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Legal Management Executive

Job ID: 34238
Location: 4 World Trade Center


The Port Authority’s Office of Ethics and Compliance (OEC) is seeking a Legal Management Executive (LME) for our New York, NY location.  The position will report directly to the Chief and Deputy Chief, OEC.  The LME will play an important role in promoting and maintaining a culture of ethics and integrity at the Port Authority.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • The LME will conduct legal research (as needed) to serve OEC’s policy management function with respect to new or existing policies to support the Employee Code of Ethics (the “Employee Code”). The LME will assist in the periodic review and revision (as needed) of the Employee Code and policies which support the Employee Code.  Additionally, the LME will be responsible for periodic review and revision (as needed) of the Code of Ethics for Port Authority Vendors, the Commissioner Code of Ethics and any additional third-party codes as may be adopted by the Port Authority.  The LME’s policy management duties will include implementation and management of an electronic policy management platform, serving as a project manager for the ethics and integrity policy review and revision process, coordinating with stakeholder departments to ensure all necessary input and approvals are obtained prior to issuance. The LME will coordinate with departments which manage other policy management functions.
  • The LME will assist in responding to questions and inquiries from employees concerning the application of the Employee Code of Ethics and related policies, coordinating with the Law Department as well as OEC.
  • The LME will assist in the drafting and delivery of live trainings per OEC’s growing live training programs, including new hire training and specialized training delivered to particular departments or work units.  The LME will also assist in the drafting and management of periodic, supplemental ethics and integrity communications via e-mail, internet, hard copy materials and the PA Newsletter.
  • The LME will oversee the assignment of complaints and reports that are made to OEC, either directly or through the employee hotline, and will conduct and/or assist in investigations of alleged ethics-related misconduct that fall within OEC’s jurisdiction. The LME will be responsible for ensuring that investigations are thorough, timely and adequately documented.  The LME will also assist in coordinating any collaborative or joint investigations conducted with the Office of Inspector General, the Equal Employment Opportunity Office and the Employee Relations Unit of the Human Resources Department.  The LME will monitor and analyze trends in employee discipline and incident management.
  • The LME will oversee benchmarking of other ethics and compliance programs to determine changes in best practices and opportunities for enhancement of the Port Authority’s ethics and compliance program.
  • The LME will assist in ongoing assessments of ethics and integrity risk, coordinating with the Office of Inspector General, Enterprise Risk Management, Law and various line and staff departments.
  • The LME will perform other special assignments as required.


Candidates must present the following qualifications to be considered eligible for this position:

  • Must possess a law degree; and
  • Must have at least five years of progressively responsible legal experience, with emphasis on internal or government investigations, litigation, and/or ethics and compliance matters.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Experience conducting and managing document reviews and electronic discovery, creating and following investigation plans, conducting witness interviews and preparing investigation reports.
  • Experience investigating potential financial fraud, procurement improprieties and employee misconduct.
  • Strong, strategic thinker with demonstrated conflict resolution and negotiation skills and a high degree of political acumen to execute tasks diplomatically, sensitively and successfully, with an understanding of cultural differences.
  • Demonstrated organizational, project management and time-management skills, in handling multiple assignments and critical priorities concurrently, within a high-pressure and deadline-driven environment.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and resourcefulness in analyzing and resolving a wide-range of issues, as well as the ability to exercise prudent judgment and discretion in handling highly-confidential and sensitive matters.
  • Exceptional written and presentation skills in delivering crisp, clear presentations and exceptional oral communication skills, including demonstrated experience establishing, interacting and fostering working relationships with a multitude of constituents and stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in the use of matter management databases, LiveLink, SharePoint/OneDrive, Microsoft Office Suite (Access, Excel, Word and PowerPoint, Visio), Outlook and SAP.

Compensation & Benefits

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey offers a competitive salary, an outstanding benefits package and a professional environment that supports development and recognizes achievement.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the Apply Now button and submitting a combined cover letter and resume.

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

About The Port Authority

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency's network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.


The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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