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ProfileGeneral Counsel and Executive Vice President for Legal Affairs The candidate will be responsible for leading and directing a large corporate Law Department comprised of five major practice groups: Civil Litigation, Corporate Matters, Housing Litigation, Real Estate and Economic Development and Torts. Will provide all legal support for firm and provide guidance and counsel on the agencyâ€™s business matters and transactions. Direct and guide the activities of the Law Department, comprised of approximately 156 attorneys and professional staff. Oversee all of firm legal matters, providing internal business clients with the necessary guidance and ensuring compliance with applicable law, statues and guidelines. Determine the legal strategy for pursuing NextGeneration firm initiatives. Manage and monitor the preparation and presentation of legal opinions to firm and others and the representation of firm at administrative law hearings and judicial proceedings. Assess the agencyâ€™s organizational and business goals and initiatives and provide advice that reduces legal risks and liabilities. Advise on matters related to corporate governance. Ensure that firmâ€™s Law Department and outside counsel operate efficiently. Manage firmâ€™s conflicts of interest program, rendering advisory opinions on conflict of interest matters.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must 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. Should have 10 years of satisfactory professional legal experience, relevant litigation experience, including trial and appellate work in state and federal court is a plus. An understanding of public housing law and US Department of Housing and Urban Development regulations is a bonus. Solid experience in legal principles and practices, the interpretation of applicable laws, policies and procedures, and the preparation and presentation of effective written and oral arguments and reports is must.
Job ID: 332695
New York City Housing Authority
New York City, NY 10007