Division of Economic Justice
Bureau of Internet and Technology – New York City
Assistant Attorney General
Reference No: BIT_NYC_AAG_3626
Application Deadline is December 15, 2023
The Office of the New York State Attorney General (OAG) is seeking an attorney with experience in information technology and consumer protection law for its Bureau of Internet and Technology (BIT) in New York City. BIT is responsible for the enforcement of New York’s privacy, data security, and consumer protection laws in the online and tech environment, as well as for enforcement of New York’s data breach notification laws. In recent years, the Bureau has investigated a wide range of issues affecting technology, including spyware, spam, online privacy, child safety, gambling, and internet fraud. Recent investigations have included broadband internet speeds, data breaches, false online endorsements, and speculative tickets. Some work will be dedicated to civil laws that protect New Yorkers from online bias-based violence and intimidation related to race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, religious practice, age, disability, and sexual orientation.
The selected candidate will be responsible for case investigation and development, settlement negotiation, and litigating affirmative cases on behalf of the OAG, as well as consumer outreach and drafting legislation. Applicants must have a minimum of five (5) years of litigation experience, strong writing skills, an interest in technology and related legal issues, and a commitment to public service. An understanding of and/or experience in technology and related legal issues, privacy, and data security is preferred.
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 visit the following page: https://ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/assistant_attorney_general_compensation.pdf. 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.
Applications must be submitted online. To apply, please visit www.ag.ny.gov/job-postings
To ensure consideration, applications must be received by close of business on December 15, 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 working with BIT 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 BIT’s ability to better serve the diverse population of this state.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 212-416-8080.
For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: www.ag.ny.gov