Assistant Corporation Counsel, Tax and Bankruptcy Litigation

The New York City Law Department is accepting applications from admitted attorneys with a minimum of four years of post-law school litigation experience for the position of Assistant Corporation Counsel in the Tax and Bankruptcy Litigation Division. The Division represents the City in tax certiorari matters (defending real property tax assessments), state and local income and excise tax litigation, eminent domain matters, and protecting and preserving the City’s interests and claims in bankruptcy matters. In addition to litigation and transactional work, the Division counsels City agencies on tax, bankruptcy, and real estate matters.

Minimum Qual Requirements

Applicants must be admitted to the NYS bar with a minimum of four years of post-law school experience.

Preferred Skills

The ideal candidate should have litigation experience, including motion practice, the ability to present legal issues effectively both orally and in writing, organizational abilities, case management skills, strong legal analytical and writing skills including the ability to write succinctly on complex legal issues, and the ability to work independently and take a proactive approach to his or her assigned caseload. In addition, the ideal candidate would have experience in state and federal court procedures.

To Apply

Please click on the “Apply Now” button. Please upload your cover letter and resume as one document under cover letter and upload your writing sample and a list of the names and contact information for three professional references as one document under resume.

Public Svc Loan Forgiveness
As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at .

Residency Requirement

New York City Residency is not required for this position.

Recruitment Contact

Recruitment Contact: Lillian Evans / Director of Legal Recruitment and Development
Recruitment Email:


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Job Category
Legal Services
Job Type
USD 75,677.00 - 143,827.00 per year
United States
Career Level
City of New York