General Counsel Director

August 30, 2022
Detroit, Michigan
Job Type


Trustpoint One is pleased to collaborate with a governmental agency in it search for a General Counsel Director in Detroit, Michigan.  Under the leadership of the Deputy General Counsel, the General Counsel will perform quasi-judicial and administrative duties and provide legal advice and support to the Executive Director, the Board of Commissioners and upper management.

Job Responsibilities:

-             Supervise all activities of the Law Department, including transactional work on real estate, real estate finance,  tax and bond matters, as well as administrative, regulatory, labor, employment, and civil rights matters.

-             Supervise legal work of all Commission attorneys and consult on difficult or sensitive issues

-             Design, establish, and maintain an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the Law Department's goals and objectives; recruit, employ, train, supervise and evaluate Law Department staff.

-             Develop and manage annual budgets for the Law Department and perform periodic cost and productivity analyses.

-             Maintain a strong, ongoing relationship with the Board of Commissioners, Department Directors and Division Managers.

-             Enhance professional growth and development through participation in seminars and workshops; maintain professional affiliations to keep abreast of developments and trends in relevant areas of law

-             Draft, review and approve policies and procedures, regulations, bylaws and other legal documents. Prepare and/or review opinions and/or memoranda of law.

-             Advise the Board of Commissioners, the Executive Director, Department Heads and staff on legal matters.

-             Review and interpret federal, state and local laws, rules, regulations, and court and/or administrative decisions.

-             Anticipate and identify legal issues and counsel Commission officers and upper management in order to develop legal strategies and solutions, often in situations of great political, public relations, or financial risk or significance, and with limited time for assessing alternatives.

-             Represent and/or oversee the representation of the Commission and its officers and employees in litigation before all federal and state courts and/or administrative agencies including preparing pleadings, briefs, motions and other documents.

-             Recommend appeal and/or settlement of litigation and/or claims to the Executive Director and/or Board of Commissioners.

-             Manage or coordinate work of outside counsel. Liaison with the organization’s local counsel.

-             Develop and conduct or arrange/facilitate training for clients, as needed, on legal requirements.

-             Represent, at the request of the Executive Director, the Commission to the public and press about legal matters affecting the Commission.


-             Juris Doctor from an accredited law school.

-             Admitted, in good standing, to the State Bar of Michigan.

-             Possess the ability to work under pressure of deadlines and lead with vision and expertise.

-             Knowledge of Housing & Urban Development Public Housing regulations, programs, policies and procedures.

-             Familiar with contract law, labor and employment law, human resources concepts, practices, policies, and procedures.

-             Knowledge of ADA, FLSA, COBRA, FMLA, HIPAA, TITLE VII, EEO, Workers' Compensation, FCRA.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a resume online.


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