United States Chamber of Commerce

Executive Director, Legislative Affairs and Special Projects, Institute for Legal Reform

Job description

Assist with the strategy, development, and management of multifaceted policy initiatives focused on reducing excessive and unfair litigation through an aggressive engagement plan that impacts the public, key opinion leaders, and public officials. While primarily federally focused, the scope may include work at the state level, as well work on additional special projects.  

RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Help develop, lead, and execute ILR’s federal program, including arbitration, class action reform, bankruptcy, class actions, multidistrict litigation, overenforcement, the False Claims Act, securities litigation, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
  • Articulate ILR’s message to allied groups and interested parties through a variety of forums, including panels, speeches, and Chamber meetings. 
  • Engage in advocacy and lobbying efforts to support ILR federal and state programs, including with legislatures and agencies.
  • Help oversee coalitions, composed of companies, trade associations, and other allies, related to federal legal reform policy.
  • Regularly communicate with ILR and coalition members about legislative activity and information pertinent to their movement.
  • Draft Chamber and coalition letters.
  • Create memoranda on legislative activities for executives.
  • Assist with the program planning process, including setting goals, conducting fundraising, and implementing strategy.
  • Represent ILR at Chamber meetings, hearings, and conferences. 

REQUIREMENTS:  

  • J.D. and 6+ years’ experience in federal government affairs.
  • Ability to understand complex and changing political and issue environments.
  • Demonstrated experience creating and executing strategic plans through a variety of tactics.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to understand and analyze a range of legal issues.
  • Proven project management skills.
  • Able to handle confidential information professionally and discreetly and interact effectively with senior executives. 
  • Flexibility for moderate travel in a post-pandemic environment.
  • Private practice or other legal experience preferred.

 

Candidates need to be aware that the U.S. Chamber requires all U.S.-based employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date. The U.S. Chamber is an equal opportunity employer and will make reasonable accommodations to those unable to be vaccinated where it is not an undue hardship to the company to do so as provided under federal, state, and local law.

The U.S. Chamber is committed to equal employment opportunity and nondiscrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person’s race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. The U.S. Chamber will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities in accordance with applicable law.

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