PhilaPort has an exciting opportunity for a Chief Counsel to join our senior management team. The successful candidate will support our mission by providing legal counsel for development, contractual, leasing and intergovernmental activities.
Provides legal services, interpreting regulations and giving advice on legal ramifications of Port Authority policies and activities to the Board of Directors, Executive Director and all staff members consistent with the Commonwealth Attorneys Act.
Reviews all leases, contracts and project procurements to ensure they reflect Port Authority policies
Monitors and reviews all city, state, and federal laws and regulations to ensure that Port Authority complies where appropriate
Maintains ongoing liaison with outside counsel and coordinates all activities involving them
Graduate of accredited law school, and admitted to the Bar in Pennsylvania
Experience in the practice of business law in a law firm, public agency or corporation.
Knowledge of contract drafting, Commonwealth procurement policies, regulatory interpretation, non-profit corporation law, litigation and Maritime issues
Combination of equivalent education and experience necessary to effectively perform the responsibilities of the position
PhilaPort, The Port of Philadelphia, is an independent agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania charged with the management, maintenance, marketing, and promotion of port facilities along the Delaware River in Pennsylvania, as well as strategic planning throughout the port district. PhilaPort works with its terminal operators to improve its facilities and to market those facilities to prospective port users around the world. Port cargoes and the activities they generate are responsible for thousands of direct and indirect jobs in the Philadelphia area and throughout Pennsylvania.