City of Chicago Department of Law Seeks Counsel – 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 Supervisor/Senior in the AERC Division to represent the City in litigation and regulatory matters. The Assistant Corporation Counsel Supervisor/Senior will work under the general supervision of the Deputy Corporation Counsel and Chief Assistant Corporation Counsel of the AERC Division, and will handle and supervise litigation in federal and state court, and proceedings before administrative bodies, including the Department of Administrative Hearings, etc., including drafting pleadings and other court documents, taking and defending depositions and conducting other discovery, and handling oral arguments and evidentiary hearings, as well as supervising more junior attorneys on such tasks. The Assistant Corporation Counsel Supervisor/Senior will also handle and supervise 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, as well as supervising more junior attorneys on such tasks. The substantive areas of law will include, among others, commercial and construction matters, fraud and false claims ordinance cases, intellectual property, and 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, admission to the Illinois Bar (or eligible for admission on motion to the Illinois Bar pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 705), and a minimum of eight (8) years of litigation experience as a licensed, practicing attorney.

Please note that the online application submission deadline is October 9, 2012 and the required hard copy materials submission deadline is October 16, 2012.

See posting online for further information and to apply.