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ProfileCourt Representative, Litigation Division Duties: Adhere to best practices to efficiently and successfully evaluate, negotiate, and settle pre-litigation claims and pending litigation on behalf of the City of New York and its agencies. Assess risk based on the facts presented and the relevant law. Evaluate, deliberate on, and analyze Law Department recommendations for settlement of cases within delegated authority using independent risk analysis. Prepare memoranda on pre-litigation claims and pending litigation to request settlement authority beyond delegated settlement authority. Participate in settlement negotiations in an informed and professional manner consistent with the highest standards of the Comptroller’s Office. Appear in state or federal court when required. Attend early-settlement conferences at the Law Department on behalf of the Comptroller’s Office. Attend 50-h hearings when necessary; and perform other related assignments as directed.
Qualification and Experience
Must have admission to the New York State Bar; and 4 years of recent full-time responsible, relevant, satisfactory legal experience subsequent to admission to any Bar, 18 months of which must have been in the supervision of other attorneys, in an administrative, managerial or executive capacity, or performing highly complex and significant legal work.
Must remain Members of the New York State Bar in good standing for the duration of this employment.
Must have 18+ months of litigation experience that includes handling all aspects of tort litigation and adjusting personal injury claims;
Should have: strong negotiation skills; Appearances in state and federal courts located in New York City; Exceptional analytical, writing, and verbal communication skills; Demonstrated proficiency in drafting clear, concise, and accurate memoranda; and excellent interpersonal and organization skills (including Microsoft Office Suite proficiency).
Job ID: 301233. Apply Online, No emails.
New York State Office of State Comptroller
1 Centre St
New York City, NY 10007