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Litigation - General Attorney in New York City, NY

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Company name

New York City Commission On Human Rights

Organization Type


Job Type


Practice Area

Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


USA New York City, NY

Date Last Verified

Apr 27,2018

Posted on

Mar 20,2018

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Supervising Attorney The candidate will be responsible for: Supervising LEB attorneys and other staff conducting interviews with members of the public alleging claims of discrimination under the NYCHRL and investigating those claims. Supervising LEB attorneys and other staff in the investigation of complaints of violations of the NYCHRL. Supervising LEB attorneys in negotiating resolutions of claims of discrimination and drafting conciliation agreements Supervising LEB attorneys in the litigation of cases before the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings from discovery and trial through and including issuance of an Administrative Law Judge recommendation and issuance of Commission order. Maintaining personal caseload of cases under investigation and prosecution. Working with attorneys and other staff to ensure that information provided in the public complaint process is used to identify systemic discrimination and repeat violations that may warrant Commission-initiated investigations. Monitoring compliance with LEB policy and procedures including those relating to recordkeeping and to filing. Working with the Commission’s General Counsel and Deputy Commissioners on statistics and reports related to the agency’s reporting requirements as well as guidance on compliance with the NYCHRL. Collaborating with the Commission’s Community Relations Bureau to provide trainings and targeted community outreach programs and to engage in coordinated approaches to rooting out systemic discrimination. Representing the Commission at community events, speaking engagements, and at bar associations. Advising the Commissioner on proposed legislation and other policy matters. Other responsibilities assigned by the Commissioner to help effectively and efficiently run the LEB. 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. Should preferably have 5+ years of litigation experience in anti-discrimination law, employment law, housing law, or other civil rights-related areas. Should have experience conducting discovery, reviewing documents and taking deposition or trial testimony. Fluency in a language other than English, preferably one common in New York City is essential.

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Job ID# 326288

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
New York City Commission On Human Rights
40 Rector Street
10th Floor
New York City, NY 10006