Skip to main content

Assistant Corporation Counsel II – Revenue Litigation Division

Website City of Chicago

Department of Law is Hiring!

The City of Chicago Law Department is seeking an attorney for the position of Assistant Corporation Counsel in its Revenue Litigation Division. The Revenue Litigation Division defends  tax assessments in the City’s Department of Administrative Hearings and litigates actions in state and federal court concerning the validity of various taxes and other complex commercial litigation matters having revenue implications for the City. The Division also represents the City’s interest in commercial property tax disputes, including property tax valuation appeals and property tax rate objections. In addition to handling litigation matters, the Division drafts and comments on legislation concerning taxes and other revenue measures; drafts tax rulings and opinion letters; and advises other City departments, including the Department of Finance, the Budget Office and the Mayor’s Office on taxes and other revenue-related issues.

Ideal candidates will possess:

  • Superior research, analytical, writing, and editing skills;
  • Superior organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • The ability to work well with others;
  • The ability to exhibit leadership and initiative on assigned tasks;
  • The ability to organize, prioritize, monitor, and control workflow deadlines;
  • Exceptional client counseling skills;
  • Strong commitment to public service.

Preference given to candidates who possess one or more of the following:

  • Litigation experience, in court or before an administrative body;
  • Participation in law review and/or moot court;
  • Clerking for a federal or state court judge.
  • Education or experience in tax law.


Application Process and Materials

  • Cover letter that (1) includes the position title and job number as noted on the posting; and (2) specifically identifies how you meet the minimum qualifications and have the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below;
  • Resume;
  • Law school transcript (official or unofficial)
  • One writing sample; and
  • Current printout of your attorney registration status from the Illinois ARDC website at (or your admitted state bar’s equivalent).

Failure to submit all materials will result in your application not being considered for the position.