Employment/HR, General Commercial/Contracts Law, Real Estate
The University of California, Davis (Davis or the University) has engaged Major, Lindsey & Africa on an exclusive basis to conduct a search for a Chief Campus Counsel (CCC) who will be located at the Davis campus. Interested, qualified candidates should submit their resumes (in MS Word) to Major, Lindsey & Africa at UCDavisCCC@mlaglobal.com or to the MLA recruiter who contacted you about this position. Please do not contact the University or its personnel directly as all resumes sent via non-MLA channels will be routed to MLA for evaluation and may possibly create delays.
Overview: With a dual reporting structure to the General Counsel of the University of California system- wide and the Chancellor of UC Davis, the Chief Campus Counsel will be a strategic business and legal partner. The CCC will advise the Chancellor and other internal clients and also run the Davis Campus legal function. As UCD is a large, complex, multi-faceted graduate and undergraduate institution with a rich history of innovation on all fronts, the Chief Campus Counsel’s legal role will reflect that complexity and challenge. It is a highly visible role and requires transparency, collaboration, and a wide-angle lens when viewing the legal issues confronting the University.
Compensation: Competitive with other public university executive-level positions within California.
Experience: J.D. from an accredited law school and a member, in good standing, of the California Bar Association (or a willingness to sit for and pass the CA Bar exam within one year from commencement of work); at least 15 years of complex, high-level legal experience preferably including complex business transactions and three or more years’ experience managing attorneys. Demonstrated ability to pivot nimbly among competing demands and constituencies. A true consensus builder and team player.
Relos: Yes, this is a national search. (Please note, however, the requirement of becoming a member of the CA bar.)
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