Reporting to directly to the Vice President and General Counsel, the Managing Attorney provides legal counsel in one or more legal specialty areas to the nine campuses of Louisiana State University; performs complex legal work involving research, policy review, compliance with legal requirements, review of contracts, acquisition and sale of properties, employment, clinical affairs, and conduct or oversight of litigation.
Anticipates and identifies legal issues and counsels management in order to develop legal strategies and solutions, often in situations of great risk or significance and with limited time for assessing alternatives.
Drafts, reviews, and approves policies and procedures, regulations, bylaws, and other documents within legal specialty areas.
Researches and analyzes laws and regulations; educates and trains University community about legal issues.
Conducts and supervises legal research and analysis; prepares written and verbal opinions of counsel as needed.
Reviews, prepares, and approves contracts involving leases, licenses, purchases, sales, insurance, employment, research and related matters.
Coordinates legal services to departments and divisions within areas of legal specialty.
Represents University management in administrative hearings; represents the University and its officials in litigation and/or oversees such representation.
Negotiates settlements involving legal issues or transactions on behalf of the University in conjunction with other University officials.
Supervises support staff, Ombudsperson, junior attorneys, and/or outside counsel on a project basis.
Maintains professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest developments in college and university law and in other related areas
Other duties as assigned by the University General Counsel
Juris Doctor from an accredited ABA law school
Eight years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified
Member of Louisiana State Bar, or member in good standing of the State Bar of another state or District of Columbia
Additional Position Information:
Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.
Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; annual and sick leave; 14 paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption; training and development opportunities; employee discounts and more!
LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity/equal access employer
HCM Contact Information:
Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed HR@lsu.edu.
LSU is the State’s flagship research university and carries the designation of “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation. It is one of 21 universities nationwide holding land, sea, and space-grant status. LSU enjoys a lively and diverse community of nearly 35,000 faculty, staff, and students from every state and more than 120 countries. LSU is proud to be among the nation’s best va...lues in higher education and scored high on every value-based metric among peer Flagship and SEC universities on the new College Scorecard, highlighting university details such as average annual cost, graduation rate and salary after attending.