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Top 50 Assistant Corporation Counsel Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for an Assistant Corporation Counsel. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Assistant Corporation Counsel resumes they appeared on. For example, 9.3% of Assistant Corporation Counsel resumes contained Trial Preparation as a skill. Let's find out what skills an Assistant Corporation Counsel actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These are the most important skills for an Assistant Corporation Counsel:

1. Trial Preparation

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Here's how Trial Preparation is used in Assistant Corporation Counsel jobs:
  • Assisted in trial preparation of high-profile class action employment discrimination case.
  • Handled all phases of trial from case discovery to pre-trial preparation and trial conclusion.

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2. Federal Courts

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Here's how Federal Courts is used in Assistant Corporation Counsel jobs:
  • Represented the City of New York in all facets of litigation in state and federal courts.
  • Represent New York City's interests in various labor and employment matters before federal courts.
  • Defended municipal agencies and employees in state and federal courts.
  • Represented City of Boston in State and Federal Courts.
  • Argued and won dispositive motions and special proceedings in state and federal courts.

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3. Administrative Hearings

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Here's how Administrative Hearings is used in Assistant Corporation Counsel jobs:
  • Prosecuted employee and police officer discipline and termination cases in administrative hearings.
  • Prosecuted ordinance violations before administrative hearings officers and circuit court judges.
  • Argue matters appealed from the Department of Administrative Hearings under the Administrative Review Act before the Circuit Court of Cook County.
  • Represented the City in Hearings before the Office of Administrative Hearings OATH.
  • Prosecuted violations of the Chicago Municipal Code at the Department of Administrative Hearings; specifically, managed the vehicle impoundment section.

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4. Pre-Trial Motions

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Here's how Pre-Trial Motions is used in Assistant Corporation Counsel jobs:
  • Briefed and argued dozens of motions to dismiss, pre-trial motions and summary judgment motions in federal and state court.

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6. Civil Rights

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Here's how Civil Rights is used in Assistant Corporation Counsel jobs:
  • Represented the City in federal civil rights lawsuits brought against police and correction officers.
  • Lead counsel on civil rights, negligence, discrimination, and employment actions.
  • Managed and prioritized a caseload of fifteen to twenty-five federal civil rights cases.
  • Defended the City in Section 1983 Federal Civil Rights matters.
  • Lead counsel in constitutional civil rights matters filed in E.D.N.Y.
  • Lead counsel in seven-figure complex civil rights violations action.
  • Researched and drafted memoranda of law analyzing case law interpreting civil rights statutes.

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7. Civil Litigation

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Here's how Civil Litigation is used in Assistant Corporation Counsel jobs:
  • Represented the Department of Public and Assisting Housing in civil litigation matters involving contract disputes and landlord and tenant matters.
  • Defended the City of New York in civil litigation actions as lead trial counsel.
  • Handled all phases of complex civil litigation and research assignments.
  • Represent Waupaca County in court proceedings, civil litigation and administrative hearings.
  • Defended City of New York in pre-trial civil litigation.

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8. Tort

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Here's how Tort is used in Assistant Corporation Counsel jobs:
  • Defended against claims of wrongful employment termination and discrimination, personal injury and intentional tort.
  • Participate in the Torts trial rotation once yearly where I handle a trial from start to finish as the lead attorney.
  • Defend the City of New York in tort and civil rights claims, including false arrest and excessive police force.
  • Act as liaison between Tort Division and agency counsel staff to resolve discovery issues.
  • Researched various aspects of family law, civil procedure, and tort law.
  • Conducted and defended hundreds of depositions in various aspects of municipal tort law.
  • Subject matter included tort claims, medical malpractice and civil rights.
  • Defended tort depositions for the Department of Transportation.
  • Research toxic tort liability issues.
  • Litigated commercial, zoning, civil rights and tort actions as a staff attorney for the New York City Corporation Counsel.
  • Defended the City and NYPD police officers in cases alleging civil rights violations and tort law claims.
  • Managed a caseload of approximately 70 tort cases - Prosecuted cases in District and Superior Court
  • Researched New York municipal liability issues, tort law, and evidentiary issues.
  • Involved in complex litigation cases including section fifty nine tort cases.

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9. Settlement Agreements

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Here's how Settlement Agreements is used in Assistant Corporation Counsel jobs:
  • Negotiated settlement agreements on terms favorable to the City of New York.

