Government/Attorney/In House/Los Angeles, California
GCC Consulting - Los Angeles, CA

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Director, Congressional Affairs The candidate will develop and manage a strategic plan for successfully achieving specific results which are favorable to the interest of the company. Will be responsible for the strategic development and management of selective federal legislative and regulatory issues and programs. These issues would include: intellectual property, criminal justice and antitrust. Develop a strategy to strengthen company's position with Members and staff of the House and Senate Judiciary and Appropriations Committees and the Administration. Additional Committee focus (House and Senate) would include: Armed Services, Commerce, Government Reform and Government Affairs, Foreign Relations and International Relations, Homeland Security, Rules, House Administration and Transportation. Work to further company's business development efforts within the public services sector by assisting with political outreach, as well as with think tank and third party relationships to Members of Congress and the Administration involved in setting software and procurement policy. These efforts will support company's overall marketing objectives, support company's customers, and improve company's significant position in the world. Help strengthen the company America Washington, D.C. office by assisting in the development and growth of the Government Affairs practice. Help develop and implement company's legislative and regulatory agendas on matters relating to intellectual property, criminal justice and antitrust issues of interest and concern to company, both domestically and internationally. Assist in increasing company's visibility and presence on The Hill, particularly in the House and Senate Judiciary and Appropriations Committees. Be a proactive strategic agent on behalf of company America clients' interests. Evaluate pending legislation and regulations that may impact company, domestically and internationally. This will include close consultation with the Vice President, Congressional Affairs to develop recommendations and prepare communications for senior management and the CEO. Establish and maintain a strong political network on Capitol Hill and in the Administration. Represent clients' interests in on-going, face-to-face meetings with the political and bureaucratic leadership in Washington, advising them directly on specific legislative and regulatory proposals that may affect them. Engage in existing accounts and generate new business as it relates to government affairs by maximizing relationships with company America's clients. Advise clients on the impact of public policy, procedures, issues and matters under negotiation. Take a leading or advisory role in negotiations with the federal government. Provide clients with information, advice and perspective concerning federal government leadership, policies, politics and activities.

The candidate should have an undergraduate degree as is a J.D. degree. Must have 10+ years of experience as a government relations executive, a Congressional staffer, or as a senior public servant in a relevant government department, agency or business. Specific information technology experience as well as international affairs experience would be an asset. Prior experience and qualifications should include: a thorough understanding of US legislative process, including an understanding of the roles and decision making processes of the Executive Agencies, US Senate, and US House of Representatives. First-hand experience with committee process as well as floor practice and procedure is needed. Should have established relationships on Capitol Hill and with key agencies, specifically with the House and Senate Judiciary and Appropriations Committees, to name a few. Must have a good working knowledge of issues affecting the software industry and company, including: commerce and trade issues and restrictions, information technology policy, tax policy, export policy, international relations. Should have an in-depth understanding of intellectual property, criminal justice and antitrust issues, specifically, issues of cyber security, homeland security, privacy, trade, international antitrust divergence and Hart-Scott Rodino Reform. Experience working with and managing outside counsel and coalitions needed. Should have experience assisting in the development and implementation of federal affairs programs for large business organizations. Must have a proven record of accomplishment in advancing important issues through the legislative process. Must be capable of understanding the substantive policy issues of the industries with which they are associated, as well as the business issues affecting the world's leading provider of business software solutions. Should have an appreciation and sensitivity to working within the context of a sales oriented company.

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