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Assistant Unit Chief, Special Litigation Unit, Tort Division

Assistant Unit Chief, Special Litigation Unit, Tort Division

Posted on: 02/17/2024
  1. Full-time



  1. No exam required


Tort: New York

$106,655.00 – $170,000.00

Job Description

This vacancy has now expired.

The NYC Law Department is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Unit Chief of the Special Litigation Unit. Under the supervision of the Unit Chief and the Deputy Unit Chiefs of the Special Litigation Unit, the duties of Assistant Unit Chief in the Special Litigation Unit include, but are not limited to: training, supervision, and assigning sensitive personal injury cases to attorneys, organizing and leading staff meetings, developing and implementing litigation strategies, reviewing and editing written work including case dispositive motions, identifying and recommending matters for settlement, drafting settlement memoranda, negotiating settlements, prepare intake evaluations for all new matters, conduct regular case reviews, recommend and oversee the retention of expert witnesses, assist in developing trial strategy ensure that the Intake Database is regularly updated by attorneys, ensure that court-ordered deadlines are met, ensure that note-of-issue reviews are conducted, and that summary judgment deadlines are met, ensure the comprehensive preparation of the teams caseload, organize work flow. The Assistant Unit Chief of the Special Litigation Unit may also handle cases, conduct hearings and depositions, prepare pleadings and discovery responses, draft and argue affirmative motions, interview witnesses, retain expert witnesses, and attend court conferences. The Assistant Unit Chief of the Special Litigation Unit will also interface with City and outside agencies with regard to requests for legal representation, and to ensure smooth flow of discovery and witness production.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must be admitted and in good standing with the NYS Bar and be a graduate of an ABA approved law school. Applicants should have substantial tort-related legal experience; demonstrated exceptional organizational, managerial, and supervisory abilities; strong legal analytical skills; solid knowledge of municipal tort law, the CPLR, and evidentiary issues; solid knowledge of and experience in personal-injury-case evaluation and valuation of injuries; strong negotiation skills; excellent interpersonal skills; excellent judgment; trial experience a plus, but not a prerequisite; experience in Federal court a plus, but not a prerequisite.

Preferred Skills

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Residency Requirement

Residency requirement is not required for this position.
Additional Information

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

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233 Broadway

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