Assistant/ Associate General Counsel

  • Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Weill Cornell Medicine, York Avenue, New York, NY, USA
  • May 31, 2022
Full time Legal

Job Description

Assistant/ Associate General Counsel


Position Overview:

Cornell University's Office of General Counsel is seeking an experienced litigation attorney at its branch office at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City.


Principal assignments:

  • Representing Weill Cornell in court and administrative proceedings
  • Conducting and advising with respect to internal investigations
  • Providing legal advice and counsel on a wide range of regulatory, business and employment issues
  • Participating in policy development and compliance training
  • Collaborate with other attorneys both in the NYC and the Ithaca Offices of the General Counsel


  • Experience in administrative hearings, trials and appeals
  • Researching, writing, and arguing motions
  • Conducting and defending depositions
  • Conducting internal investigations and responding to government investigations strongly preferred
  • Excellent communication and writing skills, a commitment to excellence and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Superior academic credentials and a demonstrated ability to work with and communicate effectively with disparate client groups


  • 6+ years litigation experience
  • Admitted or eligible for immediate reciprocal admission to the New York State Bar
  • This position will be classified as assistant/associate university counsel depending on applicant’s level of experience.


Doctorate of Jurisprudence (JD)


The Office of General Counsel and Weill Cornell Medicine offer a stimulating work environment, competitive salary, and an excellent benefits package.


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