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ProfileAssistant General Counsel The candidate will assist Agency personnel with legal aspects of areas of responsibility and resolve day to day Agency issues. Will advise the Chief of laboratories, the General Counsel, and other Executive Staff regarding legal issues concerning the OCME laboratories. Supervise highly technical litigation discovery responses for OCME Laboratories. Assist in compliance with subpoenas and court orders served upon the Agency. Resolve legal issues involving forensic analysis in OCME laboratories, quality assurance, laboratory protocols, and the retention of forensic samples. Coordinate Agency response regarding legal compliance of CODIS and LDIS DNA Database. Draft, review, and edit Non Disclosure Agreements, Data Sharing Agreements, and Beta Testing pertaining to OCME laboratories, as well as contract specifications for specialized laboratory services. Enhance an agency-wide witness training program for staff, including employees of the labs and forensic pathology. Review all research projects, surveillance studies, and human subject research submissions involving the Agency. Coordinate as needed with DOHMH Institutional Review Board. Review and analyze local, state, and federal legislative recommendations and proposals related to forensic science and subject matters which may impact the Agency. As needed, assist with resolution of Dispute cases where intervention by the Legal Department is necessary. Communicate with next of kin, otherwise authorized persons, attorney, and/or estate administrators, as necessary, in communicating Agency requirements in resolving dispute cases. Assist with coordinating Agency actions related to paternity requests, tissue specimen hold requests , and release of tissue specimens. As needed, coordinate Agency outreach to the City’s Conflict of Interest Board. Assist with Agency actions regarding regulation and management of DNA sample collection consent forms for OCME and non OCME personnel. Perform other duties as assigned. Must have Admission to the New York State Bar. Should have 1 year of satisfactory United States legal experience subsequent to admission to any state bar or Six months of satisfactory service as an Agency Attorney Interne. Must remain Members of the New York State Bar in good standing for the duration of this employment. Experience with DNA analysis, scientific laboratory procedures, confidentiality of DNA profiles and information, and criminal prosecution/defense preferred. Should preferably have 3-5 years of legal experience.
Job ID: 340948.
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
2 Lafayette Street
20th Floor , CN65
New York City, NY 10007