Associate General Counsel, Litigation

Posting Number 2024-13422
Posted Date 1 week ago(5/14/2024 7:35 PM)
Location : Location
US-NY-New York
Hybrid Remote Work Classification
Hybrid: 60% to 80% Onsite
Office of General Counsel
Office of General Counsel (WS1847)
Compensation Grade
Band 55
Business/Professional Administrative

Position Summary

Provide legal guidance and representation to the University's schools, colleges, degree-granting campuses, global sites, and administrative areas. Collaborate with Student Affairs, Litigation, and Employment practice groups to provide expert and strategic legal advice with strong client counseling skills related to student and academic affairs and representing the University in litigation, agency, and other legal disputes arising out of student issues, as well as general litigation matters. Evaluate and manage complex matters assigned and collaborate with other practice group attorneys on other matters, requiring both the ability to independently manage all aspects of a litigation or other legal matters, as well as the ability to contribute as part of a team. Work closely with members of the University community and implement a collaborative, mission-oriented approach to counseling. Supervise outside counsel, legal assistants, paralegals, and interns.


Required Education:
Juris Doctorate (J.D.) Bachelor's degree and JD (from ABA-accredited law school) required. Candidates must be members of the New York Bar or eligible for immediate membership.

Required Experience:
7+ years related professional legal experience, strong academic and professional credentials, excellent oral and written communication and creative problem-solving skills, the ability to work collegially with diverse personnel, demonstrated judgment and discretion, and admission to the New York Bar, or eligibility for immediate admission.

Preferred Experience:
3+ years Professional experience within an academic institution is beneficial but not required.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Seeking a hands-on mid-level litigator who is a strong advocate and effective counselor with the abilities, knowledge, and skills to:


• compose and edit legal briefs, pleadings, position statements and other written materials.

• handle, personally or with limited supervision based on the complexity of the matter, all aspects and phases of litigation in New York state and federal courts and at administrative agencies, as well as alternate dispute resolution, and oversee and manage outside litigation counsel.

• have knowledge of civil procedure, discovery, trial practice and appellate practice, legal research and legal documentation procedures and requirements.

• apply principles of both logical and creative thinking to a wide range of practical problems and opportunities facing a complex, global institution.

• respond effectively and appropriately to confidential inquiries or complaints.

• work independently as a leader and collaboratively as a member of a team. Excellent interpersonal skills and an interest in higher education required.

Additional Information

In compliance with NYC's Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is USD $175,000.00 to USD $225,000.00. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as, market and organizational considerations when extending an offer. This pay range represents base pay only and excludes any additional items such as incentives, bonuses, clinical compensation, or other items.

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