The City of Chicago’s Law Department is Seeking Assistant Corporation Counsel in the Aviation, Environmental, Regulatory and Contracts (AERC) Division

The City of Chicago’s Law Department is seeking an attorney for the position of Assistant Corporation Counsel in the AERC Division to represent the City in transactional matters. The Assistant Corporation Counsel will work under the general supervision of the Deputy Corporation Counsel, Chief Assistant Corporation Counsel, and Supervisor/Senior Counsel of the AERC Division, and will analyze proposed transactions for compliance with the law, conduct legal research, advise City departments on legal compliance, and review, draft, and negotiate contracts for the purchase of goods, work and services, and concession and other agreements, and also review and draft proposed ordinances related to such agreements. This position will not handle litigation, but will be expected to handle pre-litigation claim and dispute resolution, and to provide support to litigators in construction and contract litigation.


Graduation from an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school in or after 2004 and admission to the Illinois Bar (or eligible for admission on motion to the Illinois Bar pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 705).

Ideal candidates will possess:

  • Superior writing, researching and editing skills
  • Excellent analytical and communication (oral and writing) skills
  • Exceptional organizational abilities and attention to detail required to spot issues and meet the deadlines of multiple client departments
  • Demonstrated academic achievement
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Prior transactional experience is preferred, but not required

See posting at website for further information and to apply.