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Company: The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
SENIOR DEPUTY GENERAL COUNSEL (Finance)
The Legal Department of the Metropolitan Water District has one (1) opening for a Senior Deputy General Counsel in the General Counsel's Office. This position will report to the General Counsel and will have the opportunity to work in an invigorating, collaborative and challenging legal environment as a member of a highly professional and effective team of 20 attorneys plus paralegals and support staff, providing a variety of legal services in many different areas.
This Senior Deputy General Counsel serves as a legal expert for and on behalf of Metropolitan, and is responsible for safeguarding and enhancing Metropolitan’s rights, entitlements, interests, and assets. In general, the Senior Deputy should feel comfortable handling litigation in a variety of substantive areas and be willing to learn new matters. The Senior Deputy needs to work well with others, both internally and externally, and be comfortable working as part of a team. May act as a lead coordinating and reviewing work assignments of employees and outside counsel performing the same general work on a day-to-day basis. The minimum qualifications for the Senior Deputy General Counsel position in general are described below.
For this posting, Metropolitan is seeking to fill a Senior Deputy General Counsel position with expertise in public finance law. For this position, knowledge of public agency laws such as the Brown Act and the California Public Records Act and experience working for or representing public agencies, providing legal advice, working with boards, committees or legislative bodies, including serving as counsel during public meetings and hearings, is preferred.
For public finance law, the ideal candidate will have knowledge of public agency finance law and experience with issuance of a variety of debt instruments and instruments and agreements connected with such debt instruments including but not limited to revenue bonds, general obligation bonds, variable rate debt obligations, direct placements, commercial paper and liquidity facilities. The candidate will also have knowledge of required disclosure documents, continuing disclosure obligations, the roles and responsibilities of Municipal Advisors, bond counsel, disclosure counsel, and underwriters. The ideal candidate will have familiarity with public finance-related litigation including validation and reverse validation actions, constitutional challenges and gift of public funds.
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To view the full job description click here: Senior Deputy General Counsel
Education and Experience:
Juris Doctor Graduate degree from an accredited law school and seven years of progressively responsible, directly related law practice experience performing complex and varied legal assignments. Experience representing public agencies is preferred.
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
California State Bar Member (member in good standing, with either active membership or the ability to activate membership prior to employment).
This classification performs work that requires maintaining confidentiality and is routinely privy to matters that either involves confidential information, sensitive personnel issues, or exposure to confidential and sensitive strategic corporate information.
Work Schedule: 9/80 (Alternating Fridays off)
• Competitive compensation
• Excellent medical, dental, life, vision plans.
• Deferred compensation in the form of a 401(k) plan (with matching contribution) and a 457 plan.
• Retirement benefits under the California Public Employees' Retirement System
• Tuition reimbursement
• Training and advancement opportunities
• On-site fitness center
• Excellent working environment
• Hub of public transportation: rail, subway, buses, and taxis
• Public transportation reimbursements and van pools
For more information on MWD benefits, please use the following link: Benefits Regular Full Time Employee
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of 26 cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in Southern California. Metropolitan’s mission is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high quality water to meet current and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way. Metropolitan’s facilities include the 242-mile Colorado River Aqueduct, five water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 2.3 billion gallons per day, nine surface water reservoirs, 800 miles of pipeline, and 16 hydroelectric power plants.
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Qualified individuals with disabilities, who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process, please call (213) 217-7738 or email [email protected].
MWD is a Federal and State EO employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.
Application Filing Period: Closes at 4:30 pm PST on the date stated in the job announcement. However it may close prior to the filing end date if sufficient applications have been received. If sufficient applications have not been received, then the filing period end date may be extended.
Sponsorship: Applicants for employment with The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States (i.e., H1-B or other employment-based immigration case).