Associate Attorney

On Call Counsel Published: May 10, 2019
Location
New York, NY
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Description

On Call Counsel is seeking an
Associate Attorney with 3 - 5 years of settlement negotiation experience. This
is a long-term temporary opportunity and will be located in downtown Brooklyn.
Candidates must have at least three years of substantive legal experience and
must be in good standing with the New York State bar association.

Responsibilities:

  • Confers with special education
    specialists, technical experts, and other attorneys, including counsel for
    litigants.
  • Negotiates and implements the
    settlement of claims.
  • Reviews and negotiates claims for
    attorney’s fees.
  • Researches state and federal case
    law and implications for settlement negotiations.
  • Works with public advocacy groups,
    parents and private attorneys to arrive at mutually beneficial settlements.
  • Reviews, revises and approves
    stipulations of settlements.
  • Analyzes the relative strength of
    impartial hearing cases and evaluates the appropriateness of plaintiffs’
    demands.
  • Acts as a liaison with the Office
    of Corporation Counsel on attorney’s fee matters.


Skills:

  • 3 - 5 years of settlement
    negotiation experience
  • Experience reviewing and
    summarizing case material and legal documents
  • Attending and participating in court
    appearances and conferences (settlement conferences are a plus!)
  • Admitted and in good standing with
    the New York State Bar Association
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