Executive Counsel (Department of Legal Services), Port of New Orleans, LA
Port of New Orleans
February 5, 2018
New Orleans, Louisiana
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
Summary: Reporting to the President and CEO of the Port of New Orleans, Executive Counsel (EC) serves as the Chief Legal Officer to the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans (PORT) and its subsidiary, the New Orleans Public Belt Corporation (NOPBC). He or she supervises the Legal Services Department and works closely in a monitoring capacity with the Board’s Secretariat, approving the notices, agendas, resolutions and minutes of the public meetings of the Port and NOPBC.
Required Qualifications & Experience: At least ten years’ experience practicing law with at least five years with maritime related or direct port experience being highly desirable. Experience managing a staff of attorneys is required. Preference will be given to candidates with the following experience: Understanding of Federal Maritime Commission regulations; railroad or transportation industry; Public Private Partnerships; claims litigation management with in-house and external attorneys; governmental bond issuance; governmental affairs; governmental operations (open meetings laws, public records requests, etc.)
Minimum Education Required: Juris Doctor (JD) and active law license required. Attorneys not licensed in Louisiana must commit to passing the Louisiana bar exam within an agreed upon time frame.
To Apply: Please submit cover letter and resume to Sue Dvonch at Shey-Harding Executive Search. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.shey-harding.com, (562) 252-8516. The initial close date is March 16, 2018. The position will remain open until filled.
Additional Salary Information: Salary open, depending on experience. Competitive benefits include retirement plans, health, dental, vision and life insurances.
Relocation assistance will be considered for the ideal candidate.
About Port of New Orleans
The Port of Redwood City (Port), located midway between San Francisco and San Jose, is an enterprise department of the City of Redwood City (City) and is governed by an appointed five-member Board of Port Commissioners (Board) which meets bi-monthly. It is the only deepwater port in South San Francisco Bay and is strategically located in the growing economic region of Silicon Valley and serves industrial companies with dry bulk and neo-bulk cargoes.