Westchester, New York

Posted Date

June 2, 2023

Contact Information

Legal Recruitment

Division of Regional Affairs

Westchester Regional Office

Assistant Attorney General

Reference No. WES_AAG_3575

Application Deadline is June 16, 2023

The Office of the New York State Attorney General (OAG) is seeking an experienced litigator to work in its Westchester Regional Office. The Regional Office represents the State, and its agencies and officers in a wide range of state and federal court litigation.

The selected attorneys will handle all phases of litigation from commencement through trial. Trial experience is a must and the ability to manage a large caseload is essential. Excellent writing, analytical and organizational skills are required. Applicants must have a minimum of three (3) years of litigation experience. Federal litigation experience is a plus, and applicants who are admitted to the Southern District of New York are strongly preferred. Applicants who are eligible for admission to the Southern District of New York are also encouraged to apply.

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 Office 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 must be submitted 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 June 16, 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.
  • Resume
  • Legal 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: www.ag.ny.gov