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 litigation and regulatory 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 handle litigation in federal and state court, and proceedings before administrative bodies, including the Department of Administrative Hearings, the Illinois Commerce Commission, etc., including drafting pleadings and other court documents, taking and defending depositions and conducting other discovery, and handling oral arguments and evidentiary hearings. The Assistant Corporation Counsel will also handle pre-litigation, client counseling and other matters, including analyzing proposed client transactions for compliance with regulatory requirements, conducting legal research, advising City departments on legal/regulatory requirements, reviewing and commenting on proposed ordinances and legislation, and responding to subpoenas and Freedom of Information Act requests. The substantive areas of law will include, among others, commercial and construction matters, fraud and false claims ordinance cases, intellectual property, and environmental, public utilities and other regulatory matters. This position requires creativity, flexibility, and a willingness and ability to handle a wide variety of substantive areas.


Graduation from an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school in or after 2005 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 court and other deadlines
  • Demonstrated academic achievement
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Prior litigation experience is preferred, but not required

See posting at website for further information and to apply.