The Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) has retained Major, Lindsey & Africa on an exclusive basis to conduct a search for its first in-house General Counsel, to be located in its Sacramento, CA headquarters. WSPA is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates, please respond to the MLA recruiter who contacted you about this search or directly to the Managing Director managing this search at WSPAGC@mlaglobal.com. Please do not contact WSPA directly; all resumes sent to WSPA will be routed to MLA for handling and will create delays
Overview: Reporting to WSPA’s President, Catherine Reheis-Boyd, the General Counsel will be WSPA’s senior legal officer, providing legal advice to the WSPA President, Board of Directors, and senior staff. He/she will direct and manage all legal matters concerning WSPA; support the advocacy mission and goals of WSPA; provide advice on WSPA’s compliance with applicable laws including federal and state antitrust laws; provide advice and counsel regarding proposed legislation and regulations of interest to WSPA members; advise on litigation being considered or undertaken by WSPA; manage and retain outside counsel; support and advise WSPA’s Legal Committee; serve as Secretary to WSPA; maintain Board books; and review external communications.
Firm: The Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) is a non-profit trade association that represents companies that account for the bulk of petroleum exploration, production, refining, transportation and marketing in the five western states of Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.
Experience: 10+ years of relevant legal practice. Preference for substantial experience advising trade associations and/or a strong background in petroleum or other energy-related issues (regulatory, litigation and/or antitrust). Law firm candidates as well as candidates who come from an in-house environment will be considered.
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