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We bring together leading experts in government and academia from all over the world, rooted in open-minded inquiry and representing diverse points of view, who provide the highest quality research, policy recommendations, and analysis. Research topics cover a full range of public policy issues in economics, foreign policy, development, governance and metropolitan policy.
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The Office of the General Counsel supports the work of the Institution through facilitating the legal and ethical pursuit of its objectives, manages legal issues when they arise and serves as a resource to Brookings stakeholders.
Ready to contribute to Brookings success?
The Associate General Counsel works within the Office of General Counsel (OGC) and is responsible for assisting the General Counsel in handling the legal affairs of the Institution. Provide counsel on wide array of legal, policy, ethical and reputational issues. The Associate General Counsel (AGC) shall assist the OGC in: (i) supporting the work of the Institution through facilitating the legal and ethical pursuit of its objectives; (ii) proactively managing risk to the Institution through policy development, education and enforcement and risk assessment and management; and (iii) serving as a resource to various Brookings stakeholders.
Compliance, Policies and Risk Management (20%)
Contracts, Proposals and Reports (20%)
General and Specialized Legal Assistance (20%)
Training and Point of Contact (20%)
Strategy, Governance, and Knowledge Management ( 15%)
International Operations and Immigration (5%)
Ready to make an impact? In this role, you will support Brookings values of collegiality, respect, inclusion, diversity and community, and bring the following qualifications:
Juris Doctor from an American Bar Association accredited law school. Minimum five years of legal experience. Experience with an Am Law 200 international law firm preferred. Must be licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia or eligible to waive into DC to practice. Must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.
Highest ethical standards, professional independence; demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills; initiative; diplomacy, discretion; commitment to excellence, teamwork and change management; excellent problem solving and decision-making ability. Demonstrate a commitment to Brookings values of collegiality, respect, inclusion, diversity and community. Experience with contracts. Experience in an in-house and/or government setting in addition to law firm preferred. Highly desirable qualifications include: demonstrated interest in or experience in public policy, public and/or private international law, lobbying, government ethics non-profit/exempt organizations; tax; data privacy/data security and IT or another area of law relevant to Brookings.
Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume. Please attach your cover letter and resume as one document when you apply.
Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment at Brookings.
Brookings is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or other factors protected by law.