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18-187: General Counsel
Country:Los Angeles, CA
Department:Legal
  
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:
International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

The General Counsel serves as a member of the Executive Management Team and is responsible for managing all legal affairs of International Medical Corps at national and international level.

Either personally or through employed or contracted attorneys and other staff, the General Counsel performs the following functions:

  • Provides legal advice, guidance, and representation to International Medical Corps and its related entities with respect to business, transactional, governance, regulatory, policy, advocacy, and compliance matters.
  • Primary areas of advice and review:
    • Corporate governance, regulatory compliance, employment law matters, trademarks and licensing,
    • Relationship with International Medical Corps foreign affiliates.
    • Contracts with foreign and domestic entities and governments.
    • Federal grants and contracts, trade regulation, anti-terrorism, non-profit charitable regulations and taxation, lobbying.
    • Donor disclosures, internal publications, reports and releases for donor or public dissemination and related materials.
    • Company policies.
    • International privacy regulations.
  • Oversees and as necessary directs internal investigations
  • Develops and updates corporate documents, including articles, bylaws, policies
  • Provides information and education regarding relevant legal issues to International Medical Corps staff and board.
  • Oversees all litigation.
  • Leads a client focused legal department and provides necessary mentoring to develop in house capacity.
Performance of other duties as assigned by line manager. The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of the work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.
Qualifications:
  • 5+ years in house NGO experience desirable
  • JD from ABA-Accredited law school
  • Admission to practice law in any state
  • 15+ years of practical legal experience
  • Extensive experience in international legal matters specifically MOUs, contracts, registrations, data privacy
  • Federal grants and contracts, charitable and non profit regulations
  • Anti-terrorism and anti-bribery laws
  • Employment Law
  • Global work experience
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Strong analytical and communications skills (both written and oral)
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a culturally diverse team
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent negotiator and problem solver
  • Effective leader and mentor
  • Some Travel Required
  • Additional Language a plus