Job Details

General Counsel and Executive Vice President for Legal Affairs

Company name

New York City Housing Authority

Organization Type


Job Type


Date Last Verified

Jan 04,2019

Valid Through

Apr 19,2019

Posted on

Feb 23,2018

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 99353 to 224749 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 4 yrs required


New York City, NY, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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General 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 agency’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 agency’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 firm’s Law Department and outside counsel operate efficiently. Manage firm’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.

Additional info

Job ID: 332695

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
New York City Housing Authority
250 Broadway
New York City, NY 10007

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