Baltimore, Maryland

Posted Date

March 13, 2024

Contact Information

Michelle Swift

Job Title: Senior Counsel Position Type: Regular Full-Time

Salary: $102,170 – $164,752. The salary range is based on a multitude of factors including applicable personnel rules, regulations, and guidelines.

Location: Office of the Attorney General, Higher Education Division
200 St. Paul Place Baltimore, MD 21202

Telework: A hybrid remote telework and in-office schedule option is available per applicable policies and procedures.

DESCRIPTION: The Attorney General is the chief legal officer of the State of Maryland. The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has the general charge, supervision, and direction of the legal business of the State, acting as legal advisors and representatives of the major agencies, various boards, commissions, officials, and institutions of State Government. As Maryland’s 47th Attorney General, Anthony G. Brown, leads the Office with a key focus on equity, justice, and fairness.

The Office of the Attorney General is seeking applicants for the position of Senior Counsel in its Higher Education Division, which advises and represents Maryland public higher education institutions, including the University System of Maryland and its 12 constituent institutions and three regional higher education centers, Morgan State University, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Baltimore City Community College, and related state agencies.


Division attorneys advise State higher education institutions in matters involving personnel and labor issues, nondiscrimination laws, student conduct, faculty issues, torts, contracts, real estate, open government laws, and other matters relevant to public higher education institutions. Division attorneys represent State higher education institutions in litigation in state and federal courts and in matters before state and federal administrative agencies. Responsibilities for this position will include advising one or more higher education institutions and/or regional centers, responding to complaints filed with the EEOC or other governmental entities, preparing and litigating civil cases and matters to protect, assert, and/or defend the State’s and represented parties’ interests, and other duties as assigned. The Senior Counsel will also coordinate with other Division counsel on advice and the handling of cases and matters.



The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in litigation, including first-chair trial and appellate experience in State and federal courts. Experience advising clients is desirable. Excellent research and writing skills are required. Maryland Bar membership is required.

Application Process

Interested persons should submit a resume with a cover letter, two writing samples and three references to: Katherine Bainbridge, Chief, Higher Education Division, Office of the Attorney General, 200 St. Paul Place, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, or via email to Michelle Swift, by close of business on Wednesday, March 27, 2024. Please write “Senior Counsel -HED” in the subject line of the email.