Revenue Litigation Assistant Corporation Counsel Supvsr -031-2011-053


The City of Chicago Law Department is seeking an attorney for the position of Assistant Corporation Counsel Supervisor/Senior in its Revenue Litigation Division. The Revenue Litigation Division handles tax assessments that are litigated in the Department of Administrative Hearings, state or federal court; litigates declaratory judgment actions concerning issues such as the enforcement or validity of various taxes, fees and other revenue measures; drafts legislation concerning taxes, fees and other revenue measures; drafts regulations, rulings and opinion letters; and advises other City departments, including the Finance Department and Budget Office, on City ordinances, along with state and federal statutes and constitutional issues. The Division also litigates property tax disputes, including property tax rate objections and property tax valuation cases before the Board of Review, the Property Tax Appeal Board (PTAB) and the circuit court. In addition, the Division handles a variety of complex commercial litigation matters having revenue implications for the City.


(1) graduation from an ABA accredited law school with a grade point average of 3.0 (B-equivalent) or above; (2) graduation from an ABA accredited law school no later than June 2001; (3) experience taking and defending depositions; (4) experience performing direct and cross examination of witnesses at a trial or hearing; (5) experience arguing motions in court or before an administrative tribunal; and (6) licensed in Illinois (or another state bar having reciprocity with Illinois).

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

Superior writing and oral communication skills; demonstrated ability to supervise and work well with others; demonstrated history of taking the initiative; demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize, and meet deadlines; demonstrated efficiency and sound judgment.


To apply for this position, you must submit an on-line application on the City of Chicago'ss webpage at

Also, the following information must be submitted to the City of Chicago, Department of Law's Legal Recruiter, 121 N. La Salle Street, Suite 600, Chicago, IL 60602.

  • Cover letter quantifying how you meet the above qualifications.
  • Copy of Law school transcript (An official transcript must be provided at the time of interview if it is not submitted at time of application.)
  • Copy of your ARDC card.  
  • Two writing samples.

NOTE: Submitted required materials whether in person or postmarked on or after December 19, 2011 shall result in your application not being considered for the position.

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