Executive Vice President and General Counsel
As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, the General Counsel is CAMBA's chief legal advisor, responsible for overseeing the organization's legal affairs, ensures that the organization operates within the law and governing regulations, provides counsel and guidance on a wide range of strategic, tactical, operational and legal issues, limits risk exposure, and serves as an effective guardian of the organization.
- Provide proactive and pragmatic advice and counsel on matters of corporate governance, contract compliance, insurance, risk management, funding, real estate transactions, employment and labor issues as well as responding to funder and/or government requests:
- Negotiate transactions, including but not limited to real estate and vendor contracts. Review and draft contracts and agreements including leases, service agreements, and government contracts. Coordinate with outside counsel as needed.
- Work closely with Human Resources, to ensure the agency operates within current employment laws. Review and update employee policies, procedures and guidelines. Provide guidance for lay-offs and terminations.
- Manage internal litigation matters such as responding to subpoenas, addressing complaints, coordinating with liability insurance companies. Monitor outside litigation counsel, when engaged.
- Review and revise organization's internal policies.
- In partnership with Chief Compliance Officer identify issues, estimate risks strategically, and identify proactive solutions that will eliminate or mitigate risks. Support internal investigation activities.
- Keep abreast of broad array federal, state, and city laws, regulations and legislative changes, and ensure organizational compliance.
- Executive Director of CAMBA Legal Services, which provides free legal representation in the areas of eviction prevention, foreclosure, immigration, domestic violence and consumer law, to those meeting the eligibility requirements.
- Serve as the organization's point person on non-profit governance and as a critical advisor and resource to agency Board of Directors. Assist with merger and acquisition activities.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
J.D. degree with a minimum of 10 years of legal experience as a licensed attorney with admission to the New York State Bar
- Proven general counseling experience in a non-profit business environment with broad legal knowledge (corporate law, litigation, employment and labor law, etc.) preferable with senior managerial experience. Exceptional strategic, analytical, administrative, and written and oral communication skills
- Good financial acumen and ability to anticipate legal issues and risks
- Ability to work independently, assess priorities, take initiative, handle multiple assignments, meet deadlines and operate in a fast paced environment
- Excellent interpersonal skills with willingness and ability to roll up one's sleeves as well as have a collaborative approach to working with colleagues throughout the organization
- Driven by strong ethics, able to support the integrity and standards of agency
- Knowledge of Government Contracting Programs and Processes