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Chief Attorney Corporate The candidate handles own docket of cases, transactions, and other matters. This requires appearances before courts and administrative agencies, trials, hearings and arbitrations, the taking and defending of depositions, other discovery, preparation of witnesses, research, drafting of pleadings, motions, and appellate briefs, or providing advice on transaction structures, contract disputes, bid protests, reviewing agreements, drafting agreements, negotiating, documenting and closing transactions, and the like. Work includes drafting intergovernmental agreements, settlement agreements, administrative regulations, real estate agreements (e.g., leases, licenses, sale agreements) ordinances and requests for proposals. Also involves providing advice and counsel on a wide variety of general corporate matters typical to a large municipal corporation, including financial matters, intellectual property and Federal and State grant requirements. Caseload consists primarily of significant matters (e.g., Law Division and federal court cases; significant business transactions). Has skills and experience to "first chair" almost every litigation and transactional matter involving the CTA. Supervises junior attorneys acting in a "second chair" capacity on large litigation, transactional and other matters. Chief attorneys fill the leadership role in these assignments, serving as lead counsel for the CTA. Manages work of paralegals and other support staff assigned to his/her projects. Provides mentoring and other skill-development services for more junior attorneys and staff. Provides advice and counseling directly to clients. Oversees the work of the following positions: Junior attorneys Paralegal; Administrative Assistant/Secretary.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have Law degree from an accredited school of law and licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois. Must possess suitable temperament and disposition, and strong interpersonal skills necessary to effectively interrelate with other Law Department staff and various levels of personnel from other Authority departments. Must have 7+ years experience. Must possess integrity, initiative and the creativity to provide effective solutions to CTA issues. Must be capable of leadership and teamwork. Must communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing and possess analytical skills necessary for competent legal interpretation. Must be knowledgeable of applicable federal and state laws. Must possess the managerial and administrative skills to direct and coordinate the activities of the case/transaction team. Must possess a working knowledge of Microsoft Suite, including word processing functions.
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