[A2k] JOB: Public Knowledge Seeking Staff Attorney

Manon Ress manon.ress at keionline.org
Wed Mar 27 14:46:59 PDT 2013

From: Sherwin Siy <ssiy at publicknowledge.org>
Date: Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 4:38 PM


We're looking to bring on a new staff attorney. Please feel free to
distribute widely.


*Position Summary:* The Staff Attorney will play a key role in the
development of Public Knowledge's approach to promoting innovation,
consumer rights, and the free flow of information. This staff attorney
position presents a rare opportunity for a hard-working, creative lawyer to
work in a cutting-edge issue area and to become a public figure in the

*Position Status:* Full-time

*Location: *Washington, D.C.

*Reports to:* Public Knowledge President and VP of Legal Affairs

*Essential Duties*:

   - Represent the organization at administrative agencies, including the
   Federal Communications Commission, Copyright Office, Congress, and the
   - Prepare filings for submission in administrative proceedings, in
   federal and state courts and in international forums;
   - Write articles and blog posts about current copyright, communications,
   and technology policy issues;
   - Represent Public Knowledge before a wide variety of audiences at
   conferences, meetings and press events;
   - Maintain contact with a diverse array of constituencies aligned with
   the goals of PK; and
   - Liaise with reporters, bloggers and other media outlets as needed


   - A law degree and 2+ years of experience in copyright or communications
   - Knowledge about new technologies and the interplay between
   communications law and copyright law;
   - Familiarity with administrative rulemaking processes;
   - Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
   - Willingness to travel;
   - Ability to meet deadlines;
   - Ability to work independently;
   - Ability to produce high‐quality results on tight deadlines and with
   little oversight; and
   - Experience with antitrust and competition law, or other facets of
   technology law are preferred.

*Compensation: *Public Knowledge provides competitive compensation,
excellent benefits and opportunities for professional growth.

*To Apply*: Send a resume including salary history; cover letter stating
your interest in Public Knowledge, and two writing samples (max. 10 pages
each) to: jobs at publicknowledge.org, with the subject line “Staff Attorney” *by
June 1, 2013*.

*About Public Knowledge:* Public Knowledge is a Washington D.C.-based,
non-profit, public interest group working to promote a creative and
connected future. Public Knowledge is an equal opportunity employer and
does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual or
gender orientation, religion or physical ability. For more information,
visit PublicKnowledge.org.

Sherwin Siy
VP Legal Affairs
Public Knowledge

1818 N St. NW, Suite 410
Washington, DC 20036

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Manon Ress
Knowledge Ecology International
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