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Associate General Counsel (Operations &Litigation)

Company name

DC Housing Authority

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jan 16, 2021

Posted on

Nov 23, 2020

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

Washington, DC, United States

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Bankruptcy >> Bankruptcy
Government / Public Law >> Government / Public Law
Government and Government Relations >> Government and Government Relations
Litigation >> Litigation
Litigation >> Litigation - Personal Injury
Litigation >> Litigation - Product Liability and Mass Torts
Real Estate >> Real Estate
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Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supports and serves at the direction of the General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel and Supervising Attorney; provides oral and written legal advice to DCHA managers and staff in a variety of areas, that may include, but not be limited to, the Housing Choice Voucher Program (“HCVP”) and other DCHA programs, public and assisted housing, Landlord/Tenant law, eviction proceedings, landlord contract claims, bankruptcy, tort claims, personal injury, false arrest, etc.
  • Participates and may represent the Authority in civil and administrative litigation and proceedings; represents Authority at trials, hearings, mediations and depositions as needed.
  • Represents Authority before administrative agencies, including, but not limited to, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Office of Human Rights, DCHA’s Office of Fair Hearings and in federal and local court, including U.S. District Court and D.C. Superior Court.
  • Anticipates, identifies and resolves legal issues; assists Authority management in the development of legal strategies and solutions.
  • Conducts legal research and drafts discovery, memos, pleadings, motions, etc.
  • Provides assistance and support services to outside counsel on DCHA legal matters.
  • Assists with trial preparations; participates in production of documents for opposing counsel.
  • May direct, prepare, and/or present oral arguments as needed; represents the Authority in civil and administrative litigation and proceedings; represents Authority at trials, hearings, mediations and depositions as needed.
  • Drafts Advice of Counsel; researches and prepares draft Advice of the General Counsel after consultation with the General Counsel and/or Deputy General Counsel.
  • Regularly meets with internal clients and management to present findings, explain the significance of conclusions, justify recommendations and answer legal questions; follows up as appropriate.
  • Analyzes and resolves routine and complex legal issues, keeping internal client, General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel and Supervising Attorney informed of the disposition of the matter.
  • Prepares monthly/bi-weekly/weekly reports and correspondence as required to keep General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel informed and advised of all legal work being performed; enters and tracks time as required.
  • Files legal documents and maintains all matter related documents and files as required by office protocol.
  • Communicates clearly and on a timely basis with clients and management on legal matters.
  • Provides assistance to other DCHA attorneys and outside counsel and works as a team member.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Competencies

  • Knowledge of policies, procedures, goals, objectives, operational entities, requirements and activities as they apply to the assigned organizational entity in the DCHA.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the application of District of Columbia, HUD, and other federal laws, codes, regulations, and rules affecting public and assisted housing management programs.
  • Research and report preparation skills.
  • Legal analysis, argument, and oral advocacy skills.

Education and/or Experience

Juris Doctorate (J.D.) required; and at least two (2) years of progressively responsible and relevant legal experience. Other combinations of education and experience which meet the minimum qualifications requirement may be substituted. Must be a member of the District of Columbia Bar (ability to waive in to DC may be substituted for an exceptional candidate).

Interested Candidates must apply on our Careers Page on our Agency website at www.dchousing.org

 

Company info

DC Housing Authority

Company Profile

Human Resources Department 1133 North Capitol Street N.E., Room 222 Washington D.C. 20002 Fax # (202) 535-1375 DCHA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

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