Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has been exclusively retained by Johns Hopkins University to conduct a search for a Deputy General Counsel, to be located in Baltimore, MD. Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer.
Company: The Johns Hopkins University, America’s first research university, opened in 1876 with the inauguration of its first president, Daniel Coit Gilman. For more than 140 years, the University remains a world leader in both teaching and research, and is home to nine world-class academic divisions, including the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Carey Business School, the Peabody Institute, the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, and the schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Education— plus the Applied Physics Laboratory, a nonacademic division that supports national security and pursues space science, exploration of the solar system, and other civilian research and development.
Position Overview: The Deputy General Counsel will serve as a partner to the General Counsel, contributing to the vision and leadership of the University. Reporting to the General Counsel, the attorney stepping into this newly created role will be a valued member of the leadership team and will work closely with the General Counsel to provide legal advice and counsel to the President, Board of Trustees, and other members of the University community on all significant legal matters. The Deputy General Counsel will collaborate with the General Counsel to set strategic goals, manage, and supervise the legal work within the office and oversee relationships with outside counsel.
Experience: At least ten (10) years of progressive responsibility in a highly visible role in an institution of higher education or other non-profit organization, the government, a for-profit corporation, or a law firm setting, with a focus on providing legal advice on transactional and governance matters and a solid understanding of the issues impacting institutions of higher education.
Location: Baltimore, MD. This is an in-office role. JHU is currently working on a hybrid schedule.
Compensation: Competitive salary and excellent benefits. Commensurate with experience.
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.