New York, New York

Posted Date

October 13, 2022

Contact Information

Legal Recruitment
recruitment@ag.ny.gov

Division of Economic Justice

Taxpayer Protection Bureau – New York City

Assistant Attorney General

Reference No. TPB_NYC_AAG_3509

Application Deadline is October 14, 2022

The New York State Office of the Attorney General’s Taxpayer Protection Bureau (TPB) is seeking an experienced litigator to lead and pursue complex civil investigations and litigation involving fraud committed against New York State and its local governments. TPB was created in 2011 to handle whistleblower cases and investigations under the New York False Claims Act. TPB’s investigations regularly involve coordination with other state and federal agencies and with whistleblowers, who file qui tam actions under the federal and New York False Claims Acts. Frauds investigated by TPB include large tax frauds; frauds involving government contracts for goods or services; frauds involving government-funded social programs; and frauds involving government investments.

Over the past decade, TPB has successfully recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for New York taxpayers. Several recent matters of note include a $105 million settlement with a hedge fund manager who evaded New York taxes, a settlement with a construction company that violated New York State diversity requirements for public projects by falsely certifying its use of women and minority owned businesses (MWBEs); recovery of $36 million from a major fashion retailer that illegally kept unused gift card money and making these funds accessible to affected-consumers; and securing $6 million from a utility giant for misreporting electricity usage that funds a program to subsidize heat pump modernization for low and moderate-income homeowners.

TPB is a close-knit, collegial group of highly professional public servants doing complex and high-value work for the State of New York. To serve the public at the highest level, TPB is seeking attorneys who are entrepreneurial, creative and motivated. The Bureau provides an excellent professional platform for attorneys to develop and refine their first-chair professional skills in both investigations and enforcement actions. Such skills include taking testimony, managing evidence, performing case analysis, interacting directly with opposing counsel, settlement negotiation, motion practice, and other oral and written advocacy.

Applicants must possess a minimum of three (3) years of relevant, post-graduate legal experience. Applicants should have experience in complex civil litigation and/or white-collar investigations, as well as familiarity with practice in both federal and New York state courts. Excellent writing, research, analytical, teamwork, and organizational skills are also required. Experience with the False Claims Act and/or tax matters is a plus.

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 www.ag.ny.gov/job-postings To ensure consideration, applications must be received by close of business on October 14, 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 working for the Taxpayer Protection Bureau and what makes you a strong candidate.
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample
  • 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