Salem, Oregon

Posted Date

July 2, 2024

Contact Information

Gennifer Brown

Civil Enforcement Division, Consumer Protection Section, Assistant Attorney-In-Charge


The Oregon Department of Justice (DOJ) is seeking a lawyer experienced in complex consumer litigation or public enforcement of consumer laws to join the Portland office of the Consumer Protection Section as an Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Enforcement Division. The selected candidate will also serve as an Assistant Attorney-in-Charge (AAIC) for at least a year; the AAIC assignment will be reviewed annually. This section investigates and prosecutes violations of the Unlawful Trade Practices Act. If hired, you will work on high value and high-profile cases that cover a wide range of consumer protection areas, including consumer finance, health care, education, and telecommunications. This position will work with assigned attorneys on a daily basis to provide feedback, coordination, oversight and assistance in consumer investigations and litigation to ensure that deadlines are met, key positions are consistent across matters, fees and costs are reasonable, strategic goals are met, cases are adequately staffed, and required approvals are obtained.


What is an Assistant Attorney-in-Charge? Senior or Assistant Attorney Generals may be awarded the assignment of Assistant Attorney-in-Charge. As the Assistant Attorney in Charge, you will support the section’s Attorney-In-Charge by keeping the Attorney-in-Charge informed about the progress of matters and consult with the Attorney-in-Charge about case development, settlement, and litigation strategy. This position will also review and approve routine drafts and filings in matters and assist the Attorney-in-Charge with additional projects or assignments, which may include tasks relating to the day-to-day administration of the section, review of legislation, procedure development and training. The role of Assistant Attorney-in-Charge is the classification of a Senior or Assistant Attorney General and is the same salary range. However, with the AAIC assignment there will be an adjustment in the requirement of billable hours.


Our ideal candidate has experience litigating complex consumer class actions, leading multistate consumer investigations, or leading investigations or enforcement actions in high value consumer cases for a state or federal agency. This person is self-directed but enjoys working collaboratively and thinks creatively and strategically about the law. This role will allow for a hybrid work schedule requiring some time working in the Portland office.

Questions regarding this position may be directed to Kelly Harpster, Attorney-in-Charge, Consumer Protection Section, at (971) 673-5004.


In an ongoing effort to attract and retain diverse candidates, we are hopeful you’ll share our recruitment with members of your association, organization, or section members.  I am available by phone or email if you have questions.


Apply here!

Assistant Attorney-In-Charge (Consumer Protection Section)

Closes July 22, 2024 at 11:58 p.m.