Garrison & Sisson has been exclusively engaged to assist the Obama Foundation in its search for a Deputy General Counsel. Reporting directly to the Foundation’s General Counsel, the DGC will assume responsibility for oversight of all Obama Presidential Center related legal workstreams and management of legal personnel. Global in scope, the Foundation’s mission and activities encompass the design, construction and operation of the Obama Presidential Center as well as a full slate of domestic and international civic engagement programming.
Selective Responsibilities Include:
Leading policy or process improvement initiatives in collaboration with the GC to ensure that the Foundation’s legal strategy addresses all issues and is consistently and effectively updated, implemented and enforced
Serving as the substantive legal expert in all 501(c)(3) compliance matters
Minimum of eight plus years of relevant practice experience, ideally including prior experience with an AmLaw 50 law firm as well as tenure in a for-profit or not-for-profit entity
Expertise in 501(c)(3) compliance
To Be Considered for the Obama Foundation Deputy General Counsel Position:
Garrison & Sisson is the exclusive firm handling this search (please refrain from contacting Foundation Board members or employees directly as all inquiries will be redirected to Garrison & Sisson). If you are interested in considering this position, you may apply through email by sending your resume and a brief cover letter describing the compatibility of your experience with the Responsibilities and Requirements referenced above to firstname.lastname@example.org. In light of the anticipated volume of responses, phone calls seeking preliminary information regarding this role cannot be accommodated. All inquiries will be treated in confidence.
Internal Number: 26763
About Garrison & Sisson Inc.
Garrison & Sisson (“G&S”) has consistently been named the best legal recruiting firm in DC (Legal Times/National Law Journal, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 & 2011).G&S has 3 divisions: (1) Partners/Practice Groups; (2) Associates; and (3) In-House.Since 1986, our recruiters have placed in excess of 1300 attorneys at law firms, including all of DC’s 50 largest law firm offices and nearly every elite boutique. We also provide recruiting services to public, private and non-profit corporations in DC, Northern VA, and MD, and have placed over 350 attorneys in legal departments throughout this region.G&S recruiters frequently present at industry conferences including those for NALP, the Washington Area Legal Recruitment Administrators Association (WALRAA), the DC Bar, Women’s Bar Association and the Association of Corporate Counsel. We contribute articles to and/or are frequently quoted in the media, including the Legal Times/National Law Journal, American Lawyer, Legal Bisnow, Law360, Above the Law, Washington Business Journal, Washingtonian, The Washington Post, and the UVA Lawyer.When you work with G&S, you benefit from aligning with DC’s most powerful, respected, connected, and ...trusted attorney recruiters. Drawing on over 75 years of collective attorney recruiting experience, G&S recruiters offer encyclopedic knowledge of the DC metropolitan legal community. In short, we create an advantage for the attorney candidates & clients that work with us.
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