EXCLUSIVE Assistant General Counsel, Board Affairs for PBS (Hybrid)

PBS, one of the country’s leading media organizations, has engaged Garrison on an exclusive basis to assist in its search for an Assistant General Counsel with 10+ yrs. of corporate governance legal experience. The position will report to the Deputy General Counsel, who our firm placed with the company 23 years ago. This is a great opportunity  to join a dynamic and close-knit legal team within one of the most collegial, mission-driven organizations in the DMV.


You will work closely with the Corporate Secretary of PBS and the PBS Foundation, advise on corporate governance matters and the legal requirements for non-profit membership organizations, as well as draft and negotiate corporate transactions. You will also manage a Senior Manager for Board Affairs.


Key responsibilities: Establish strong working relationships with the Board Affairs team, the Office of the CLO, PBS Foundation executives, Board members, Committee members, and other colleagues; maintain and update corporate governance documents for PBS, the Foundation, and subsidiaries (e.g., drafting agendas, minutes, correspondence, issue papers, Board policies, etc.); oversee the elections process for the Boards; work effectively with other departments to plan Boards of Directors and Committee meetings; advise Corporate Secretaries on compliance with Board-related Conflicts of Interest Policy; and maintain ongoing working knowledge of non-profit governance laws. Prior experience representing clients in the media, entertainment and/or non-profit industry sectors is highly valued.


Why should you consider this role? It’s an opportunity to work for America’s largest public media enterprise which has a wonderful mission supporting education and the arts. PBS is known for its excellent employee-focused culture which results in the long tenure of its attorneys (e.g., this is a replacement position for an attorney who’s retiring after 19 years). PBS also provides a good work-life balance with reasonable hours of 9am-6pm and no weekends, and attorneys work a hybrid schedule of two days a week in the office.

Job ID: 18339

Location Virginia

Practice Area In House

Job Type In-House

Our reference JOB-18339

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