The General Counsel (GC) will oversee the legal operations of the Office. Specifically, the GC is the key legal advisor to the Commissioner and provides strategic legal guidance on operational, administrative, and programmatic activities of the Office as well as on the handling of diplomatic incidents and other international legal matters affecting the City. The GC liaises with City Hall, New York City’s Law Department, local government, the U.S. Department of State, the United Nations, and foreign governments on a range of complex legal matters and issues.
The General Counsel’s duties include, but are not limited to:
Serves as legal advisor to the Commissioner and City agencies on international legal matters, including relevant diplomatic privileges and immunities resulting from the presence of the United Nations and foreign government representatives in the City.
Responds to requests from the Legal Department and assists it with litigation on diplomatic incidents, advising and training law enforcement on the application of diplomatic immunities and consular notification.
Provides legal analysis when addressing complex issues concerning the interactions of the United Nations and foreign government representatives with City local businesses and residents.
Responds to requests for legal advice from the United Nations and the diplomatic and consular corps concerning U.S. federal, state and local laws.
Works to ensure compliance with local laws and regulations by resident diplomatic and consular representatives, including parking rules, health and safety codes, and payment of appropriate real estate taxes.
Deals with complex, significant matters that cut across legal and related areas.
Conducts research and analysis of specific legal questions and prepares memoranda and opinions setting forth research results, recommendations, and conclusions in a variety of legal and non-legalareas.
Keeps current on legislative issues, statutes, decisions and other important legal developments that may affect the Office’s interest.
Attends relevant interagency and external meetings, diplomatic and consular receptions, and City events as a representative of the Office.
Performs other duties as assigned.
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The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve our systems of democracy and justice. We work to hold our political institutions and laws accountable to the twin American ideals of democracy and equal justice for all. Among our core priorities, we fight to protect voting rights, end mass incarceration, strengthen checks and balances, and preserve Constitutional protection in the fight against terrorism. Part think tank, part advocacy group, part cutting-edge communications hub, we start with rigorous research. We craft innovative policies. And we fight for them — in Congress and the states, the courts, and in the court of public opinion.
The Brennan Center seeks a mid-level or senior attorney, with a minimum of five years of experience in the legal, academic, governmental or nonprofit advocacy sectors, for a three-year Fellowship generously supported by the Bernard and Anne Spitzer Charitable Trust. The Bernard and Anne Spitzer Fellow will work as an attorney in the Brennan Center’s Washington, DC Office, working with leadership from the Brennan Center’s New York and Washington, DC Offices. We expect the Fellow to work primarily on democracy issues, including defending the rule of law against government overreach and abuse, protecting and promoting voting rights, and promoting reform of our democratic systems.
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The New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is seeking an experienced prosecutor to serve in the Real Estate Enforcement Unit (REEU), located in Manhattan. REEU investigates and prosecutes cases involving bank fraud, deceptive lending practices, deed theft, tenant harassment, and frauds committed upon city and state agencies. REEU includes attorneys, investigators, auditors and analysts who conduct complex, long-term criminal investigations and prosecute cases from charging through conviction.
They are seeking attorneys with significant experience in the investigation of crimes utilizing techniques such as search warrants, forensic analysis of large volumes of data, and cooperating witnesses. Applicants must have a minimum of four (4) years of NYS or federal prosecutorial experience. Applicants must also have substantial grand jury and trial experience, be highly motivated and results-oriented, and possess excellent communication and writing skills. The ideal candidate, in addition will have experience developing and managing complex, document-intensive investigations. A background in finance and real estate is not necessary, but is a plus.
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The Law Enforcement Group (LEG) of the Litigation Bureau in the New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is seeking an experienced litigator to serve in the New York City office. The Litigation Bureau defends the State of New York, and its agencies and officers in state and federal courts in civil actions and proceedings relating to civil rights, education, social services, public employment, public health, law enforcement, corrections, state finance, insurance, taxation, and other litigated matters arising out of state operations and legislation.
