Boston University is one of the country's leading academic research institutions with world-class liberal arts and professional programs. The University seeks a creative, collaborative attorney to join the University's eleven-lawyer legal department. This is a unique opportunity to litigate while in house, and to participate in the dynamic environment of higher education.
Reporting directly to the Vice President and General Counsel, this attorney will advise on a variety of matters for the University, including representing and advising the trustees, executive officers, and administrative and academic units of the University with a focus on litigation in the areas of employment and complex commercial disputes; employment law counseling and policy development; faculty affairs; and student affairs. This attorney will litigate in state and federal court and represent the University before a range of administrative agencies. In addition to providing counsel to schools, colleges, and business units, the lawyer will help ensure compliance with applicable employment, student, and other regulatory requirements, including by developing policies and advising or participating on cross-functional committees and task forces.
Juris Doctor Degree from an ABA-accredited law school. Licensed or eligible for immediate licensure to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Excellent academic credentials and a minimum of five years' experience in a high-quality legal practice. Outstanding written and oral communication and interpersonal skills, strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, and a willingness to handle a broad range of legal matters, including, typically, multiple time-sensitive projects; some complex, high-profile matters; and routine day-to-day counseling. The successful candidate will be able to analyze complex issues, exercise excellent judgment to provide practical, effective advice to a broad range of clients, and work both independently and in a collaborative environment on a team of high-performing legal professionals.
Specific experience in the following areas strongly preferred:
Extensive litigation experience in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies, including trial experience, in the areas of employment law and complex business disputes, such as commercial contracts, real estate, and construction.
Substantial experience in all aspects of employment law for both represented and non-represented employee populations, including counseling, defense of discrimination and other employment claims, and development of employment policies.
Prior experience with issues related to student affairs at institutions of higher education, including FERPA, Title IX, and disability accommodations.
For full consideration, please submit application by March 9, 2020.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
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