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DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY V: Litigation Division

The Office of the City Attorney seeks a well-qualified, motivated attorney to serve as Deputy City Attorney V in the Litigation Division. The Deputy City Attorney V (DCA V) is the most senior deputy city attorney classification and handles the most complex cases and cases with the highest level of exposure. The DCA V may supervise other attorneys, will collaborate with and mentor other attorneys, and serve as team leader (“first chair”) on a number of cases.

This position involves handling a civil caseload under the supervision of a Chief Assistant City Attorney. Case handling responsibilities include, but are not limited to case evaluation, propounding and responding to discovery, taking and defending depositions, preparing for and representing the City in judicial hearings including settlement conferences, trials and in appellate courts.

Deputy City Attorney V: Litigation Division - Description



The City Attorney’s Office seeks a well-qualified individual with expertise in labor and employment law. Candidates must have expert knowledge of and extensive experience in labor & employment law, advice, negotiations, and arbitrations. Knowledge of federal and state court procedures is a plus.

The City Attorney may assign the selected attorney to new, additional or different duties or practice areas in either litigation or transactional work.

DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY III: Labor & Employment - Description


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