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Posted by: Robert Abruzzese on Jul 16, 2021

The New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is seeking experienced litigators to serve as Assistant Attorneys General in the New York City Litigation Bureau.  The Bureau represents and defends the State of New York and its agencies, officials and employees in federal and state courts in civil actions and proceedings involving civil rights, education, social services, public employment, public health, law enforcement, corrections, state finance, insurance, taxation, and other litigation matters arising out of state legislation, regulations, and operations.

The Bureau’s attorneys are assigned to Sections within one of three (3) Practice Groups, which are organized according to specific client agency groupings:

The Administrative and Regulatory Services Practice Group is comprised of three (3) Sections which principally represent and defend: (1) the State’s commercial and transportation agencies including, among others, the Department of Financial Services, Department of Taxation and Finance, Department of State, and Department of Motor Vehicles; (2) the State’s judicial, environmental and labor agencies including, among others, the Office of Court Administration, Board of Law Examiners, Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Department of Labor, Division of Human Rights, and Workers Compensation Board; and (3) the State’s educational agencies including, among others, the State Education Department, City University of New York, State University of New York, and Higher Education Services Corporation.

The Health and Human Services Practice Group is comprised of three (3) Sections which principally represent and defend: (1) the State’s public health agencies including, among others, the Department of Health, Office of the Medicaid Inspector General, and Office of Professional Medical Conduct; (2) the State’s mental health agencies including, among others, the Office of Mental Health, Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, and Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services; and (3) the State’s social service agencies including, among others, the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, Department of Health, and Office of Children and Family Services.

The Law Enforcement Practice Group is comprised of two (2) Sections which both principally represent and defend the State’s public safety agencies including, among others, the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, Division of State Police, Division of Criminal Justice Services, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, and Office of Victim Services.

Across all three (3) Practice Groups, the Bureau’s attorneys are generalists who handle a wide variety of cases and substantive issues including constitutional challenges to statutes enforced or regulations promulgated by their client agencies; labor and employment litigation emanating from their client agencies’ role as employers; challenges to administrative decisions and determinations made by their client agencies under state law; and civil rights litigation, such as First Amendment retaliation, Fourth Amendment excessive force or Fourteenth Amendment due process claims, generated from their client agencies’ core functions.

The Bureau’s cases are often high profile, frequently present complex questions of constitutional law and statutory and regulatory interpretation, and generally have significant policy and financial implications for the State.  The Bureau, the largest within the OAG, offers a diverse and stimulating litigation practice with attorneys handling all phases of litigation from inception through trial and having frequent opportunities to appear in court.

Suitable candidates must possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • At least two (2) years of civil litigation experience in federal and New York state courts;
  • Superb legal analysis, legal writing and editing, and oral advocacy skills;
  • Outstanding organizational, interpersonal communication, problem solving, and teamwork skills;
  • Excellent technological skills, including knowledge of and experience with various computer software programs and case management and electronic discovery platforms; and
  • Prior complex litigation and trial experience are preferred, 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.  Admission to the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York is preferred.   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.

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.

How To Apply

Applications are being received online. To apply, please click on the following link:    LIT_NYC_AAG_3368

Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:

  • Cover Letter (You may address to Legal Recruitment);
  • Resume;
  • List of three (3) references with contact information and email addresses;
  • Most recent transcript (if less than 5-years postgraduate); and
  • Provide two (2) writing samples; please upload these as one document using the field provided.

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 Legal Recruitment via email at recruitment@ag.ny.gov or phone at 212-416-8080.

For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: ag.ny.gov

Posted by: Robert Abruzzese on Jul 16, 2021

Application Deadline is July 23, 2021

The New York State Office of the Attorney General is seeking a criminal prosecutor to serve as Investigative Counsel in the newly created Office of Special Investigation (OSI). In June 2020, the New York State Legislature passed legislation codifying and expanding the Governor’s previous Executive Order, granting the OAG the jurisdiction to investigate and potentially prosecute incidents when a police officer or peace officer causes the death of a person. The Investigative Counsel position provides a unique and exciting opportunity to join a team of experienced felony and homicide prosecutors, legal support staff, and detective investigators who are working together to enhance transparency, strengthen public trust in the criminal justice system, and engage and collaborate with external stakeholders and partners. This position will be based in New York City and report to the Downstate Supervising Chief.

