Senior Attorney

Website Forest Preserve District of Cook County

Prepares, drafts, and negotiates contracts, including, but not limited to, purchase agreements, intergovernmental agreements, licenses, consulting agreements, construction contracts, and concession agreements.

Represents the District in a variety of litigation in various courts and before administrative agencies, including without limitation, personal injury, property damage, and citation defense matters.

Monitors the status and progress of litigation assigned to outside counsel.

Drafts resolutions, ordinances, and other agenda items in preparation for District board and committee meetings. Attends, as needed, and represents the District at board and committee meetings.

Advises senior-level District staff and makes presentations relating to cases, transactions, and other legal issues affecting District operations.

Provides expert legal and technical guidance regarding the application of controlling statutes, regulations, case law, and procedures pertaining to FOIA.

Provides support and assistance with regard to enforcement of District ordinances, policies, rules, and procedures.

Handles special assignments from the Chief Attorney. May be cross trained in other areas of the law, including without limitation, workers compensation, real estate acquisitions, disciplinary hearings, and drug and alcohol testing procedures and administration.

Maintains and applies knowledge of federal, state, and local laws.

Manages non-attorney staff in the Legal Department as assigned.

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