Organization

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

Posted Date

January 11, 2023

Contact Information

Legal Recruitment
recruitment@ag.ny.gov

Division of Regional Affairs

Suffolk Regional Office-White Plains

Assistant Attorney General

Reference No. SFK_AAG_3537

Application Deadline is February 7, 2023

The New York State Office of the Attorney General’s (OAG) Suffolk Regional Office is seeking an experienced trial attorney to primarily represent the State of New York and its agencies in the Court of Claims in a wide variety of litigation including claims involving highway design, premises liability, unjust conviction, Child Victims Act, breach of contract, and fleet claims involving State vehicles. The selected attorney will also be defending the State of New York and its agencies, officials, and employees in state and federal courts in civil actions involving public employment, public health, and challenges to state action/legislation. The Regional Office offers a diverse and stimulating litigation practice with attorneys handling all phases of litigation from inception through trial and having frequent opportunities to appear in court.

Applicants must have a minimum of three (3) years of litigation experience. Applicants must be capable of handling a large caseload and all phases of an investigation and litigation, from commencement through trial. Additionally, applicants must have excellent writing, reasoning, organizational, negotiation and technological skills.

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. To learn more about Assistant Attorney General compensation, please click here. 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: https://ag.ny.gov/job-postings. To ensure consideration, applications must be received by close of business February 17, 2023. 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 this position 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 the OAG’s ability to better serve the diverse population of this state.
  • Resume
  • 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 recruitment@ag.ny.gov or phone at 212-416-8080. For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: ag.ny.gov