Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Associate General Counsel, Transactional in the Office of the Senior Vice President and General Counsel. This attorney's primary focus will be commercial transactions, contracting, procurement, intellectual property, technology licensing and commercialization, debt instruments, tax, corporate sponsorships, data privacy and protection, immigration and international matters. This attorney will also work with the University foundation on issues including gift agreements, grants, donor requests, bequests and alumni programs.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Coordinates and manages outside counsel.
Advises senior administrators on transactional matters.
Provides advice, education and counsel on a wide variety of legal issues that affect a public institution of higher education, including the NJ Open Public Records Act and the NJ Open Public Meetings Act.
Provides advice and guidance pertaining to drafting and reviewing University-wide policies and procedures.
Collaborates with University risk management on insurance, indemnification, and related issues or provisions in contracts.
Assumes responsibility for a wide variety of legal projects and matters as requested by the General Counsel.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Requires a law degree and either be admitted to practice law in New Jersey or be admitted in another jurisdiction and be willing and able to become admitted in New Jersey as soon as practical.
At least five years of applicable experience is required.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The successful candidate should possess a wide range of knowledge and experience in transactional legal practice, preferably with some experience in foundation or gift planning matters.
The position requires the regular exercise of strategic decision-making and independent sound judgment as applied to complex and nuanced factual scenarios.
The Associate General Counsel must have excellent communication skills, excellent writing skills, and be able to work with colleagues both within the Office of General Counsel and within the University as a whole, and must be comfortable taking responsibility for addressing complex legal issues within the context of a vibrant and ever-evolving institution of higher education.
Superior academic credentials and a commitment to work in the public service and non-profit sector.
Experience representing public sector clients or working as an attorney in the public sector a plus; a commitment to work in the public service and/or non-profit sector.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was ...at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.