Arnold & Porter is seeking a Policy Advisor for the Legislative and Public Policy Practice Group in the Washington, DC office. Qualified candidates must have a minimum of six years of experience working in Congress, an Executive branch department or agency, an association, interest group, or company in the government relations field. Experience working on appropriations, defense, and/or foreign relations is a plus, but not required, as this position will work across a number of policy sectors every day.
The Legislative and Public Policy Practice Group of Arnold & Porter is Chambers-rated as one of the top legislative practices at a national law firm. The Legislative and Public Policy Practice Group is comprised of approximately 35 people and works in a high-energy, fast-paced environment that rewards initiative and teamwork in the pursuit of quality client service. The primary focus of the group is on Congressional and regulatory advocacy on topics including appropriations, defense, education, environmental and energy, financial services, foreign relations, healthcare and life sciences, tax, telecommunications, trade, and transportation. Clients include globally recognized brands, Fortune 500 companies, innovative start-ups, leading associations, healthcare systems, educational institutions, units of local government, foreign governments, and coalitions.
- Bachelor‘s degree required.
- Minimum of six years of experience working in Congress, the Executive branch, at a trade association, interest group, or for a corporation in government relations.
- Well-versed in the federal legislative process.
- Demonstrated policy expertise in more than one of the following areas: appropriations, defense, education, environmental and energy, financial services, foreign relations, healthcare and life sciences, tax, telecommunications, trade, or transportation.
- Ability to demonstrate strategic focus, self-motivation, and a drive to action.
- Ability to work independently as well as on a team.
- Experience managing junior-level staff.
- Capable of leading client service teams on specific issues.
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, in oral and written form.
- Ability to exhibit significant attention to detail and produce high quality deliverables.
- Must possess good judgment and decision making skills.
- Must have the ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Willing to be registered for firm clients under both the Lobbying Disclosure Act and the Foreign Agents Registration Act.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and a brief writing sample of 5 pages or less that demonstrates an ability to analyze an issue and advocate for a specific policy outcome. Candidates who exceed the page limits or fail to submit an advocacy-based writing sample will not be considered. All interested candidates must submit their documents by 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday, June 4th. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis before June 4th.
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