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Deputy General Counsel, Middle East Broadcasting Networks

The Deputy General Counsel works at the direction of the General Counsel to provide advice, review, and oversight of contracts, policies and procedures, to ensure that MBN is operating within the law, and to maximize efficiencies while minimizing risk. The Deputy General Counsel provides advice and counsel on a wide variety of matters to support MBN’s US and global operations.

SPECIFIC DUTIES/ RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for overseas compliance (including employment and corporate) and, as directed, overseas contract review, overseas litigation, and overseas legal policies and procedures (including subsidiary and branch office handbooks).
  • Directs Assistant General Counsel and Executive Assistant, as required. Works with outside counsel throughout the MENA region and, as directed, in the U.S.
  • Reviews and provides advice and counsel on legal policies to ensure that operations are handled within the law, company guidelines and procedures.
  • Provides consistent legal counsel and guidance in the ordinary and special activities of the company.
  • Ensures that MBN is compliant with applicable international laws and regulations. Identifies potential legal issues related to business practices, procedures and policies, and provides guidance to the General Counsel.
  • Seeks to resolve legal issues timely as they emerge, as directed by the General Counsel.
  • Manages litigation in the MENA region as directed by the General Counsel.
  • Performs legal research as directed by the General Counsel.

QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • At least 10 years’ corporate law firm (preferably with a focus on multi-national corporations and/or media organizations) or in-house experience, preferably in a multi-national environment or a media organization.
  • Licensed in Virginia or eligible to be licensed in Virginia.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex laws and regulations and offer creative, practical, consistent, and sound legal solutions.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and oral and written communication skills, ability to represent the corporation in all internal and external settings with professionalism. (Writing sample required.)
  • Litigation experience strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of and experience with employment law strongly preferred.
  • Arabic language fluency a plus but not required.

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