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Robert Half Principal Legal - ESG in Arlington, Virginia


Robert Half is seeking a Legal Principal - Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) for our client in the Northern Virginia area with a Hybrid schedule. The ideal candidate will have a Juris Doctor degree and a minimum of 5 years of law, business, and 3 years' Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) experience who enjoys writing. If this role sounds like you connect with Josie Nitschmann on LinkedIn.

The Principal Legal Analyst is responsible for recommending, designing, and running cross-team projects to support the broader business strategy. We are seeking a lawyer with experience in the legal issues around Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) matters, who is interested in putting that experience to work in a legal technology environment.

  • Works with the Team Leads to form and manage highly efficient project-based teams, comprised of fellow Principal Legal Analysts and Analysts, to create and deliver unique, recurring, technology-enhanced tools and content for the markets served by the business.

  • Manages projects to budget and provides continuous project and performance feedback to the Team Lead and Director.

  • Works with the Team Leads and Director to design and manage investments to optimize workflows through technologies.

  • Acts as the face of Company’s Law expertise in the market through interactions with law school, law firm, government, and corporate leaders.

  • Demonstrates thought leadership, including external speaking opportunities.

  • Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.


  • Excellent project management skills, including demonstrated ability for project-based worked, with the ability to function across teams as either a leader or contributor.

  • Strong knowledge of target markets, relevant areas of law, and the legal tech market.

  • Subject matter expert conceiving and leading content development projects in assigned space and with subject matter experts across disciplines.

  • Deep understanding of the Company’s Law platform, including relevant platform tools and architecture.

  • Strong understanding of data governance and analysis.

  • Self-driven individual who sets high standards of performance for self and others and leads by personal example.

  • Strong focus on thought leadership, including external speaking opportunities.

  • Must be adept at working directly with experts across corporate, law firm, university and government organizations.

  • Strong understanding and focus on data governance and analysis.

  • Thorough knowledge of Company’s Law standards and style.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. JD required.

  • 5 plus years’ practicing law with a minimum of 3+ years of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) or related experience.

  • 5 plus years’ experience and demonstrated success in developing and executing workflow solutions to solve customer problems in the legal, professional and financial markets.

  • Diverse experience as an individual contributor in relevant roles.

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