ACOG National Office

  • Assistant General Counsel

    Job Locations US-DC
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Grant Funded
  • Overview

    American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), a membership organization dedicated to the advancement of women’s health care in Washington, DC, is currently seeking an Assistant General Counsel to provide legal advice and representation to the two ACOG corporate entities on all aspects of ACOG’s activities, including advising Committees, staff, sections, districts, and Executive Board, with emphasis on College identification and mitigation of risk, contracts, grants, litigation, privacy, employment law, and intellectual property.  


    • Provide analysis, advice, and legal counsel to national and district staff regarding legal aspects of ACOG’s operations and programs. Work closely with members of every department within ACOG to reduce the risk of liability for ACOG.  Advise the College on laws and regulations concerning privacy and data use.  Review drafts of College publications and communications as requested or required. Identify and mitigate risk areas.
    • Negotiate, draft, and/or review contracts with a wide range of complexity, including commercial leases, collaboration agreements, government contracts, subgrant agreements, construction contracts, intellectual property licenses, publishing contracts, consultant agreements, and HIPAA business associate agreements.
    • Assist in the representation of ACOG on matters affecting ACOG’s interest. Assist in the preparation of amicus curiae briefs in legal cases of importance to ACOG members and their patients, including cases involving restrictions on access to reproductive healthcare. 
    • Serve as a legal resource for national staff, the districts and sections, Fellows, and the general public. Keep apprised of legal developments affecting the organization.  Provide analysis, counsel and advice by interpreting laws, regulations, court decisions, and rules affecting the work of ACOG and the provision of women’s healthcare. 
    • Provide legal guidance to the Human Resource staff. Assist the Chief Legal Officer and Deputy General Counsel in addressing personnel issues.  When necessary, assist in the development of performance improvement plans and probationary memoranda.  Investigate complaints of alleged violations of the Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment.  Represent the College in litigation and/or investigations before administrative agencies and state and federal courts, including third-party subpoenas.  Supervise outside co-counsel in such proceedings. 
    • Provide support and advice to ACOG’s compliance team and national staff. Provide advice, management, and leadership on legal and compliance issues.


    • Minimum of five years of experience in the practice of law, preferably involving nonprofit corporation, privacy law, grants, contracts, and employment law. 
    • Graduation from an accredited law school with an active license to practice law.
    • Ability to handle a wide range of legal issues. 
    • Experience with HHS and/or FDA regulations and practice a plus.
    • Must be detail oriented and able to work under deadline.
    • Must have excellent interpersonal skills, good judgment, and customer service orientation.

    About ACOG

    Home to more than 58,000 women’s health care professionals, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is a membership organization leading advancements in women’s health. When you become part of the ACOG team, you’re part of an organization that values communicating evidence-based, peer-reviewed information about women’s health to members and the general public. ACOG supports its members by maintaining authoritative clinical guidance, providing continuing medical education resources, patient education materials and more. Together with our members, we are working to transform the future of women’s health by delivering a compelling member experience, supporting the ob-gyn profession, and advocating for improved women’s health. 


    Our Perks

    Paid Parental Leave – Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace – Work/Life Design (i.e. flexible work schedule) –  Commuting Allowance – Generous Paid Time Off – Holiday Pay – Community Volunteering Opportunities – Generous 401(k) Company Contributions – Health Insurance – Learning Opportunities and Tuition Reimbursement – Company-Sponsored Team Outings



    ACOG is an EEO employer committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. As a federal government contractor and in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and Executive Orders, the College takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants and employees covered are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religion, national origin, sex (gender), age, disability, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, personal appearance, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic that is protected by applicable law. For more information about your equal employment opportunity rights, please view this poster: EEO is the Law. The College also participates in E-Verify.


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