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COMMERCIAL AND REAL ESTATE LITIGATION DIVISION
(Posted on 2/5/14)
The Commercial & Real Estate Litigation Division of the New York City Law Department seeks attorneys to represent the City in highly visible, exciting and complex commercial litigation, and in the prosecution and defense of similarly challenging and often important disputes concerning the use and re-development of City real property. Division attorneys represent the City and its agencies in disputes involving numerous and diverse contractual arrangements touching upon virtually every function of City government, ranging from construction contracts with private companies to build or repair the Citys infrastructure, to leases of important public properties, to contracts for all types of goods and services. We handle disputes in state and federal courts and before administrative tribunals, including multi-million dollar matters as well as matters raising novel legal questions and analytical, investigative and strategic challenges.

Must have at least 3 years of related work experience following graduation from an ABA accredited Law School.  NY Bar Admission is required.Preferred Skills: Substantial legal experience; demonstrated exceptional organization abilities; strong legal analytical skills; strong interpersonal skills; excellent judgment; trial experience is a plus.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume through our online application process to Job ID 143021.  Cover letters may be addressed to:
Mr. Stuart D. Smith
Director of Legal Recruitment
New York City Law Department
100 Church Street
New York, NY  10007

If you are having difficulty with the on-line application, you can contact us at: recruitment@law.nyc.gov.

GRANTS AND COMPLIANCE UNIT - LEGAL COUNSEL DIVISION
(posted 12/18/13)
The Law Department seeks an attorney to join the Grant Utilization & Compliance Unit of the Legal Counsel Division which provides counsel to City agencies with respect to lawful claiming and expenditure of funds from federal and state programs, including Medicaid and other human services programs, as well as education, housing and transportation programs.  Under the supervision of the chief of the unit, the attorney will work closely with City agencies, including the Office of Management and Budget, at a senior policymaking level, as well as at legal, fiscal and operational levels, and would also act as a key liaison with federal and state officials in communicating the City’s position concerning claiming and expenditure of grant funds. 

Minimum Qual Requirements: Applicants must be admitted to practice law in the State of New York. Applicants must have a minimum of three years of legal experience following graduation from an ABA accredited law school, with five or more years of experience preferred. 

Preferred Skills: Knowledge of the operation of federal grant programs, including Medicaid in particular, and of laws and regulations governing proper claiming for those federal programs, as well as of governmental auditing procedures, is preferred and should be noted in the application. Experience in counseling clients concerning compliance with complex statutory and regulatory schemes is also preferred. Exceptional judgment and discretion, as well as interpersonal skills, and be capable of handling multiple complex matters. 

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume through our online application process to Job ID 138426.  Cover letters may be addressed to:
Mr. Stuart D. Smith
Director of Legal Recruitment
New York City Law Department
100 Church Street
New York, NY  10007

If you are having difficulty with the on-line application, you can contact us at: recruitment@law.nyc.gov.

 

The Law Department is an equal opportunity employer that bases its hiring decisions on merit and fitness, as required by the New York Constitution and the New York Civil Service Law. The City's Equal Employment Opportunity Policy requires that employment decisions be made without discrimination prohibited by federal, state or local law based on race, color, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, religion or creed, gender (including gender identity), disability, age, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, sexual orientation, or status as a victim of domestic violence, a sex offense or stalking.

 

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