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Vice President and Associate General Counsel

Department

Legal & Policy

Position

Vice President and Associate General Counsel

Description

The Vice President provides legal support for the Association and member companies in rule-making, legislative proposals and other proceedings before government agencies, Congress and courts and serves as legislative counsel to IA’s Federal and State Government Relations Departments. This position is critical to the Association’s achievement of IA’s legislative and regulatory priorities. The position requires expertise in identifying legislative and regulatory issues critical to the internet industry, developing solutions to support the industry, educating IA’s department advocates, and preparing advocacy materials.

Reports To

Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Legal & Policy.

Specifications

Full-time, exempt position

Primary Job Duties/Essential Functions & Responsibilities

(In Order Of Importance)
  • Track, review and analyze federal and state legislation affecting the internet industry.
  • Draft legislative analyses, legislative language, and advocacy materials.
  • Work with IA’s departments and IA’s member companies to develop and articulate policy priorities and positions.
  • Work with IA’s federal and state lobbyists to ensure they are knowledgeable of and comfortable with IA’s policy positions and to serve as an expert in meetings.
  • Manage outside counsel who provide support for legislative and regulatory activities.
  • Serve as IA’s “legislative historian” by maintaining clear, easily accessible records chronicling the genesis and evolution of IA’s positions/comments on policy issues and legislation.
  • Drafts comments for filing at the FCC and FTC and other agency proceedings.
  • Drafts documents for filing in various court cases.
  • Advocate internet industry positions before government bodies including Congress, Administrative agencies, and States.
  • Coordinate policy positions with member companies and their outside counsel.
  • Advises members, and the Association on legal and policy questions.
  • Provides member guidance on day-to-day operating questions.
  • Represent the Department at meetings and conferences.

Qualifications

  • Experience working with trade associations.
  • Experience advising technology companies/online platforms regarding content moderation, data privacy/security, online advertising, and/or related business issues.
  • Eight plus years experience working in related field preferred.
  • Juris Doctor Degree.
  • Prior policy department experience and working with Congress, States and Administrative agencies.
  • Superior ability to analyze complex legislation and regulations.
  • Superior legal writing, research, and oral advocacy skills.
  • Superior communication and negotiation skills.
  • Aptitude for assessing nuances in policy positions, moderating differences, and forging consensus.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.

Physical Requirements

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

Working Conditions

  • This job normally operates in a professional office environment. However, remote work may take place due to COVID-19 and any other pandemic or for any reason as determined by IA’s CEO.
  • During a pandemic, employees work from home with the option to work in the office on a voluntary basis or as needed according to state and local directives. IA makes every effort to create and maintain an environment that is safe for our staff.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the subject line of “VP Policy”.