• Assistant General Counsel

    Job Location US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 5 months ago(1/22/2019 9:47 AM)
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    Job Title: Assistant General Counsel                        Annual Pay: 80K-100K/YR                                                                    

    Location:  New York or Washington, DC



    Change to Win is seeking an Assistant General Counsel in New York or Washington, DC provide cutting edge legal research and strategic guidance to support campaigns that challenge the power and conduct of America’s largest corporations.


    This position demands creativity and resourcefulness, as the Assistant General Counsel is called upon to engage a wide variety of cutting edge legal issues, challenging legal questions, and areas of the law. The Assistant General Counsel conducts legal research and develops campaign strategy in collaboration with Change to Win and affiliate legal, research, organizing and communications staff on a range of subject areas including corporate accountability, competition/antitrust, consumer protection, civil rights, and employment/workplace issues. The Assistant General Counsel is also responsible for crafting regulatory complaints at the state and national level, advocating directly with agencies and regulators, and collaborating with affiliates and allies on public policy and legislation.

    Change to Win is a dynamic coalition of North America’s most progressive labor unions and a leading force for social, racial and economic justice in our country. We engage in campaigns that confront corporations to make them take responsibility for business practices that harm workers and consumers in the U.S. and globally.



    • Provide legal advice and review on strategies and tactics related to organizing and corporate responsibility campaigns
    • Research and develop new legal theories to advance worker and consumer rights and protections
    • Advocate directly to regulators for enforcement action, policy reforms and rulemaking
    • Assist workers in their efforts to change their workplaces
    • Provide advice on the drafting of federal and state legislation
    • Help develop public messaging of campaigns
    • Collaborate with union affiliates, outside law firms and other external allies


    Job Qualifications:

    • Law degree and at least 4 years of post-law school legal experience
    • Have a passion for justice and a strong commitment to workers’ rights
    • Excellent research and writing skills
    • Ability to drive ideas, collaborate and manage initiatives
    • A driver’s license and travel required
    • Judicial clerkship a plus
    • Law firm experience a plus


    Compensation: $80-$100k plus excellent benefits. Women and people of color are strongly urged to apply. CtW does not discriminate in any of its programs, procedures or practices on the basis of age, color, disability, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or veteran status.


    How to Apply: Email cover letter, resume and writing sample. Please reference Assistant General Counsel in the subject line.


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