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Policy Advisor

Arnold & Porter
Washington, District of Columbia 20001
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    Full Time

Arnold & Porter is seeking a Policy Advisor for the Legislative and Public Policy Practice Group in the Washington, DC office. Qualified candidates must have a minimum of six years of experience working in Congress, an Executive branch department or agency, an association, interest group, or company in the government relations field. Experience working on appropriations, defense, and/or foreign relations is a plus, but not required, as this position will work across a number of policy sectors every day.

The Legislative and Public Policy Practice Group of Arnold & Porter is Chambers-rated as one of the top legislative practices at a national law firm. The Legislative and Public Policy Practice Group is comprised of approximately 35 people and works in a high-energy, fast-paced environment that rewards initiative and teamwork in the pursuit of quality client service. The primary focus of the group is on Congressional and regulatory advocacy on topics including appropriations, defense, education, environmental and energy, financial services, foreign relations, healthcare and life sciences, tax, telecommunications, trade, and transportation. Clients include globally recognized brands, Fortune 500 companies, innovative start-ups, leading associations, healthcare systems, educational institutions, units of local government, foreign governments, and coalitions.


  • Bachelor‘s degree required.
  • Minimum of six years of experience working in Congress, the Executive branch, at a trade association, interest group, or for a corporation in government relations.
  • Well-versed in the federal legislative process.
  • Demonstrated policy expertise in more than one of the following areas: appropriations, defense, education, environmental and energy, financial services, foreign relations, healthcare and life sciences, tax, telecommunications, trade, or transportation.
  • Ability to demonstrate strategic focus, self-motivation, and a drive to action.
  • Ability to work independently as well as on a team.
  • Experience managing junior-level staff.
  • Capable of leading client service teams on specific issues.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, in oral and written form.
  • Ability to exhibit significant attention to detail and produce high quality deliverables.
  • Must possess good judgment and decision making skills.
  • Must have the ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Willing to be registered for firm clients under both the Lobbying Disclosure Act and the Foreign Agents Registration Act.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and a brief writing sample of 5 pages or less that demonstrates an ability to analyze an issue and advocate for a specific policy outcome. Candidates who exceed the page limits or fail to submit an advocacy-based writing sample will not be considered.  All interested candidates must submit their documents by 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday, June 4th.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis before June 4th. 

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP uses E-Verify, which is a web-based system, to confirm the eligibility of our employees to work in the United States. As an E-Verify employer, we verify the identity and employment eligibility of newly hired employees by electronically matching information provided by employees on the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, against records available to the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). We use E-Verify because we are a federal contractor containing the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) E-Verify clause. Please see the posters for details regarding E-Verify or contact Arnold & Porter’s Human Resources Department for more information. E-Verify Participation Poster and Right-to-work Poster .

Arnold & Porter is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), age, marital or partnership status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family leave status, citizenship status, immigration status, ancestry, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations. Our firm's equal opportunity policy applies to all employment practices and terms and conditions, including, without limitation, recruitment, employment, assignment, training, compensation, benefits, promotions, disciplinary action and terminations. To achieve our goal of equal opportunity, Arnold & Porter maintains an affirmative action plan through which it makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire and advance in employment qualified minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click EEO is the LAW and the Supplement poster.

Arnold & Porter is an EO Employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.


Posted: 2021-06-01 Expires: 2021-07-01

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