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Associate General Counsel

Animal Legal Defense Fund

Animal Legal Defense Fund

United States

Government, policy, lobbying, or legal







Mgmt responsibilities: 


Date posted:


Not listed

About the Role

What you’ll be doing

You will provide the Animal Legal Defense Fund with guidance and counsel to internal stakeholders on a range of matters, which may include general operations and administration, nonprofit governance, contracts, fundraising, labor and employment, litigation, intellectual property, tax, data privacy and cybersecurity, and lobbying.

You will report to: General Counsel

You will be responsible for…

· Advising ALDF on all aspects of day-to-day legal issues, including labor and employment, contracts, insurance, intellectual property, nonprofit corporate governance, lobbying, privacy and security, and lobbying.

· Establishing, implementing, and updating ALDF policies and procedures to mitigate risk and ensure compliance with various legal requirements and best practices.

· Providing timely and comprehensive advice on labor and employment matters to the human resources department, to facilitate compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

· Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a variety of contracts and other agreements requested by various departments across the organization, and overseeing the contract management function.

· Providing counsel and drafting and reviewing agreements related to charitable fundraising, to ensure compliance with laws and regulations governing charitable solicitation, tax issues, and bequests.

· Drafting memoranda, correspondence, standard operating procedures, policy documents, and other written materials.

· Conducting timely legal research into unique legal issues that arise in the course of operating a nonprofit animal advocacy organization.

· Assisting with various administrative tasks from time to time, including updating internal monitoring systems relating to contracts and lobbying.

· Advising and counseling on various intellectual property matters relating to trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and licensing.

· Consulting, coordinating with, and supervising outside counsel as needed.

· Working with the General Counsel manage the in-house legal department, assisting the General Counsel with the development and management of the annual department budget and developing and implementing new practices to improve efficiency.

· When requested, providing services to the Animal Legal Defense Legislative Fund, a 501(c)(4) organization.

· Performing other duties as assigned.

About the Organisation

The Animal Legal Defense Fund’s mission is to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system. The Animal Legal Defense Fund accomplishes this mission by filing high-impact lawsuits to protect animals from harm, providing free legal assistance and training to prosecutors to assure that animal abusers are held accountable for their crimes, supporting tough animal protection legislation and fighting legislation harmful to animals, and providing resources and opportunities to law students and professionals to advance the emerging field of animal law.

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