Organization

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

Posted Date

June 13, 2022

Division

Division of State Counsel

Contact Information

Legal Recruitment
recruitment@ag.ny.gov

Division of State Counsel

Litigation Bureau – Albany

Assistant Attorney General

Reference No. LIT_AAG_ALB_3457

Application Deadline is July 8, 2022

The New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is seeking experienced litigators to serve as Assistant Attorneys General in the Litigation Bureau in Albany. The Bureau represents and defends the State of New York and its agencies, officials and employees in federal and state courts in civil actions and proceedings involving civil rights, education, social services, public employment, public health, law enforcement, corrections, state finance, insurance, taxation, and other litigation matters arising out of state legislation, regulations, and operations. The Bureau’s cases are often high profile, frequently present complex questions of constitutional law and statutory and regulatory interpretation, and generally have significant policy and financial implications for the State.

The Bureau offers a diverse and stimulating litigation practice with attorneys handling all phases of litigation from inception through trial. The Bureau’s attorneys handle a wide variety of cases and substantive issues including constitutional challenges to statutes enforced or regulations promulgated by state agencies; labor and employment litigation emanating from state agencies’ role as employers; challenges to administrative decisions and determinations made by state agencies under state law; and civil rights litigation generated from state agencies’ core functions. This position provides an excellent opportunity for both experienced and newer attorneys to continue developing their litigation and trial skills.

Suitable candidates must possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • Applicants must have a minimum of four (4) years of post-graduation civil ligation experience;
  • Excellent legal analysis, legal writing and editing, and oral advocacy skills;
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal communication, problem solving, and teamwork skills;
  • 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; and
  • Applicants with prior complex litigation and trial experience are preferred.

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 OAG 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 our careers website: www.ag.ny.gov/job-postings

To ensure consideration, applications must be received by close of business on July 8, 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 Litigation Bureau and what makes you a strong candidate.
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample
  • Please provide at least two writing samples that you believe best demonstrate your legal writing and analytical abilities.
  • Please upload these as one document in the field that is provided.
  • List of three 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 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 ore information about the OAG, please visit our website: ag.ny.gov