Major, Lindsey & Africa has been retained on an exclusive basis to conduct a search for a General Counsel for our client, University of Southern California (“USC”) to be located in Los Angeles, California.
Reporting to President Dr. Carol Folt, and as the University’s chief legal officer, the General Counsel will serve as an advisor and counselor to the President, the Board of Trustees and other senior leaders on a broad range of legal issues. The General Counsel will also lead and manage the Office of the General Counsel (“OGC”) and ensure that the University maintains the legal resources and expertise necessary to meet its needs. In addition to legal expertise and technical abilities, the General Counsel is expected to be an ambassador of USC’s values, lead the OGC with integrity and demonstrate a high standard of professional ethics. The successful candidate will have passion for the academic and research missions of the University and will appreciate the University’s unique relationship to its students, the community and the region.
The successful candidate will have at least 20 years of sophisticated legal experience, with significant experience handling complex litigation and investigations whether in private practice or an in-house legal department. The ideal candidate will have experience building, developing and managing a sizable legal team. Prior experience in higher education is a plus.
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