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Litigation - General Attorney in Washington, DC

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Company name

Government of the District of Columbia

Organization Type


Job Type


Practice Area

Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 4 yrs required


Washington, DC

Date Last Verified

Mar 10,2018

Posted on

Mar 09,2018

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General Counsel The candidate provides legal support and advice to the agency and manages litigation as needed. Reports to the Executive Director and functions as the Chief Legal Officer. Provides legal and compliance advice to DCOA, represents the Office in various legal proceedings, consults and collaborates with other agency counsel as appropriate, and acts as the principal attorney in the development of new and amended legislation and regulations. Also provides legal advice in promulgating and maintaining DCOA policies and receiving, preparing, and responding to external requests for information, such as Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, discovery motions, legal inquiries, requests for protocols, work product, and other relevant materials. Serves at the pleasure of the DCOA Executive Director. Serves as an adviser to the Executive Director in the planning, directing, overseeing, and coordinating of the legal services to the agency. Prepares legal documents on complex and substantive matters, provides summary analyses of issues and recommendations for consideration. Conducts extensive and detailed research of legal documents dealing with proposed laws and amendments to existing laws to ensure conformance with legal requirements. Provides summary analyses of issues and recommendations for consideration to the Executive Director. Conducts extensive and detailed research of legal documents dealing with proposed laws and amendments to existing laws to assure conformance with legal requirements. Serves as the agency liaison to OAG and the Office of Employee Appeals (OEA) in litigation matters. Works with agency management to provide legal advice in the implementation of human resources actions. Responsible for review, writing, and revising all intra district and external memorandum of understanding and agreements for services, goods, and other contractual arrangements. Reviews budgetary documents for legal sufficiency. Responsible for legal sufficiency review and/or updates and revisions to agency statute and regulations and policies and procedures. Responsible for DCOA regulatory compliance, including analysis and implementation. Primarily responsible for overseeing and managing all regulatory compliance issues within the agency, including reviewing and evaluating compliance issues and concerns within the agency. Develop, initiate, maintain, and revise policies and procedures for the general operation of the agency to prevent illegal, unethical, or improper conduct. Be knowledgeable of, and responsive to, subpoenas and other requests under the Freedom of Information Act and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA). Provides direction and legal guidance to the agency and writes implementing legislation as necessary. Provides guidance in implementation of various statutes and regulations, including HIPPA, the Equal Employment Opportunity Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Older Americans Act and other federal grant guidance, Freedom of Information Act, and the Family Medical Leave Act. Establishes and maintains liaison with other District of Columbia agencies and other entities as appropriate, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, the Office of the Attorney General (OAG), and other law enforcement jurisdictions. Identifies barriers to quality legal services; designs effective strategies to resolve issues; and, implements corrective actions. Responsible for reviewing all policies, procedures, and programs for all areas of public information from legal standpoint.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a law degree from an ABA accredited law school. Must have 4+ year of related specialized experience, 1 year of which should be equivalent to at least the LA-15 or LX-01 grade levels in the District of Columbia government service. Specialized experience is work as an attorney at a senior level. This entails substantive experience in providing legal advice on complex and sensitive issues to high-level executives and officials in a government agency or other entity. It may also involve managing or supervising a legal team. Must be a current member in good standing of the District of Columbia Bar or eligible for waiver into the Bar.

Application Deadline: March 16, 2018.

Additional info

Job ID: 2887

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Government of the District of Columbia
John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004