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Tort Attorney

Company: New York City DOT
Location: New York
Posted on: July 11, 2018

Job Description:

DOT seeks a highly organized attorney with tort litigation experience to assist in coordinating the Agencys response to discovery demands related to complex and significant tort matters. The attorney will work closely with the New York City Corporation Counsels Office to develop theories of defense, assist with identifying appropriate documents and witnesses, and help review and/or draft affidavits and motions. The attorney will also assist with gathering and reviewing responsive documents to the many nonstandard, complex FOIL requests the Agency receives each year. The successful candidate will have an ability to handle a high volume caseload and function under tight time constraints imposed internally or by the Courts. Strong communication skills, both oral and written are required, as well as the ability to prioritize projects. The capability to build and develop relationships with our Information Technology team on electronic discovery matters, with the operational divisions large and diverse workforce, and with our external stakeholders, including the NYC Corporation Counsels Office, is essential.1. Admission to the New York State Bar; and either "2" or "3" below. 2. One year of satisfactory United States legal experience subsequent to admission to any state bar; or 3. Six months of satisfactory service as an Agency Attorney Interne (30086). Incumbents must remain Members of the New York State Bar in good standing for the duration of this employment. In addition to meeting the minimum Qualification Requirements: To be assigned to Assignment Level (AL) II, candidates must have one year of experience at Assignment Level I or two years of comparable legal experience subsequent to admission to the bar, in the areas of law related to the assignment. To be assigned to AL III candidates must have two years of experience in Assignment Levels I and/or II or three years of comparable legal experience subsequent to admission to the bar, in the areas of law related to the assignment.In addition to meeting the minimum qualification requirements, preference will be given to candidates with trial experience in Tort matters, experience working with SharePoint or other file sharing and organizational systems and prior experience working on projects involving the identification, retrieval, review and production of large volumes of paperless records is highly desirable.All resumes are to be submitted electronically. Current City Employees: Please log into Employee Self Service (ESS) at https://hrb.nycaps.nycnet, follow the Careers link and search for Job ID number 344016. All other applicants: Please go to www.nyc.gov/careers/search and search for Job ID Number 344016. If you do not have access to a personal computer: Please visit your local public library. Most public libraries have computers available for use. No phone calls, faxes or personal inquiries permitted. Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted. For more information about DOT, visit us at: www.nyc.gov/dot.55 Water St Ny NyNew York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

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