Assistant Corporation Counsel Supervisor - Regulatory & Contracts Division
Chicago, IL 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description
Assistant Corporation Counsel Supervisor - Regulatory & Contracts Division Job Number: 367209

The City of Chicago Law Department is seeking an attorney for the position of Assistant Corporation Counsel Supervisor in the Regulatory and Contracts Division, which handles a wide range of transactional, regulatory and litigation matters including those relating to city purchasing, environmental issues, utility regulation, and O'Hare and Midway International Airports. The Assistant Corporation Counsel Supervisor will work under the general supervision of the Deputy Corporation Counsel and Chief Assistant Corporation Counsel of the division and will primarily handle and supervise transactional and regulatory matters. The Assistant Corporation Counsel Supervisor will provide legal representation to City departments, which may include, for example, the Department of Procurement Services, the Department of Finance, the Chicago Department of Aviation, the Department of Transportation, etc. The Assistant Corporation Counsel Supervisor will analyze proposed transactions for compliance with laws and regulations; conduct legal research; advise City departments on legal compliance; review, draft, and negotiate contracts for the purchase of goods, work and services, leases, concession agreements, agreements with federal agencies and airlines, and other agreements, and review and draft proposed ordinances related to such agreements; review and comment on proposed legislation and rule-makings; and also supervise more junior attorneys on such tasks and monitor outside counsel on certain matters. The Assistant Corporation Counsel Supervisor may be required to assist in all of the practice areas handled by the division (transactional, aviation, regulatory, litigation) as necessary, and may be required to attend client meetings or hearings onsite at the City's airports or other City facilities.


Application Process and Materials

By the post-extension date April 18, 2023, you must submit an on-line application that attaches the following materials:

  • Cover letter that (1) includes the position title and job number as noted on the posting; and (2) includes a preference for aviation or non-aviation transactional work; and (3) 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 at (or your admitted state bar's equivalent).

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

NOTE REGARDING PUBLIC SERVICE LOAN FORGIVENESS: Working for the City of Chicago Department of Law may qualify you for loan forgiveness under the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For detailed information, visit or contact your federal loan servicer.

NOTE REGARDING QUESTIONS: If you have any questions regarding how to apply, please contact the Department of Human Resources. Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive, the Recruiting and Personnel Sections in the Department of Law are not able to take or return emails or phone calls seeking any information pertaining to the position or the process. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in the City of Chicago Department of Law.



Graduation from an American Bar Association accredited law school and admission to the Illinois Bar (or eligible for admission on motion to the Illinois Bar pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 705).

Disclaimer - "Accredited" means any American law school that has passed and maintains the requirements of accreditation by the American Bar Association ().

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ideal candidates will possess the following:

  • Superior writing, researching and editing skills;
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to review, draft, and negotiate agreements;
  • Legal experience analyzing proposed transactions for compliance with the law;
  • Legal experience researching, analyzing, drafting and/or reviewing legislation, proposed legislation, and rules/regulations;
  • Legal experience handling pre-litigation claim and dispute resolution and providing litigation support;
  • Legal experience with the complex statutory and regulatory frameworks for various contracts;
  • Excellent analytical and communication (oral and writing) skills;
  • Exceptional client counseling, negotiation, and organizational skills;
  • Demonstrated academic achievement;
  • Demonstrated leadership and initiative on assigned tasks;
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize, monitor, and control workflow deadlines; and
  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Previous experience handling commercial and/or construction transactional matters is preferred, but not required.
  • Previous supervisory experience is preferred, but not required.

NOTE: To be considered for this position you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience. You must include job titles, dates of employment, and specific job duties. (If you are a current City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered.) If you fail to provide this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete and you will not be considered for this position. There are three ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume fields.

Education & Employment Verification - Please be advised that if you are selected to be hired you must provide, upon request, adequate information regarding your educational and employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position for which you are applying. If the City of Chicago cannot verify this information, any offer extended to you will be withdrawn and you will not be hired.

NOTE: You must provide your transcripts or diploma, professional license, or training certificates at time of processing, if applicable.


This position requires applicants to complete an interview. The interviewed candidate(s) possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position will be selected.

Evaluation: Your initial evaluation will be based on the documents submitted. Applications must be submitted by the individual applicant. No second party applications will be accepted.

Residency Requirement: All employees of the City of Chicago must be actual residents of the City of Chicago as outlined in 2-152-050 of the City of Chicago Municipal Code. Proof of residency will be required.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to disability or pregnancy in order to participate in the application process, please contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources, at 312-744-4976 (voice) or 312-744-5035 (TTY). Please be prepared to provide information in support of your reasonable accommodation request.


The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer.

City of Chicago Department of Law Department of Human Resources

Lori E. Lightfoot Celia Meza Christopher Owen
Mayor Corporation Counsel Commissioner

Job Posting: Jan 13, 2023, 9:55:29 PM Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External: Apr 19, 2023, 4:59:00 AM
BU: 09 Salary: commensurate w/exp Pay Basis:Yearly


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As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
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