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10. Deposition Summaries

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11. Special Assistant Corporation

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12. Personal Injury Cases

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13. Jury Instructions

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14. Oral Arguments

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Here's how Oral Arguments is used in Assistant Corporation Counsel jobs:
  • Drafted briefs and delivered oral arguments for actions on administrative review in circuit court, Chancery Division.
  • Presented oral arguments on behalf of the City of Detroit at the Circuit and District Court levels.
  • Appear in state and federal court regularly on discovery conferences, oral arguments and trials.
  • Presented oral arguments and evidence and lead direct and cross examination in hearings and trials.
  • Authored over fifteen appellate briefs and conducted oral arguments before the Reviewing Board.

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15. County Family Court

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Here's how County Family Court is used in Assistant Corporation Counsel jobs:
  • Represented the Commissioner of ACS in the prosecution of child neglect and abuse cases in Kings County Family Court.
  • Conduct suppression hearings, trials and sentencing hearings weekly in Kings County Family Court.

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16. Child Abuse

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Here's how Child Abuse is used in Assistant Corporation Counsel jobs:
  • Represented the Commissioner of Social Services in foster care and custody proceedings and administrative hearings involving child abuse and maltreatment.
  • Handled a large, individual caseload concerning the prosecutions of child abuse and neglect cases.
  • Prosecuted child abuse and neglect cases in Kings County Family Court.
  • Prosecuted those accused of neglect and child abuse.

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17. City Agencies

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Here's how City Agencies is used in Assistant Corporation Counsel jobs:
  • Conducted conferences, depositions, hearings, engaged in discovery and motion practice that required obtaining documents from City agencies.
  • Manage litigation caseload of over fifty active Article 78 proceedings brought against City agencies in state and federal courts.
  • Prosecute criminal misdemeanors and negotiate pleas in affirmative actions brought by City agencies in criminal courts.
  • Represented City agencies responding to local, state, and federal discrimination charges.
  • Managed non-medical document collections from all City agencies, primarily NYPD and FDNY.
  • Advise and counsel New York City agencies regarding various labor and employment issues.
  • Provide advice and training to various city agencies and departments.
  • Provided legal advice to New York City agencies.
  • Provide counsel to City agencies and officials.
  • Prepared memoranda for executives and stakeholders in city agencies on a wide variety of issues.

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18. Police Department

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Here's how Police Department is used in Assistant Corporation Counsel jobs:
  • Defended the City of Syracuse in claims made against the city police department and other city departments and agencies.
  • Work closely with the Chicago Police Department and the State's Attorney's Office of Cook County.

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19. Real Estate

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Here's how Real Estate is used in Assistant Corporation Counsel jobs:
  • Authored and argued briefs at the Appellate Court level pertaining to issues in contract, commercial and real estate law.
  • Reviewed and critiqued real estate valuation appraisals, environmental reports, and title reports.
  • Litigated matters involving real estate and land use, including injunctions and public nuisance.
  • Represented the Division of Property Management in legal matters pertaining to real estate.
  • Drafted acquisition, leasing, financing and development documents in real estate matters.
  • Handled commercial and residential real estate title closings for special conveyance project.
  • Experience in real estate, tax certiorari, condemnation, zoning, landlord/tenant, negligence and prosecution of city code violations.
  • Resolved title issues and related real estate issues between the City of New York, purchasers, attorneys and title companies.
  • Handled all phases of real estate transactions involving the auction of city owned properties.
  • Reviewed real estate appraisals and authorized payments to condemnees who cleared title.

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20. False Arrest

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Here's how False Arrest is used in Assistant Corporation Counsel jobs:
  • Defended against claims of false arrest and abuse of process.

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21. Premises Liability

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Here's how Premises Liability is used in Assistant Corporation Counsel jobs:
  • Litigated cases involving automobile negligence, premises liability, police misconduct and wrongful demolition.
  • Managed up to twenty-five tort claims on premises liability, motor vehicle accidents, and municipal tort defense.
  • Asked by Tort Division Deputy Chief to present CLE lecture on premises liability to incoming Division attorneys.
  • Present CLE lecture on premises liability to incoming Division attorneys.

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22. Litigation Division

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Here's how Litigation Division is used in Assistant Corporation Counsel jobs:
  • Tax & Bankruptcy Litigation Division Litigated real estate matters and represented the city in the acquisition of real property.
  • Supported New York City Law Department, Special Federal Litigation Division, in Ingles v. City of New York, No.

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23. Court Hearings

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24. Employment Discrimination

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Here's how Employment Discrimination is used in Assistant Corporation Counsel jobs:
  • Specialized in employment discrimination, administrative review actions and constitutional law in the employment setting.
  • Counseled clients on employment discrimination and special education law.

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26. City Law Department

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Here's how City Law Department is used in Assistant Corporation Counsel jobs:
  • EXPERIENCE New York City Law Department,.

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27. Employment Laws

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Here's how Employment Laws is used in Assistant Corporation Counsel jobs:
  • Counseled and advised Department Directors regarding obligations and duties under state and federal labor and employment laws.

