Experience: 10 years
Location: Chicago Loop
Senior Assistant General Counsel
Counsel will help the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) achieve its mission and goals, primarily by protecting its legal interests. Counsel will represent the CHA in matters litigated in state and federal courts, in administrative hearings, and will provide advice to client departments.
Based on the CHA's needs, representative cases and assignments may include, but are not limited to, the following: Title VII and other related litigation, commercial litigation, personal injury litigation, administrative hearings and administrative review proceedings, and forcible entry and detainer cases.
SUMMARY OF PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES
• Handling all aspects of litigation and serving as lead and trial counsel in state and federal court, and in administrative forums.
• Evaluating disputes in the pre-litigation stage to determine appropriate course of action that fairly balances competing interests and facilitates favorable resolution.
• Providing research, analysis, and policy guidance on housing related regulations, CHA policies, federal and state law, and municipal ordinances.
• Advising client departments on how to achieve goals in compliance with applicable policies, rules, and law.
• Assisting the Deputy General Counsel and other members of the Office of General Counsel or client departments as needed, including by preparing required reports.
EDUCATION AND ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
This position requires a Juris Doctor degree, admission to the Illinois bar and good standing. The ideal candidate will have 10+ years of litigation experience, including substantial experience litigating employment/Title VII matters in administrative agencies and federal court, as well as experience researching and writing dispositive motions and conducting written and oral discovery in Title VII/employment cases. The ideal candidate will also have federal trial experience and have strong writing and communication skills.
Further requirements consist of the following: integrity, strong work ethic, sound judgment, strong analytical and client service skills, ability to work cooperatively with supervisors/colleagues/diverse client departments, trial experience, and a willingness to learn new substantive areas.
A cover letter, resume, and two writing samples are required to complete your application.
FOR FULL CONSIDERSATION, ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY DIRECTLY AT:CAREERS.THECHA.ORG
If you are having any difficulty applying directly to CAREERS.THECHA.ORG, please forward your resume directly to CAREERS@THECHA.ORG.