Associate Counsel or Deputy General Counsel

Airports Council International -NA
Washington, DC
Aug 06, 2022
Aug 09, 2022
Full Time
Responsibilities and Functions Based on the level of the successful candidate's knowledge and experience, assist ACI-NA's General Counsel in some or all of the following duties: advising ACI-NA, the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee, the President, and staff on airport and organizational legal matters; supporting the work of the various Board committees, and keeping accurate records and minutes of all Board of Directors meetings; supporting the work of ACI-NA educational and relief foundations; handling of ACI-NA legal matters and managing the work of specialized outside counsel; supporting ACI-NA's administrative and business departments in Washington and Ottawa, including handling HR matters, and drafting and reviewing external contracts (eg, with service providers, hotels, and event venues) and internal administrative policies; working with ACI-NA's Government and Political Affairs team, reviewing and drafting legislative text, and providing lobbying support; managing ACI-NA Legal Committee, including planning and supporting Committee and Legal Steering Group meetings, and organizing ACI-NA legal conferences, workshops, and webinars; interacting with ACI-NA members to answer questions regarding airport law and regulatory policy, and informing ACI-NA members of significant legal decisions, and new laws and regulations impacting airports; interacting with, and providing legal support to, the various ACI-NA committees, task forces, and working groups; representing ACI-NA members' interest before the federal courts and federal agencies; drafting and reviewing comments to proposed new federal rules, advisory circulars, and policies affecting airports, seeking and incorporating member input, and forming and coordinating coalitions for submitting comments; managing the drafting of court briefs in support of ACI-NA members regarding significant legal issues, and working with outside counsel and Legal Committee volunteers to edit briefs; representing ACI-NA before other organizations such as American Bar Association Air & Space Law Forum, Federal Bar Association Transportation and Transportation Security Section, Transportation Research Board Airport Cooperative Research Program, etc.; and performing other appropriate duties and functions as assigned based on experience or interest, or as may be required. The successful applicant will report to the ACI-NA General Counsel. To be considered, a candidate must be admitted to the DC Bar or have the ability to waive-in, and must have good academic credentials, clear oral and written communication skills, a demonstrable interest in aviation or airport law and policy, and at least 3 years' (for Associate Counsel) or 7 years' (for Deputy General Counsel) experience in the practice of law. Knowledge of airport law or trade association matters, or transferable skills, is a plus.