Counsel, Regulatory Affairs Division

07 May, 2020


Counsel, Regulatory Affairs Division

Washington, DC

Position Objective:

To provide legal advice on a wide range of animal protection issues that arise during the conduct of the organization’s and its affiliates’ charitable programs, with a focus on animals used in experimentation and access to public records.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:
• Research, interpret, and apply local, state and federal statutes, regulations, and case law
• Prepare complaints and enforcement requests to prosecutors and government agencies
• Prepare administrative appeals of public records act decisions by federal and state agencies
• Participate in the development of creative opportunities for litigation related to animals used in experimentation
• Assist in the development and management of litigation related to animals used in experimentation and access to public records
• Assist PETA Foundation attorneys outside the Regulatory Affairs Division with a wide array of legal issues, as needed
• Liaise with government agencies, law enforcement officials, experts, and nonprofit organizations in furtherance of the listed responsibilities and duties
• Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor

• J.D. and a minimum of three years of legal experience
• Experience with animal law, administrative law, criminal law, and/or public records acts preferred
• Proven excellent legal research, writing, and verbal advocacy skills
• Proven ability to handle multiple tasks within strict time constraints
• Proven ability to work with minimal supervision
• Flexibility to work independently or as a member of a team
• Member in good standing of a state bar association
• Support for PETA’s philosophy and the ability to communicate PETA’s positions on issues with professionalism
• Commitment to the objectives of the organization

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Job posted: 2020-05-07