San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sacramento or San Diego, California

Posted Date

March 11, 2024

Contact Information

Alysia Phillips

Are you dedicated to enforcing state and federal antitrust laws? Do you want to join a growing team of attorneys who fight income inequality on behalf of the people of California?

The California Department of Justice is seeking multiple attorneys to join the Public Rights Division, Antitrust Law Section. This position may be filled in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, or Sacramento. Some travel may be required.

The Antitrust Law Section is charged with responsibility for civil and criminal enforcement of California’s antitrust laws. It has authority to file civil actions under federal antitrust laws and civil and criminal actions under state laws.

This position has a hybrid work schedule. In-office days are dependent on the caseload and other assignments.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Complex civil litigation in both state and federal courts
  • Investigation of potential antitrust violations
  • Analysis of mergers and acquisitions
  • Legal research
  • Advice to governmental agencies and other sections on antitrust issues
  • Criminal prosecution
  • Preparation of appellate briefs

Salary Ranges (Monthly):

  • DAG (0-5 years of legal experience) $7,737.00 – $11,173.00
  • DAG III (5+ years of legal experience) $10,536.00 – $13,526.00
  • DAG IV (6+ years of legal experience) $11,644.00 – $14,954.00

Benefits of working for the State of California:

  • Work-life balance
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Flexible paid leave options
  • Consistent wage increases
  • Pension retirement
  • Job Stability
  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • And more!


Desirable Qualifications:

  • Antitrust experience
  • Complex civil litigation experience
  • Strong analytical, research and writing skills

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be an active member of the California State Bar.

Application Process

Please submit an application on CalCareers (link below) by 4/8/2024 at 11:59pm Pacific.

Your application package must include:

  • State employment application form 678 (completed online)
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Writing Sample: Court filings, motions or appellate briefs are preferred.