The General Counsel leads the Division currently comprised of 17 attorneys and 13 support staff members. Attorneys in the Division handle a wide variety of litigation and transactional matters. This representation includes litigation and advice concerning contract and lease disputes, condemnation, employment-sworn and non-sworn, environmental, insurance, land use, noise, nuisance, personal injury, landlord-tenant disputes, First Amendment rights, and regulatory (FAA) matters. The attorneys also assist LAWA in negotiating and drafting numerous documents, including leases, licenses, permits, construction contracts, and concession agreements. The attorneys also provide general legal advice to the Board and various levels of LAWA management.
Applicants should have at least ten years of legal experience in addition to other desired qualifications.
Salary Range: $177,751 - $259,893
Applicants should submit cover letter specifying GC –AIRPORT DIVISION (YOUR CALIFORNIA BAR NUMBER), resume, and one recent writing sample authored personally by them in ONE (1) PDF FILE via email to Atty.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants should have at least ten years of legal experience. Additional considerations include: 1. Knowledge and experience with laws and regulations governing airports; 2. Experience managing complex projects, complex and diverse litigation and/or transactions; 3. Demonstrated strong leadership capabilities, including experience mentoring and supervising attorneys and support staff; 4. Experience with municipal law (including the Ralph M. Brown Act, California Public Records Act, and CEQA); 5. Demonstrated ability to advise and collaborate with public officials and organizational executive leadership and management; 6. Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with personnel and members of the public; 7. Strong written and oral communication skills; and 8. Demonstrated organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills, including the ability to prioritize and concurrently complete multiple assignments.
Additional Salary Information: This position is designated Category 2 on Schedule B of the Los Angeles City
Attorney’s Office Conflict of Interest Code.
Appointment to this exempt position (non-Civil-Service) will be subject to a two-year probationary period as required by Section 1050 of the City Charter. Successful completion of the two-year probationary period will result in tenure with the Office.
The position will remain open until filled.
About City of Los Angeles - Airports Division
The City of Los Angeles Office of the City Attorney - Airports Division acts as legal counsel to Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), its officers and employees, and the Board of Airport Commissioners (Board). LAWA is the governing body for Los Angeles International (LAX), Van Nuys General Aviation (VNY), and Palmdale Regional Airports (PMD).
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