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28. Administrative Law

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Here's how Administrative Law is used in Assistant Corporation Counsel jobs:
  • Reviewed, managed and provided advice on administrative laws and regulations.
  • Appeared and defended the City of Newark at the Office of Administrative Law and the Public Employment Relations Commission.
  • Argued and successfully defended dozens of city of Chicago Administrative Law decisions in Cook County Circuit Court.

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29. Expert Witnesses

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Here's how Expert Witnesses is used in Assistant Corporation Counsel jobs:
  • Presented testimony from civilians, police officers, detectives, expert witnesses and child victims.
  • Engaged in frequent contact with municipal employee witnesses and expert witnesses.

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30. Plaintiff

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Here's how Plaintiff is used in Assistant Corporation Counsel jobs:
  • Draft letters communicating with plaintiff's counsel regarding deposition requests and e-discovery productions.
  • Conducted opening statement and cross-examination of the Plaintiff.
  • Conducted 23 arbitration hearings, 12 of which resulted in findings for the City of Chicago and against plaintiffs.
  • Lead counsel in a lawsuit brought by a plaintiff who tripped and fell while playing tennis.
  • Negotiated settlement agreements with plaintiffs on behalf of the individual defendants and the City of Chicago.
  • Assist counsel during the deposition of the main plaintiffs in the Central Park Jogger case.
  • Represented City in two wage and hour collective actions brought by 6,500+ plaintiffs.
  • Review deposition and trial transcripts of plaintiffs for the Central Park Jogger case.
  • Conduct depositions of plaintiffs and 50-h Hearings of claimants in landfill litigation.
  • Drafted numerous motions regarding Late Notice of Claim filings by WTC plaintiffs.
  • Cross-examined thirteen plaintiffs and delivered six opening statements and eleven closing arguments, among other work, in the eighteen trials.
  • Serve as lead counsel handling a robust caseload of actions in federal and state court, including several multi-plaintiff collective actions.

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31. Oversaw

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32. Class Action

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Here's how Class Action is used in Assistant Corporation Counsel jobs:
  • Negotiated multiple class action and individual action settlements.
  • Assisted senior counsel with complex litigation matters, including putative class action challenging the policing of private apartment buildings.
  • Handle complex, class action and high profile media publicized cases.

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33. Property Damage

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34. USC

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Here's how USC is used in Assistant Corporation Counsel jobs:
  • Defended 42 USC Section 1983 cases in Federal Court

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35. VII

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36. Family Law

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Here's how Family Law is used in Assistant Corporation Counsel jobs:
  • Researched and prepared motions and cross-motions on complex issues of family law.

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37. Nypd

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Here's how Nypd is used in Assistant Corporation Counsel jobs:
  • Implemented a turnaround strategy to improve trust and cooperation between NYPD officers and their legal counsel.
  • Review documents in the Central Park Jogger case, related to NYPD CCRB complaints.
  • Handled and won the City's first NYPD drug testing for steroids suit.

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38. NYC

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Here's how NYC is used in Assistant Corporation Counsel jobs:
  • Negotiated, drafted and enforced new regulations between New York City and various towns and counties in the NYC watershed region.
  • Trained NYC's watershed police and other staff on the City, State and Federal regulations and their enforcement.
  • Recognized by Deputy Commissioner and Head of NYC Family Court Systems for service during Teen Day initiatives.
  • Litigated in Federal and State Courts cases against people or entities polluting NYC's drinking water supply.

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39. Court Conferences

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Here's how Court Conferences is used in Assistant Corporation Counsel jobs:
  • Represented medical malpractice division at monthly settlement Court conferences.
  • Attended weekly court conferences and negotiated discovery agreements.
  • Attended court conferences, drafted pleadings and motions, and conducted depositions.
  • Attend court conferences on behalf of City of New York.
  • Appear at court conferences in federal court.

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41. Labor Relations

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Here's how Labor Relations is used in Assistant Corporation Counsel jobs:
  • Defended the City before the Illinois Labor Relations Board.

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43. Contract Negotiations

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Here's how Contract Negotiations is used in Assistant Corporation Counsel jobs:
  • Represent management during contract negotiations from proposal to impasse or agreement.
  • Contract negotiations with unions, external vendors, as well as at the county & state level.
  • Supported Department of Human Resources in labor contract negotiations with nine bargaining units.

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44. Department Heads

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Here's how Department Heads is used in Assistant Corporation Counsel jobs:
  • Advised and counseled the Mayor, City Counsel and Department Heads as needed on various legal issues.
  • Counseled department heads in areas of procurement law, public integrity and elections.

