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Assoc Counsel-General Law II

Job ID: PS105139
Business Unit: MTA Headquarters
Location: Brooklyn, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: In-Service Training
Date Posted: Nov 17, 2023

Description

JOB TITLE:                          Associate Counsel, General Law II
SALARY RANGE:               $114,645 - $150,471
HAY POINTS:                      920
DEPT/DIV:                          General Law II
SUPERVISOR:                   Deputy General Counsel/Unit Chief, General Law II
LOCATION:                         2 Broadway New York, NY 10004
HOURS OF WORK:            9:00 am - 5:30 pm (7 1/2 hours/day)
DEADLINE:                         Open Until Filled
             
This position is eligible for telework which is currently one day per week. New hires are eligible to apply 30 days after their effective date of hire.
 
This position will provide support to the Deputy General Counsel-Unit Chief, General Law II with respect to the handling of litigation matters, complex subpoena responses, dispute resolution related to Agency Contracts quarterly audit reporting, and special projects.  The individual must have extensive knowledge of Federal, State and Local Laws.  Senior and middle management may refer to this individual for legal advice.  The attorney should possess a high level of expertise in litigation matters.  The position will be required to work collaboratively with other departments, agencies and senior management.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The incumbent will provide support to the Deputy General Counsel-Unit Chief, General Law II with respect to the handling of litigation matters, complex subpoena responses, dispute resolution related to Agency contracts, quarterly reporting and special projects.
 
The responsibilities of this position related to litigation include the direct handling or supervision of outside counsel handling litigation, insurance disputes, Article 78 petitions, complex subpoenas and civil rights/constitutional law/ADA matters.
 
Special projects include the updating and maintenance of the Agency’s Record Retention Schedule, drafting and /or revising Transit Adjudication Bureau Rules of Conduct, participation in the preparation and negotiation of RFPs related to law office contracts and providing counsel to senior management and staff on a variety of topics such as ADA accessibility, customer complaints record retention inquiries and media requests.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Must have significant knowledge and experience handling commercial and general litigation matters in State and Federal Court.
  • Must have superior oral, written and interpersonal skills.
  • Must possess ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines, with ability to prioritize projects and be open to suggestions and constructive criticism. 
  • Must demonstrate attention to detail.  Excellent negotiating, drafting, practice-management skills and business judgment.  Ability to identify creative, business-oriented solutions to legal and business risks. 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and clients in a fast-paced environment.
  • Confidence dealing with senior management and sophisticated clients.  Proven capability to build and maintain strong client relationships.
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, problem solving, organizational and litigation skills and demonstrated ability to work on a multi-discipline team.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
  • Must possess a NYS license to practice law.  Must possess a law degree from an accredited law school and have excellent academic credentials.
  • Must possess a minimum of five years of legal experience, with at least three years of experience in litigation in State and Federal Court. 
 
Pursuant to the New York State Public Officers Law & the MTA Code of Ethics, all employees who hold a policymaking position must file an Annual Statement of Financial Disclosure (FDS) with the NYS Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government (the “Commission”).

HOW TO APPLY:  

Internal applicants
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MTA and its subsidiary and affiliated agencies are Equal Opportunity Employers, including with respect to veteran status and individuals with disabilities.
 
The MTA encourages qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities, including military service members, to apply.
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