Attorney Advisor or Senior Attorney Advisor - Litigation
New York University
Location: See position description.
Internal Number: 127887
The Tax Law Center at the NYU School of Law is seeking a full-time Attorney Advisor OR Senior Attorney Advisor, based on experience, with expertise in litigation or tax controversy. This role will work closely with the Executive Director and other senior staff members to contribute to rigorous, high-impact tax legal work in the public interest.
You are an attorney with experience in litigation or tax controversy, or in working in US federal government processes of crafting, interpreting, administering, or adjudicating tax issues, and are excited to work closely with academics, legal practitioners, and policymakers to advance racial and economic equity in taxation. You are an excellent writer of rigorous technical tax materials, particularly legal briefs, but also reports, memos, comments, legislation, or regulations. You are a highly organized project manager and a clear communicator, able to manage production of high-quality, timely written work, and exercise judgement about where to focus time and resources to have robust input in fast-moving tax law and policy processes.
The Attorney Advisor, who will report to the Executive Director or another senior member of staff, will be responsible for duties including:
In consultation with senior staff, helping to shape an ongoing litigation/controversy work agenda, including maintaining an overview of strategic opportunities and threats to the integrity of the tax system.
Authoring a variety of written products called for in that agenda, including amicus briefs as well as reports, memos, and explainers on issues at the intersection of tax and administrative and constitutional law.
Supervising a Tax Law and Policy Fellow in the implementation of a system to identify, flag, track, and prioritize opportunities for the Center to further its mission in these areas, as well as in the production of written products.
Building strong, confidential relationships with high-level practitioners, academics, and other outside experts, and managing their input in shaping this work.
In addition to the responsibilities listed for the Attorney Advisor above, Senior Attorney Advisors will be responsible for:
Helping to set the agenda in the area of litigation and tax controversy for the Tax Law Center.
Providing strategic guidance to the Executive Director and other senior team members.
Supervising and mentoring Tax Law Center staff.
JD or equivalent and some US experience practicing or working on issues involving tax and administrative or constitutional law, including some litigation or tax controversy experience.
Strong legal research and writing skills, including the ability to express precise, highly technical information in a way that is clear and compelling.
Excellent communication skills.
A commitment to the mission of the Center.
For Senior Attorney Advisors, good judgment about how to navigate and weigh complex and uncertain legal, policy, and strategic considerations.
Prior experience managing staff is a plus but is not required, but you need to be excited to develop these skills.
In compliance with NYC's Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for an Attorney Advisor position is between $110,000 and $160,000 per year depending on experience. The annual base salary range for a Senior Attorney Advisor position is between $145,000 and $175,000 per year depending on experience.
New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer. You will be an employee of New York University, with access to an excellent, comprehensive benefits package including generous paid time off and retirement contributions.
You will be an employee of New York University, with access to an excellent, comprehensive benefits package including generous paid time off and retirement contributions.
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Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
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