City of Boston

General Counsel (LAW)

Req ID
2024-26349
Dept
Law Department
Position
Regular Full-Time
Location
Law Law
Salary Min
125,442.90
Salary Max
158,907.30
Union
EXM
Openings
1
Posting End Date
7/6/2024
Contact Email
patricia.downs@boston.gov

Overview:

The City of Boston Law Department seeks an experienced attorney to serve as Chief of Litigation. This is an opportunity to use your legal and leadership skills to support and guide the important work that the City’s departments do to serve our residents, workers, and visitors.  The Chief of Litigation will help provide day-to-day supervision for attorneys in the Litigation Division, appear on key cases for the City, and advise policymakers on legal matters. The Litigation Division handles a wide variety of civil litigation in Superior Court and Federal District Court, including employment, civil rights, torts, and unique government matters. Reporting to the First Assistant Corporation Counsel, the Chief of Litigation will be part of the Law Department’s senior leadership team, and will also work directly with Department Heads and other policy makers.

Responsibilities:

  • With the First Assistant Corporation Counsel, assist in supervising, supporting, and guiding attorneys in all aspects of litigation.
  • Appear in federal and state courts on behalf of the City of Boston on select high-priority cases.
  • Directly advise and provide legal representation to senior City of Boston policymakers.
  • Participate in developing strategies for motions, trials, and settlements of cases.
  • With the First Assistant will review and provide feedback on attorney's written work.
  • Oversee production of records and other discovery matters.
  • Help implement standard litigation processes for the Division.
  • Observe and provide guidance on attorney’s court appearances.
  • Perform related work as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

 

●      Juris Doctor.

●      At least 9 years experience as a lawyer in a law firm or government legal office.

●      Significant civil litigation experience, including experience with discovery and trial work.

●      Admission to Massachusetts Bar and current active registration status with the BBO.

●      Experience with e-discovery.

●      Ability to organize, manage, and supervise litigation matters.

●      Ability to produce and guide others in producing quality legal writing.

●      Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail.

●      Ability to manage a staff of attorneys and support staff.

●      Accuracy and attention to detail.

●      Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

●      Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Suite is preferred.

●      Ability to exercise sound judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.

●      Experience in the areas of employment, civil rights, or government is a plus.

 BOSTON RESIDENCY REQUIRED.

 

Terms:

Non-Union, MM2, GR 15

35 hr week

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