New York, New York

Posted Date

June 4, 2024

Contact Information

Legal Recruitment
recruitment@ag.ny.gov

Executive Division
Office of the General Counsel – New York City
Deputy General Counsel
Reference No. EXEC/OGC_DGC_NYC_3692
Application Deadline is June 28, 2024
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

The Executive Division of the Office of the New York State Attorney General (OAG) is seeking an attorney with in-house counsel and litigation experience for a Deputy General Counsel position with the Office of the General Counsel (OGC). Experience collaborating across teams, including with human resources, reviewing contracts, and compliance in the government sector are also desired.

The Executive Division maintains the functions of the OAG and, in addition to the OGC, includes the Senior Leadership Team, Chief Deputy Attorneys General (CDAGs), the Solicitor General, and the directors of Communications, Intergovernmental Affairs, Legislative Affairs, and Research & Analytics. The Executive Division’s responsibilities include policy development, public relations, community outreach, research and analytics, drafting proposed legislation, monitoring legislation that affects the OAG, and the day-to-day administration of the office.

The selected candidate will work for the OGC. As the in-house counsel to the Attorney General and the OAG, the OGC works collaboratively across all divisions to provide guidance and develop legal strategies and responses; draft, interpret, and implement OAG policies and procedures; identify potential litigation/policy issues or strategies; implement compliance and supervise ethical determinations; interact with other governmental and legal entities; and handle employee and other confidential matters as required. This position will report directly to the General Counsel and is located in the New York City Office.

Duties:
• Assisting in employment and labor law matters;
• Assisting in developing best policies and practices for the OAG;
• Representing the OAG in state and federal court;
• Collaborating with senior staff on internal administrative changes, affirmative litigation, and legislative and policy initiatives;
• Attending meetings on behalf of the General Counsel and the OAG;
• Reviewing and/or drafting contracts, procurement documents, agreements, and other written agency materials;
• Researching and interpreting statutes, rules, regulations, and case law;
• Consulting and collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to enhance the OAG’s ability to execute legal and legislative initiatives that address critical issues facing New York State and its residents; and
• Reviewing and supervising the work of other OGC employees.

Applicants should have a minimum of six or seven (6 or 7) years of legal or public policy/government experience, a combination of both is preferred. Excellent organizational, writing, legal research, and analytical skills are required.

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.

The salary for this position is $183,981 + $3,400 in location pay. 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. 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 by email. To apply, please submit your complete application, including each of the items identified below, to recruitment@ag.ny.gov. Applicants must indicate both the position title and reference number (Deputy General Counsel, EXEC/OGC_DGC_NYC_3692) in the email subject line and in their cover letter.
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.
­ Include the position title and reference number (Deputy General Counsel, EXEC/OGC_DGC_NYC_3692).
­ 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 the OAG’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.
 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