Distilled Spirits Council of the United States
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Full Time

Competitive, health, welfare and retirement benefit package

The Distilled Spirits Council is currently seeking an attorney to join their legal department. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, a team player, and preferably have some experience in beverage alcohol, trade association, regulatory, or general corporate law.

Position Title:

Associate Counsel, Legal and Regulatory

Reports To:

Chief Legal Officer

Job Overview:

Licensed attorney to address corporate/trade association legal issues, as well as legal and regulatory policy issues impacting the beverage alcohol industry. Key responsibilities include:

  • Research and advise on laws and regulations impacting the beverage alcohol industry
  • Advise on company policies and manage corporate legal compliance program
  • Review and advise on contracts
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to support policy and program initiatives
  • Research and anticipate legal risks

Qualifications & Standards:

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from accredited institution
  • Admitted to and in good standing with a US bar
  • Minimum 4 years-experience practicing law

Specific Skills:

  • Ability to work independently and problem solve
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong time management, organization, and communication skills

Personal Characteristics:

  • Confident
  • Persuasive and a motivator
  • Collaborative
  • Organized and good project manager
  • Results driven and focused
  • Detail oriented
  • Team player
  • Creative problem solver
  • Intellectually curious

DISCUS is an EEO organization. We will uphold our commitment to employment inclusion across race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic disposition, neurodiversity, disability, veteran status or any other protected category under federal, state and local law. We seek to create a culture in which all employees and applicants are treated fairly and equally by utilizing the principles of diversity and equality in all areas of our organization. In accordance with this policy, we strongly encourage women, people of color, people with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

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