New York, New York

Posted Date

May 2, 2024

Contact Information

Legal Recruitment
recruitment@ag.ny.gov

Division of Economic Justice

Consumer Frauds and Protection Bureau – New York City

Assistant Attorney General

Reference No. CFP_NYC_AAG_3673

Application Deadline is May 31, 2024

 

The Office of the New York State Attorney General (OAG) is hiring a dedicated and motivated attorney for an Assistant Attorney General position with the Consumer Frauds and Protection Bureau (CFP) in New York City. CFP is seeking an attorney 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 effect on communities of color, financially vulnerable consumers, and honest businesses costing those who are impacted 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 courts are strongly encouraged to apply. Experience in consumer issues in the areas of student lending and/or mortgage servicing is a plus. Applicants possessing at least five (5) years of civil litigation experience are preferred. However, CFP will consider well-qualified applicants with fewer years of 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 OAG attorneys be citizens of the United States. A commitment to complete a two (2) year term 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 OAG attorney compensation, please visit the following page: https://ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/assistant_attorney_general_compensation.pdf. 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.

Application Process

Applications must be submitted online. To apply, please visit www.ag.ny.gov/job-postings

To ensure consideration, applications must be received by close of business on May 31, 3024.

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

  • Cover Letter
  • You may address your letter to the Legal Recruitment Unit.
  • Please discuss why you are interested in a position with CFP and what makes you a strong candidate. You may wish to include information about what life experiences you will bring to the position that will enhance CFP’s ability to better serve the diverse population of this state.
  • Resume
  • Legal Writing Sample
  • List of three (3) references
  • Only submit professional references, supervisory references are preferred.
  • For each reference, please indicate the nature and duration of your relationship.
  • Include contact information and email addresses for each reference.
  • Please note that 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