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Assistant Corporation Counsel II – Transactional Section – Aviation, Environmental, Regulatory & Contracts Division

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Department of Law is Hiring!

The City of Chicago Law Department is seeking an attorney for the position of Assistant Corporation Counsel (“ACC”) in the AERC Division to represent various City Departments in transactional matters.


AERC handles a wide range of transactional, regulatory, and litigation matters in areas including, but not limited to, contracts and municipal purchasing, data sharing, environmental protection, utility regulation, and aviation. ACCs generally focus their work in one of three main practice areas – Aviation, Contracts, or Regulatory and Litigation; however, ACCs may be required to assist in the other practice areas, as needed to support operations. This ACC may also be required to attend in-person client meetings or hearings onsite at the City’s airports and other locations.


This posting seeks an ACC to work in the Contracts area. The ACC will work under the general supervision of the Deputy Corporation Counsel, Chief Assistant Corporation Counsel, and Assistant Corporation Counsel Supervisors of AERC. The ACC will analyze proposed transactions for compliance with law, conduct legal research, and advise City Departments on legal compliance and regulatory matters. The ACC will also review, draft, and negotiate contracts for the purchase of goods, work, and services, including contracts for information technology, construction, professional services and concessions. The ACC will also review and draft proposed ordinances related to such agreements. This ACC will be expected to learn the complex statutory and regulatory frameworks for municipal law and contracts.


Ideal candidates will possess the following:

  • Demonstrated academic achievement;
  • Legal experience handling transactional matters, including reviewing, drafting, and negotiating contracts;
  • Legal experience analyzing proposed transactions for compliance with the law;
  • Legal experience with the complex statutory and regulatory frameworks for various contracts;
  • Legal experience researching, analyzing, drafting and/or reviewing legislation, proposed legislation, and rules/regulations;
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills;
  • Superior writing, researching and editing skills;
  • Exceptional client counseling skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize, monitor, and control workflow deadlines;
  • Ability to work well with others; and
  • Demonstrated leadership and initiative on assigned tasks.


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 (or your admitted state bar’s equivalent).

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