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45. Parental Rights

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Here's how Parental Rights is used in Assistant Corporation Counsel jobs:
  • Initiated and participated in termination of parental rights and adoption proceedings.

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46. Bankruptcy

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Here's how Bankruptcy is used in Assistant Corporation Counsel jobs:
  • Represented the City in Bankruptcy and Appellate Court.
  • Researched and wrote memoranda regarding various bankruptcy matters.
  • Represented County in Detroit bankruptcy case on issues regarding water and sewer contractual arrangements, financing instruments and system transfer issues.
  • Represented County in establishment of Great Lakes Water Authority to assume Detroit Water and Sewerage System as outcome of bankruptcy trial.
  • Represented City in major adversary proceeding in United States Bankruptcy Court resulting in highly favorable settlement.

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47. Sexual Harassment

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Here's how Sexual Harassment is used in Assistant Corporation Counsel jobs:
  • Experienced at handling large-scale and complex litigation with multiple defendants and plaintiffs in police misconduct and sexual harassment/pregnancy discrimination cases.
  • Conferred with City's Sexual Harassment Officer on appropriate discipline for sustained violations of City's Sexual Harassment Policy.
  • Deposed plaintiffs and witnesses for police misconduct and sexual harassment cases.

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48. Document Review

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Here's how Document Review is used in Assistant Corporation Counsel jobs:
  • Drafted deposition reports and conducted document review.
  • Performed extensive document review for claims arising out of the 2007 steam-pipe explosion.
  • Conducted document review for the City's voluminous production in the WTC cases.
  • Engaged in extensive document review.

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49. City Officials

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Here's how City Officials is used in Assistant Corporation Counsel jobs:
  • Counseled numerous city officials, preparing them to testify at over fifteen depositions.
  • Defended City officials in a Court proceeding in, which petitioner challenged the official's adverse determinations.
  • Defended New York City officials at trial in federal and state court.
  • Provided legal advice to various city officials and departments.

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50. Disciplinary Actions

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Here's how Disciplinary Actions is used in Assistant Corporation Counsel jobs:
  • Prosecuted disciplinary actions before the Liquor Commissioner's office and defended appeals from findings of the Liquor Commissioner and City Council.

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20 Most Common Skills For An Assistant Corporation Counsel

Trial Preparation

12.5%

Federal Courts

12.3%

Administrative Hearings

8.9%

Pre-Trial Motions

7.7%

Legal Documents

6.7%

Civil Rights

6.4%

Civil Litigation

6.1%

Tort

4.9%

Settlement Agreements

3.8%

Deposition Summaries

3.6%

Special Assistant Corporation

3.5%

Personal Injury Cases

3.4%

Jury Instructions

3.1%

Oral Arguments

2.7%

County Family Court

2.7%

Child Abuse

2.6%

City Agencies

2.5%

Police Department

2.3%

Real Estate

2.1%

False Arrest

2.1%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For An Assistant Corporation Counsel

Rank Skill
1 Trial Preparation 9.3%
2 Federal Courts 9.2%
3 Administrative Hearings 6.7%
4 Pre-Trial Motions 5.8%
5 Legal Documents 5.0%
6 Civil Rights 4.8%
7 Civil Litigation 4.5%
8 Tort 3.7%
9 Settlement Agreements 2.9%
10 Deposition Summaries 2.7%
11 Special Assistant Corporation 2.6%
12 Personal Injury Cases 2.6%
13 Jury Instructions 2.3%
14 Oral Arguments 2.0%
15 County Family Court 2.0%
16 Child Abuse 2.0%
17 City Agencies 1.9%
18 Police Department 1.7%
19 Real Estate 1.5%
20 False Arrest 1.5%
21 Premises Liability 1.2%
22 Litigation Division 1.2%
23 Court Hearings 1.2%
24 Employment Discrimination 1.2%
25 Legal Advice 1.2%
26 City Law Department 1.2%
27 Employment Laws 1.1%
28 Administrative Law 1.1%
29 Expert Witnesses 1.0%
30 Plaintiff 1.0%
31 Oversaw 1.0%
32 Class Action 1.0%
33 Property Damage 1.0%
34 USC 0.9%
35 VII 0.9%
36 Family Law 0.8%
37 Nypd 0.7%
38 NYC 0.7%
39 Court Conferences 0.7%
40 Legal Opinions 0.7%
41 Labor Relations 0.7%
42 Legal Matters 0.7%
43 Contract Negotiations 0.6%
44 Department Heads 0.6%
45 Parental Rights 0.6%
46 Bankruptcy 0.6%
47 Sexual Harassment 0.6%
48 Document Review 0.5%
49 City Officials 0.5%
50 Disciplinary Actions 0.5%
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