World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world's leading conservation organization, seeks an Associate General Counsel at our Washington, DC office. The incumbent provides a full range of in-house legal services to WWF-US management and other staff, with emphases in intellectual property; non-profit tax; corporate governance; charitable giving; litigation; technology; employment; and contracts and grants.
Provides sound and constructive advice on legal and risk issues to colleagues in headquarters and field offices of WWF.
Authors clear and precise memoranda and legal briefs as needed.
Oversees defense and prosecution of litigation, including discovery, as needed.
Reviews and negotiates non-standard and high-dollar contracts, vendor agreements, grant agreements, MOUs, and other legal agreements. Advises on contract issues, including compliance, amendment, termination, and bankruptcy.
Provides advice on intellectual property matters, including trademark filings and infringements and copyright advice and compliance.
Keeps abreast of proposed legislation and regulations that may have an impact upon the organization, including state and federal regulation of charities and charitable solicitation.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Law Degree and D.C. bar membership (or ability to become member of DC bar.) and five years of experience in relevant practice area(s) are required.
Exceptionally strong and effective writer.
Top-flight legal research and analysis skills.
Excellent judgment, with an ability to assess risk and provide alternatives.
Fluency in Spanish a significant plus.
Strong ability to work well with others and lead through influence.
Organized, driven, and able to effectively manage multiple matters efficiently.
Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page, Requisition #19086
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As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or protected Veteran status.
Our planet faces many big conservation challenges. No one person or organization can tackle these challenges alone, but together we can.
For more than 50 years, WWF has been protecting the future of nature.
The world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by over 1 million members in the United States and six million globally. WWF’s unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science, and involves action and partnership at every level from local to global to ensure the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature.
Protecting natural areas and wild populations of plants and animals, including endangered species, Promoting more efficient use of resources and energy & the maximum reduction of pollution, Promoting sustainable approaches to the use of renewable resources