Our client, the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) is seeking a highly experienced and dynamic leader to fill the position Chief Legal Officer (CLO) (General Counsel). Reporting directly to the President and Chief Executive Officer (President), the CLO provides legal counsel and representation for the Airports Authority and advises the President and senior management staff on legal and contractual matters, including leases. This individual also serves as a key member and policy advisor of the President’s Executive Management Team. The CLO manages the Legal Affairs Department and supervises an attorney and paralegal.The CLO assists senior management with presentations to the Board of Commissioners on matters with legal implications. The CLO also represents the Airports Authority before all federal and state courts and in administrative proceedings and, in this regard, retains and manages outside counsel as appropriate for litigation, financing and other transactions.
The minimum qualifications required to perform successfully in this position are; a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited school of law and admission to the Bar of the State of Tennessee or similar credentials from another state that will be reciprocally honored by the Tennessee Bar association. One must have a minimum of ten (10) years’ experience as a practicing attorney, including extensive professional legal experience involving government, transportation, the aviation industry, business and contract law, structuring and drafting agreements for commercial transactions, or any equivalent combination of experience and training. Prior managerial experience directing legal functions in another firm or organization is desirable.
Experience should reflect the candidate’s demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the law as related to air transportation and airports, business transactions involving real property, rental and lease agreements, concession contracts, construction and contract administration, procurement, sale of revenue bonds, and FAA and Homeland Security issues, policies and procedures and employment laws. A thorough understanding of the requirements relating to the public sector environment is essential. As a member of the Bar, the CLO/General Counsel is required to take legal educational courses on a periodic basis to keep abreast of changing laws.
This is an outstanding career opportunity for an individual interested in a genuine professional challenge in a very entrepreneurial and can-do environment. With this position comes a very competitive compensation and benefits program. This position requires a detailed background investigation. The Airports Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Candidates must be able to obtain a Tennessee driver’s license and obtain and maintain a Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) clearance.
Additional Salary Information: The Officer in Charge of this engagement is Tim McNamara and he will be assisted by Beth Carter, Principal and Diana Farmer, Senior Associate. Interested parties should submit in electronic format a resume with compensation history, and a cover letter outlining reasons for their interest in the position, including detail on the aforementioned responsibilities, attributes, and qualifications to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact us via our Toll Free Phone number at +1.877.2.BOYDEN (226.9336) for additional information.
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