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GENERAL LITIGATION DIVISION

The General Litigation Division of the NYC Law Department seeks an experienced attorney to represent the City in federal and State court litigation. The Divisions caseload includes both routine matters and challenges to important programs in diverse areas including education, health care, public assistance benefits, prison conditions, foster care, freedom of information, campaign finance and election law. 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. Recent cases have involved: an equal protection challenge to changes to the admissions process for the Department of Educations specialized high schools; challenges pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act regarding accessibility of court houses and police stations for disabled persons; and a claim by minority students in the City’s high schools that they have fewer opportunities to participate in team sports than other students. Division lawyers are responsible for their own caseloads and handle court conferences, oral arguments, discovery, the preparation of legal papers, and hearings.

Applicants must have significant relevant work experience following graduation from an ABA accredited law school and must be admitted and in good standing in New York State. Ideal applicants should demonstrate substantial litigation experience, exceptional organizational abilities, strong legal writing and analytical skills, strong interpersonal skills and excellent judgment.

The deadline to apply is August 17, 2022.

Please click the following link to apply to Job ID 542655:  https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/psc/nycjobs/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=542655&PostingSeq=1&Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL

(Posted Aug 2, 2022)


The Mayor’s Office of Contract Services (https://www1.nyc.gov/site/mocs/index.page) has two vacancies in its General Counsel division:

  • Assistant General Counsel – JO# 531267
  • Senior Analyst, Performance Evaluations – JO# 534083

To apply, please go to www.nyc.gov/jobs and search by job opening #.

(Posted July 15, 2022)


Special Federal Litigation Division

The Special Federal Litigation Division of the NYC Law Department defends the City and its officials in civil rights cases brought in federal court in which police, district attorney or correction officer misconduct is alleged. These cases arise from contact between citizens and law enforcement officers in three contexts: police operations, the prosecution of criminal proceedings, and the custody of arrested individuals in the City’s detention facilities. Suits are typically brought 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. The Special Federal Litigation Division is accepting applications from admitted attorneys with at least two years of litigation experience for an ACC position in the division. The hired attorney 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.

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.

Please upload your cover letter and resume as one document under “cover letter” and upload your writing sample and a list of the names and contact information for three professional references as one document under “resume.”

This posting is open until filled.

As of August 2, 2021, all new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered city employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by the hiring agency.

Please click the following link to apply to Job ID 537438: https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/psc/nycjobs/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=537438&PostingSeq=1

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Workers’ Compensation Division

The New York City Law Department is accepting applications for an attorney position in our Workers Compensation Division. The division represents the City of New York and related entities at administrative hearings before the New York State Workers Compensation Board. Division attorneys manage and litigate matters involving City employees whose claims for benefits are pending before the Workers Compensation Board. They appear at hearings and trials before administrative law judges on a daily basis. They conduct investigations and legal research in preparation for hearings and evaluate the merits of claims. They regularly cross-examine fact witnesses as well as all types of medical experts. Cases involve a wide variety of medical conditions, from de minimus to life threatening. Legal issues cover a broad spectrum, including compensability and coverage under the Workers Compensation Law, timely claim filing, questions of causation, medical disability, need for treatment and entitlement to wage replacement. Attorneys research and write appeals to the Commissioners of the Workers Compensation Board and the Appellate Division.

Applicants must be a graduate of an ABA accredited law school. Applicants must be admitted to practice law in the State of New York or have passed the New York Bar and be in the process of becoming admitted. The successful candidate will possess excellent oral and written advocacy skills, the ability to manage a large case load, and the ability to think and respond quickly.

The deadline to apply is July 19, 2022.

As of August 2, 2021, all new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered city employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by the hiring agency.

Please click the following link to apply to Job ID 537453: https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/psc/nycjobs/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=537453&PostingSeq=1&Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL

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Mayor’s Office of Special Enforcement

The Mayor’s Office of Special Enforcement (OSE) is responsible for coordinating enforcement efforts across City agencies to address complex quality of life issues, including illegal conversions of residential buildings into hotels, adult use and illegal massage locations, and emerging issues such as COVID-related restrictions. OSE ensures that these enforcement efforts (including inspections, litigation, outreach, and education)  are leveraged across all five boroughs to address dangerous conditions at properties that require a coordinated multi-agency response.

