Job No: 493127 Work Type: Staff Full-time Department: Office of the General Counsel Location: Wilf Campus, 500 West 185th Street, NY, NY Categories: Legal
Position Summary: The Office of the General Counsel of Yeshiva University is seeking an Assistant General Counsel who will provide support to the Office of the General Counsel in connection with representing the legal interests of the University in relation to diverse areas of the law, including contracts, technology, litigation, regulatory, not-for-profit governance, trusts and estates, real estate and tax-related matters.
We are seeking a midlevel/experienced attorney who is self-motivated and inspired by our mission.
Drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts and other business agreements
Providing legal advice and guidance related to:
intellectual property issues
not-for-profit, tax-exempt and board governance issues
Analyzing statutes, regulations and procedures; as well as advising on compliance matters, academic and education law matters
Supervising responses to requests for information and subpoenas and overseeing litigation handled by outside counsel
Communicating independently with outside counsel and representatives of outside agencies
Overseeing the work of legal interns
Assisting with donor agreements and trust/estate matters
Assisting the General Counsel and Associate General Counsels in connection with various matters under their direction and oversight
Performing other duties as assigned
Experience & Educational Background:
Skills & Competencies:
Knowledge of federal, state and local laws
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
Ability to analyze case law and provide recommendations
Excellent writing skills
Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more.
We are a leading global educational institution that employs 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve. We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.
The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the Universitys retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and have access to a shuttle to nearby subway locations.
Yeshiva University has been transforming lives for more than a century. Nowhere but here can students have a personal, small college experience while benefitting from the academic rigor of a top ranked research university. Since its inception YU has been dedicated to melding the ancient traditions of Jewish law and life with the heritage of Western civilization, and each year we celebrate as future leaders make YU their home. Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.