Advertised Summary Job Description: The Office of the General Counsel currently consists of twenty attorneys providing a broad array of legal services for an academic research university. The Office is seeking an attorney to work on a wide range of issues, including research projects and regulation, research compliance, intellectual property, emerging technologies, and international work. The successful candidate will have the ability to analyze complex matters and react appropriately; must exercise excellent judgment; handle multiple matters; offer counsel to high-level University officials and researchers; utilize outside counsel in a cost effective manner and work independently.
General Minimum Qualifications: Draft agreements in support of research and training and in other areas; Provide guidance on intellectual property and new technology issues; Provide legal support for international projects and initiatives; provide legal, administrative, and academic team members with support in response to government inquiries and in support of internal investigations; Handle research compliance matters; Respond to inquiries from internal clients and work closely with outside counsel (both domestic and international; Support all University related legal efforts as needed
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: A Juris Doctor degree from a nationally recognized law school with excellent academic credentials in law school and undergraduate studies.
A minimum of 8+ years of legal practice experience focused on general corporate/transactional matters; strong foundational law firm training and/or extensive in-house experience demonstrating continuous growth; excellent drafting skills; confidence and judgment necessary to act pragmatically; high level of intellectual curiosity; ability and desire to function collaboratively; openness to growth and learning in a team environment, consistent with the goals and principles that guide the Legal Department; strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate easily with colleagues and internal clients. Must be admitted to the New York State Bar or admitted within one year of hire.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_169741
About Columbia University
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.