Division of State Counsel
Claims Bureau – Medical Malpractice Section – New York City
Assistant Attorney General
Reference No. CLA/MM_NYC_AAG_3344
Application Deadline is May 7, 2021
The New York State Office of the Attorney General’s Claims Bureau in New York City is seeking a trial attorney to defend Medical Malpractice cases. The Claims Bureau represents the State of New York and its agencies in the Court of Claims and its employees in State Supreme Court. The selected candidate will defend the State in medical malpractice actions, from commencement through trial, with post-trial briefs often required.
OAG employees serve more than 19 million state residents through a wide variety of occupations. We offer a comprehensive New York State benefits package, including paid leave, health, dental, vision and retirement benefits, and family-friendly policies. As an employee of the OAG, you will join a team of dedicated individuals who work to serve the people of our State.
We are seeking a seasoned attorney with at least four to five (4-5) years of solid medical malpractice litigation experience, including trial experience, to defend the state in medical malpractice actions from commencement through trial. Applicant must have experience working with expert witnesses, e.g., preparing for, taking and defending depositions and trial testimony, as well as the ability to manage a large caseload. Superior lawyering skills, including motion practice, legal research, writing, analysis, negotiation and advocacy, are also required. Candidates should also possess excellent organizational skills. Medical malpractice trial experience is preferred although other civil or criminal trial experience will be considered.
Applicants must reside in (or intend to soon become a resident of) New York State and be admitted to practice law in New York State. In addition, the Public Officers Law requires that attorneys in the Office be citizens of the United States. A two (2) year commitment upon being hired is a condition of employment.
Applications are being received online. To apply, please click on the following link: CLA/MM_NYC_AAG_3344
To ensure consideration, applications must be received by close of business on May 7, 2021.
Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:
- Cover Letter (You may address to Legal Recruitment)
- List of three (3) references with contact information and email addresses
- Most recent law school transcript (if less than 5-years postgraduate)
- Writing Sample
Please note: Failure to submit a complete application will delay the consideration of your application.
If you have questions regarding a position with the OAG and the application process or you need assistance with submitting your application, please contact the Legal Recruitment Bureau via email at email@example.com or phone at 212-416-8080.
For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: ag.ny.gov