Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has been exclusively retained by Georgetown University(“Georgetown” or the “University”)to conduct a search for an Vice President and General Counsel to be located in Washington, D.C. Georgetown is an equal opportunity employer.
Company: Georgetown University is one of the world’s leading academic and research institutions, offering a unique educational experience that prepares the next generation of global citizens to lead and make a difference in the world. Georgetown has a vibrant community of exceptional students, faculty, alumni, and professionals dedicated to real-world applications of education scholarship, and service.
Position Overview: Reporting to the President and serving as a member of the President’s Executive Committee, the Vice President and General Counsel is the chief legal officer of the University, manages all the University’s legal affairs, and provides advice and counsel to Georgetown’s President, administrators, Board of Directors, and faculty.
Experience: The successful candidate will have at least 15 years of legal experience, with a solid and broad-based understanding of matters related to higher education law. Candidates with experience in senior legal positions (e.g., General Counsel or Deputy General Counsel) at large academic institutions are highly preferred. However, candidates with experience in senior legal positions within the federal government and candidates with experience as the General Counsel of a complex corporation will also be considered.
Location: Washington, D.C. This is an in-office role; remote candidates will not be considered.
Compensation: Competitive salary and excellent benefits.
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.