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Director of Legal and Corporate Affairs 


Position Objectives:

To direct the operations and business affairs of the Legal and Corporate Affairs Department, including the supervision of staff

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

• Manage and oversee the day-to-day operations of the Legal and Corporate Affairs Department
• Supervise attorneys and staff members assigned to matters under the areas of responsibility, including assigning, prioritizing, and reviewing projects
• Serve as the point of contact on corporate law matters when the general counsel is unavailable
• Provide legal advice and assistance on a wide range of issues that arise during the conduct of the organization's and its affiliates' charitable programs
• Represent and present on behalf of the Legal and Corporate Affairs Department to donors, public bodies, and the media
• Maintain and oversee the organization's and PETA's insurance and risk management programs
• Supervise maintenance of the organization's trademark registrations in the U.S. and international jurisdictions
• Coordinate and ensure compliance with corporate governance requirements for the organization and all domestic and international PETA-named affiliates
• Conduct legal research and provide advice on corporate issues pertaining to day-to-day operation including contracts, intellectual property, real estate, insurance, employment law, and tax-exempt organizations
• Research, interpret, and apply state and federal statutes and regulations, and applicable case law
• Communicate with prosecutors, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations on a variety of legal issues
• Assist PETA caseworkers, researchers, and campaigners with a wide array of legal issues that arise in their cases
• Draft correspondence, contracts, and applications
• Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

Position Requirements

• J.D. and a minimum of six years of relevant legal experience, including with tax-exempt organizations
• Member in good standing of a state bar
• Previous supervisory experience
• Proven effective leadership skills
• Proven excellent organizational, legal research, and writing skills
• Proven ability to handle multiple tasks within strict time constraints
• Support for PETA's philosophy and the ability to professionally advocate the organization's and PETA's positions on issues
• Commitment to the objectives of the organization

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Division PETA Foundation  
Location PETA Foundation - Washington, DC  

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