Full Job Description
Job Number: 346538
CHIEF ASSISTANT CORPORATION COUNSEL
DEPARTMENT OF LAW
Collection Ownership and Administrative Litigation
Number of Vacancies: 1
The City of Chicago Department of Law is seeking an attorney for the position of Chief Assistant Corporation Counsel (Chief ACC/attorney) in its Collections, Ownership and Administrative Litigation Division. The Chief ACC will supervise the Bankruptcy and Collections Teams and act as the City’s primary bankruptcy attorney under all chapters of the Bankruptcy Code. The Bankruptcy Team is responsible for protecting the City’s interests in all bankruptcy matters. The attorney will be expected to both supervise and handle all phases of bankruptcy litigation. This will include the preparation of court filings of varying complexity, the drafting of and responding to discovery, and the conducting of trials/hearings in the Bankruptcy and District Courts. The attorney will also handle bankruptcy appeals to the District Courts and be expected to aid in the preparation of appeals taken to the Circuit Courts or U.S. Supreme Court. The attorney will be responsible for advising client departments on bankruptcy related matters, including in transactional matters involving the City. The Collections Team is responsible for financial litigation including prosecuting and defending debts due and owing to the City at Administrative Hearings, Circuit Court and Federal Court, negotiating settlements and payment agreements, handling probate, liens and foreclosure claims, creating policies and advising Client Departments on current collections issues and laws. The Chief ACC will supervise attorneys within the Division and outside counsel engaged to work on bankruptcy and collections related matters. The attorney will work under the general supervision of the Deputy of the Division and assist in the counseling of various Client Departments.
Application Process and Materials
You must submit an on-line application along with your resume here on this site by August 17, 2021.
Cover letter that (1) includes the position title and job number as noted on the posting; and (2) specifically identifies how you meet the minimum qualifications and have the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below;
Law school transcript (official or unofficial);
One writing sample; and
Current printout of your attorney registration status from the Illinois ARDC website at www.iardc.org (or your admitted state bar's equivalent).
All application materials are due on or before August 17, 2021.
NOTE: Candidates experiencing trouble uploading the required documents to our system may e-mail the documents to: DOL.Application@cityofchicago.org. However, uploading documents directly to your CAREERS applicant profile is our preferred method of receipt.
Failure to submit all materials will result in your application not being considered for the position.
NOTE REGARDING PUBLIC SERVICE LOAN FORGIVENESS: Working for the City of Chicago Department of Law may qualify you for loan forgiveness under the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For detailed information, visit www.StudentAid.gov/publicservice or contact your federal loan servicer.
NOTE REGARDING REFERENCES AND ADDITIONAL MATERIALS: Please do not submit references with your materials. Please do not send to us any materials other than those we have specifically requested above. Submission of references and/or additional materials other than what is specifically requested above shall result in your application not being considered for the position.
Please note the submission deadline for the online application is August 17, 2021.
NOTE REGARDING QUESTIONS: If you have any questions regarding how to apply, please contact the Department of Human Resources. Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive, the Recruiting and Personnel Sections in the Department of Law are not able to take or return emails or phone calls seeking any information pertaining to the position or the process. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in the City of Chicago Department of Law.
THIS POSITION IS EXEMPT FROM THE CAREER SERVICE.
Graduation from an American Bar Association accredited law school with a Juris Doctor degree in or before 2015 and admission to the Illinois Bar (or eligible for admission on motion to the Illinois Bar pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 705) and Admission to the Northern District of Illinois.
Disclaimer - "Accredited" means any American law school that has passed and maintains the requirements of accreditation by the American Bar Association (www.americanbar.org).
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ideal candidates will possess the following:
A minimum of five (5) years of litigation experience in U.S. Bankruptcy Court and exceptional knowledge of the Bankruptcy Code (all chapters) and Rules;
Excellent analytical skills;
Superior oral advocacy skills;
The ability to organize, prioritize, monitor, and control workflow for high volume caseload;
The ability to work and communicate well with others;
Experience working with short deadlines;
Demonstrated leadership ability and initiative on assigned tasks;
Ability to manage and supervise attorneys and support staff;
Superior writing, research, and editing skills; and
Experience providing client counseling.
Preference may be given to candidates possessing the following:
Experience working with large creditors in bankruptcy cases;
Experience in project management; and
Experience in collections matters.
NOTE: To be considered for this position you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience. You must include job titles, dates of employment, and specific job duties. (If you are a current City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered.) If you fail to provide this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete and you will not be considered for this position. There are three ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume fields.
Education & Employment Verification - Please be advised that if you are selected to be hired, you must provide, upon request, adequate information regarding your educational and employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position for which you are applying. If the City of Chicago cannot verify this information, any offer extended to you will be withdrawn and you will not be hired.
NOTE: You must provide your transcripts or diploma, professional license, or training certificates at time of processing, if applicable.
This position requires applicants to complete an interview. The interviewed candidate(s) possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position will be selected.
Evaluation: Your initial evaluation will be based on the documents submitted. Applications must be submitted by the individual applicant. No second party applications will be accepted.
Residency Requirement: All employees of the City of Chicago must be actual residents of the City of Chicago as outlined in 2-152-050 of the Municipal Code of Chicago. Proof of residency will be required.
If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to disability or pregnancy in order to participate in the application process, please contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources, at 312-744-4976 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be prepared to provide information in support of your reasonable accommodation request.
ALL REFERENCES TO POLITICAL SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION MUST BE OMITTED FROM ANY AND ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT.
The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer.
City of Chicago Department of Law Department of Human Resources
Lori E. Lightfoot Celia Meza Christopher Owen
Mayor Corporation Counsel Commissioner
Job Posting: Jul 27, 2021, 2:32:32 PM | Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External: Aug 17, 2021, 11:59:00 PM
BU: 09 | Salary: Commensurate w/experience Pay Basis:Yearly