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Deputy General Counsel  

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Position Objectives:

• To strategize, create, and conduct impact animal protection litigation

• To supervise and coordinate all client litigation, both offensive and defensive, utilizing in-house and outside counsel

• To act on behalf of the general counsel when he or she is absent or unavailable


Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

• Develop and lead high-profile, strategic litigation for the advancement of animal protection under the law

• Coordinate and lead response to defensive litigation

• Conduct media interviews, including on-camera, and other public speaking about cases

• Identify, select, and manage outside litigation counsel on all matters under supervision

• Supervise all attorneys and staff members assigned to matters under the areas of responsibility and supply appropriate training

• Provide legal support to client management, campaigners, researchers, and caseworkers

• Research, interpret, and apply applicable federal and state statutes, regulations, and case law

• Report on weekly developments in all significant matters as well as future courses of action and related deadlines

• Monitor issues and cases for potential legal action

• Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

Position Requirements

• J.D. and a minimum of 10 years of litigation experience in both federal and state courts

• Member in good standing of a state bar

• Preferred experience in civil litigation, administrative law, constitutional law, and animal rights law

• Minimum of five years of supervisory or management experience

• Thorough knowledge of animal rights issues and PETA campaigns

• Proven excellent legal research and writing skills

• Proven excellent strategic-thinking and analytical skills

• Proven ability to handle multiple tasks within strict time constraints

• Professional appearance and adherence to a healthy vegan lifestyle

• Support for PETA's philosophy and the ability to professionally advocate 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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