Candidates for the position of Investigative Counsel must possess the following:

  • A minimum of four (4) years of investigative or litigation experience;
  • Prior grand jury and/or criminal jury trial experience;
  • Excellent investigative and writing skills (the position requires a great deal of research and writing);
  • On an as-needed basis, the availability to work outside of usual business hours and to travel outside the county of employment; and
  • Verbal and/or written proficiency in other languages (e.g., Spanish, Mandarin, Russian, Korean, etc.) in addition to English is 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.

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.

How To Apply

Applications are being received online. To apply, please click on the following link:  OSI_NYC_IC_3369

To ensure consideration, applications must be received by close of business on July 23, 2021.

Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:

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 Legal Recruitment via email at recruitment@ag.ny.gov or phone at 212-416-8080.

For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: ag.ny.gov

Posted by: Robert Abruzzese on Jul 7, 2021

THE CITY OF NEW YORK
OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE TRIALS AND HEARINGS
CITYWIDE JOB VACANCY NOTICE

Civil Service Title: Administrative Law Judge

Office Title: Administrative Law Judge

Division: Trials Division

Work Location: 100 Church Street, New York, NY 10007

Salary: $150,000 - $161,195

Number of Positions: 3

Hours/Shift: Day shift - 35 hrs / week

Job Description

The City of New York’s Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (“OATH”) is the City’s central administrative tribunal, responsible for conducting administrative hearings for a wide range of City agencies, boards and commissions. OATH’s mission, to provide fair and timely proceedings to resolve disputes, is achieved through independent and impartial adjudication, ensuring procedural and substantive due process.

Within OATH’s Trials Division, an OATH Administrative Law Judge adjudicates cases involving different subject matter areas, including civil service law, zoning and land use, housing, licensing, conflicts of interest, city contracts, human rights law, consumer and worker protection laws, and vehicle seizures. OATH Administrative Law Judges are subject to the NYS and NYC Codes of Judicial Conduct, and must maintain the highest standards of ethics, both professionally and personally.

Under the supervision of the Chief Administrative Law Judge, the Administrative Law Judge:

  • conducts formal trials pursuant to federal, state, and local law
  • prepares written decisions that include a summary and analysis of evidentiary and legal issues
  • presides at pre-trial settlement conferences
  • participates in and leads special projects at OATH

Appointment by the Chief Administrative Law Judge is for a term of five years.

Qualification Requirements

1. Admission to practice law for at least five years in the State of New York, and five years of recent full-time relevant legal experience gained after Bar Admission, or
2. A satisfactory equivalent.

Please note that this position requires that incumbents must remain in good standing of the New York Bar for the duration of this employment.

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Exceptional analytical ability, ability to prepare well-reasoned decisions within strict time frames.
  • Outstanding writing skills.
  • Qualities of judicial demeanor, poise, discretion, patience, collegiality, and sound judgment.
  • Ability to handle complex trials and issue timely decisions, while producing a highly professional work product.
  • Proficiency in Word, Microsoft Outlook, computerized legal research.
  • Experience as a litigator or as a judge or Hearing Officer.

To Apply

Interested candidates should apply online to Job ID 442358 via NYC Jobs (https://www1.nyc.gov/jobs/index.page). Please upload a cover letter and resume, combined in one document, when you are prompted to upload a resume. In addition, a writing sample should be submitted to HROATH@oath.nyc.gov. No telephone calls, faxes, or personal inquiries please. Incomplete application submissions will not be considered. Only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Applicant must be a City resident within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

For more information about OATH, visit us at: www.nyc.gov/oath

Posted by: Robert Abruzzese on Jul 7, 2021

 

Legal Hotline Staff Attorney - Part Time

The City Bar Justice Center (CBJC) seeks an attorney committed to expanding access to justice to join us as a Legal Hotline Part Time Staff Attorney (approximately 20 hours per week). CBJC provides high-quality, free civil legal services to nearly 25,000 New Yorkers each year who lack the resources to hire private counsel. With a staff of about 30 – roughly one-third of whom are attorney project directors with deep expertise in their respective fields – CBJC also relies on expansive partnerships with law firms, corporate legal departments, the courts, the City Bar, and other stakeholders. In 2020-21, roughly 2,000 pro bono attorneys donated services to support legal services clinics and client matter work drawn from CBJC’s dozen civil legal services projects.

Areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve as part of a team of staff attorneys who answer questions and provide legal assistance on CBJC’s high-volume Legal Hotline, which typically responds to approximately 1,000 calls and online inquiries per month.
  • Provide callers legal information, advice, and referrals.
  • Conduct follow-up brief services, such as reviewing legal documents and helping callers draft simple court pleadings.
  • Help clients prepare for a court appearance or strategize the next step in a legal matter.
  • Assist in the supervision and training of staff, including legal support staff and volunteer attorneys.
  • Stay abreast of changes and updates to the law.

 

EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS:

  • Candidates must be New York bar members in good standing with at least three years of relevant practice experience, preferably in nonprofit legal services and/or with a focus on housing, family, and/or consumer law.
  • We seek a detail-oriented self-starter with superb legal judgment and a capacity to multi-task who is creative, thoughtful, tech savvy, and has high standards in work quality, and who can demonstrate a commitment to racial and economic justice and to serving those who struggle with a lack of resources.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and an ability to work both independently and with a team.
  • Collegiality and excellent people and client counseling skills, including effectively interacting with members of the public in a respectful and sensitive way, many of whom suspect institutions and the legal profession, and some of whom struggle with mental illness.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office 365 and ability to effectively learn and use legal database and other platforms.
  • Fluency in a non-English language highly preferred.

 

This is a remote work position (including post-pandemic). Our Legal Hotline staff will be expected to physically come to our offices in midtown Manhattan only on rare occasions for team-building, training, or other specific business activities.

Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States. We are not able to sponsor visas for this position.

Salary for this position is $39,000-$42,000 (annualized) based on experience and a 20 hours/week schedule. The New York City Bar Association provides paid time off, 401K Plan, Employee Assistance Program, many free City Bar CLEs and employee discounts, among other benefits for employees working a minimum of 20 hours/week.

To apply: Please send a cover letter explaining your interest, a resume, and three professional business references via email to humanresources@nycbar.org with CBJC Hotline Attorney (PT) in the subject line.

The City Bar Justice Center is a proud equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, and we particularly encourage applications from candidates belonging to communities historically under-represented in the legal profession. It is our policy to ensure equal opportunity in employment without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, creed, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, gender (including gender identity and sexual harassment), sexual orientation, disability, arrest or conviction record, pregnancy, credit history, salary history, caregiver status, marital status, partnership status, or status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking and sex offenses, religion, sex, genetic information, military or veteran status, unemployment status or any other characteristic as protected by law. With regard to the Americans with Disabilities Act and other related laws, the Organization will endeavor to make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.

Posted by: Robert Abruzzese on Jul 1, 2021

PositionAttorney – Estate Administration Litigation and Guardianship Elder Law Attorney

LocationBay Ridge, Brooklyn

CompensationSalary is commensurate with experience

Job-DescriptionA fast-paced law firm in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, concentrating in Elder Law and Trusts and Estates, seeks a full-time attorney with at least three (3) years of experience in Elderlaw and Estate Administration and Litigation.

Qualified candidate must be independent, able to manage his/her caseload and supervise paralegals and support staff. The candidate must have strong verbal and written communication skills, be detail-oriented and able to multitask and meet deadlines.

Qualified candidate must have experience in all aspects of the probate and administration proceedings, estate and trust accounting, preparation of estate tax returns, estate litigation/motion practice experience, and handling guardianship court matters, as well as have an underlying understanding of general Elderlaw, drafting, wills, trusts, including Special Needs trusts.

Court appearances in different boroughs/counties are required.

Knowledge of HotDocs, Excel and Lacerte is needed.

Benefits:

Medical, Dental and Vision

Vacation and Personal Leave

Employee Retirement Plan

Maternity Leave Benefits

If you are interested and qualified, please send a resume in a MS Word or PDF format to mtrinos@gylawny.com

Posted by: Robert Abruzzese on Jun 29, 2021

Application Deadline is August 27, 2021

The New York State Office of the Attorney General’s (OAG) Medicaid Fraud Control Unit is seeking an attorney with experience prosecuting and/or investigating complex financial wrongdoing to serve as a Special Assistant Attorney General in its New York City office.

