City of boston, ma assistant corporation counsel ii job opening in boston, ma livecareer gas 0095 download


The City of Boston seeks an Assistant Corporation Counsel to represent the City, Boston Police Department (BPD) and Boston Public Schools (BPS) before federal and state courts and administrative agencies. The incumbent will perform legal research and prepare opinions on legal issues. The primary responsibility of the incumbent is to represent the City, Boston Police Department and Boston Public Schools in civil actions, arbitrations, trials, administrative hearings, mediations and other negotiations including the establishment and implementation of litigation and negotiation strategies; investigate claims and complaints by or against the City and recommend action to be taken; prepares cases for administrative hearings, trials and appeals in Federal and State Courts; draft ordinances, advise on municipal law matters, conduct negotiations with third parties and perform other duties as assignments.

Provides representation in federal and state courts and administrative agencies handling matters which include personal injury and other torts; employment discrimination; civil rights claims, contract disputes; special education litigation, licensing appeals and employee and student discipline appeals.

Advises the City, BPD, and BPS on a myriad of areas impacting government entities including policy matters, procurement, open meeting laws, public records law, state and federal student confidentiality laws, and state conflict of interest laws.

Posted Yesterday VIEW JOBS 5/27/2018 12:00:00 AM 2018-08-25T00:00 Serve as Hearing Officer on agency proceedings regarding oversight of the electric power, natural gas and water industries in the Commonwealth. The Hearing Officer will work on complex regulatory matters as part of a team with other attorneys as well as technical staff (e.g., analysts, engineers, economists). Proceedings may be adjudications, rulemakings and notices of inquiry, may have multiple parties and involve complex legal and technical issues (e.g., rate-setting, energy policy, new legislation). This position involves a substantial amount of legal writing.

* serving as case manager by establishing procedural schedule, conducting public hearings and evidentiary hearings, making written and oral rulings, and working with and coordinating the work of technical staff to ensure the development of a thorough record;

In addition to above, experience in administrative law, public utility law, energy policy or environmental law is highly desirable. Due to the nature of the work required, the candidate must have strong organizational skills, and possess the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in oral and written form. The candidate also must have good interpersonal skills and the ability to maintain effective working relationships with persons at all levels.

Posted Yesterday VIEW JOBS 5/27/2018 12:00:00 AM 2018-08-25T00:00 The EOHHS General Counsel’s Office is seeking to hire an attorney to provide legal support for MassHealth and other EOHHS programs. The attorney will perform a wide range of complex legal activities, primarily relating to activities involving data sharing, data protection and compliance with applicable state and federal data confidentiality and security laws and regulations, including but not limited to the HPAA Privacy and Security Rules; 42 CFR Part 431, Subpart F, M.G.L. c.66A, and M.G.L. c.93H, and industry standards including but not limited to the NIST cybersecurity framework.

EOHHS is the Commonwealth’s largest secretariat. It is responsible for developing, coordinating and managing the Commonwealth’s health, welfare and human services operations and programs. EOHHS includes numerous departments, commissions, offices and other entities such as the Department of Public Health, the Department of Mental Health and the Department of Transitional Assistance. EOHHS also directly administers the Commonwealth’s Medicaid program, known as MassHealth. MassHealth is a cooperative state and federal program that provides health care benefits and premium assistance for uninsured families, disabled individuals, children, long-term unemployed adults, and seniors. EOHHS is responsible for supervising and managing the information technology, security and other business affairs of MassHealth and such agencies to improve administrative efficiency and to preserve fiscal resources.

* Offering advice and risk analysis concerning applicability of and compliance with all federal and state statutes and regulations that may affect EOHHS’ ongoing activities and new initiatives, whether involving program or policy matters, information technology or operational issues or spending activities.

* Providing legal opinions and advice to EOHHS and EOHHS agency program managers and staff on various matters, including but not limited to compliance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations, third party contracts and industry standards relating to data privacy and

* Providing legal assistance to ensure contracts entered into specify the ways in which the contractor may store, transmit, and use and disclose data, and include HIPAA Business Associate Agreements and/or other necessary data privacy and security provisions.

* Analyzing the impact and applications of existing, proposed, and developing law on EOHHS and EOHHS agency programs and operations with particular emphasis on the federal Affordable Care Act and related federal regulations and policy guidance.

Applicants should have an excellent academic background and demonstrated skills and significant experience in counseling clients, legal research and analysis, oral and written advocacy, and creative problem solving. Applicants should have strong interpersonal skills and the desire to work in a collaborative legal office.

It is also desirable to have a background in and understanding of data security and privacy law, information technology, the state and federal government, health and administrative law, health care issues and public policy. EOHHS is particularly looking for individuals who have litigation experience as well as experience as, or comparable to, in-house or outside counsel to public agencies, private businesses or other organizations.

A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit and click on "Information for Job Applicants".