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Deputy General Counsel

Humane Society of the United States

Humane Society of the United States

United States

Operations, administration, or HR







Mgmt responsibilities: 


Date posted:


None listed

About the Role

You will be responsible for:

Managing, advising, and providing legal advice and oversight to OGC lawyers with a goal towards providing HSUS and its affiliates legal advice on a wide variety of legal issues that apply to 501 (c) (3) and other tax-exempt organizations. In this role, the deputy general counsel is responsible for the following activities as they relate to in-house lawyers.

• Setting annual goals;
• Overseeing development plans;
• holding regular check-on meetings;
• Addressing performance issues;
• collecting, evaluating, and synthesizing feedback from department peers, subordinates, business colleagues and external lawyers;
• Conducting and documenting annual performance reviews;
• Succession planning;
• Keeping the General Counsel/CLO appropriately informed of the performance of the department’s inhouse lawyers and matters that may expose the organization to civil or criminal charges, violations or penalties, material financial liability, government scrutiny, disruptions to business operations, negative publicity raise ethics or compliance issues.

About the Organisation

The humane society we envision for animals will also be a better world for people, and it’s only through human efforts that we’ll get where we want to go. Because our advocacy is driven by people, we’re strongest when our people are empowered and valued. A work environment that fosters inclusion and collaboration energizes our teams, drives better thinking and makes our impact for animals more sustainable. Working with communities and stakeholders around the world, we integrate a wide range of cultural perspectives in our approach to create a humane and sustainable world for all animals. We are committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in every aspect of our work and at all levels of our organization. We recognize and respect the full spectrum of human qualities, so that the unique talents of all employees are dignified with equitable access to opportunities and an ability to contribute to our mission.

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