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ProfileSenior Attorney Duties: Manage complex litigation, will lead and manage existing cases pending in state and federal court, will participate in trial hearings, and will oversee all facets of the litigation process in coordination with appropriate staff. Interviewing potential clients, engaging in fact-finding, and identifying potential legal claims and defenses based upon the facts presented; preparing retention letters; conducting legal research; reviewing and organizing discovery productions and document reviews; overseeing case management; ensuring compliance with procedural obligations and deadlines; drafting legal pleadings, memoranda, motions and other court filings for submission in cases pending at the trial court and appellate level; assisting in the selection of and preparation of expert reports and testimony; defending and deposing both expert and facts witnesses; arguing motions and appeals; performing direct and cross examination of witnesses as well as opening and closing statements at trial; and drafting and giving testimony before legislative bodies and other government commissions or entities in matters connected to our litigation priorities. Provide guidance, mentorship and leadership to junior attorneys, legal fellows and interns in the performance of any of the above or related tasks. Serve as media-spokesperson for liaison to the local community, performing the following functions: respond to press inquiries and participate in press interviews; appear and speak before community and education groups; and, participate in discussion panels in a variety of education and community settings.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: A strong record of commitment to public interest and civil rights issues and 10+ years post-bar admission litigation practice; NY State Bar License; experience in federal litigation practice; and good standing in state and federal courts. Should also be energetic, highly self-motivated; possess excellent interpersonal skills to develop diverse allies and facilitate collaboration; have a good sense of humor and ability to work well independently and in teams; have ability to collaborate successfully with a broad and diverse range of communities and individuals; have strong organization skills; and be able to manage several projects simultaneously in a fast paced environment. must possess excellent legal research, writing, and oral communication skills as well as working knowledge of document management and research software such as Concordance, CaseMap, Lexis-Nexis, and Westlaw. Bilingual Spanish/English is required.
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99 Hudson Street
New York City, NY 10013-2815