Boston, Massachusetts

Posted Date

March 6, 2024

Contact Information

Pamela
Pamela.Spang@state.ma.us

Assistant Attorney General
Public Protection & Advocacy Bureau
Consumer Protection Division

Attorney General Andrea Joy Campbell seeks a highly motivated attorney to join her Office’s Consumer Protection Division as an Assistant Attorney General. The Division enforces the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act (M.G.L. c. 93A) and seeks to protect consumers from abusive practices in debt collection, automobile sales, mortgage lending, and student lending, among many other areas. Racial justice is a strategic priority of the Office, and we aim to serve the most vulnerable consumers in the Commonwealth.

Location: This position may be based in the Boston Office, New Bedford Regional Office, or Worcester Regional Office. Office location will be determined based on the candidate’s expressed preference and space availability.

Position Type: Full-Time/Exempt

Salary: $78,586 to $117,879 commensurate with JD year and experience.

Qualified individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We will gladly assist applicants in need of an accommodation. For assistance, contact the Human Resources Division at (617) 963-2041.

Inquiries regarding position & status may be made to:
Ann Higgins, Secretary
Consumer Protection Division
(617) 963-2492

The Attorney General’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As the representative of the Commonwealth and its residents, the Attorney General’s Office strives to ensure that those working in our office reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. The Office encourages applicants from a broad spectrum of backgrounds to apply for positions.

Responsibilities

The Assistant Attorney General (AAG) in the Consumer Protection Division will be responsible for identifying problematic business practices that negatively impact consumers, evaluating their suitability for enforcement, and ultimately, investigating and litigating civil actions on behalf of the Commonwealth, where appropriate. The AAG will be expected to develop and implement concrete strategies for remedying industrywide consumer abuses and may also have the opportunity to participate in legislative and regulatory policy development at both the state and federal levels.

Qualifications

Applicants should be highly motivated, intellectually curious, and able to integrate new and complicated subject areas. Three years or more of prior complex litigation or equivalent legal experience preferred. The successful candidate will demonstrate aptitude for formal and informal writing, legal analysis, negotiation, oral advocacy, and the ability to analyze and explain data is especially valuable. We seek an individual who can work both independently and as part of a team. We seek an individual who is committed to practicing law in the public interest. Must be a member of the Massachusetts Bar. Knowledge of a second language, especially Spanish or Portuguese, is preferred. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a connection to the people and communities we serve and an interest in supporting a respectful, diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment.

Application Process

Application Process: To apply for this position, visit the AGO website’s jobs portal at www.mass.gov/ago/employment to register and create a profile, upload your cover letter and resume, and submit an application. Candidates may only apply directly using the AGO’s online Employment and Recruitment jobs portal. Our current hybrid model includes some remote workdays for most positions.