Assistant Corporation Counsels are assigned as agency partners to work in the Office of Special Enforcement (OSE), which is within the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ).The ACCs duties range from providing counsel on investigative and policy issues to serving as lead litigator in complex civil litigation, and include the following responsibilities:

  • Drafts litigation documents, including memos, correspondences, pleadings, motions, discovery requests and responses for civil enforcement actions. Consults with City inspectors, investigators, and other law enforcement personnel to prepare affidavits in support of motions and applications.
  • Appears in Supreme Court or other courts for arguments, hearings, and conferences concerning substantive and procedural motions, as well as pre-trial discovery depositions and disputes and case settlement discussions. Negotiates resolutions of civil actions with defense counsels and then drafts stipulations of settlement.
  • Ensures that injunctive relief provisions are complied with and that all necessary settlement payments are made. Provides legal counsel to OSE Inspection Teams regarding administrative enforcement issues related to inspections of buildings and structures with suspected safety concerns.
  • Supports team investigations and enforcement actions by drafting and filing administrative access warrants and subpoenas.
  • In preparation for affirmative litigation, reviews and compiles complaints, administrative records from various City agencies and departments, inspection reports, notices of violations, administrative and judicial decisions regarding prior enforcement, arrest reports, and disposition records.
  • Assist in prosecution of violations before administrative hearing officers, prepares appeals of administrative decisions, and assist in defensive litigation against the City stemming from OSE enforcement actions.
  • Prepares and responds to FOIL requests timely.

Candidates must be either 1) an admitted member in good standing of the New York State Bar, or 2) a member in good standing of any state bar association and eligible to waive into the New York State Bar.

The ideal candidate will have 1) two years or more of legal experience as an admitted attorney with experience in civil litigation, including preparing pleadings, court appearances, discovery practice, and taking depositions; 2) substantive legal experience related to nuisance abatement, housing, building and fire codes, adult use establishments, investigation, enforcement, or bringing affirmative litigation; 3) experience working with a team of investigators and inspectors; and 4) demonstrated commitment to a public interest legal practice.  Substantial non-legal experience in relevant fields – especially in housing, building and fire codes, or investigations – will be considered in lieu of the preferred two years of legal experience.  Proven ability to work both alone and collaboratively is a plus.

The deadline to apply is July 20, 2022.

As of August 2, 2021, all new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered city employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by the hiring agency.

Please click the following link to apply to Job ID 537315: https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/psc/nycjobs/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=537315&PostingSeq=1&Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL

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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.

(Posted July 5, 2022)


Assistant Law Clerk. Click here for more info.  This position will be assigned to Honorable Judy H. Kim, Acting Supreme Court Justice, New York County Supreme Court.

(Posted July 1, 2022)


Assistant Law Clerk.  Click here for more info.
LOCATION: SUPREME COURT, NEW YORK COUNTY – CIVIL TERM

(Posted June 27, 2022)


Office of the District Attorney, Bronx County- Employment Opportunity

ADA- Senior Homicide Counsel[ Juris Doctor Degree required, minimum of  ten (10) years of criminal trial experience, minimum of fifteen  (15) felony trials including ten (10) homicide trials as first chair. U.S Citizenship and New York State residency are required as of first day of employment.]

ADA- Homicide Counsel[ Juris Doctor  Degree required, minimum of ten (10) years of criminal trial experience, minimum of seven(7) homicide trials. U.S Citizenship and New York State residency are required as of first day of employment.]

Candidates may apply online through our website. All postings may be found here:
https://bronxda.applicantstack.com/x/openings

(Posted May 10, 2022)


Fanatics is seeking an experienced corporate/transactional attorney to join our Legal Department as Vice President – Legal Affairs.  Reporting to the Senior Vice President – Legal Affairs, this role will serve as a strategic partner to the company’s executives, providing critical legal support with respect to global rights acquisition, licensing and partnerships across the sports industry.  This position will be responsible for negotiating transactions with professional sports leagues, teams, universities, athletes, retailers and other key partners, primarily supporting Fanatics’ commerce business, but also expected to support the company’s collectables and NFT verticals.  The Vice President – Legal Affairs will also have primary responsibility for certain digital transactions, including advertising sponsorships, data analytics and payment solutions.

