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American Public Education, Inc. Looking For In-House Counsel

Posted on: 14 Mar 2019 57 views
: In-House Counsel
: American Public Education, Inc.
: Juris Doctorate
: 1

Job Details


American Public Education, Inc. (APEI) is seeking applicants for the position of In-House Counsel position. This position will report to the senior vice president and general counsel. The successful candidate will provide legal services and advice for a variety of company legal matters as assigned and will perform other duties pertaining to this work. Significant areas of practice will include the following: reviewing, drafting, and administering contracts and commercial agreements; advising on education regulatory, employment, data privacy, and other legal matters; and conducting research and providing support regarding state authorization and licensing compliance. This position will regularly interact with company employees, legal professionals and others in the performance of his/her responsibilities.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists in the review, drafting and negotiation of contracts and other legal documents, including vendor agreements, licensing agreements, services contracts, non-disclosure agreements, real estate agreements, academic-related agreements and other commercial documents.
  • Assists in the administration and management of the organization’s contract management system/database.
  • Provides support, research, and assistance regarding federal and state regulatory compliance.
  • Provides advice and assistance related to various legal matters and issues involving human resources, company policies, intellectual property, consumer relations, and other areas.
  • Coordinates and engages with outside counsel on legal matters, as needed.
  • Assists with dispute management and resolution, including consumer and employee complaints and other litigation matters.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Work Environment and Physical Demands:

  • Standard office environment in Charles Town, WV, with occasional travel to Manassas, Virginia. Additional travel may be required from time to time.

Required Skills:

  • Detail oriented, self-motivated individual with ability to think critically and make clear, well-reasoned decisions.
  • Commitment to highest professional and ethical standards.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to collaborate, build rapport and communicate across organization with diverse range of academic and business partners.
  • Ability to function effectively in fast-paced work environments through prioritization of multiple, and sometimes conflicting, demands in order to meet established deadlines for projects and initiatives.




Juris Doctorate from American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school.

1 year: Of law practice; between 2 to 4 years of legal experience preferred.


Knowledge and experience with contract, higher education, and data privacy laws.

Active member of bar in good standing in any state; bar membership in West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia and/or Washington, D.C.

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