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ProfileSenior Associate Counsel- Litigation The candidate will provide support to the Deputy General Counsel and will handle litigation in federal and state courts on behalf of the MTA involving commercial, labor, employment, real estate, torts, administrative, intellectual property, and civil rights/constitutional law, among other areas. Provide legal advice and counsel on the more complex and complicated matters pertaining to litigation. This will include recommendations on policy, procedures, and general legal matters as well as advise on litigation matters. Pro-active advising appropriate parties of changes in the law, interpretations, and recent court rulings which may impact litigation involved with (i.e. Environment, Real Estate etc.). Handle in-depth investigations that pertain to litigation and do a full analysis and recommendation, including presentations to senior management on the findings. Assist the agencies in legal matters and present a coordinated effort on matters related to litigation. Review the direction of various MTA projects and identify any areas of concern from a legal perspective. Coach and counsel less experienced attorneys at the company. Assist in the business goals of the Legal department in whatever manner as required by the General Counsel. Responsible for direct handling of litigation matters and supervision of in-house attorneys and paralegals, as well as outside counsel, including pleadings, pre-trial motions, client interviews, discovery, trials, settlement negotiations, and appeals. Supports the General Counsel in providing legal advice and counsel on such matters as federal and state regulatory compliance, ethics, Freedom of Information Law requests, corporate governance, and legislation. Assists in the preparation of internal and external litigation reports. Performs other duties as assigned by senior management.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must possess a NYS license to practice law. Admission to the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York is preferred. Should have law degree from an accredited law school; excellent academic credentials. 7 years of legal experience involving general litigation or corporate and transactional matters is required. Should have experience in federal and state court litigation and negotiating settlements. Experience with Article 78 proceedings is desirable. Should have ability to prioritize projects and to be open to suggestions and ideas. Must have ability to work under pressure and deadlines, and is expected to come up with solutions to legal issues to help the MTA and MTA agency clients.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)
New York City, NY 11435