Responsibilities

  • Draft, negotiate and close highly complex strategic transactions for global sports rights acquisition, product licensing and operation of official physical retail, in close partnership with Business Development and Business Affairs executives.
  • Serve as the primary lawyer for the Partner Solutions team, negotiating a wide range of digital transactions, including advertising, marketing, data analytics, payment services and SaaS agreements.
  • Provide legal advice to senior leaders across the organization, including engaging in creative problem-solving, proactive issue-spotting and business-focused risk assessment.
  • Review, analyze, interpret and advise on highly matrixed contractual rights and obligations.
  • Partner with the Information Security and Privacy teams to ensure personal data is collected, used, and secured in accordance with all laws and company policies.
  • Collaborate with operational departments and subject matter experts across the company, including Finance, Tax, M&A, Licensing and IP.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of template agreements and process improvements.

Requirements

  • Minimum of 12 years legal experience gained in relevant organizations or industries, through a combination of working in a major law firm and a large in-house legal department.
  • Admitted to practice law in New York.
  • JD and licensed to practice in at least one US jurisdiction.
  • Extensive experience leading a wide range of sophisticated commercial transactions, including rights acquisition, intellectual property licensing, strategic partnerships, e-commerce, digital technology, SaaS, retail merchandising, advertising and/or marketing.
  • Proven track record of closing a very high volume of complex transactions under significant time constraints in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial business environment.
  • Creative problem-solver who will initiate and develop alternative approaches to complex issues.
  • Self-starter with strong work ethic and ability to take ownership of business-critical transactions.
  • Possess a strong sense of integrity

CLICK HERE TO APPLY.

(Posted March 31, 2022)


 

 

 

Openings for Court Attorneys –  click here for more info.

(Posted Jan 14, 2022)


Corporate Associate (Capital Markets)

To Apply- https://careers.mintz.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=4&FilterJobCategoryID=1&FilterJobID=1390

About the Corporate Section:  Mintz’s corporate practice offers a blend of comprehensive legal expertise and practical business counseling that enables our clients to clarify goals, find solutions and achieve results across varied business transactions. Our corporate attorneys advise clients on a wide variety of issues affecting commercial, financial and industrial enterprises, both publicly and privately owned.

Responsibilities:  Mintz is seeking an associate with 4+ years of securities and capital markets experience. Candidates must have the ability to provide efficient legal service both independently and as part of a team, be willing to quickly integrate into our robust national corporate practice, commit to providing the highest quality of client service in support of a broad range of complex transactions and be dedicated to professional development consistent with this on-track partnership position. Strong academic credentials, excellent critical reasoning skills and the ability to communicate complex legal concepts are required. This position is open to fully remote candidates.

Collaboration with team members is an important component of any role at Mintz. Therefore, the firm encourages working from the office approximately 60% of the time in accordance with the firm’s published guidelines.

Qualifications

  • Graduated with a JD or LLM from an ABA accredited law school
  • Admitted to or eligible for admission to the Bar
  • Must have 4+ years of capital markets experience representing issuers and underwriters/placement agents in capital markets (’33 Act) transactions and public companies in connection with ’34 Act filings and compliance and corporate governance matters
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills, as this position requires immediate partner and client contact
  • A high level of professionalism in working and engaging with demanding clients and investors
  • Able to balance and prioritize multiple competing priorities and responsibilities, be highly organized and exercise extreme attention to detail
  • Able to collaborate and work effectively in team settings
  • Absent an exemption required by law, each Mintz employee is required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19

About Mintz:  Mintz is an Am Law 100 law firm with over 500 attorneys serving clients worldwide. Our attorneys combine legal, business and industry insight to help navigate shifting challenges. We advise business leaders, entrepreneurs and investors on pivotal deals, disputes and regulatory matters within our core practice areas. We are strategically located to meet the needs of our clients, with offices in Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Washington, DC and London.

(Posted Jan 11, 2022)