Brooklyn, New York

Posted Date

November 21, 2022

Contact Information

Legal Recruitment
recruitment@ag.ny.gov

Division of Regional Affairs

Brooklyn Regional Office

Assistant Attorney General

Reference No. BRK_AAG_3529

Application Deadline is December 30, 2022

The New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is seeking a dedicated, creative, and motivated attorney to serve as an Assistant Attorney General (AAG) in the Brooklyn Regional Office. The Brooklyn Regional Office conducts investigations and litigation covering a broad range of affirmative matters in the areas of social and economic justice, including consumer frauds, civil rights, labor law and environmental law protecting the interests of the most vulnerable New Yorkers. The AAG will manage their own investigations and cases in all phases of affirmative litigation, from commencement through trial, including interviewing witnesses, analyzing data and documents, taking subpoena hearings and depositions, drafting pleadings and legal briefs, arguing motions and negotiating settlements. Additional duties include coordinating and making presentations at community and intergovernmental outreach events on a wide variety of issues and preparing legislative proposals and reports.

Qualifications for this position are as follows:

  • A minimum of five (5) years of post-graduate civil litigation experience, including engaging in discovery and motion practice;
  • Prior litigation and trial experience is preferred;
  • Excellent legal research, legal writing, editing, analytical and oral advocacy skills;
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal communication, problem solving and teamwork skills;
  • A demonstrated commitment to public service; and
  • Fluency in a second language is a plus but not required.

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.

As an employee of the OAG, you will join a team of dedicated individuals who work to serve the people of our State through a wide variety of occupations. To learn more about Assistant Attorney General compensation, please click here. We offer a comprehensive New York State benefits package, including paid leave, health, dental, vision and retirement benefits, and family-friendly policies. Additionally, the OAG offers a robust Workplace Flexibilities Program with multiple options for employees, including telecommuting (up to two days per week) and alternative work schedules.

Per Office of the Attorney General policy, confirmation of vaccination status is a condition of employment for this position. If you are not fully vaccinated, you may be required to provide regular negative COVID-19 PCR test results at a frequency determined by the agency. The agency will consider religious and reasonable accommodations. For more information, please contact recruitment@ag.ny.gov.

Application Process

Applications are being received online. To apply, please visit our careers website: https://ag.ny.gov/job-postings To ensure consideration, applications must be received by close of business on December 30, 2022.  Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • You may address to the Legal Recruitment Unit.
  • Indicate why you are interested in a position with the Brooklyn Regional Office and what makes you a strong candidate.
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample
  • List of three (3) references
  • Only submit professional references, supervisory references are preferred.
  • Indicate the nature and duration of your relationship to each reference.
  • Include contact information and email addresses for each reference.
  • Please note, your references will not be contacted until after you interview for the position.

If you have questions regarding a position with the OAG and the application process or need assistance with submitting your application, please contact Legal Recruitment via email at recruitment@ag.ny.gov or phone at 212-416-8080.