General Commercial/Contracts Law, Intellectual Property, Non-Profit Associations
Major, Lindsey & Africa ("MLA") has been exclusively retained by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to conduct a search for a General Counsel. Our client is an equal opportunity employer. Please do not contact the Organization directly; all resumes will be routed back to MLA and create delays.
Overview: As a member of the senior leadership team and reporting to the President, the General Counsel oversees and directs all of the day-to-day legal and related business affairs of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the National Symphony Orchestra, Washington National Opera, and their respective affiliated entities. The GC provides ongoing legal counsel related to the operations and initiatives of these entities and programs as well as strategic and governance counsel to their respective senior management teams and the Boards of Trustees. S/he manages a staff of in-house lawyers and a paralegal as well as multiple paid and pro-bono outside counsel.
Organization: The Kennedy Center, located in Washington, DC, is a world premier performing arts organization and the nation’s cultural center. Diversity is a critical component of its mission, vision, and values. The Kennedy Center’s staff exhibits a wide variety of perspectives and experiences which enable it to foster and strengthen an environment of diversity and inclusion.
Compensation: Competitive and commensurate with experience.
Experience: 15+ years’ experience as a practicing attorney, with specialized experience in the areas of contracts and negotiations (federal and non-federal), non-profit, intellectual property, licensing and technology agreements, and human resources related matters; 10+ years’ experience leading a team of attorneys performing related work is required.
Location: Washington, DC.
Bar Admission: Member in good standing of the District of Columbia bar or ability to waive into the District of Columbia bar within a reasonable time following the commencement of the position.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Major, Lindsey & Africa
Founded in 1982, Major, Lindsey & Africa is the world’s largest and most experienced legal search firm. Combining local market knowledge and a global recruiting network, MLA has earned recognition for its track record of successful General Counsel, Corporate Counsel, Partner, Associate and Law Firm Management placements. With offices throughout the U.S., Hong Kong, London, and Tokyo, MLA recruiters are dedicated to understanding and meeting clients’ and candidates’ needs while maintaining the highest degree of professionalism and confidentiality. MLA considers every search a diversity search, and has been committed to diversity in the law since its inception. For these reasons, MLA was voted “Best Legal Search Firm in the U.S.” in the most recent national survey of America’s top law firms. To learn more about MLA, please visit our website at www.mlaglobal.com.