Baltimore, Maryland

Posted Date

June 11, 2024

Contact Information

William Gruhn
wgruhn@oag.state.md.us

Job Title: Assistant Attorney General VII Position Type: Regular Full-Time

Salary: $102,426 – $165,372. The salary range is based on a multitude of factors including applicable personnel rules, regulations, and guidelines.

Location: Office of the Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division, 200 St. Paul Place, Baltimore, Maryland

Telework Status: A hybrid remote telework and in-office schedule option may be available per OAG’s policies and procedures.

Description: The Attorney General is the chief legal officer of the State of Maryland. The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has the general charge, supervision, and direction of the State’s legal business, acting as legal advisors and representatives of the major agencies, various boards, commissions, officials, and institutions of State Government. The OAG also protects the public by civil enforcement of antitrust, civil rights, consumer protection, and securities laws and regulations and by the prosecution of organized crime, Medicaid fraud, environmental crimes, insurance fraud, state tax evasion, and other statutorily assigned matters. As Maryland’s 47th Attorney General, Anthony G. Brown leads the Office with a critical focus on equity, justice, and fairness.

Responsibilities

The Office of the Attorney General is seeking candidates for the position of Assistant Attorney General for the Lending and Finance Unit in the Consumer Protection Division. The Assistant Attorney General (AAG) will enforce the Consumer Protection Act and related statutes addressing unfair, abusive, or deceptive trade practices in connection with consumer loans and other financial transactions and products. The AAG conducts investigations into patterns of illegal trade practices and brings enforcement actions to obtain restitution and civil penalties, and injunctive relief to prevent future improper conduct. The position provides an opportunity to protect Maryland consumers, obtain relief for consumers who have been injured by illegal conduct and deter those who would prey on Maryland’s most vulnerable consumers through the use of unfair, abusive, or deceptive trade practices in connection with the extension of credit and other financial products.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have at least six years of legal experience, which may include one or more judicial clerkship(s); an outstanding academic record; and excellent research, writing, and oral advocacy skills. Experience in complex civil litigation (such as class action, mass tort, multidistrict, government enforcement, or similar litigation) is desirable. Maryland Bar membership, or the eligibility to waive in immediately, is required.

Application Process

Any interested person should submit a resume with a cover letter explaining the candidate’s interest in the position, list of references, and writing sample to: William Gruhn at bgruhn@oag.state.md.us or William Gruhn, Office of the Attorney General, 200 St. Paul Place, 16th floor, Baltimore, MD 21202 by close of business on Monday, June 24, 2024. Please write “AAG-CPD Financial Enforcement” in the subject line.