Assistant Corporation Counsel III - Risk Management & Compliance Division
Chicago, IL 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description
Assistant Corporation Counsel III - Risk Management & Compliance Division Job Number: 359267

The City of Chicago's Department of Law is seeking an attorney for the position of Assistant Corporation Counsel III ("ACC") to work in the newly created Risk Management & Compliance Division. The Risk Management & Compliance Division develops risk mitigation policies and compliance procedures to minimize areas of legal risk and promote efficient operations for the Law Department and client departments. Attorneys in the Risk Management & Compliance Division will work closely with the Deputy of Risk Management & Compliance and other Divisions in the Department on evaluating and assessing litigation strategies for legal risk and potential liability exposure. Risk assessment responsibilities will include conducting legal review of all FOIA requests received by the Department of Law. Attorneys in the Risk Management & Compliance Division will also support and assist the Deputy of Risk Management & Compliance in preparing responsive answers to audit inquiries, forecasting litigation costs, and working with city insurance carries to analyze potential risk. The ACC will work on a broad range of matters related to risk management and compliance issues under the general supervision of the Risk Management & Compliance Division's Deputy Corporation Counsel.


Application Process and Materials

You must submit an on-line application along with the below items on this site by the post-extension date April 4, 2023.

  • Cover letter that includes the position title and job number as noted on the posting; and specifically identifies how you meet the minimum qualifications and have the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below;
  • Resume;
  • Current printout of your attorney registration status from the Illinois ARDC website at (or your admitted state bar's equivalent).

NOTE: Candidates experiencing trouble uploading the required documents to our system may e-mail the documents to: . However, uploading documents directly to your CAREERS applicant profile is our preferred method of receipt.

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 REFERENCES AND ADDITIONAL MATERIALS: Please do not submit references with your hard copy materials. Please do not send to us any materials other than those we have specifically requested above. Submission of references and/or additional materials other than what is specifically requested above shall result in your application not being considered for the position.

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 with a Juris Doctor degree 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:

  • Litigation experience in state or federal court in one or more of the following areas: assisting in jury or bench trials, taking or defending depositions, drafting pleadings and other court documents, drafting substantive motions, arguing substantive motions in court, handling oral arguments and evidentiary hearings, or clerking for a state or federal court judge;
  • Experience in relevant practice areas, including risk management, compliance, insurance law or worker's compensation, or audits;
  • Knowledge of FOIA law
  • Ability to research and analyze complex issues;
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical information to a broad audience;
  • Ability to take initiative and assume responsibility for assigned tasks;
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, monitor, and control workflow to meet deadlines;
  • Ability to work well with colleagues, supervisors, and client department representatives; and
  • Commitment to public service.

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.


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: Oct 20, 2022, 7:37:14 PM Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External: Apr 5, 2023, 4:59:00 AM
BU: 09 Salary: commensurate w/exp Pay Basis:Yearly


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
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