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American Forest & Paper Association
Washington, Dist. Columbia, United States (hybrid)
2 days ago


In this dynamic role, you will serve as counsel to association staff and committees on regulatory, antitrust, litigation, legislative and corporate compliance legal issues, and a variety of other matters.

American Forest & Paper Association’s (AF&PA) legal department regularly provides counsel on a range of topics including those guiding the manufacture of the products (e.g. environmental including air, water, chemical and energy policies and regulations), product attributes, and the recycling of products.

This supports our mission to advance a sustainable U.S. pulp, paper, packaging, tissue and wood products manufacturing industry through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy and member companies make products essential for everyday life from renewable and recyclable resources.

Reporting to the VP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, you will will manage a wide variety of legal issues, keep member company representatives apprised of emerging issues and new developments in ongoing matters, and work with members and other AF&PA staff to formulate and implement AF&PA’s approach on legal matters. Responsibilities also include helping to ensure the Association minimizes the risk of liability, promotes compliance with regulations and legal requirements, and provides legal services to allied organizations. 


  • Paid Vacation, Personal and Sick leave totaling 27-42 days per year, plus holidays
  • 100%-85% paid CareFirst medical plans for employees (multiple options)
  • Generous 401(k) retirement plan with up to 9% employer contribution after waiting period
  • Free access to a new 7,000 sqft fitness center with Pelotons, Mirror Fitness, weights and more
  • Discounts on electronics, cars, vacations, theatre tickets and more
  • Plus dental, vision, life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Savings Account...

Essential Job Functions:

  • Advise as assigned on environmental and natural resources regulatory and policy issues and provide counsel to AF&PA staff and committees regarding such issues. Participate in formulating AF&PA approaches to these matters and prepare rule making comments on same
  • Review documents for antitrust compliance, act as antitrust counsel in meetings
  • Prepare/Review/Analyze complex contracts addressing AF&PA and related association work and help staff secure performance of same. Ensure all contracts are consistent with AF&PA policy
  • Provide counsel to organization regarding lobbying law compliance
  • Work with the General Counsels/legal staff of member companies; provide support to the Association’s General Counsels Resource Committee, and other task groups, as needed.
  • Oversee management of the Employee Relations Program. Convey content and importance of these issues to the relevant Staff as appropriate
  • Advise as assigned on legislative issues and provide counsel to AF&PA government affairs staff and committees regarding these issues. Participate in formulating AF&PA approaches to such matters

About Us

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) values diverse backgrounds and capabilities and invites all talented individuals to apply to be part of our team and support our culture and mission. We encourage the exchange of knowledge, innovative ideas and different perspectives to reach our goals and we support work/life balance. We offer a generous benefits package that includes a hefty amount of time off, a paid medical insurance option, a robust retirement plan, and other great benefits beyond dental and vision.


  • Requires Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school
  • Requires bar admission; DC Bar admission is a plus
  • Must have five or more years of combined experience related to administrative law, particularly in the environmental and/or natural resources legal policy areas
  • Must have experience that demonstrates excellent writing, research and computer skills
  • Must have excellent research skills
  • Must have experience demonstrating the ability to manage a broad range of legal issues in a variety of work settings
  • Must be able to work in a highly collaboratively environment
  • Contract law, antitrust law, lobbying law and/or Federal Election Commission regulations experience is a plus

Job Information

  • Job ID: 66022349
  • Workplace Type: Hybrid
  • Location:
    Washington, Dist. Columbia, United States
  • Company Name For Job: American Forest & Paper Association
  • Position Title: Assistant General Counsel
  • Category: In-house Assistant General Counsel
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Juris Doctorate
  • Min Experience: 5-7 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
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