Assistant General Counsel - 12145BR

Assistant General Counsel

Department: 
General Counsel
Location/Division: 
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Reg/Temp: 
Regular
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

This position involves representing the University of Kansas in various types of litigation, primarily employment and civil rights matters and, from time to time, litigation involving tort matters, contract disputes, and other issues common to a large public university and state agency. The incumbent’s primary responsibilities include drafting and preparing pleadings, motions, written discovery and other related litigation documents; conducting legal research; interviewing witnesses and gathering material related to litigation cases; taking and defending depositions; arguing motions in court and agency proceedings; responding to subpoenas; and handling claims and certain administrative or internal investigations against the University and its employees, including medical residents.

The position also represents all campuses of the University in state and federal litigation, proceedings before federal and state administrative agencies, including the Kansas Public Employee Relations Board. Duties include supporting other Associate General Counsel and working with counsel from the Kansas Attorney General’s office.

The position will be co-located on the Lawrence and Kansas City campuses.

Job Description

80% Litigation duties related to representing the University in state and federal litigation and proceedings before federal and state administrative agencies. These include, but are not limited to drafting pleadings, motions, written discovery and other related documents; interviewing witnesses; taking and defending depositions; appearing at scheduling conferences and arguing motions; handling pre-litigation claims; and providing strategic advice.

15% Provide support for the review and analysis of open records requests, gathering responsive documents and reviewing response and documents for compliance with federal and state laws.

5% Performing other duties as assigned by the University General Counsel.

Required Qualifications

  1. J.D. from an accredited American law school and Kansas license and bar admission or admission within one year of employment by the University.
  2. A minimum of three years active litigation experience.
  3. Excellent oral and written communication skills as evidenced by application materials.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience representing institutions of higher education or other public entities.
  2. Experience in employment, medical malpractice, and/or civil rights practice considered a plus.
  3. Experience in trials or arbitrations.

Additional Candidate Instructions

Applicants should attach a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three professional references to this online application. Please use your cover letter to address how you meet the required and preferred qualifications. Incomplete applications will not be considered. An online University of Kansas application must be completed to be considered for this position.

The review of applications will begin June 25, 2018 and will continue until a pool of qualified applicants is obtained.

Contact Information to Applicants

Lori Heckard, lheckard@ku.edu

Advertised Salary Range

$83,344-$95,000, depending on qualifications

Application Review Begins

25-Jun-2018

Anticipated Start Date

01-Aug-2018

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Posting Information
Posting ID:
12145BR
Department:
General Counsel
Location/Division:
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Reg/Temp:
Regular
Employee Class:
U-Unclassified Professional Staff
Application Review Begins:
25-Jun-2018
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