The Legal Momentum Gender Justice Fellowship Program recruits professionals from diverse disciplines including education, law, media, and technology. The 2017 incoming Fellow will work with grassroots organizations, media, government entities, labor unions, and advocacy organizations on behalf of Legal Momentum’s mission of gender equality, with a strategic focus on parity in the workplace. The Fellow will serve as an ambassador for our work, particularly among girls and younger women. She will be social media savvy and will reach new audiences to promote gender equality, and devise remedies to end inequality.
TO APPLY: Interested applicants should send a cover letter describing your qualifications and interest for the position; resume; names of three references with phone numbers; and one writing sample to:
By mail: Legal Momentum, 16 E. 34 St., 6 Fl. New York, NY 10016
The Community Affairs Unit of the Bronx District Attorney’s Office serves as a liaison between the District Attorney and the Bronx community. The Unit is responsible for community outreach efforts and for developing and coordinating programs that engage the residents of the Bronx. The Director of the Community Affairs Unit is responsible for conceptualizing, developing and facilitating the implementation of projects/events related to the Office’s commitment to community relations. The Director will serve as a valued liaison to those communities that the Office serves.
The Director will work diligently with representatives from various communities, organizations and neighborhoods to establish meaningful relationships with the diverse populations and cultures that the Office serves.
To apply you must visit the BXDA Office website (www.bronxda.nyc.gov) and click on Career Opportunities.
The Claims Bureau of the New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) in New York City is seeking an experienced trial attorney for the Torts Section. The Claims Bureau is a trial bureau that represents the State of New York and its agencies in the Court of Claims and its employees in New York State Supreme Court in a wide variety of litigation, including unjust conviction, highway design, false arrest and imprisonment, labor law, contract, premises liability and fleet claims involving State vehicles.
They are seeking an attorney with at least five (5) years of solid trial experience to defend the state in these tort actions, from commencement through trial, with post-trial briefs often required. Civil or criminal trial experience is required; ADA or criminal defense trial experience is preferred. The ability to manage a large caseload is essential. Superior legal research, writing, analysis, negotiation, oral advocacy and organizational skills are also required.
Position: The Brennan Center seeks an exceptional attorney to work in the Democracy Program, primarily on our Voting Rights and Elections project. The Voting Rights and Elections project works to ensure that voting is free, fair, and accessible for all citizens of the United States. Team members work to advance these goals through a combination of advocacy, litigation, academic research and writing, media communications, public education, and legislative drafting. The ideal candidate will have had one or more of the following experiences: senior-level positions in politics or government, Supreme Court or appellate litigation experience, preferably in civil rights cases, and success at running and winning statewide campaigns.
The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is a very active global group with staff in New York, Budapest and London. OGC focuses in the short term on transactional legal advice and compliance; in the medium term on policy making and good governance; and in the long term on helping make OSF an enduring philanthropy. OGC serves as a resource for informed decision- making providing independent, timely and thoughtful advice on the broad range of legal issues that our programs, departments, boards and legal entities face as they pursue their visions of change. It looks to prevent legal problems and solve those that occur, to facilitate transactions, and to build structures that consider the longer-term impacts of a transaction, litigation, governance issue or other corporate matter.
The Associate General Counsel is a full time position based in New York that works on matters that include advising staff and senior management on contracts, grants, business operations, organizational policies, governance, and regulatory compliance, as well as providing staff training with respect to these areas. Work is carried out both independently and in teams.
TO APPLY: Visit https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/jobs/jr-0000452/associate-legal- counsel.
The Bronx District Attorney is seeking an experienced attorney (3+ years) with expertise in tax and criminal law to join the Tax and Organizational Fraud Unit. The Unit is responsible for prosecuting large-scale tax fraud, cigarette tax evasion, organized financial fraud, and large-scale fraud within organizations. It handles sophisticated financial frauds that victimize our community and seeks to identify large-scale fraud rings and ferret out patterns and focus on the major actors whose criminal activity might otherwise remain hidden. The assistant will analyze data provided by external agencies, derived from FinCen, or culled from tax-evasion and check/credit card-fraud proffers and cases. He or she will create reports and spreadsheets to convey the data and assist in the finding pattern within the data; the assistant will liaise with other divisions and agencies; he or she will lead investigations, conduct proffers, handle calendar calls, and argue during hearings and trials.
To apply you must visit the BXDA Office website (www.bronxda.nyc.gov) and click on Career Opportunities.
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