National Association of State Retirement Administrators

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In-House Counsel
The New York State Teachers’ Retirement System (“NYSTRS”, or the “System”) is seeking a seasoned, highly qualified attorney to join its Office of the General Counsel. The ideal candidate must be highly motivated and a confident self-starter who can prioritize and effectively lead multiple initiatives and who thrives in a high volume, fast-paced environment.

The job responsibilities of the In-House Counsel will include, but are not limited to, the following:
· Provide exceptional general legal services to all departments, divisions, and stakeholders of and within the System
· Contribute to and/or be responsible as Legal Department lead for benefits, legislation, investments, back-office support (benefits and investments), risk & compliance, governance, litigation, labor and employment, procurement, and/or other general legal matters that may arise affecting the System
· Assist with compliance and governance matters in support of the Executive Director & Chief Investment Officer and the Board of Trustees
· Contribute to and assist with the System’s Legislative programs and outreach, and advise in interpreting and implementing the statutes, rules & regulations governing the System and on other laws that may affect the System
· Draft determination letters, memoranda, briefs, affidavit, policies, processes, procedures and other documents and deliverables as required
· Coordinate work with outside counsel and managing outside counsel’s work product and costs
· Supervise, manage, and mentor junior attorneys and legal professionals within the Office of the General Counsel
· Collaborate and assist to facilitate all administrative and operational needs of the Legal Department
Position: In-House Counsel
Organization: New York State Teachers' Retirement System
Location: Albany,  NY 
United States
Salary: 160000
Posting Start Date: 5/19/2023
Date Posted: 5/19/2023
  • A JD from an accredited law school
  • Admission to and good standing with the New York State Bar or admission to the New York State Bar prior to appointment
  • 12-15 years of satisfactory legal experience, which must include:
    • 8 years post-admission legal experience in one or more of the following areas: Pension, Benefits, Compliance, Investments/Asset management, or Labor Law
    • 5 years of managerial and supervisory responsibility of legal staff
Status: This listing expires on: 7/18/2023
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Organization Information
New York State Teachers' Retirement System
10 Corporate Woods Dr.

Albany,  NY 12211
United States
Janelle Serritella