The Associate General Counsel is responsible for providing a
high level of professional legal service by representing and
advising the Arizona Board of Regents and Arizona State University
on a broad range of issues including business formation and
structures, intellectual property, licensing (including software),
data and privacy protection, business law, education law,
procurement law, public entity law, knowledge and research
enterprise development, global operations, and other legal matters.
This position will primarily support ASU's business and
transactional activities and provide advice relating to these
matters and application of state and federal laws and regulations,
and ABOR and ASU policies impacting Arizona State University.
Assists with the development of educational training programs for
administrators, faculty, and staff. Interacts regularly with senior
level administration and with state, local, and federal regulatory
offices. Manages a significant and varied workload in a very
dynamic environment including working on multiple unrelated matters
concurrently and completing complex projects both independently and
with minimal direction. Utilizes excellent judgment and discretion
as well as exceptional integrity and research and communication
Office of General Counsel
Scope of Search
Grant Funded Position
This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on
future grant funding.
$160,000 per year
Prepares and reviews contracts and other legal documents for
various University offices and departments
Handles or assists in the handling of university transactions,
litigation and administrative proceedings relating to the
attorney's primary practice area(s)
Prepares legal opinions and provides advice for administrative
offices and academic units based on an analysis of applicable
federal and state law and regulations, Board of Regents policies
and University policies
Advises University boards, offices and committees on
responsibilities and policies/procedures to be utilized
Assists in analyzing and advising on legal implication of policy
decisions contractual relations and regulatory compliance
Represents the Office of General Counsel at meetings and
conferences, as required
Assumes other duties as may be assigned by the General Counsel
Researches and analyzes a wide variety of laws, regulations,
legislation, legislative history and policies; studies proposed or
existing legislation for implications to the University
Maintains effective working relationships with appropriate
regulatory, legislative and other legal resources
Assists in development and presents a variety of preventive law
programs for the University.
Accepts service of process in appropriate circumstances; handles
subpoenas and court orders.
J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school and six (6) years
of experience as a practicing attorney, including experience in the
primary practice area(s) designated by the Senior Vice President
and General Counsel; OR, any equivalent combination of experience
and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and
abilities have been achieved. Must be a member in good standing
with the State Bar of Arizona within twelve (12) months of hire or
qualify for and registered as in-house counsel in Arizona.
Experience working in a diverse and complex environment,
structuring, negotiating, and drafting complex transactions and
agreements relevant to a complex public research university as a
licensed attorney with active practice
Demonstrated knowledge of a wide range of legal issues
associated with a complex and entrepreneurial public university,
and of applicable laws and regulations
Evidence of effective verbal and written communication
Work is performed in a standard office environment subject to
prolonged periods of sitting and operation of computer equipment
requiring keyboarding. Travel to other offices at the Tempe campus
and other ASU campuses is required. Some out-of-state and overnight
travel is required.
The Office of General Counsel is located in the ASU Fulton
Center, at 300 E. University Drive, Suite 335, Tempe, Arizona.
Attorneys within the Office of General Counsel provide services at
all ASU campuses and at multiple locations. For more information
about the Office of General Counsel visit our web site at
For information on admission to the state of Arizona bar,
including the registration process that is available for in-house
counsel and the process for admission on motion, please visit
ASU offers competitive benefits to its eligible employees
including vacation time, paid holidays, sick leave, self &
dependents reduced tuition, retirement, group life insurance,
long-term disability coverage, medical insurance programs, flexible
benefits plan and dental insurance plans. To find out more about
our benefits please go to http://www.asu.edu/hr/benefits/index.html
Arizona State University is a new model for American higher
education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence,
entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American
University is a single, unified institution comprising four
differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social,
cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its
research is inspired by real world application blurring the
boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU
serves more than 90,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona,
the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and
cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and
more than one hundred nations across the globe.
ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit
AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are
encouraged to apply.
Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified
applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex,
religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or
any other basis protected by law.
ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include
verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and
ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which
includes a criminal background check, verification of work history,
academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is
contingent upon successful passing of the background check.
Instructions to Apply
Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date
Please include all employment information in month/year format
(e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer
for each position.
Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and
experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this
ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews,
unless otherwise indicated.
Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.