Minimum Qualifications 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 and Federal Courts. 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.
Duties Description The New York State Office of the Attorney General’s (OAG) Civil Recoveries Bureau is seeking an experienced litigator to serve as Section Chief of the Bankruptcy Unit in the Albany office. The Bankruptcy Unit is responsible for handling bankruptcy matters referred by state agencies that are venued in the Northern, Western, and Southern (Poughkeepsie) Districts of New York, as well as all other federal judicial districts across the country.
In addition to pursuing recovery of claims filed in bankruptcy cases, the Unit defends actions and proceedings brought in Bankruptcy Courts by debtors, trustees, and other parties against state agencies. These include claim objections; motions for violations of the automatic stay and the discharge injunction; actions to recover preferential payments; and dischargeability issues. The Unit also provides bankruptcy support and expertise to other OAG Bureaus.
In addition to maintaining their own docket of cases, the Section Chief will manage and direct all of the casework for the unit as well as supervise one attorney and an administrative support professional. Candidates for this position must have a minimum of ten (10) years of experience, as well as superior skills in legal analysis and writing, and experience handling all phases of consumer and commercial bankruptcy litigation. Prior experience supervising staff and managing a team is desirable.
Additional Comments 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.
Per Office of the Attorney General policy, confirmation of full vaccination status is a condition of employment for this position. If you are not fully vaccinated, you will be required to provide negative COVID-19 test results at a frequency determined by the agency. The agency will consider religious and reasonable accommodations. For more information, please contact Recruitment@ag.ny.gov.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
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Notes on ApplyingHOW TO APPLY
Applications are being received online. To apply, please www.ag.ny.gov/job-postings.
Reference No. CRB/BU_ALB_SC_3384
Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:
• Cover Letter
? You may address to Legal Recruitment.
? Indicate why are interested in this position and what makes you the best candidate.
• Writing Sample
• List of three (3) references
? Only submit professional references.
? Indicate the nature and duration of your relationship to each reference.
? Include contact information and email addresses for each reference.
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 the Legal Recruitment via email at email@example.com or phone at 212-416-8080.
For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: ag.ny.gov.