Organization

Tennessee Attorney General's Office
Tennessee

Posted Date

November 30, 2021

Division

Consumer Protection Division pete.sullivan@ag.tn.gov

The Tennessee Office of the Attorney General is seeking an attorney to join its Consumer Protection Division in Nashville. This Assistant Attorney General will engage in investigations and litigation to protect the rights of Tennessee consumers against everything from small-time scam artists to misconduct by the most powerful corporations in the world. Tennessee is a national leader in consumer protection and attorneys in the Division enjoy significant responsibility and numerous opportunities to work on high-profile and meaningful cases enforcing state and federal consumer protection and antitrust laws. The Division engages in the full range of consumer protection, including data privacy, deceptive advertising, antitrust, advertising substantiation, financial disclosures, government imposters, and price gouging, among others. The Division works closely with consumer protection enforcers from other states and the federal government on matters of regional or national impact – including, most recently, serving in the leadership of the national opioids settlement negotiations as well as antitrust suits against Google and Facebook.

Responsibilities

Primary Activities of the Position

AAGs participate in all phases of consumer protection investigations and litigation. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Trying cases;
  • Collaborating with other attorneys, paralegals, and support staff within our office;
  • Employing the State’s pre-suit investigative tools to gather information;
  • Interviewing potential witnesses and taking testimony;
  • Analyzing documentary and economic evidence and formulating legal theories;
  • Obtaining, providing, and evaluating electronic discovery;
  • Working with economists and other expert witnesses;
  • Coordinating with other state and federal enforcers in joint investigations and litigation;
  • Drafting pleadings, motions, briefs, and other court documents;
  • Arguing motions; and
  • Negotiating settlements as appropriate.

Qualifications

Experience and Education

  • Four or more years civil litigation work experience preferred;
  • Consumer protection or antitrust experience preferred;
  • Complex commercial litigation experience preferred;
  • Strong analytical, legal writing, and oral advocacy skills;
  • Demonstrated successful negotiation skills; and
  • Electronic discovery experience.

Application Process

To apply:

Please submit an application package including your resume, law school transcript, at least 3 references and a writing sample to pete.sullivan@ag.tn.gov.