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Assistant General Counsel (24343)





New York, New York, United States

Deloitte LLP seeks an Assistant General Counsel in New York NY.

Work You'll Do

Assistant General Counsel - DCRA (Litigation) to handle subpoenas and requests for information in varied and complex matters, and serve as a trusted advisor, providing legal advice to practice office personnel, engagement teams and other stakeholders; handle third-party subpoenas and requests for information in civil, bankruptcy, regulatory and criminal matters, and in other types of investigations; address and provide critical analysis of issues surrounding document preservation, confidentiality, privilege, client relations, timing, jurisdiction, legal risk, negotiation strategies, compliance matters and/or the need for consultation with the Office of General Counsel (OGC) leadership, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited counsel, and/or Risk Management personnel; draft correspondence and review and/or revise briefs, stipulated confidentiality orders, third-party access letters, affidavits and other legal documents; interview and work proactively with engagement teams to understand the facts and circumstances of underlying matters, to gather documents, and to formulate strategy; communicate with clients' counsel and negotiate with opposing counsel regarding scope of production, timing, confidentiality, and other issues; consult with engagement partners, principals or managing directors and Risk Management personnel to provide practice advice in connection with requests for affidavits, access to working papers, interviews, and other requests for information in cases and investigations; perform document management and review functions; prepare witnesses for testimony and defend depositions; counsel internal clients regarding incoming legal matters and issues; manage and supervise outside counsel, junior lawyers and legal assistants on various types of matters; and support other OGC attorneys in complex civil litigation and regulatory enforcement matters.



  • JD or LLM degree (willing to accept foreign education equivalent).
  • Five years of legal experience.
  • Experience must include five years of:

o Devising and managing strategies to address a portfolio of matters that includes complex civil litigation, regulatory defense, internal investigations, administrative law issues, and third-party subpoenas and requests for information ;

o Advising clients in connection with complex litigation matters pending in state and federal courts, and advising clients in connection with complex legal matters that implicate cross-border issues ;

o Defending and taking depositions, preparing company witnesses for depositions, including working extensively with in-house counsel, reviewing analysis of expert witnesses and report drafting, and assisting in preparing experts for depositions;

o Drafting pleadings, motions, and other significant submissions and correspondence in civil proceedings, including motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment, motions in limine, confidentiality stipulations and orders, affidavits and affirmations, and discovery dispute-related communications;

o Participating in and advising clients on negotiations involving document production including scope, timing, and manner, as well as negotiations involving various means of testimony;

o Conducting legal research concerning complex questions of law and procedure, and researching and drafting materials regarding securities law, state-by-state variations in law, and procedural issues relevant to state and federal courts;

o Advising on substantive and procedural matters involving third-party subpoenas and other inquiries from third parties;

o Negotiating scope and terms relating to discovery and overseeing legal assistants and technical staff on electronic discovery matters;

o Developing and executing investigation plans for complex investigations, including interviewing witnesses and drafting conclusions; and

o Developing and executing defensible strategic plans for large-scale, complex litigation discovery matters, and overseeing client responses to significant commercial litigation matters.

  • Must possess: license to practice law in New York or anywhere in the U.S. with New York in-house counsel exemption.

How You'll Grow

At Deloitte, our professional development plan focuses on helping people at every level of their career to identify and use their strengths to do their best work every day. From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there is always room to learn. We offer opportunities to help sharpen skills in addition to hands-on experience in the global, fast-changing business world. From on-the-job learning experiences to formal development programs at Deloitte University, our professionals have a variety of opportunities to continue to grow throughout their career. Explore Deloitte University, The Leadership Center.