Division of Social Justice
Health Care Bureau – New York City
Assistant Attorney General
Reference No. HCB_NYC_AAG_3493
Application Deadline is September 9, 2022
The New York State Office of the Attorney General’s Health Care Bureau (HCB) in New York City is seeking an experienced attorney who has significant complex litigation experience for an Assistant Attorney General (AAG) position with an exclusive focus on the Bureau’s tobacco enforcement work. In addition to protecting consumers from deceptive or illegal practices and ensuring access to health care by bringing civil prosecutions, HCB works to enforce laws aimed at reducing tobacco consumption and nicotine addiction in various forms, including smoking and youth vaping.
HCB brings civil cases in federal and state court to prosecute anticigarette trafficking laws and combat cigarette tax evasion. It also enforces the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) entered into between the major tobacco companies and fifty-two (52) states and territories. It oversees the State’s compliance with the oversight and regulatory obligations of the MSA to ensure New York receives its share of annual tobacco settlement payments.
Further, HCB enforces New York laws seeking to prevent youth usage of tobacco, such as the prohibition of sales of nicotine products including vapor products to individuals under the age of 21, and the prohibition of sales of flavored vapor products. The Bureau’s work is also focused on stopping tobacco companies from engaging in marketing and advertising aimed at youth.
HCB attorneys work closely with attorneys from other states to combat cigarette smuggling and nicotine addiction.
Suitable candidates must possess the following qualifications:
- At least three (3) years of post-graduate legal experience;
- Significant investigatory and litigation experience;
- Excellent legal analysis, oral advocacy, and legal writing and editing skills;
- Strong organizational, interpersonal communication, problem solving, and teamwork skills; and
- Comfort with and proficiency using technology to complete legal work, including knowledge of and experience with various computer software programs and case management and electronic discovery platforms.
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 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 email@example.com.
Applications are being received online. To apply, please visit our careers website: https://ag.ny.gov/job-postings. To ensure consideration, applications must be received by close of business on September 9, 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 Health Care Bureau and what makes you a strong candidate.
- Writing Samples
- Please provide at least two writing samples (trial court memoranda of law are preferred) that you believe best demonstrate your legal writing and analytical abilities.
- Please upload these as one document using the field that is provided.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 212-416-8080. For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: ag.ny.gov