The San Francisco City Attorney’s Office is looking for a qualified and motivated attorney to join its Complex and Affirmative Litigation Team.
The Complex and Affirmative Litigation Team is a collaborative, nimble, and dynamic group of attorneys, paralegals, and legal secretaries. The Team handles both affirmative and defensive matters, in state and federal court, in trial and on appeal. The Team’s docket is extraordinarily broad, and generally involves at least one or more of the following: novel legal issues, constitutional concerns, statewide and/or nationwide remedies and public policy reforms, or a large volume of litigants, witnesses, and/or evidence. In addition to representing the City and County of San Francisco, the Complex and Affirmative Litigation Team pursues affirmative litigation as determined by the City Attorney on behalf of the People of the State of California to remedy unlawful, fraudulent, and unfair business practices throughout the state and public nuisances. The Complex and Affirmative Litigation Team also participates in the San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project, a partnership between the City Attorney’s Office and Yale Law School, which pairs Yale law students with lawyers across the Office who are developing and/or litigating complex affirmative litigation matters.
Deputy City Attorney Position and Responsibilities
Attorneys on the Complex and Affirmative Litigation Team handle both affirmative and defensive matters, including tax matters and complex contract disputes. The vast majority of matters require Team members to work collaboratively with other lawyers and staff across the Office. Deputy City Attorneys on the Team manage all aspects of their cases, including case development and assessment, litigation strategy, discovery and document review, motion practice, settlement evaluation and negotiation, trial and appeal.
COVID-19 Vaccination Required as a Condition of Employment
The City and the Office are committed to the health and safety of our employees. Under the City’s Vaccination Policy, all City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.
To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to email@example.com and specify that you are applying for the Complex and Affirmative Litigation Team position. Applicants who advance in the selection process must submit three references and a writing sample.