Assistant General Counsel
Company: CropLife America & RISE
Posted on: May 12, 2022
Assist the General Counsel in leading the organization's legal
and regulatory advocacy, in coordination with association members
and other CropLife America (CLA) professionals. Manage outside
counsel representing CLA in litigation, including budgeting
responsibility. Provide legal oversight for the preparation of
regulatory comments and other advocacy communications. Assist
General Counsel in providing legal and compliance support to the
organization. Lead committees and communicate with members as
Manage litigation matters, including budgets, outside counsel and
communication with staff, members and other stakeholders.
Provide legal review of regulatory comments, communications
materials, and other association documents.
Monitor, review and analyze relevant regulatory initiatives,
including the identification of emerging policy issues, to
determine potential impacts on the crop protection industry, and in
coordination with CLA staff and members, develop comments or other
response, as appropriate.
Provide legal support for state and local government advocacy
Build on and maintain contact with key regulatory officials
important to achievement of CropLife America's objectives under the
direction of the General Counsel.
Provide antitrust support for industry association committees.
Prepare minutes for CLA Board of Director meetings.
Serve as staff liaison and assist with the management of the Law
and Biodiversity Committees, or other committees as needed.
Assist staff in organizing informational panels on topics of
interest to CLA members.
Assist General Counsel in supervision of department staff and
assign tasks as needed and appropriate.
Law degree from an ABA accredited law school.
3 - 5 years of professional experience, preferably litigation,
regulatory and/or antitrust (law firm, non-profit, or
Must be a member in good standing of the Virginia Bar or a member
in good standing of another U.S. State Bar and be eligible to waive
into the Virginia Bar.
Ability to read, understand and interpret complex statutory,
regulatory and other legal documents.
Attention to detail in composing, preparing and proofing materials,
establishing priorities and meeting deadlines.
Ability to write committee minutes, issue papers, legal opinions,
regulatory comments, corporate resolutions, and correspondence with
few edits or corrections.
Understanding of corporate governance, especially in a trade
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Mastery of communications and organizational platforms such as
Teams, OnBoard, Concur.
Positive attitude, strong organizational skills, project and time
management skills and the ability to multi-task are essential.
Domestic travel anticipated to comprise no more than 20% of the
position. No international travel anticipated.
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