The Office of University Counsel provides legal representation and advice to Cornell University in a broad range of areas including litigation, agency and regulatory proceedings, business transactions, compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations, government grants and contracts, athletics, labor and employment, faculty and student issues, privacy, intellectual property, technology transfer, information technology law and security issues, safety and environmental law, health law, real estate, international issues, non-profit and tax matters.
The Office presently has 17 attorneys located in Ithaca, NY and at Weill Cornell Medicine, located in NYC.
We seek an experienced attorney to join the team in Ithaca in the role of Associate University Counsel. This individual will serve as the lead attorney for Cornell Athletics, will devote considerable time to contracts and other business transactions for clients throughout the university, and may be asked to add additional portfolios over time and depending on the successful applicant's interest and experience. The Athletics portfolio includes advising on NCAA and IVY League Bylaws, student athletes and conduct, team rules, booster clubs, coach contacts, training and programs, Title IX/gender equity, departmental operations, and more.
Excellent academic credentials and a J.D. or L.L.B. degree required.
Candidates should have a minimum of seven years of legal practice experience and an exceptional record of accomplishment in their practice activities.
Applicants must be a member of, or eligible to obtain prompt reciprocal admission to, the New York State Bar.
Applicants with a strong background in business/transactional work, athletics and/or higher education practice are especially encouraged to apply.
Applicants should be able to demonstrate well-honed legal research and superior written and oral communication skills and demonstrate success at multi-tasking and working as a collaborative team member with other attorneys and paralegals in a fast-paced, legal office.
Writing sample(s) must be submitted with application. Please also provide a list of references.
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