Baltimore, Maryland

Posted Date

March 14, 2024

Contact Information

Carolyn Quattrocki
cquattrocki@oag.state.md.us

OAG is seeking applicants for two (2) experienced attorneys to serve as Special Assistant Attorneys General, Environmental Law. The positions are fellowship sponsored by the New York University School of Law State Energy & Environmental Impact Center (State Impact Center). The Fellow(s) will pursue the Attorney General’s environmental justice and environmental protection agenda, including enforcing Maryland’s environmental laws, promoting clean energy, addressing climate change, and advocating on other environmental matters of regional and national importance.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include evaluating potential and pending civil litigation, developing legal arguments and strategies, and collaborating with stakeholders to advance these efforts. The Special Assistant may participate in litigation before state, federal, and appellate courts, as well as administrative agencies. The OAG currently has major litigation underway about PFAS, MTBE, and PCBs.

The Fellows will work in collaboration with one or more of the following OAG headquarters units Civil Division, Civil Rights Division, or with a unit which is co-located at specific state agencies that OAG represents – Maryland Department of the Environment, Maryland Environmental Service, Maryland Department of Health, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and Maryland Energy Administration.

The SAAG is a one-year fellowship position and is expected to be extended for at least an additional year, contingent on funding. NYU School of Law will pay the salary of the SAAG. The SAAG will work out of the Maryland Office of the Attorney General’s offices in Baltimore or Annapolis.

Qualifications

Candidates should have a minimum of five years of legal experience and excellent research and writing skills. Candidates with significantly more legal experience are welcome to apply. Candidates should have a demonstrated working knowledge of environmental law, including environmental justice. The SAAG salary is commensurate with experience. Candidate must be licensed to practice law in Maryland or willing to seek admission. As this position is funded by NYU’s School of Law, the salary range will be based on experience and in accordance with OAG’s salary-setting processes to ensure pay equity among employees.

Application Process

Interested persons should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and list of references, to: Carolyn Quattrocki, Deputy Attorney General at cquattrocki@oag.state.md.us with a cc to Chinequa Powell, at cpowell@oag.state.md.us, by close of business on Monday, April 1, 2024.. Please write “Special Assistant Attorneys General – NYU State Impact Center” in the subject line.