Chicago, Illinois

Posted Date

January 18, 2023

Contact Information

Erika Torres
attorneyhiring@ilag.gov

The Special Litigation Bureau primarily handles complex investigations and affirmative litigation, including matters of high sensitivity and potential policy impact. One of the Bureau’s primary responsibilities is to investigate and litigate cases involving governmental fraud, waste, abuse, and corruption. The Bureau investigates and pursues civil enforcement actions against public officials, employees, vendors, contractors, and others who commit fraud against the state or violate state ethics laws. The Bureau frequently works with a variety of state and federal agencies, and litigates in state and federal courts. The Bureau also provides litigation support to other bureaus in complex matters, and participates in legislative review and initiatives.

Responsibilities

An Assistant Attorney General in the Special Litigation Bureau is responsible for all aspects of the investigation and litigation of assigned cases, including investigative memoranda, pleadings, discovery, court appearances, witness interviews, depositions, mediations and settlements, and generally representing the interests of the People of the State of Illinois.

Qualifications

Newly licensed attorneys will not be considered. Newly licensed attorneys will not be considered. Candidates should have at least 2 years of litigation experience and be licensed by the State of Illinois at the time of application. A strong candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to public service work; sound judgment and excellent research and writing skills and a judicial clerkship or complex litigation experience.

For attorneys with the requisite two years of experience as a licensed attorney, salaries start at $78,048.

Application Process

To ensure full consideration, please send resume and cover letter to:

Attorney Recruitment Attn: Erika Torres Office of the Illinois Attorney General 100 West Randolph, 12th Floor Chicago, IL 60601 (312) 814-3695 (312) 814-5024 (Fax) attorneyhiring@ilag.gov