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The New York City Council is seeking to fill an Associate General Counsel position in its Office of the General Counsel.


$110,000 to $120,000


  • Assist in the representation of City Council and Council Members in a wide variety of litigation matters, including challenges to the validity of local laws, separation of powers issues, First Amendment claims, and employment law disputes.
  • Provide legal counsel and guidance related to ethics, conflicts of interest, procurement, transactions, compliance with federal, state and local laws, regulations and policies affecting the City Council.
  • Handle other matters in the General Counsel’s Office as may be assigned.


  • Must possess a J.D. from an accredited law school and admitted to practice law in New York State.
  • 6+ years of litigation experience in federal and state court (which can include judicial clerkships).
  • General knowledge about New York City government and/or local government issues.
  • Stellar analytical, brief-writing, and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and an inclination to be proactive.
  • Demonstrated competence and confidence to operate with credibility at senior levels.
  • Ability to rapidly prioritize as well as execute while exhibiting good judgment.
  • Must possess a collegial and collaborative mindset.


New York City residency required within 90 days of appointment.

For eligible employees, health, dental and vision insurance coverage are offered upon hire. Retirement plans, deferred compensation plans, group life insurance, paid time off and paid holidays, training resources, health & fitness reimbursement and wellness programs are also available.

The New York City Council complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact


Qualified candidates should forward their resume, cover letter and a writing sample to:


MAIL:             New York City Council

Attn: Personnel Services/Recruiting (AGC-Litigation)

250 Broadway, 26th Floor

New York, New York 10007

FAX:               12124014711

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The New York City Council 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.