Salem, Oregon

Posted Date

May 18, 2023

Contact Information

Gennifer Brown

General Counsel Division, Business Transactions Section


The General Counsel Division: Attorneys in the General Counsel Division of the Oregon Department of Justice (DOJ) provide legal advice and other legal services to Oregon’s state agencies, officials, boards, commissions.  Collectively our clients responsible for the administration and operations of state government.  These responsibilities include managing complex information and telecommunications systems, building roads and bridges, protecting Oregon’s lands and waters, operating parks and other recreational facilities, administering the laws that protect Oregonians’ health, finances, and property, operating programs to provide critical services to vulnerable citizens, and performing other critical government functions.  General Counsel Division attorneys analyze and advise on critical questions of constitutional and statutory interpretation, and the laws that govern public bodies.  We seek talented attorneys with a keen interest in public service to join the Business Transactions Section of the General Counsel Division.


The Opportunity: Successful applicants will join a collaborative, congenial, skilled, and experienced team of attorneys that provides legal services to DOJ’s clients engaged in a broad range of commercial transactions over a variety of subject matter areas, including: information technology (software licensing, SaaS services, telecommunications, technology licensing and purchasing, and related professional services), data sharing, advertising services, general goods and services transactions, lease and other real property transactions, and other unique and complex transactional matters. Your work may also include counseling state agencies in matters related to intellectual property (including trademark and copyright) and information privacy and security, including responding to privacy and security incidents.  You will have the opportunity to advise clients as they develop policies governing state agency commercial practices and procedures, and to contribute to DOJ’s development of its policies and procedures governing its role in providing transactional legal services to state government.


Business Transaction Section attorneys are the subject-matter experts on the Public Contracting Code and related administrative rules and provide guidance and substantive input to other attorneys in the General Counsel Division and throughout DOJ advising their own clients on transactional and other business matters.  Business Transaction Section attorneys are the primary General Counsel attorneys for the State’s Office of Enterprise Information Services, the State Data Center, the State Procurement Services office, and multiple programs within those offices and departments.  In addition, our attorneys represent other DOJ clients on complex transactional subject matter, which provides Business Transaction Section attorneys the opportunity to work with a variety of state agencies on transactions involving those agencies’ programs, in collaboration with their DOJ colleagues who act as primary General Counsel attorney for those agencies.


Office Location/Remote Work:  This position is Salem-based. However, Section attorneys generally work remotely, subject to personal preference, DOJ policies, and client or operational needs.


Professional Development:  DOJ supports the professional development of its attorneys.  We provide frequent in-house, Oregon State Bar accredited, continuing legal education seminars conducted by DOJ colleagues on topics within their practices and expertise.  In addition, DOJ occasionally hosts seminars conducted by outside organizations, including the National Association of Attorneys General (of which Oregon Attorney General Rosenblum is President-Elect).  Finally, DOJ attorneys receive membership in a national organization offering accredited, high quality continuing legal education seminars across a variety of subject matter areas.


Questions regarding this position may be directed to John McCormick, Attorney-in-Charge, Business Transactions Section, at 503-480-6584.


In an ongoing effort to attract and retain diverse candidates, we are hopeful you’ll share our recruitment with members of your association, organization, or section members.  I am available by phone or email if you have questions.


Apply here!

Assistant Attorney General (Business Transactions Section)

Closes June 8, 2023 at 11:58 p.m.