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Associate General Counsel/Ethics Officer

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Company: None

Location: New York City, NY

Date Posted: June 29, 2014

Source: IvyExec

Acting under the supervision of the General Counsel, the Associate General Counsel provides expert counsel and legal services with regard to all land use activities of the Authority and the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy. Drafts, analyzes, and negotiates commercial and residential leases, construction, services, and consultant agreements, contracts, RFPs, and other documents with a minimum of supervision. Serves as Ethics Officer. General duties will include, but not be limited to:ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
• Drafting and negotiating all types of commercial agreements, including construction agreements, design agreements, license agreements, consulting agreements with architects, engineers, construction managers and agreements relating to other transactional matters.
• Preparing and negotiating contracts for goods and services in connection with projects and operations of the Authority and the Conservancy.
• Preparing memoranda advising Authority staff with regard to legal matters.
• Reviewing compliance of tenants and contractors with lease and contractual requirements; developing, recommending, and implementing enforcement options.
• Preparing ...

Acting under the supervision of the General Counsel, the Associate General Counsel provides expert counsel and legal services with regard to all land use activities of the Authority and the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy. Drafts, analyzes, and negotiates commercial and residential leases, construction, services, and consultant agreements, contracts, RFPs, and other documents with a minimum of supervision. Serves as Ethics Officer. General duties will include, but not be limited to:ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
• Drafting and negotiating all types of commercial agreements, including construction agreements, design agreements, license agreements, consulting agreements with architects, engineers, construction managers and agreements relating to other transactional matters.
• Preparing and negotiating contracts for goods and services in connection with projects and operations of the Authority and the Conservancy.
• Preparing memoranda advising Authority staff with regard to legal matters.
• Reviewing compliance of tenants and contractors with lease and contractual requirements; developing, recommending, and implementing enforcement options.
• Preparing and negotiating intergovernmental agreements, filings, applications, permits and other similar documents in connection with the use of Authority land and implementation of Authority projects.
• Supervising outside counsel on, among other things, 9/11 litigation, tort, and labor employment cases.
• Assisting in the preparation of Board materials, and briefing Board Members, as requested.
• Monitoring and assisting in drafting relevant legislation.
• Performing other duties as directed.

Ethics Officer Duties:

• Serving as liaison between the Authority and the Joint Commission on Public Ethics (“JCOPE”) for statutory and other administrative obligations.
• Providing guidance to Authority and Conservancy Members/Directors, officers and employees in the interpretation and implementation of ethics laws.
• Promoting a culture of integrity by fostering awareness of ethics laws and obligations and serving as a resource on ethics questions.
• Monitoring ethics-related matters, including new laws, regulations, policies, and advisory opinions.
• Evaluating allegations and referring complaints to JCOPE as appropriate.

Qualifications:
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCEJ.D. plus seven or more years of experience that includes either major real estate or financing transactions, as well as, negotiation experience. Law firm experience preferred but not necessary. Must be admitted to practice law in New York. Regulatory Affairs

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