Admitted Attorneys

CURRENT VACANCIES FOR ADMITTED ATTORNEYS

Available positions at the NYC Law Department for admitted attorneys can be found below. Attorneys who would like to be notified as positions become available at the Law Department may input their contact information on our listserv. The Law Department will retain email addresses for six months and will advise candidates of job postings during that time only.  If you have questions about the following positions, you can contact you can contact us at: recruitment@law.nyc.gov. Please see below opportunities in the following divisions:

Administrative Law and Regulatory Litigation Division

Affirmative Litigation Division

Appeals Division

Commercial and Real Estate Litigation Division

Contracts and Real Estate Division

Economic Development Division

E-Discovery Division

Environmental Law Division

Ethics and Compliance Division

Executive Division

Family Court Division

General Litigation Division

Labor and Employment Law Division

Legal Counsel Division

Litigation Support Division

Mayor’s Office

Municipal Finance Division

Risk Management Division

Special Federal Litigation Division

Tax and Bankruptcy Litigation Division

Tort Division

Workers’ Compensation Division




Administrative Law and Regulatory Litigation Division

Currently, there are no opportunities available in this division.

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Affirmative Litigation Division

Currently, there are no opportunities available in this division.

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Appeals Division

Currently, there are no opportunities available in this division.

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Commercial and Real Estate Litigation Division

ASSISTANT CORPORATION COUNSEL 

Salary Range: $78,034 - $155,751

The Commercial & Real Estate Litigation Division of the New York City Law Department seeks an experienced litigator with strong research and writing skills to represent the City and related entities in commercial litigation matters. The position is for an attorney to handle the Division's complex commercial cases, including procurement and breach of contract disputes arising out of contracts for critically needed goods and services, challenges to important government initiatives, and claims under multimillion-dollar construction contracts with private companies to build or repair the City's infrastructure. The position will also involve counseling City agencies regarding procurement issues, the contractual ADR process, and other matters. The Division litigates in both state and federal courts and before administrative tribunals, such as the Contract Dispute Resolution Board.

Applicants must be graduates of ABA accredited law schools and have at least three years of legal experience. Applicants must be admitted and in good standing in New York State. Candidates must possess strong legal writing and analytical skills, as well as excellent judgment and interpersonal skills.

This position will remain posted until filled. 

Please click the link to apply to Job ID 625106.

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Contracts and Real Estate Division

Currently, there are no opportunities available in this division.

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Economic Development Division

Currently, there are no opportunities available in this division.

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E-Discovery Division

Currently, there are no opportunities available in this division.

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Environmental Law Division

Currently, there are no opportunities available in this division.

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Ethics and Compliance Division

ASSISTANT CORPORATION COUNSEL - Special Counsel for Information Law 

Salary Range: $84,975 – $175,100

The NYC Law Department is establishing a new position of Special Counsel for Information Law in our Ethics and Compliance Division. The attorney in this role will be responsible for the Law Department’s compliance with the New York State Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) and the New York City Identifying Information Law and act as the agency’s Records Access Officer.

The Special Counsel will receive, track, and interpret requests for information made to the Law Department pursuant to FOIL; interact with staff throughout the Department to locate, retrieve, and review documents that may be responsive to the requests; analyze how much of the information must be disclosed to the requestor, and whether any may be withheld; and issue determinations granting or denying requests to requesters. They will assist the Law Department Records Appeals Officer with FOIL appeal determinations, and advise the Department’s General Litigation Division on FOIL-related Article 78 defenses. They will also advise and train City clients on the FOIL law, practice, and relevant legal updates.

The Special Counsel will also have the responsibilities of an “Agency Privacy Officer” under the Identifying Information Law. These include, among other things, overseeing day-to-day agency compliance by all divisions of the Department (advising staff on privacy issues, approving projects/contracts that involve collecting or disclosing identifying information); quarterly reporting to the City’s Chief Privacy Officer, drafting the agency’s biennial Agency Report on collections, disclosures, and retentions of identifying information, and investigating privacy incidents within the Department or by third-party contractors. The APO also serves as a member of the Citywide Privacy Protection Committee, organized and managed by the City’s Office of Information Privacy.

