Associate General Counsel, Construction -- Jamaica, NY
Major, Lindsey & Africa
December 18, 2017
Jamaica, New York
Full Time - Experienced
7-10 years experience
The New York Racing Association, Inc. (“NYRA”) has retained Major, Lindsey & Africa on an exclusive basis to conduct a search for an Associate General Counsel, Construction (“AGC”) to be located in its corporate headquarters in Jamaica, New York. NYRA is an equal opportunity employer. I
Position Overview: The AGC will be primarily responsible for focusing on all construction- related matters, including litigation, performance failures, transactional-based matters and the drafting and review of contracts between NYRA and general contractors In addition, the AGC will also work on commercial litigation and pre-litigation issues, including working with outside lawyers representing NYRA in various legal proceedings.
Firm Overview: Founded in 1955, and franchised through 2033 to run thoroughbred horse racing at New York’s three major race tracks (Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course), NYRA boasts a lineage that stretches back almost 150 years. NYRA is the largest thoroughbred horse racing organization in the country and NYRA race tracks are the cornerstone of the state’s thoroughbred business, which contributes more than $2 billion annually to New York State’s urban, suburban and rural economy.
Experience: Approximately 5-10 years of relevant legal experience with reputable law firm training and/or in-house experience focusing on commercial litigation matters, including significant experience handling construction litigation cases and/or cases against general contractors and construction companies. Experience with construction liability and professional liability cases involving design professionals (e.g., architects and engineers) and commercial construction matters (e.g., contract analysis, delay damage claims) is strongly preferred, as is a willingness to learn.
Compensation: Commensurate with experience.
Relocations: Local candidates only.
Location: Jamaica, NY
Process: Interested candidates please respond to the MLA recruiter who contacted you about this search or submit your resume (in MS Word format) to Lee Udelsman, Brandy Russell and Michael Handler at NyraAGCconstruction@mlaglobal.com. Please do not contact NYRA directly; all resumes sent to NYRA will be routed to MLA for handling and will create delays.
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