New York, New York

Posted Date

April 1, 2024

Contact Information

Legal Recruitment

Division of Economic Justice

Investor Protection Bureau – New York City

Assistant Attorney General

Reference No. IPB_NYC_AAG_3664

Application Deadline is April 26, 2024

The Office of the New York State Attorney General’s (OAG) Investor Protection Bureau (IPB), located in New York City, is seeking an experienced attorney to lead and pursue complex investigations and litigation using the Martin Act and other laws. IPB protects the public from fraud and misrepresentation in the offering and sale of securities, commodities, franchises, and other investment products. IPB is seeking an attorney who can build on its storied history and robust authority to protect the interests of investors in today’s financial markets, including the growing risks in areas such as virtual currencies; addressing fraud in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) disclosures; the marketing of complex and speculative investment products to a broad range of retail investors; and the need for greater racial equity across the financial system.

A minimum of five (5) years of relevant, post-graduate legal experience is required. Substantial experience in the area of fraud and white-collar investigations, as well as litigation experience in state and federal courts, is also required. Applicants must possess strong analytical, writing, research, teamwork, and organizational skills. Experience with securities fraud and/or financial markets is a plus. Prior work experience as a government enforcement attorney or as a prosecutor is also desirable.

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 OAG attorney compensation, please visit the following page: 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.

Application Process

Applications must be submitted online. To apply, please visit

To ensure consideration, applications must be received by close of business on April 26, 2024. 

Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • You may address your letter to the Legal Recruitment Unit.
  • Indicate why you are interested in this position 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 IPB’s ability to better serve the diverse population of this state.
  • Resume
  • Legal Writing Sample
  • List of three (3) references
  • Only submit professional references, supervisory references are preferred.
  • For each reference, indicate the nature and duration of your relationship.
  • Include contact information and email addresses for each reference.
  • Please note that 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 or phone at 212-416-8080.

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