Corporate & Policy Counsel

25 Jan, 2021


Corporate & Policy Counsel

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Alexandria, VA

Minimal, less than 10%.



Generally, Monday – Friday, 9:00am to 5:30pm (minimum 37.5 hours within five (5) days per week). Ability to work

flexible hours to meet legal deadlines is required.



Senior Vice President, General Counsel


Daily contact requiring courtesy, discretion, and sound judgment.


This position will work closely with the General Counsel to provide legal support and strategy on general corporate and litigation matters, as well as
unique policy projects arising from the organization’s core mission and programs of work. Substantive legal matters will include civil and criminal
litigation; general corporate legal issues; organizational policies; and federal and state public policy matters, including data privacy and technology-related
issues relating to missing and exploited children. The Corporate & Policy Counsel will work directly with the General Counsel, Office of Legal Counsel colleagues,
NCMEC staff, outside counsel, and non-profit and government partners on both day-to-day issues and longer-term projects that help inform and shape the
organization’s legal requirements and priorities, legislative and policy initiatives, and advocacy efforts.


Promote a professional image and communicate with team members, senior leaders, external partners and entities, and members of the public in a courteous and
professional manner, including responding promptly when returning telephone calls and replying to internal and external correspondence.


Other duties and special projects as assigned by the General Counsel.



Provide support in responding to civil and criminal subpoenas and document requests, including production of documents, and working with outside counsel as needed on drafting briefs and formal responses relating to NCMEC documents and processes.


Assist in legal review of programmatic training materials and publications for public dissemination.


Provide research, drafting, and strategic review assistance on complex public policy matters relating to technology, data privacy, and international laws and
regulations impacting NCMEC’s mission.


Track legal issues with potential impact on NCMEC’s mission and programs and collaborate on strategic evaluation of legal trends relating to NCMEC.


Partner with the General Counsel and Office of Legal Counsel attorneys on other child protection projects and legal issues as needed.


Other duties and special projects as assigned by the General Counsel.



JD in good standing and eligible to register as Virginia corporate counsel.  


Minimum of 4 years substantive experience in a law firm, non-profit organization, or government agency handling a range of legal matters relating to civil litigation,
criminal prosecution, general corporate issues (particularly relating to nonprofit organizations), regulatory and statutory issues, and/or mission-related projects.


Commitment to developing substantive understanding and knowledge regarding the organization’s mission and history and the intersecting legal and policy issues regularly handled by the organization.


Commitment to continuous process of staying up to date on NCMEC’s broader legal and policy issues through self-education, research, and reading.


Demonstrated experience successfully balancing a variety of short and long-term projects while meeting substantive and complex productivity and time-sensitive goals under shifting deadlines.


Ability to inspire trust in discussions relating to sensitive, complex matters and to think independently while embracing a team approach in legal and strategy discussions.



Ability to perform as a high-level strategic thinker and communicate succinctly and decisively verbally and in writing to a range of audiences.


Ability to quickly, efficiently, and with high attention to detail absorb complex legal situations, often with evolving and multi-faceted developments, and conduct research; draft summaries and documents; and review materials under tight deadlines.


Excellent judgment in setting priorities and interacting with internal and external contacts.


Demonstrated ability to effectively perform legal and Internet research and proficiency with basic word processing and database software tools.


Diligence and past success in pursuing positive outcomes in difficult situations.


Adaptability, flexibility and ability to work as part of a team and in an individual capacity.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.
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Job posted: 2021-01-25