New York, New York

Posted Date

January 12, 2021

Contact Information

Legal Recruitment

Division of Social Justice

Labor Bureau – New York City

Section Chief

Reference No. LAB_CESC_NYC_3320

The Labor Bureau of the New York State Office of the Attorney General is seeking an experienced attorney to serve as Civil Enforcement Section Chief (Section Chief) in New York City. The Labor Bureau has been nationally recognized for aggressively enforcing labor standards in low-wage industries. Recent enforcement actions in the Civil Enforcement Section have targeted wage theft and discrimination in a variety of industries, including construction, fast food, home health care, and transportation, and retaliation targeting immigrant workers. The Civil Enforcement Section has taken on emerging areas, such as employer compliance with COVID-related health and safety, and nationally, the Labor Bureau has been at the forefront of multi-state efforts to fight federal rollbacks of critical labor protections. The Labor Bureau also includes a criminal enforcement section and sections which represent the New York State Department of Labor and Workers’ Compensation Board in their enforcement of state labor laws.

The Section Chief will be a critical part of the bureau’s leadership. The Section Chief will develop the Bureau’s enforcement strategies and supervise approximately six lawyers who investigate and litigate matters concerning labor law violations using a strategic enforcement model. In addition, the Section Chief will help oversee the Bureau’s public policy work, education materials, and outreach to stakeholders. The Section Chief will report to the Deputy Bureau Chief and work closely with the Bureau Chief.

We are seeking a candidate with at least eight (8) years of complex civil litigation experience. Experience in some or all of the following areas is preferred but not required: supervision of other lawyers; development and management of complex investigations or impact litigation; and affirmative investigations or litigation of wage and hour, discrimination, or other labor-related violations.

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.

OAG employees serve more than 19 million state residents 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. As an employee of the OAG, you will join a team of dedicated individuals who work to serve the people of our State.

Application Process

Applications must be submitted online. To apply, please visit  

To ensure consideration, applications must be received by close of business on Tuesday, February 9.

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

Please note: Failure to submit a complete application will delay the consideration of your application. 

If you have questions regarding a position with the OAG and the application process or you need assistance with submitting your application, please contact Legal Recruitment via email at or phone at 212-416-8080.

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