Senior Counsel

New York city Council   •  

New York, NY

Industry: Government & Non-Profit


5 - 7 years

Posted 132 days ago

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The New York City Council Office of the General Counsel is seeking a senior level attorney to serve as Senior Counsel.

The Office of the General Counsel provides legal services to the City Council in the areas of litigation, ethics, conflicts of interest, employment, transactions, legal issues affecting elected officials, Freedom of Information Law (FOIL), compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations, and policies affecting the City Council and the City. The Senior Counsel will help manage and supervise attorneys handling many, if not all, of these subject areas and handle other matters in the General Counsel’s Office as may be assigned.


Candidates must possess a J.D. from an accredited school of law, be admitted to practice law in New York State and have at least 6 years of relevant legal experience. The ideal candidate will have experience in and strong working knowledge of ethics, the legislative process, and familiarity with New York City and State law. Prior involvement in litigation, ethics and/or FOIL-related issues is preferred.

Candidates should possess the following: (1) demonstrated competence and confidence to operate with credibility at senior levels; (2) intellectual and conceptual flexibility to analyze, interpret, present and write about complex ideas and concepts clearly and concisely; (3) ability to rapidly prioritize as well as execute while exhibiting good judgment; and (4) collegial and collaborative mindset.

Excellent benefits package and salary commensurate with experience.