Minimum Qualifications Applicants must possess a minimum of five (5) years of civil litigation experience. Excellent writing, analytical and organizational skills are required. Candidates possessing experience in consumer protection and/or affirmative litigation in federal and state court are strongly encouraged to apply. Experience in consumer issues in the area of student lending is a plus. Fluency in other languages (e.g., Spanish, Mandarin, etc.) in addition to English is also a plus, but not 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 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 (OAG) is seeking a dedicated and motivated attorney for its Bureau of Consumer Frauds and Protection (CFP) in New York City. CFP enforces consumer protection laws and pursues civil prosecutions against businesses and individuals engaged in fraudulent, misleading, deceptive or illegal trade practices. Cases typically seek injunctive relief, restitution for consumers, costs and penalties.
CFP conducts investigations and litigates in a variety of areas involving consumer protection, this includes being a leader in the area of student loans and for-profit educational institutions. The Bureau’s work in this area involves investigating and litigating deceptive practices by for-profit schools and student loan servicers, participating in Department of Education rulemaking and promoting policies at the state and federal levels that assist student loan borrowers by ensuring they receive the protections to which they are entitled.
Additional Comments OAG employees serve more than 20 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 email@example.com.
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Notes on ApplyingHOW TO APPLY:
Applications are being received online. To apply, please click visit our careers website: www.ag.ny.gov/job-postings.
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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, supervisory references are preferred.
? Indicate the nature and duration of your relationship to each reference.
? Include contact information and email addresses for each reference.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 212-416-8080.
For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: ag.ny.gov