Posted 4 days ago
Attorney (Real Estate)
New York Power Authority - White Plains, NY

Provides legal advice/counsel to all NYPA's business and functional areas. Researches, analyzes, and interprets proposed and existing laws, statutes, and regulations. Identifies, monitors, and addresses issues of legal risk. Informs and contributes to the structuring, drafting, negotiating and/or approval of legal contracts, letters of agreement, policies and other documents. May represent NYPA during litigation, arbitration, mediation or other disputes with courts, government agencies, or other legal authorities. Specialties may include but are not limited to Real Estate, Contract Management, Employment Law, Governmental/Regulatory Affairs and Litigation. #LI-CJ1


  • Work under the direction of an Assistant General Counsel, or an assigned senior level attorney, to develop a deeper understanding of NYPA's and its subsidiaries' Business Units and their respective operations
  • Develop a deeper understanding of NYPA's and its subsidiaries' enabling legislation and related statutes contained in the Public Authorities Law along with other laws, rules, regulations and Executive Orders impacting NYPA's and its subsidiaries' business activities as well as internal governance and compliance programs
  • Attend meetings with senior level attorneys and assist in the presentation of legal analyses to business unit clients
  • Research legal issues and draft opinions or memoranda analyzing potential impacts on NYPA's and its subsidiaries' programs and related business activities
  • Develop relationships with business unit clients and gain a deeper understanding of their programmatic legal needs

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to thoroughly and independently conduct legal research on progressively complex issues
  • Ability to analyze issues more critically and identify obstacles or problems for NYPA operations
  • Ability to work more independently on various issues/multi-tasking
  • Ability to achieve positive working relationships with business unit clients
  • Develop working-level oral and written communication skills
  • Develop legal expertise in an area germane to NYPA's business operations

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Juris Doctor Degree, admission to the New York State Bar and admitted to practice in New York State and Federal courts is required
  • Minimum 2 years of legal experience
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: of law relevant to NYPA, such as energy, regulatory, litigation, commercial and finance, and employment
  • Experience in utility industry preferred

Physical Requirements

Up to 25% travel primarily within NY State

The New York Power Authority is committed to providing fair, competitive, and market-informed compensation. The target salary range for this position is: $110,620-$152,090. The salary offered will be determined based on the successful candidates' relevant experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities.

The New York Power Authority and Canal Corporation believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage women, people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents and veterans to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, NYPA/Canals is committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect communities across New York and enthusiastically serve them. We proudly celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race/color, creed/religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, age, disability, military status, gender/sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy and related conditions, familial/marital status, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics, arrest/criminal conviction record or any other category protected by law.

NYPA/Canals will also provide reasonable accommodations during the hiring process related to candidates' disabilities, pregnancy-related conditions, religious observances/practices and/or domestic violence concerns. To request an accommodation, please email [redacted].

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