Office of the General Counsel
The Rockefeller University is the world’s leading biomedical research University. Our groundbreaking discoveries in basic and clinical research are transforming medicine. We share a singular commitment to advancing science for the benefit of humanity. Our collaborative culture drives each of us to achieve a higher level, fueling the breakthroughs for which we are known.
The Office of the General Counsel
The Office of the General Counsel, staffed by four in-house lawyers, provides legal advice to the Board of Trustees, faculty, postdocs and students, administration, and staff, and represents the University in a broad and ever-changing range of legal matters including policy development, litigation, corporate and contract work, not-for-profit governance, intellectual property, compliance, and more.
The Assistant General Counsel, working independently and collaboratively with Office of General Counsel colleagues, will be responsible for a broad range of substantive areas.
As an Assistant General Counsel you will:
- Research and draft memoranda, opinions, and correspondence on a range of legal issues
- Collaborate with colleagues and advise on initiatives
- Handle and advise on transactional, corporate, and contract work
- Participate in the conflict of interest program
- Support effective and efficient use, coordination, and oversight of outside counsel
- Strong academic and professional credentials, J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school, license to practice as an attorney in New York (or within one year of hiring), and several years of progressively responsible experience after completion of legal education.
- Experience with drafting and negotiating complex agreements, in a highly regarded law firm, university, or governmental entity
- Excellent interpersonal skills that foster successful interaction and collaboration with a diverse array of legal colleagues, clients, and leaders at all levels
- Self-motivation and a demonstrated ability to effectively and efficiently handle and organize multiple tasks and initiatives in a broad range of substantive areas; prioritizing and working independently in a highly collegial and high performing environment
- Impeccable oral and written communication skills, negotiation skills, and an ability to identify and address complicated and sensitive problems with creativity and with professional discretion and judgment
- Keen attention to accuracy and detail
- Significant experience with keeping confidences
- Commitment to high ethical and professional standards
- High degree of personal integrity and sound judgment
How to Apply
We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and a collaborative work environment.
To apply to this job, please visit the URL below and apply to job code ‘IRC20465’. Please make sure to upload your resume and a cover letter.
The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans