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Rochester, New York has in-house litigation openings available.

Summary: Rochester, New York has in-house litigation openings available on LawCrossing.

Litigation involves preparing civil cases for trial, and, if the case does not settle before trial, conducting the trial itself. To be a successful in-house litigation attorney, one must create the strongest legal theories for a client and then work hard to gather evidence to support those theories.


Some litigation attorneys specialize in one area of law, such as personal injury law or civil construction law, but others practice in multiple areas of law. All litigation attorneys must have strong oral advocacy skills, excellent writing skills, and must be able to work with clients, witnesses, and opposing counsel. It is imperative that litigation attorneys have outstanding negotiation skills, as it is often possible to obtain favorable settlements for clients without having to go to trial.

Litigation attorneys obtain evidence by discovery requests, which are requests for documents and answers to questions (called interrogatories) that are sent to opposing counsel. These requests can cover communications, photos, medical records, or any other document needed in a case. Depositions of witnesses may also be taken during the discovery phase. Numerous motions may be filed in a case before a trial, and after trial, either party may file an appeal.

Most litigators work in private law firms, although some work in-house for corporations, financial institutions, insurance companies, or other entities. A few may work in government offices as well.

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The health care attorney will represent the legal interests of the parent company and will communicate with internal clients as necessary. The attorney will attend meetings as necessary and monitor outside counsel if needed. Advising the company on business operations is also required. A J.D. and admission to the New York State Bar is required. Experience as a practicing attorney is also required, and two or more years is preferred. Prior legal experience in the health care or health insurance industries is preferred, and knowledge of state and federal regulations governing these industries is also necessary. Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as research and writing skills, are required. Working independently and as part of a team is also necessary.

The in-house attorney will serve as a deputy chief attorney and will be responsible for developing policy and administering operations of units. Research of issues is required as well as representing complex cases in administrative tribunals and courts. The attorney will be responsible for coordinating appellate work and providing guidance to attorneys who represent sex offenders under Article 10 of the Mental Hygiene law. The candidate must be familiar with laws and rules governing civil, criminal and appellate practice, the New York State and Federal Constitutions, and trial procedures. Excellent writing and analysis skills are required. At least one year of experience is required.

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