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GENERAL COUNSEL The American Academy of Actuaries seeks an experienced attorney to serve as its General Counsel to represent the Academy’s legal interests in public policy and professionalism matters, to provide legal support for all undertakings of this incorporated 501(c)(6) association, and to advance the Academy’s activities through proactive program development and execution, writing, public speaking, and volunteer support. In addition to being a hands-on lawyer, the GC supervises four staff, outside counsel where needed, and related budgetary items. Duties include reviewing and analyzing legislative and regulatory proposals; supporting leadership in presentations to public policy makers; providing or overseeing legal and staff support to the U.S. actuarial profession’s standardsetting and discipline processes; reviewing and opining on exposure drafts of professional standards and proposed final standards for purposes of legal and policy compliance; and collaborating with other actuarial organizations on behalf of the U.S actuarial profession. Some domestic and international travel is required. Ten or more years successful experience in senior legal positions is required. Five to ten years of legal practice in the context of a professional association and experience managing others and multiple complex issues is necessary. Must have an excellent grasp of the broad range of legal issues involved in volunteer association work, including antitrust, employment and contract law, and enterprise risk management. Excellent ability to communicate, meet deadlines and function as a collaborative proactive member of the Academy’s senior staff is required. An understanding of ethics, education and qualification methods as they apply to a professional organization is a plus. J.D. from an accredited law school and membership in the DC Bar is required. The Academy offers a professional and intellectually challenging work environment, competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits. Send resume w/ cover letter and salary requirements to General Counsel Search, Attn: HR Mgr., American Academy of Actuaries, 1850 M Street, NW, S. 300, Wash. DC 20036 or Email View our website at

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