Washington, DC (901 E)
The Associate I, Legal Affairs and Assistant Counsel is a new
entry-level position that will support senior attorneys in
providing legal support and advice on programmatic projects and
initiatives; conduct legal research; contract review; and legal
analysis of and advice on compliance with relevant laws for ethics
involving Pew's work with government officials. We seek an
applicant who has an interest in learning new areas of the
This position reports to the Director, Legal Affairs and Senior
Counsel and will be based in Pew's Washington, DC office.
- Support senior attorneys in providing legal advice and guidance
on programmatic projects and initiatives.
- Perform legal research and assist department in answering legal
requests from various internal clients.
- Draft, review and negotiate a broad range of agreements in
connection with Pew's work and mission (e.g. fee-for-service
contracts, non-monetary agreements and incoming/outgoing
- Support the lead contract attorney in processing all
programmatic contracts, and in the development and implementation
of templates for monetary and non-monetary agreements.
- Review and provide legal advice on the relevant local, state,
federal and international laws for ethics involving government
officials and assist with trainings on Pew's ethics approval
process and procedures.
- Develop knowledge base and potential expertise in legal topics
relevant to Pew's programmatic work (e.g. government ethics,
antitrust, defamation, open access, lobbying, etc.).
- Support and/or manage other projects for the Legal Affairs
department as assigned.
- Minimum of one year of relevant work experience.
- J.D. required. Licensed to practice law in the District of
Columbia or eligible for such admission promptly upon hiring.
- Exemplary written and oral communications skills, including the
ability to summarize issues and the means to address them.
- Strong research skills.
- Commitment to fostering an inclusive, diverse and equitable
- Ability to develop client service skills and the ability to:
resolve problems creatively and effectively; issue spot; and apply
relevant expertise and experience to diverse legal questions.
- Interpersonal skills and the capacity to develop productive
relationships at all levels, establish trust and provide thoughtful
- Ability to work cooperatively, and collegially with diverse
teams of professionals.
This position requires occasional travel between Pew's Philadelphia
and Washington, DC offices.
We offer a competitive salary and benefit program, including:
comprehensive, affordable health care through medical, dental, and
vision coverage; financial security with life and disability
insurance; opportunities to save using health savings and flexible
spending accounts; retirement benefits to help prepare for the
future; and work/life benefits to maintain a good balance.
The Pew Charitable Trusts is an equal opportunity employer,
committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Pew considers
qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, sex,
ethnicity, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation
or gender identity, military/veteran status, or any other basis
prohibited by applicable law.