Applicants must be graduates of an ABA approved law school, admitted and in good standing with the New York State Bar with at least one year of legal experience after law school. Experience with litigation and/or compliance with FOIL requests is preferred, but not required. Applicants should possess excellent judgment, stellar organizational skills, strong research and legal analysis abilities, and be comfortable providing sound legal advice to senior level attorneys.

This position will remain posted until filled. 

Please click the link to apply to Job ID 637990.

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Executive Division

Currently, there are no opportunities available in this division.

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Family Court Division

Currently, there are no opportunities available in this division.

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General Litigation Division

ASSISTANT CORPORATION COUNSEL - Senior Counsel 

Salary Range: $118,450 – $175,100

The NYC Law Department’s General Litigation Division seeks an experienced attorney to serve as a Senior Counsel/Team Leader. The attorney in this role would supervise, guide and mentor a team of approximately 5 attorneys. The attorney also would independently manage their own limited caseload.

The NYC Law Department’s General Litigation Division handles cases that challenge important City programs in diverse areas including education, health care, public assistance benefits, prison conditions, foster care, freedom of information, campaign finance and election law. Division attorneys appear in both State and federal court. Many of the division's cases are brought as class actions in federal court and raise complex and novel issues of statutory and constitutional construction. Division lawyers are responsible for their own caseloads and handle court conferences, oral arguments, discovery, the preparation of legal papers, and hearings.

Applicants must be graduates of an ABA approved law school, admitted and in good standing with the NYS bar, and be admitted or eligible for immediate admission to the SDNY and EDNY. The ideal candidate will possess experience in and commitment to successfully leading a team of attorneys and legal support professionals handling challenging matters. Candidates should be creative problem-solvers who seek to optimize how cases are managed and should be able to demonstrate dedication to growing and developing the skills of the Division’s team. The ideal candidate also will possess excellent interpersonal, writing, and oral advocacy skills with substantial litigation experience in state and federal court practice. Experience in class action litigation, advising clients and negotiating settlements is preferred. Candidates must possess a commitment to public service and the Law Department values of excellence, dedication, diversity, integrity, justice, professional development, respect, supportive work environment and teamwork.

This position will remain posted until filled. 

Please click the link to apply to Job ID 638430.

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Labor and Employment Law Division

Currently, there are no opportunities available in this division.

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Legal Counsel Division

ASSISTANT CORPORATION COUNSEL 

Salary Range: $84,975 – $175,100

The NYC Law Department is now accepting applications from admitted attorneys with at least one year of legal experience for the position of Assistant Corporation Counsel in the Legal Counsel Division. Attorneys with more than five years of legal experience after law school will be considered for a Senior Counsel position in the division. The Legal Counsel Division is a counseling unit that advises the Mayor, other elected officials, and City agencies on issues concerning virtually every area of municipal law. The Division provides the legal advice and crafts the legislative changes necessary to shape and implement policy initiatives. The Division is responsible for drafting State and local legislation proposed by the Mayor and City agencies, and for assisting in the drafting of administrative rules. On a daily basis, Division attorneys field questions from City Hall and City agencies on issues of overriding importance to the City as well as those regarding day-to-day administration. Division attorneys often represent the Law Department on interagency task forces considering policy initiatives and work closely with the Mayor's Offices of Intergovernmental Affairs to assist in the passage or defeat of legislation.

Applicants must be a graduate of an ABA accredited law school with at least one year of legal experience. Applicants must be admitted and in good standing in New York State. Preference will be given to applicants with legislative drafting experience, and strong legal analysis and writing skills.

Applicants with at least three years of legal experience after law school are preferred.

This position will remain posted until filled. 

Please click the link to apply to Job ID 638320.

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Litigation Support Division

Currently, there are no opportunities available in this division.

