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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
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ProfileAssociate General Counsel DUTIES: Under the direction of the General Counsel and Senior Vice President, and Deputy General Counsel, provides support with transactional matters, legal and administrative compliance, and litigation matters. Supports the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel to draft and review contracts and ensure the Library’s compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies. Develops, drafts and/or reviews contracts, leases, MOU’s, professional service agreements, and other legal agreements on behalf of the Library and the Queens Library Foundation. Successfully negotiates contracts for goods and services in the best interest of the organization. Drafts construction contracts to meet the Library’s capital program needs, including the drafting of pass-through contracts with City requirements. Reviews and drafts intellectual property, technology, and related contracts. Reviews and appropriately amends standard bid specifications, RFP’s, and contracts as needed/required. Reviews and interprets laws, statutes, and court rulings to insure Library compliance; reviews and researches proposed legislation and local ordinances to determine potential impact on the organization, and prepares legal memoranda and/or other reports as needed. Assists the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel in litigation matters as required. Under the direction of the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel, drafts and/or reviews legal documents, including, litigation documents. Responds to FOIL requests, subpoenas, and other requests for records, including collection and review of responsive documents. Performs other duties as required.
Qualification and Experience
QUALIFICATIONS: Must be a graduate of an accredited law school with 3+ years of experience and licensed to practice law in New York State. Incumbent must remain a member of the New York State Bar in good standing for the duration of this employment. Experience in a non-profit environment and/or with the drafting and review of public contracts preferred. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and must be able to manage numerous projects simultaneously, with minimal supervision. Must be well-organized and have superior written and oral communication skills. Must be able to work in a fast paced, demanding environment.
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