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Chief Legal Counsel for Educational Institution

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Have you represented and advised academic institutions?  Are you interested in an interim role as the lead attorney for an institution of higher education advising the College and its leadership on a wide variety of matters, including risk management, bequests to the institution, legal interpretation of the College’s policies?  This role is responsible for managing the College’s legal affairs, overseeing outside counsel, drafting/revising policies and procedures and drafting/negotiating a wide variety of contracts.

Latitude is looking for an attorney to serve in an interim role with a California institution of higher education.  The successful candidate must be licensed in California/Registered as In-house Counsel and be able to spend a portion of the work week onsite in the San Francisco/Bay Area. 

Requirements of Chief Legal Counsel for Educational Institution Position

  • Prior experience representing higher education institutions and a deep knowledge of operational and legal environment in higher education
  • Demonstrated ability to advise senior management on significant legal and/or policy issues
  • Able to effectively communicate with individuals at all levels of organization
  • Demonstrated ability to rapidly prioritize and meet multiple priorities while exercising integrity, diplomacy and sound judgment
  • Licensed and in good standing in California
  • Outstanding references

Details for Chief Legal Counsel for Educational Institution Position

  • Type of role: Engagement
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Location: San Francisco (hybrid)
  • Compensation: Commensurate with experience


Latitude will not disclose your identity or propose you to prospective clients without your prior consent. Candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Only qualified applicants should apply.

About Latitude

Latitude offers life-changing engagements with companies and law firms to outstanding attorneys and paralegals.

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Great attorneys and paralegals looking for contract engagements or consulting roles choose to work with Latitude due to our law firm-level compensation and benefits, sophisticated and engaging work, a chance to work with great clients and peers, and a refreshing blend of freedom with self-designed boundaries.

Our attorneys and paralegals have the level of skill, experience, and judgment as would be expected in a permanent corporate counsel or law firm attorney, and the versatility to step into challenging environments and hit the ground running. If you have the right skills, personality and experience, Latitude helps you do what you are good at in a more rewarding way.

Latitude attorneys and paralegals serve on a full- or part-time engagement basis, and work remotely or on-site at the client office.

While we are able to work only with a select few of the most outstanding candidates, our customized approach results in a high success rate.

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