Posting Number 2018-4632 Location US-NY-New York Posted Date 2018-06-08 Union N/A School/Division Office of General Counsel (WS1847) Department Name : General Counsel FT/PT Full-Time
Provide legal counsel and support to the University's schools, colleges, portal campuses, global sites, administrative areas and, as necessary, the Medical Center, primarily focusing on litigation and other disputes (judicial, ADR, agency), investigations, avoiding disputes, and general legal support. Supervise, on a project basis, legal secretaries, paralegals, interns, assistant and associate counsels and outside counsel.
Required Education: Bachelor's degree and JD (from ABA accredited law school) required. Candidates must be members of the New York Bar or eligible for immediate membership.
Required Experience: Candidates must have a minimum of six years' related professional legal experience, strong academic and professional credentials, excellent oral and written communication and creative problem-solving skills, the ability to work collegially with diverse personnel, demonstrated judgment and discretion, and admission to the New York Bar, or eligibility for immediate admission.
Preferred Experience: Professional experience within an academic institution, large organization, law firm or government agency preferred.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Seeking an experienced, hands-on litigator who can personally handle all aspects and phases of litigation in New York state and federal courts and at administrative agencies, as well as alternate dispute resolution, and can oversee and manage outside litigation counsel. Knowledge of the principles and procedures of civil procedure, discovery, trial practice and appellate practice, legal research and legal documentation procedures and requirements required. Strong advocacy skills required. Ability to create, compose and edit legal documents, including appellate briefs, pleadings, legal responses, opinions, affidavits, position statements and other written materials; ability to read and interpret complex regulatory or legal documents; and ability to communicate technical and complex concepts required. Ability to apply principles of logical thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems and ability to respond effectively to confidential inquiries or complaints. Ability to work independently as a leader and as a member of a team; excellent interpersonal skills required.
Founded in 1831, New York University is now one of the largest private universities in the United States. Of the more than 3,000 colleges and universities in America, New York University is one of only 60 member institutions of the distinguished Association of American Universities.