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Mayor's Office

Currently, there are no opportunities available in this division.

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Municipal Finance Division

Currently, there are no opportunities available in this division.

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Risk Management Division

Currently, there are no opportunities available in this division.

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Special Federal Litigation Division

ASSISTANT CORPORATION COUNSEL 

Salary Range: $75,677 - $169,030

The New York City Law Department Special Federal Litigation Division is seeking an attorney to serve as an Assistant Corporation Counsel in one of the following positions:

General ACC

The Assistant Corporation Counsel would defend the City and its officials in civil rights cases brought in federal court in which police, district attorney or correction officer misconduct is alleged by those who believe their constitutional rights were violated in the course of an arrest and subsequent prosecution, or on account of events in City jails. As part of their duties, the Assistant Corporation Counsel can expect to defend the City and members of law enforcement in cases brought by litigants who have had convictions reversed, those challenging the constitutionality of police actions during the 2020 Spring/Summer demonstrations and Covid-19 curfew enforcement, as well as class actions on various constitutional claims.
The hired attorney for these positions will handle a caseload from inception through resolution whether by motion practice, settlement, or trial. Attorneys conduct initial investigations to determine if representation is appropriate, answer the complaint, appear at court conferences, engage in extensive discovery (paper and electronic), take and defend depositions, draft dispositive motions, conduct settlement negotiations, and, when appropriate, take cases to trial in federal court.

Federal Monitorship ACC
 

The Assistant Corporation Counsel would be a part of a team that provides legal counsel to NYPD in connection with the continued development, implementation, and compliance with City’s relationship with a federal Monitor appointed by the Court to oversee policing reforms by NYPD. The successful candidate will, with other members of the team, work on: motion practice; assist in drafting and revising NYPD policies related to the monitorship; review and prepare documents, audio files, and video footage for disclosure to and/or inspection by class counsel; attend high level internal NYPD meetings as well as meetings with the Monitor and class counsel, and attend in-person training at various NYPD facilities. Attendance at training, as well as inquiries from the monitor and other interested parties, and court deadlines may take place outside of regular working hours. This position is a unique opportunity to work on police reform and monitorship issues.

Applicants must have a minimum of two years of litigation experience following graduation from an ABA accredited law school, preferably in federal practice, municipal liability, constitutional, or personal injury law. Applicants must be admitted to practice law in the State of New York and be admitted or eligible for immediate admission to the SDNY and EDNY. Applicants must have demonstrated strong legal writing and oral advocacy skills.

This position will remain posted until filled. 

Please click the link to apply to Job ID 630566.

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Tax and Bankruptcy Litigation Division

Currently, there are no opportunities available in this division.

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Tort Division

ASSISTANT CORPORATION COUNSEL

Salary Range: $82,891 - $162,267

The NYC Law Department is accepting applications from admitted attorneys for the Tort Division to handle sensitive personal injury matters from inception to resolution.

Responsibilities include: conducting statutory hearings and depositions; drafting pleadings, affirmative and responsive motions, and discovery responses; requesting document discovery; conducting preliminary conferences, compliance conferences, settlement and TAP conferences, and argument on motions; participating in the Tort Division's trial rotation program and second-chair opportunities, which includes the investigation and preparation of all aspects of trials, completing factual and legal research, securing relevant evidence, developing trial strategies, interviewing and preparing witnesses, drafting motions, jury charges, trial and post-trial motions and memoranda, and negotiating settlements.

Applicants must be admitted and in good standing in New York State. Applicants should have substantial legal experience; demonstrated exceptional organizational and supervisory abilities; strong legal analytical skills; solid knowledge of municipal tort law, the CPLR, and evidentiary issues; solid knowledge of and experience in personal-injury-case evaluation and valuation of injuries; strong interpersonal skills; and excellent judgment. Trial experience is a plus, but not a prerequisite.

This position will remain posted until filled. 

Please click the following link to apply to Job ID 632021.  

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Workers' Compensation Division

Currently, there are no opportunities available in this division.


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The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.