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Associate General Counsel — International

Associate General Counsel — International

Use Your Legal Expertise to Transform the Global Food System

The Good Food Institute (GFI) is on the forefront of the movement to use food technology and markets to solve some of the world’s biggest problems, from climate change and global hunger to antibiotic resistance and the exploitation of billions of animals annually. GFI’s Associate General Counsel -- International will provide legal, fiscal, and regulatory guidance and training for GFI’s international operations.  

How You Will Make a Difference

You will identify, resolve, and manage legal compliance issues for GFI’s international operations; assist the General Counsel and Director of Finance to ensure compliance with tax and financial requirements arising from such operations, and support GFI’s other departments in international legal matters by:

  • Providing legal support for the formation of GFI offices, partnerships, or affiliate organizations around the world.
  • Working with GFI offices or affiliate organizations globally to develop compliance programs that ensure GFI international operations comply with applicable legal requirements, including registration, reporting, governance, tax, and lobbying laws.  
  • Handling legal issues that may arise during the day-to-day operations of the International Engagement department and GFI’s international offices or affiliate organizations.
  • Developing and maintaining close working relationships with pro bono counsel and local attorneys, and maintaining a directory of international attorneys who can assist in GFI’s work.
  • Managing GFI’s FCPA compliance, including policy updates and periodic training for GFI staff, independent contractors, and affiliated organizations.

Who We’re Looking For

We are seeking smart, thoughtful, and creative self-starters who want to push back against climate change, transform industrial animal agriculture, and develop healthy and humane foods that are accessible to everyone. GFI staff enjoy high levels of autonomy and must be self-motivated, work well both independently and in concert with a larger group, and be comfortable working with a rapidly evolving and growing team.

The Associate General Counsel -- International must also have:

  • Exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to independently identify legal compliance issues and develop proposed solutions.
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to respond well to quickly evolving and unique situations, work well in a team, and represent GFI professionally.
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity and international experience.
  • Fluency in foreign language(s) preferred.

We’re considering candidates who possess a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school and a minimum of five years of previous experience practicing law. Previous experience in a general counsel, associate general counsel, or regulatory/compliance role strongly preferred.

Enjoy working from home, full medical coverage, optional dental and vision packages, a 401(k) retirement plan, flexible holiday and vacation plans, room for advancement, respectful managers, and supportive colleagues at The Good Food Institute! 

(Please Note: We are only able to consider applicants who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States, or who already possess a United States Worker Visa. All applicants must live in the United States.)

Application Deadline: March 30, 2018


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: Women, people of color, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the Good Food Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran. GFI complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the organization operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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