2019-06-21"1">Positions AvailableATTO
Experience: 8 years
Location: Chicago Loop
Area of Practice: Litigation

Assistant General Counsel

Office of the General Counsel REPORTS TO
Deputy General Counsel

The Assistant General Counsel will help the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) achieve its mission and goals, primarily by protecting its legal interests. Assistant General Counsel will partner with client departments to develop policy on behalf of CHA. Assistant General Counsel may work in tandem with the litigation group representing the CHA in matters litigated in state and federal courts, including matters involving consent decrees, in administrative hearings, and will provide advice to client departments.

Examples of responsibilities of this position may include, but not limited to, the following:

Administering CHAs policies and procedures, including CHA's Occupancy Policy, Grievance Procedure and Housing Choice Voucher Administrative Plan.

Drafting and reviewing policies and procedures and other documents related to CHAs operations.

Providing research, factual information and counsel on housing related regulations, CHA policies, federal and state law, municipal ordinances and case law.

Monitoring and administering of consent decrees, judgement orders and various other agreements resulting from litigation matters.

Advising client departments on CHA's operations and achieving goals in compliance with applicable policies, rules and laws.

Assisting the Deputy General Counsel and other members of the Office of the General Counsel or client departments as needed, including preparing required reports.

Drafting and reviewing leases, lease riders, tenant selection criteria, house rules, procedures and other documents related to the tenancy and continued occupancy of the CHA's mixed-income and traditional developments.

Representing CHA at informal or mitigating hearings within different CHA departments.

Providing guidance and information with respect to HUD regulations, CHA policies, federal law, and State law.
This position requires a Juris Doctor degree, admission to the Illinois bar and good standing, and a minimum of eight years of experience drafting reviewing and/or otherwise involved with policy making and/or legislative activities, litigating in state and federal court. Some field work required for attendance at meetings and occasional court appearances.
Seeking candidate with significant policy and legislative experience. Ideal candidate will have trial/litigation experience, strong writing skills, excellent verbal communication skills, ability to work well with diverse populations and stakeholders and willingness to learn new substantive areas to meet CHA's needs including: fair housing and various constitutional claims.
Salary starting at $79,000 -- commensurate with experience