New Bedford, Massachusetts

Posted Date

June 7, 2024

Contact Information

Pamela Spang
pamela.spang@mass.gov

Senior Trial Counsel
Public Protection & Advocacy Bureau
Consumer Protection Division

Attorney General Andrea Joy Campbell seeks a highly motivated attorney to join her Office’s Consumer Protection Division as Senior Trial Counsel. The Division enforces the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act (M.G.L. c. 93A) and seeks to protect consumers from unfair or deceptive practices across established and emerging industries by investigating and litigating cases to ensure compliance with the Consumer Protection Act and regulations promulgated thereunder.

The Senior Trial Counsel will primarily focus on the Office’s flagship and nation-leading cases and investigations that protect the public from pernicious business practices, including by companies that attempt to leverage new technology to harm consumers. The role will use the full weight of Massachusetts law to hold accountable those companies that choose to addict or mislead consumers, rather than attracting them with quality products and services. These cases and investigations will advance the Attorney General’s core strategic priorities, including efforts to: protect the mental health and well-being of our young people; promote public safety; and advance economic opportunity and racial justice by addressing the needs of all consumers residing in the Commonwealth. Through this work, we aim to serve the most vulnerable residents of the Commonwealth, including youth, elders, low-income residents, and other communities that have historically been targeted or exploited by unfair and deceptive practices.

Location: This position may be based in the Boston Office or one of the Office’s regional locations in New Bedford, Springfield, and Worcester. Office location will be determined based on the candidate’s expressed preference and space availability.

Position Type: Full-Time/Exempt

Salary: $118,000 to $123,620 commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Qualified individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We will gladly assist applicants in need of an accommodation. For assistance, contact the Human Resources Division at (617) 963-2041.

Inquiries regarding position & status may be made to:
Ann Higgins, Secretary
Consumer Protection Division
(617) 963-2492

The Attorney General’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As the representative of the Commonwealth and its residents, the Attorney General’s Office strives to ensure that those working in our office reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. The Office encourages applicants from a broad spectrum of backgrounds to apply for positions.

Responsibilities

The Senior Trial Counsel will be responsible for leading and participating in complex civil investigations, litigations, negotiations, and other projects in furtherance of the Attorney General’s strategic priorities. Senior Counsel will report to managers throughout the Office and be responsible for their own caseload, in addition to supporting priority matters across the Office that are brought under the Consumer Protection Act or that would benefit from the expertise and leadership of the Senior Trial Counsel.

Qualifications

Applicants should be highly motivated, intellectually curious, strategic thinkers who can integrate new and complicated subject areas. Applicants must have:

• At least seven years of civil investigation and/or litigation experience, including large-scale investigations and complex litigation;
• Significant courtroom experience;
• A demonstrated ability to manage and motivate a team, including attorneys and other staff with varying levels of experience;
• Effective research, writing, advocacy, and negotiation skills;
• Experience with public speaking and coalition building; and
• Applicants must be a member of the Massachusetts Bar.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated aptitude for formal and informal writing, legal analysis, negotiation, oral advocacy, and trial practice. The ability to analyze and explain complex data and concepts is especially valuable. We seek an individual who can work effectively both independently, and as part of a team, and who is committed to practicing law in the public interest. Knowledge of a second language, especially Spanish, Portuguese, and/or Chinese, is a plus. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a connection to the people and communities we serve, and an interest in supporting a respectful and inclusive work environment. Our current hybrid model includes some remote workdays for most positions.

Application Process

Application Process: To apply for this position, visit the AGO website’s jobs portal at www.mass.gov/ago/employment to register and create a profile, upload your cover letter and resume, and submit an application. Candidates may only apply directly using the AGO’s online Employment and Recruitment jobs portal.