Organization

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

Posted Date

June 14, 2022

Division

Division of State Counsel

Contact Information

Legal Recruitment
recruitment@ag.ny.gov

Division of State Counsel

Claims Bureau, Contract Litigation Section – Albany

Assistant Attorney General

Reference No. CLA/CLS_ALB_AAG_3476

Application Deadline is July 22, 2022

The New York State Office of the Attorney General’s Claims Bureau represents the State of New York and its agencies and authorities in New York State courts, specifically the Court of Claims and Supreme Court. The Contract Litigation Section of the Albany Claims Bureau is seeking an experienced litigator to defend and prosecute complex breach of contract cases involving construction, design and commercial transactions. The selected attorney’s portfolio will include large, complex claims that cover multiple disciplines such as construction, engineering, architecture and finance. Applicants should note that prior experience litigating construction, design, or commercial breach of contract cases is a plus but is not required.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the full spectrum of the duties of litigation counsel, such as drafting pleadings and papers; motion practice (including analysis, research, drafting and oral argument); the full range of discovery (including interrogatories, paper/electronic document discovery, and taking and defending depositions); selecting and working with expert witnesses; negotiation of settlements; trial preparation; and representing the State of New York at mediation and trial.

Candidates for AAG must possess the following qualifications:

  • A minimum of two (2) years of practice experience, including prior litigation experience;
  • Excellent legal analysis, legal writing and editing, and oral advocacy skills;
  • Solid organizational, interpersonal communication, and problem-solving skills—this position requires an attorney who can work effectively at the highest professional level with courts (NYS Court of Claims and Supreme Court), executive staff, mediators, and client agencies;
  • Comfort with and proficiency using technology to complete legal work, prior knowledge of and experience using various computer software programs and case management and electronic discovery platforms is desirable; and
  • Though most cases are venued in Albany County, some are venued in New York City or elsewhere in New York State, so occasional travel may be necessary.

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. 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 www.ag.ny.gov/job-postings

To ensure consideration, applications must be received by close of business on July 22, 2022.

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

  • Cover Letter
  • You may address to Legal Recruitment.
  • Indicate why you are interested in a position with the Claims Bureau 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.

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