Associate Counsel or Deputy General Counsel

Employer
Airports Council International -NA
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Aug 06, 2022
Closes
Aug 09, 2022
Ref
619688576
Industry
Law
Hours
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.