Associate General Counsel

Human Rights Campaign
Washington, DC
Sep 24, 2021
Sep 27, 2021
Accountant, IT
Full Time
We strongly encourage people of color, transgender and non-binary people to apply. HRC is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone, including non-LGBTQ+ people, to join our team.PositionSummary:The Office of the General Counsel at the Human Rights Campaign is involved in all aspects of legal compliance and risk management at the organization. We interact with and support every department and program across HRC. The Associate General Counsel position requires an ability to think strategically and communicate clearly in a fast-paced environment. This position will be responsible for addressing and managing the organization's intellectual property needs. This position is responsible for providing contract review, drafting and negotiation, and general non-profit legal advice and counsel. We are looking for an individual with at 5-7 years' experience creating and managing an intellectual property portfolio. An ability to drive work across departments and to build partnerships is an essential part of this role.PositionResponsibilities:Support the intellectual property needs of HRC across the organization: Draft, negotiate, and review a broad range of complex intellectual property agreements, including licensing, assignments, and corporate co-ventures Manage HRC's trademark and copyright portfolio. Oversee enforcement of HRC's intellectual property; draft cease and desist letters, trademark oppositions, and demand letters. Conduct clearance of communications and retail content Provide IP-related staff training and education. Advise HRC's teams on any legal issues involving trademarks, copyrights, advertising, social media, and IP-related compliance and enforcement. Draft, negotiate, and review a broad range of contracts and agreements on behalf of the organization. Provide legal advice and counsel on a variety of legal issues. Advise on legal risks and liabilities associated with the organization's strategic priorities. Research, anticipate, and advise on unique legal issues for the organization. Draft policies and procedures. Provide organization-wide training on legal topics. Support HRC's General Counsel's Office other functions, as needed. Manage outside counsel as needed. Other duties as assigned. PositionQualifications/MinimumRequirements:J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school with at least 5 years of experience working at a law firm and/or in-house legal department, required. Admitted to practice and in good standing in at least one US state bar (DC preferred). Strong IP (trademark, trade dress and copyright), licensing, enforcement, and contract background and experience with trademarks and copyright portfolio management required. Experience drafting licensing agreements, assignments, and other corporate/IP contracts. Strong interpersonal and presentation skills, along with ability to lead and communicate with others at all levels of the organization. Excellent negotiating, analytical and writing skills required. Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships across all business units. Ability to work independently with little or no supervision. Ability to work in a fast paced, high activity environment. Ability to think creatively to provide business-oriented solutions that limit legal risks. Commitment to LGBTQ+ rights is required. Must provide cover letter, resume and writing sample with your submission. All positions at the Human Rights Campaign may require travel on a regular basis or periodically. Where the need arises for business travel, appropriate compensation as outlined by the Fair Labor Standards Act will apply. No phone calls or emails, please. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to queries about application status. PDN-94666d48-0202-4c89-900d-6f26f85146deSDL2017

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