Legal Counsel
Updated on 11/15/2023
Democratic National Committee (DNC)

501-1,000 employees

Elects Democrats by empowering activists, mobilizing voters
Company Overview
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is a robust organization that prioritizes grassroots activism, voter mobilization, and nationwide organization to elect Democrats at all levels. With a focus on investing in the middle class and reducing costs for working families, the DNC is committed to building a stronger economy from the bottom up. Additionally, the DNC's unique position as the only party committee responsible for electing Democrats nationwide offers a competitive advantage in terms of reach and influence.
Government & Public Sector

Company Stage


Total Funding





Washington, District of Columbia

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Chicago, IL, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Legal & Compliance
  • Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited law school
  • At least 5-7 years of work experience in a law firm and/or in-house legal department
  • Admitted to practice and in good standing in Illinois
  • Significant experience negotiating and drafting a wide range of business contracts is essential (and ideally also with some experience on media licensing agreements specifically)
  • Experience in providing general corporate and business legal advice to complex organizations
  • Campaign finance experience preferred
  • Experience building and sustaining a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple, high priority projects with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to negotiate effectively, firmly conveying the DNCC’s position and finding suitable solutions/compromises and evaluating the legal and political risks
  • Ability to quickly adjust to changing priorities and deadlines
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent research, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong interest in and knowledge of Democratic politics and principles
  • Provide counsel to DNCC departments on a variety of legal issues
  • Negotiate, review, draft and provide advice on a broad range of contracts and agreements on behalf of the DNCC, including contracts with vendors, construction contracts, media agreements, venue license agreements, etc.
  • Manage, negotiate, and draft a wide variety of licensing agreements concerning music, images, video, performances and other media
  • Provide counsel on business operations of the DNCC
  • Provide legal support and advice on campaign finance laws and regulations, including, but not limited to FEC compliance and report filing, permissible expenditures, and fundraising (e.g., contribution limits, use of joint fundraising committees)
  • Conduct legal analysis, provide strategic advice, and ensure that all interests of the organization are appropriately represented
  • Assist with party governance matters
  • Draft thoughtful, organized and clear documents, including, but not limited to analysis/advice memoranda, training materials and presentations
  • Provide counsel on employment issues
  • Manage operational legal matters of the DNCC
  • Coordinate with DNC Legal Counsel to ensure consistency of policy and procedure with the DNC
  • Work with the Chicago 2024 Host Committee legal department
  • Performs other duties as assigned to support the department and the DNC's mission
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience in campaign finance
  • Experience in building and sustaining a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment
  • Strong interest in and knowledge of Democratic politics and principles