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Senior Assistant General Counsel The candidate will assist the General Counsel in providing legal advice to the agency, agency attorneys, outside counsel, agency vice presidents, assistant vice presidents, and other agency officers; handle matters in multiple areas of the law as assigned by the General Counsel. Will assist the General Counsel in the development and implementation of legal strategies that facilitate the accomplishment of agency goals and mission; assist the General Counsel in his/her role as the legal representative for DART by handling litigation and other legal matters in multiple areas of the law and at all levels of federal, state, and administrative courts. Represents DART in multiple areas of the law with a focus on Public Information Act compliance. Associated duties include direction to support staff, review of applicable Attorney General opinions, drafting of briefs to the Attorney General supporting withholding of information, remaining current on the Public Information Act. Assist DART in the drafting, negotiation and completion of various transactional matters including interlocal agreements and other various contracts. Assist DART in addressing real estate agreements, such as licenses, easements and other matters involving DART real estate. Assist DART through oversight of DART?s intellectual property, particularly DART trademarks. Provide advice and counsel, and, as needed, engage outside counsel, on trademark issues. Acts as a resource and liaison between the Legal Department and other Departments, as well as external contacts, such as outside counsel and governmental entities, concerning legal issues within areas of assigned responsibility. Performs legal research, legal writing, provides legal advice and support to the General Counsel, attorneys in the Legal Department, and executive management team and DART Board of Directors on all issues within areas of assigned responsibility. Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have Doctorate of Jurisprudence from an accredited law school. Licensed by the State Bar of Texas or eligible for such licensing is essential. Must have 10+ years experience as an attorney licensed to practice law in a transactions based practice with 5+ years legal experience with Texas Public Information Act. A legal experience with a Texas political subdivision and the private sector is preferred. High ethical standards and the ability to uphold a fiduciary obligation to DART and the Legal Department in the handling of sensitive and confidential matters is essential. Effective oral and written communication skills; excellent research, writing and organizational skill is required. An equivalent combination of related education and experience is substituted for the below stated excluding High School Diploma, GED, Licenses, or Certifications.
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