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ProfileDeputy General Counsel The candidate will report to the General Counsel and work in collaboration with all program areas in the Commission. Principal duties and responsibilities are as follows: Conduct legal research and provide guidance and legal advice to the General Counsel and Commission on a wide range of issues, including contracts, administrative law, conflicts of interest, compliance, employment, labor, and intellectual property. Draft legal memorandum and, in collaboration with the Commission’s chief contracting officer, review and/or draft contracts. Develop and implement Commission-wide policies and practices related to the operations of the Commission. Collaborate with colleagues to ensure and manage compliance with internal and City-wide reporting requirements, Comptroller directives and memoranda, and other relevant laws, rules, and regulations. Collaborate with colleagues to manage Commission-related litigation, respond to subpoenas, manage and respond to FOIL requests, and manage and respond to audits. Anticipate, identify, address and resolve legal issues related to compliance, employment, and personnel matters. Analyze routine and complex legal issues affecting the operations and programmatic work of the Commission. Review and analyze the City Human Rights Law and its rules. Review and analyze collective bargaining agreements and other memoranda from labor unions. Represent the company at City or external meetings, conferences, community events, speaking engagements, and bar association meetings, as requested by the General Counsel. Assist the General Counsel and perform any additional duties on any and all other matters needed to advance the work of the OGC or the Commission.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have admission to the New York State Bar; and 4 years of recent full-time responsible, relevant, satisfactory legal experience subsequent to admission to any bar, eighteen months of which must have been in the supervision of other attorneys, in an administrative, managerial or executive capacity, or performing highly complex and significant legal work. Must remain Members of the New York State Bar in good standing for the duration of this employment. Preferred: Familiarity with the Commission’s work, the City Human Rights Law, City government, and City agencies. Legal experience in a General Counsel’s office at a local, state, or federal government agency. Litigation experience, preferably in administrative law, FOIL, labor, and/or employment disputes. Experience in work related to human rights issues. Must have eexcellent interpersonal skills, including demonstrated success working collaboratively with colleagues, clients, direct reports, and/or supervisors. Must have fluency in Spanish, Creole, French, Russian, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hindi, Arabic, Urdu, Bengali, Korean, Japanese, Gujarati, Polish, Twi, Bambara, or Wolof.
New York City Commission On Human Rights
40 Rector Street
New York City, NY 10006