Deputy General Counsel - Litigation & Capital Strategies, OGC (0081)
University of California Office of the President
Requisition Number: 20170344
Appointment Type: Staff - Career
Personnel Program: SMG
Work Hours: 8am to 5pm
Percentage of Time: 100
Organizational Area: Office of General Counsel
Location: Oakland, CA
Posting Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Position Summary: The Office of General Counsel supports the University's teaching, research and public service mission by timely delivery of ethical, cost efficient and high quality legal services. These legal services include prosecuting and defending litigation, drafting and negotiating agreements, providing advice, counsel and interpretation of laws, regulations and policies, and assisting with development of effective compliance and risk mitigation strategies to facilitate the University's complex operations. The Office of General Counsel serves the University of California, including the Board of Regents, the President, the Chancellors and other offices of the University, the campuses, the medical centers and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Reporting to the General Counsel, the Deputy General Counsel is a member of the General Counsel's Systemwide Leadership Team. The DGC reports to the General Counsel and will primarily assist the General Counsel in providing advice and counsel on highly complex legal disputes or other legal issues involving the University; leading administrative and/or management initiatives within OGC; advising and rendering opinions to The Regents and senior management with respect to the legal implications of establishing or changing policy; and working with representatives of the campuses on developing and modifying practices and procedures to conform with legal requirements.
The Deputy General Counsel will have primary management responsibility for the Litigation & Capital Strategies division encompassing a broad range of subject matter, including general litigation, risk services, land use and other disciplines as assigned. The Deputy General Counsel will manage a large litigation portfolio, frequently consisting of highly complex matters, as well as manage the construction, real estate, land use and environmental, health and safety practice group. Supervises multiple senior incumbent attorneys, some managing their own staff of attorneys. The incumbent oversees a team of twenty-plus attorneys and professional staff responsible for representing the University's interests in highly complex transactional matters; provides strategic input and operational oversight on administrative and management initiatives within OGC; and provides direct service and advice to senior management on major transactional initiatives at the Office of the President and on the campuses.
In addition, the incumbent will manage the work of outside counsel and may represent the organization in certain litigation. Keeps informed on case law developments affecting the overall operation of the University or areas of legal specialty.
Special Conditions of Employment: Travel Travel outside of normal business hours
Other Special Conditions of Employment: Work beyond normal office hours may be required on occasion.
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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.
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The Office of the President is the systemwide headquarters of the University of California, managing its fiscal and business operations and supporting the academic and research missions across its campuses, labs and medical centers.