Associate General Counsel
Suffolk University is seeking an experienced, collaborative, outcomes focused and innovative attorney with a commitment to diversity, community and the University’s academic mission to serve as Associate General Counsel. Under the general direction of the University’s general counsel, the successful candidate will advise the University’s senior administration and academic and administrative offices on a broad range of legal issues, including complex transactional matters, employment and labor law, student affairs, academic affairs, intellectual property, statutory and regulatory compliance, and other matters as assigned by the general counsel. Responsibilities, where appropriate in conjunction with other offices, will include developing policy, drafting and negotiating contracts, delivering oral and written advice, preparing and delivering training, advising University committees, conducting research on legal issues and best practices, analyzing and advising on risk issues, and representing the University in hearings and other legal proceedings, independently or in conjunction with outside counsel.
Suffolk University is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian national university with a dynamic urban campus and a branch campus in Madrid. Its law school, college of arts and sciences and business school enroll more than 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Suffolk has been committed since its founding in 1906 to opening doors and offering life-changing opportunities to a highly diverse student body. Located in the heart of downtown Boston, Suffolk’s location is convenient to a wide array of cultural activities.
- Excellent academic credentials, including a J.D. from an ABA accredited law school, and a minimum of seven years of significant experience in the practice of law are required: 10 years or more preferred.
- Superior oral and written communication skills, strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and the proven ability to work collaboratively with other University professionals and to independently manage complex and novel legal issues are critical to the position.
- Experience advising higher education institutions and/or serving in-house at a complex organization is strongly preferred.
- Experience in three or more of the following areas is strongly preferred: contracts, employment/labor law, regulatory compliance, litigation and policy development.
- Candidates must be admitted to and in good standing with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Bar, or admitted and in good standing with another jurisdiction with a requirement to become admitted in Massachusetts within 12 months of hire.