Entry-Level Attorney – City of Chicago Regulatory & Contracts Division

  • Full Time
  • Chicago

Website City of Chicago, Law Department

The City of Chicago Law Department is seeking several attorneys for the position of Assistant Corporation Counsel (“ACC”) in the Regulatory and Contracts Division, which handles a wide range of transactional, regulatory and litigation matters including those relating to city purchasing, environmental issues, utility regulation, and O’Hare and Midway International Airports. The focus of the work will be to represent various City departments in transactional, litigation, and regulatory matters including those relating to the procurement of goods, work and services, concession agreements, and other agreements relating to information technology and data. The work will provide legal representation to City departments, which may include, for example, the Department of Finance, the Chicago Department of Aviation, the Department of Transportation, etc. The ACC will work under the general supervision of the Deputy Corporation Counsel, Chief Assistant Corporation Counsel, and Assistant Corporation Counsel Supervisors of the RC Division. The ACC will analyze proposed transactions for compliance with law, conduct legal research, and advise City departments. The ACC may also review, draft, and negotiate contracts. The ACC may also draft proposed ordinances related to such agreements and review and comment on proposed legislation and federal rules. The ACC may also handle pre-litigation disputes, litigation in federal and state court, and proceedings before administrative bodies, including but not limited to the Federal Communications Commission, the Illinois Commerce Commission, and the Chicago Department of Administrative Hearings. The ACC will be expected to learn the legal framework governing City of Chicago transactions. The ACC may be required to assist in the other practice areas (aviation, regulatory, litigation) as necessary, and may be required to attend client meetings or hearings onsite at the City’s airports or other City facilities.

You must submit an on-line application by September 23, 2022 using the link below.

Please follow link for full position description and application: https://chicago.taleo.net/careersection/108/jobsearch.ftl?job=368690

To apply for this job email your details to dol.application@cityofchicago.org

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