Available Position

government relations attorney

About the Role

The government relations attorney with work with Congress to ensure representation for our nonprofit client’s platform– which includes 501 (c)(3), (c)(4), and (c)(6) organizations. Write position statements on legislative and regulatory issues. Coordinate and arrange meetings on Capitol Hill. Provide clients with timely information on legislative activities affecting their industry. Respond to client inquiries regarding government actions and propose solutions

The firm values a willingness to work hard in a team-oriented setting, but with independence and “ownership” of projects. We expect significant client contact and business travel will be required in the future. A hybrid work schedule may be possible after an initial probationary period.

About You

Qualified candidates will be motivated self-starters with strong academic credentials; effective communication and strong writing skills (contracts, correspondence, memos, etc.); a commitment to excellence; a desire to develop relationships with new and existing clients; the ability ultimately to manage transactions independently; experience with legal research; and a strong interest in personal professional development. Candidates must have the ability to learn and master new specialties, particularly in the area of nonprofit law.

Our firm offers a collaborative culture and affords ample opportunities for professional development as attorneys gain more substantive experience via participation in industry conferences, events, and associations; significant client contact and responsibility; and independence in management and oversight of projects.

Education & Relevent Experience

  • JD degree from an ABA accredited law school; top 25% of class
  • 2+ years progressive government affairs experience either on Capitol Hill or with a trade association

Professional Certification and Affiliations

  • Member in good standing of the bar of at least one state (licensed to practice in the District of Columbia or the ability to waive in).

Skill Requirements

  • Strong interpersonal and networking skills essential
  • Must have demonstrated ability in appropriate legal skills (e.g., legal analysis, research, and writing)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Exhibit exceptional attention to detail with the ability to review and edit large documents.
  • Must have consensus-building skills to assert positions confidently plus the ability to build strong, supportive client rapport.
  • Experience in nonprofit or association law ideal but not required.
  • Tax and/or benefits-pension experience preferred.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent research skills

Benefits

  • Medical, dental, vision, and LTD available
  • Pretax metro benefits
  • Profit sharing
  • A 401k plan is offered after 6-months. The firm does not match.
  • Retirement plan

How to Apply

Interested applicants that meet the qualifications listed are asked to submit a cover letter and resume. If a 2nd interview is requested, a list of three professional references and a writing sample will be required.

No phone calls, please.

COVID-19 considerations:

To keep our staff safe, there is a max of 10 employees allowed in the office at one time. Masks are required at all times. We ask everyone to close their office door and provide hand sanitizer.

WC&B is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other protected class in relation to our recruiting, hiring, and promoting practices.

Job Details

Job type
Full time

About WC&B

Seeking a full-time Government Relations Attorney. Webster, Chamberlain & Bean, LLP is the leading DC law firm specializing in providing a full range of legal services to nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations.

 

Located in Washington, DC, on Pennsylvania Avenue near the Farragut North and West metro stations. The 28- person boutique law firm is celebrating 50+ years of dedicated service! WC&B values efficiency, hard work, and a friendly environment. WC&B recognizes the importance of a healthy work-life balance and strives to accommodate its employees’ needs while expecting loyalty, a positive attitude, and open communication in return.

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