Organization

New York Attorney General's Office
New York, New York

Posted Date

May 6, 2022

Division

Division of Economic Justice

Contact Information

Legal Recruitment
recruitment@ag.ny.gov

Division of Economic Justice

Bureau of Consumer Frauds and Protection – NYC

Assistant Attorney General

Reference No. CFP_AAG_NYC_3445

Application Deadline is June 3, 2022

The New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is hiring dedicated and motivated attorneys for several Assistant Attorney General positions that are available with the Bureau of Consumer Frauds and Protection (CFP) in New York City. The CFP is seeking attorneys to join a vibrant enforcement team that is committed to protecting the interests of the most vulnerable New Yorkers from deceptive and fraudulent practices. The Bureau conducts investigations and litigates in a variety of areas involving consumer protection that often have national impact. CFP covers a wide portfolio of consumer issues, with a focus on predatory lending, debt collection, housing, financial services, student lending, telecommunications, and health claims. For example, CFP is a leader in the area of student loans and for-profit educational institutions, including investigating and litigating deceptive practices by for-profit schools and student loan servicers, participating in Department of Education rulemaking and promoting policies at the state and federal level to assist student loan borrowers and ensure that they receive the protections to which they are entitled. CFP is also actively involved with mortgage servicing and other housing issues.

Unfair and deceptive trade practices are a serious problem in the United States threatening the proper functioning of the American marketplace. Additionally, these practices have a significant and adverse impact on financially vulnerable consumers and honest businesses costing both billions of dollars each year. CFP enforces consumer protection laws and pursues civil prosecutions against businesses and individuals engaged in fraudulent, misleading, deceptive or illegal trade practices. Cases typically seek injunctive relief, restitution for consumers, costs and penalties.

Candidates possessing experience in consumer protection and/or affirmative litigation in federal and state court are strongly encouraged to apply. Experience in consumer issues in the area of student lending and mortgage servicing is a plus. Applicants must possess a minimum of five (5) years of civil litigation experience. Excellent writing, analytical and organizational skills are required. Fluency in other languages (e.g., Spanish, Mandarin, etc.) in addition to English 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.

OAG employees serve more than 20 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.

Per Office of the Attorney General policy, confirmation of full vaccination status is a condition of employment for this position. If you are not fully vaccinated, you will be required to provide 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 www.ag.ny.gov/job-postings

To ensure consideration, applications must be received by close of business on June 3, 2022.

Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • You may address to Legal Recruitment.
  • Indicate why are interested in this position and what makes you the best 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.

For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: www.ag.ny.gov