Counsel, Litigation

June 27, 2024
Buffalo, United States of America
Job Type


TITLE: Counsel, Litigation


UNION: Non-Represented

Salary: $86,997-$130,493


This is responsible professional level legal work of significant complexity involving delivery of a variety of legal services to NFTA. Legal services include litigation, the review and/or preparation of legal documents and the preparation of motions, briefs and legal opinions. Responsibilities will include representation of NFTA in legal matters, trials, appeals, arbitrations, mediations, and hearings in all Federal, State, and local courts, negotiation and preparation of legal documents, provide advice and counsel, render opinions and prepare memoranda of law to assist various divisions, department heads, and staff members. Work is performed under the supervision of the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel. The duties are reviewed through observation, conferences, reports and evaluation of results achieved.


  • Defend the Authority and Metro in personal injury litigation; including but not limited to: motor vehicle accidents; premises liability cases; police professional liability matters; and No-Fault insurance issues under the supervision and direction of the Deputy General Counsel.
  • Represent the Authority in all federal, state and local courts and before governmental agencies and legislative bodies (e.g., drafting pleadings; preparing arguments and motions; participating in discovery, conducting depositions, pre-trial conferences, trials and appeals; selecting arbitrators; presenting the Authority’s case; examining witnesses; drafting opinions and briefs; negotiating out-of-court settlements).
  • Provide legal advice to other departments (e.g., conducting research and responding to inquiries; ensuring compliance with internal and external agency guidelines and federal and state statutes, rules and regulations).
  • Negotiate and prepare legal documents (e.g., releases, indemnifications, pleadings, discovery responses and arbitration, mediation, trial and appellate briefs).
  • Conduct legal research concerning legal issues or projects, and prepare reports, memoranda and opinions containing proposed or recommended courses of action.
  • Conduct investigations and interviews based upon alleged or potential legal issues, and prepare reports or opinions based upon findings made.


Graduation from an ABA accredited law school with a Juris Doctor Degree, possession of a State of New York license as a practicing attorney, admission to the New York State Bar and Federal Court Bar in the Western District of New York, and at least ten (10) years of responsible litigation experience.


Send NFTA employment application, resume and cover letter specifying the job number 022-24-N to:

NFTA Human Resources

181 Ellicott Street

Buffalo, NY 14203

Or email to:

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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