Assistant General Counsel at New York University

New York University


Mid Level

$140.000 - $180.000

13 Feb → 14 Mar

Job Description

Position Summary:

The purpose of the position is to provide legal counsel and support on a variety of corporate, transactional, governance, and compliance matters for the University. The position will be responsible for drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a wide range of contracts and managing corporate transactions including reviewing and coordinating execution of documents and filings; advising on a host of regulatory, compliance, and risk management issues affecting a complex, global research University, including necessary government filings; addressing legal matters relating to the University’s global sites as well as other international initiatives and activities; advising on partnerships, affiliations, exchanges, joint programs, and research activities; and supporting governance for both the University and its affiliates including organizing and attending Board and/or committee meetings, taking meeting minutes, and preparing agendas and resolutions; and performing legal research and providing advice and counseling on a variety of topics.

This position will have primary responsibility for certain legal matters and will support more senior attorneys in the office on other matters, requiring both the ability to independently handle matters as well as the ability to contribute as part of a team. The position may supervise, on a project basis, outside counsel, legal assistants, paralegals, and interns.

Substantive areas of coverage may include procurement, international law, licensure and accreditation, corporate governance, finance, investment management, tax, real estate, intellectual property and research, privacy and data protection, development and non-profit law, and insurance.


Required Education:
Juris Doctorate (J.D.) Juris Doctorate (J.D.) Bachelor's degree and JD (from ABA-accredited law school) required. Candidates must be members of the New York Bar or eligible for immediate membership.

Required Experience:
5+ years related experience at a major law firm working on corporate and transactional matters, including substantial hands-on experience drafting and negotiating contracts and advising on policy and compliance issues.

Preferred Experience:
5+ years Experience working in-house at a multinational organization is beneficial but not required.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Strong skills as a corporate and transactional attorney, including significant experience with contract drafting and negotiating, corporate governance, and interpretation of complex laws and regulations. Interest in and ability to quickly assimilate new areas of law. Strong academic and professional credentials, excellent oral and written communication and creative problem-solving skills, the ability to work collegially with diverse personnel, demonstrated judgment and discretion, strong analytical skills, highly ethical and a team player, cultural intelligence and sensitivity. Must be committed to the mission of the university and interested in legal issues relating to universities and/or large non-profit organizations.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge of legal issues relevant to universities and/or large non-profit organizations and experience with international matters is beneficial but not required.

Additional Information:

In compliance with NYC's Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is USD $140,000.00 to USD $180,000.00. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as, market and organizational considerations when extending an offer. This pay range represents base pay only and excludes any additional items such as incentives, bonuses, clinical compensation, or other items.

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