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Massachusetts Port Authority Senior Legal Counsel - Litigation in East Boston, Massachusetts

Senior Legal Counsel - Litigation

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Senior Legal Counsel - Litigation


East Boston, MA

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The Massachusetts Port Authority is Powering What’s Possible™ for your career. We are a dynamic organization that connects people and businesses to the global community by air, land, and sea. Our employees are essential in moving planes, cargo and cruise ships safely, efficiently and sustainably. We are an economic engine, managing real estate assets where people live, work, and play. Together, the properties we own and operate generate $20 billion for the region’s economy. With a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and being good neighbors, we achieve results that positively impact the people and businesses of New England.

Our legal team empowers Massport to propel economic growth, foster safe and efficient global transportation, and shape the dynamic landscape of Boston's waterfront. We adeptly navigate the complexities of federal, state, and local laws in support of Massport's mission, while upholding integrity and professionalism in everything we do. Through the lens of exceptional legal expertise, we facilitate the drive for innovation in the aviation and maritime industries and the creation of sustainable and vibrant communities.


As Senior Legal Counsel/Litigation you are a highly skilled individual with expertise in diverse areas of law, particularly litigation, encompassing contract, real estate, construction, personal injury, and more. You have strong litigation capabilities, including court representation, case management, and extensive legal analysis. Effective communication skills are vital for representing Massport and providing legal counsel to internal departments. You possess management and problem-solving abilities, a deep understanding of the regulatory environment, and a commitment to ethical conduct, while also being adaptable to a rapidly changing legal landscape.

What you will do:

  • Represent Massport in state and federal courts, administrative agencies, and administrative hearings while managing litigation matters and providing strategic recommendations.

  • Develop expertise in substantive areas, such as breach of contract, real estate, personal injury, and more, all while collaborating with external legal counsel, conducting case assessments, and handling trial preparations.

  • Analyze legal implications, review case law, craft opinions, guide activities, and stay current on relevant laws.

  • Deliver continuous legal counsel to various Massport units, participating in meetings, hearings, and presenting on Massport-related cases and concerns.


  • J.D., along with demonstrated expertise in legal analysis, document drafting, and administrative, regulatory, and constitutional law.

  • 5 years of litigation experience, encompassing significant trial and motion practice in both state and federal courts, proficiency in all facets of the discovery process, substantial experience in preparing dispositive motions, and a strong background in creating supporting memoranda.

  • Membership in Massachusetts Bar.

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Collaboration with colleagues at all levels of leadership from all different disciplines, from Aviation to Maritime and beyond. Every day is different at Massport and the breadth of our impact on the Massachusetts region through our facilities provides many opportunities for our employees to grow, learn, and explore the many areas of our business. Our business is all about connecting. We support and take pride in the employees that make those connections possible each and every day. Further, Massport is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and committed to workforce diversity and inclusivity.

What we believe in :

Work/life balance

Supporting the people and businesses of New England

A supportive and inclusive culture

Achieving results and having positive impact

Opportunities for growth

Being good neighbors in the communities we serve

Providing safe, healthy, and secure work environment

Protecting the environment

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We're a world-class organization of people moving people and goods--connecting Massachusetts and New England to the world safely, securely, and efficiently, with a commitment to sustainability, our neighboring communities, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

We support and take pride in the employees that make those connections possible each and every day.

We provide comprehensive compensation and benefits packages*:

• Health, dental, vision, life insurance

• Disability insurance

• Flexible work arrangements

• Vacation time, sick time, personal days

• 12 Holidays per year

• Massport Retirement Plan (Pension)

• Deferred Compensation Plan (457b) with employer match

• SMART Plan retirement plan advisor/financial planning

• Discounted MBTA passes

• Public service loan forgiveness program for federal student loans

• Professional development programs

• Mentorship program

• Adoption assistance

• Paid parental leave

• Employee assistance program

• Employee recognition programs

• Employee resource groups

• Flexible spending accounts

• Wellness programs

• Community engagement

• Volunteer opportunities

• On-site employee parking

• Bike racks

• Electric car charging stations

• Mother's suite for new/nursing mothers

*Benefits may vary by position and/or location.

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We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to workforce diversity and inclusivity.

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Massachusetts Port Authority


One Harborside Drive, Suite 200S East Boston, Massachusetts, 02128-2909





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