Minimum Qualifications Applicants must have a minimum of five (5) years of practice experience. Litigation experience is required. Superior lawyering skills, including legal research, writing, analysis, negotiation and advocacy, are required. Candidates should also possess excellent organizational skills. The position also calls for a litigator with the ability to interact at the highest professional level with courts (NYS Court of Claims and Supreme Court), executive staff, mediators and client agencies. As cases are venued throughout the state, some travel is 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.
Duties Description The New York State Office of the Attorney General’s Claims Bureau represents the State of New York and its agencies and authorities in New York State courts, specifically the Court of Claims and Supreme Court. The Contract Litigation Section of the Claims Bureau in Albany is seeking an experienced litigator to defend and prosecute complex breach of contract cases involving construction, design and commercial transactions. The selected attorney must be able to handle large, complex claims that involve multiple disciplines such as construction, engineering, architecture and finance.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the full spectrum of the duties of litigation counsel, such as drafting pleadings and papers; motion practice (including analysis, research, drafting and oral argument); the full range of discovery (including interrogatories, paper/electronic document discovery, and taking and defending depositions); selecting and working with expert witnesses; negotiation of settlements; trial preparation; and representing the State of New York at mediation and trial.
Additional Comments Salary to be determined commensurate with experience.
Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Office is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to workplace diversity.
PLEASE NOTE: Unless otherwise specified in the “Notes on Applying” section, the “Application Due” date associated with this posting is not the last day applications can be submitted. Applications for this position will be accepted by the hiring bureau on a rolling basis until a candidate is selected; recruitment for this position can be closed or suspended at any time. For the most current information on available position vacancies, applicants are advised to review the Office of the New York State Attorney General website (www.ag.ny.gov/job-postings) or contact the Legal Recruitment Bureau via email at email@example.com or phone at 212-416-8080.
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Notes on ApplyingHOW TO APPLY
Applications are being received online. To apply, please visit our website at http://www.ag.ny.gov/job-postings. Reference No. CLA_ALB_AAG/CON_3157.
Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:
• Cover Letter (You may address to Sandra Jefferson Grannum, Esq., Bureau Chief, Legal Recruitment)
• List of three (3) references with contact information and email addresses
• Provide two (2) writing samples; please upload these as one document using the field provided.
• Law school transcript if less than five (5) years post-graduate (unofficial is acceptable).
Please note: Failure to submit a complete application will delay the consideration of your application.
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