Notice & Comment

Millennium Challenge Corporation seeks Senior International Attorney, by Dominique Scalia

The Millennium Challenge Corporation is seeking a Senior International Attorney for the Washington, DC office.  The deadline for applying is June 25, 2013.  The salary range is $115,000 to $158,000 per year.  Applicants must have at least four years of international transactional experience as an attorney.


If selected for this position, you will be required to resolve complex and difficult international law questions and factual issues in the drafting, interpretation, and application of legislation, regulations, contracts, internal policies, orders, decisions, opinions, or other legal instruments under the general supervision of an assistant general counsel. You will work to obtain a balance of conflicting interests by applying a high order of original and creative legal thought. You will serve as a “second chair” attorney to help resolve extremely complex and difficult legal problems that substantially broaden or restrict the activities of MCC, which are primarily focused on developing and implementing MCC’s grants to selected economically deprived countries. In certain circumstances, you may be required to work with little or no supervision.   You will address confidential and sensitive international law matters that cut across MCC organizational lines and affect the administration and resources of MCC. You will be required to provide legal counsel to foreign development assistance professionals who have extensive experience working in poor and economically deprived countries.   You will provide advice on novel questions and respond to substantive procedural questions concerning the application of international law and other areas of legal expertise. You will work with U.S. outside legal counsel and foreign counsel to resolve issues of local law.


Required Qualifications – For MCC Pay Band 3a:  Applicants must be a graduate of a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association, and must have had a minimum of four (4) years of international transactional experience as a practicing attorney in private industry, public service, non-profit or volunteer work.  This experience must have provided the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. (NOTE: This experience MUST be well documented on your resume or application).

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements.  You must show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

You must provide evidence of active membership in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Applicants are responsible for citing minimum qualifications such as JD and Bar membership information (institution name, state for bar, and dates) on their respective resumes. Failure to supply details will result in an incomplete application

Preferred Qualifications:

The ability to speak, read, and write French, especially in a business setting, is not required but highly desirable.

This post was originally published on the legacy ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Notice and Comment blog, which merged with the Yale Journal on Regulation Notice and Comment blog in 2015.

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