairs, administration of Foundation policies and procedures, and identification and management of compliance and operational risks to the Foundation. In addition, the Associate General Counsel drafts and negotiates contracts and partnership agreements, advises on employee related matters and assists with preparation and management of Board materials,

    Responsibilities

    1. General Compliance:

     

    • Identify and manage legal, reputational and compliance risk to the Foundation.
    • Understand Foundation practices and work with the GC to maintain and enhance the framework for legal policies and to mitigate risks appropriately.
    • Assist the GC in maintaining and training on policies and procedures.

     

    2. Employment Matters:


    • Serve as a legal resource for HR and Foundation leadership on employee relations matters, benefits, compensation, wage and hour laws, status of independent contractors, and other employment regulations.
    • Stay up-to-date on relevant federal, state, and local laws, and develop/maintain a strong understanding of employment law.
    • Create and deliver training to HR and Foundation staff on employment and compliance related matters.

     

    3. Contract Drafting and Review:

     

    • Draft, negotiate, and/or review commercial and partnership agreements with third parties both domestically and outside the US.
    • Troubleshoot contract disputes.
    • Problem solve to minimize the Foundation’s exposure to legal or financial risk.

     

    4. Governance:

     

    • Prepare materials for Board and Committee meetings.
    • Compile and synthesize Board materials including minutes.
    • Manage Conflicts of Interest disclosure process for Board Members and key employees
    • Advise on issues around charity regulations and tax exemption including state registrations, international NGO registrations, and matters related to Foundation’s tax-exempt status.

     

    • Legal research. 
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    1. Education (Minimum Needed and Type of Degree Needed):

     

    • Minimum Required: Law Degree, Admission in good standing to the NYS Bar.

     

    2. Work Experience (Minimum Needed):

     

    • Minimum Required: A minimum of 4 years of experience in the practice of law, preferably at least 2 years of law firm experience.
    • Experience in at least one or more of the following is strongly preferred: employment law, commercial contracts, international compliance, tax exempt entities.
    • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills as well as project management skills are essential.

     

     

    3. Skills (e.g. Level of Judgment Required, Ability to Direct, Work Independently, Multi-Task, etc.):

     

    • Project Management: ability to drive a project to completion in collaboration with colleagues and third parties
    • Multi-Tasking: effectively manage a variety of matters and assignments and meet multiple deadlines at once.
    • Strategic Thinker: approach legal problems with creativity and strategic thinking
    • Presence: strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Judgment: assess and manage risks, foster sound decision making
    • Exceptional work ethic and attention to detail.

     

    4. Special Skills (Technical or Advanced)

     

    •Excellent legal research skills

    Physical and Other Requirements

    • Office Environment

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    The Clinton Foundation maintains a strong policy of equal opportunity in employment. It is our objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits, and terminations.

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