Environmental Working Group (EWG) is one of the nation’s top environmental health advocacy organizations, with an online community of more than two million engaged citizens.
EWG’s work in environmental health focuses on six major program areas: 1) toxics; 2) food; 3) agriculture; 4) children’s health; 5) energy and 6) water. Our original research and use of technology make complex environmental issues personal and urgent. EWG’s consumer tools – the Shoppers Guide to Pesticides in Produce TM, the Skin Deep® Cosmetics database, the EWG Guide to Healthy Cleaning and others – reach millions. These valuable resources put the power of information in the hands of the consumer, influence markets to support cleaner, greener products and drive the movement to reform underlying laws and policies and protect human health.
IN-HOUSE COUNSEL: EWG seeks an in-house counsel with a commitment to the environment and a desire to advocate for public health.
Provide legal advice to President and Sr. Vice President on nonprofit tax law, employment law, insurance law, First Amendment, intellectual property law, publication law and other in-house legal issues.
Advise board of directors on legal issues facing the organization.
Serve on Management Team to provide legal advice on issues of management.
Draft and review legal documents, including but not limited to contracts, cease and desist letters, complaints, and internal policies and guidance for compliance with federal and state laws.
Vet EWG projects, press releases, reports, e-mails, and other materials for legal issues such as copyright, publication law, First Amendment, and defamation.
Manage and protect EWG’s intellectual property.
Prepare and file federal lobbying reports and other related documentation.
Serve as EWG legal representative in litigation and amicus filings.
Supervise law fellows and legal interns.
Oversee FOIA issues for the organization, draft and revise FOIA requests as necessary, handle FOIA fee waiver issues and FOIA appeals.
Oversee petition issues for the organization, research petition requirements, draft and appeal petitions to government agencies.
Draft portions of EWG reports that require legal analysis.
J.D. and license to practice law in at least one U.S. jurisdiction.
Minimum of 3 years’ relevant in-house nonprofit law experience.
Environmental investigations have been our specialty at the Environmental Working Group since 1993.
Our team of scientists, engineers, policy experts, lawyers and computer programmers pore over government data, legal documents, scientific studies and our own laboratory tests to expose threats to your health and the environment, and to find solutions.
Our research brings to light unsettling f...acts that you have a right to know. It shames and shakes up polluters and their lobbyists. It rattles politicians and shapes policy. It persuades bureaucracies to rethink science and strengthen regulation. It provides practical information you can use to protect your family and community.