Utilizing the New York State Penal Law, the False Claims Act, Social Services Law §145-b, the Executive Law, and other New York laws, the Unit brings civil actions and criminal proceedings to successfully prosecute individuals and companies who are responsible for improper or fraudulent Medicaid billing schemes. Many of the Unit’s investigations are conducted in coordination with other state, federal or local government and prosecutorial agencies, and have resulted in revenue generation through the large-scale recovery of taxpayer money. Additionally, MFCU investigates reports of abuse and neglect at nursing homes and other health care facilities in New York. The importance of this work is highlighted in the OAG’s recently released report investigating allegations of COVID-19-related neglect of nursing home residents across New York State.

The selected candidate will lead team investigations of allegations of financial fraud in the healthcare industry, and of abuse and neglect of residents of healthcare facilities, present evidence to grand juries, and conduct evidentiary hearings and trials in New York State courts.

Applicants must possess the following qualifications:

  • A minimum of four (4) years of practice experience, including grand jury, trial and/or substantial complex business litigation practice that must include criminal practice experience and preferably includes the investigation and prosecution of financial crimes; 
  • Excellent analytical, writing, communication and organizational skills;
  • Experience drafting and overseeing the execution of search and eavesdropping warrants is a plus;
  • The ability to articulate the critical issues in a case accurately and precisely;
  • Good judgement with the ability to work equally well independently and as a productive member of a team; this includes working in a supportive, respectful and collaborative manner with professional and support staff; and
  • Technology proficiency that preferably includes knowledge of and experience using Microsoft Office applications, case management software and eDiscovery platforms.

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.

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.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications are being received online. To apply, please click on the following link: MFCU_SAAG_NYC_3378

To ensure consideration, applications must be submitted by close of business on August 27, 2021.

Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:

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 Bureau via email at recruitment@ag.ny.gov or phone at 212-416-8080. For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: ag.ny.gov

Posted by: Robert Abruzzese on Jun 24, 2021

Application Deadline is August 6, 2021

The New York State Office of the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) is seeking an attorney with substantial prosecutorial experience to lead the Long Island Regional Office, which serves Nassau and Suffolk Counties. This position reports to the Director and Deputy of the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and is based in Hauppauge. 

The scope of MFCU’s mission includes the following:

  • Working in coordination with other state, federal or local government prosecutorial agencies and utilizing the New York State Penal Law, the False Claims Act, Social Services Law §145-b, and the Executive Law to investigate, prosecute and obtain criminal and civil remedies against individuals and corporate entities responsible for improper or fraudulent Medicaid billing schemes. Many of the Unit’s matters have resulted in revenue-generation through the large-scale recovery of taxpayer money.
  • Investigating and prosecuting allegations of abuse and neglect of residents in nursing homes and other residential healthcare facilities. The importance of this work is highlighted in the OAG’s recently released report investigating allegations of COVID-19 related neglect of nursing home residents across New York State.
  • Making program integrity recommendations to ensure New York’s $70 billion Medicaid budget can continue serving over seven million New Yorkers.

Responsibilities of the Regional Director will include, but not be limited to the following:

  • Managing Hauppauge’s team of 30 employees in service of the Unit’s mission, including reviewing their work and supporting their professional development;
  • Consulting and working collaboratively with the MFCU Executive team in New York City, the Chief for Civil Enforcement, the six other Regional Directors and the supervising auditors and detectives to enhance the Unit’s ability to efficiently and effectively utilize resources in support of its mission, particularly when these initiatives have a multi-region impact;
  • Overseeing investigative planning as well as leading and supervising team-based investigations of allegations of financial fraud in the healthcare industry and of abuse and neglect of residents of healthcare facilities;
  • Presenting evidence to grand juries and conducting evidentiary hearings and trials in New York State courts;
  • Reviewing charging instruments, memoranda recommending charges, plea agreements, search warrants, indictments, civil complaints, civil settlement agreements and other MFCU materials;
  • Carrying an individual docket of matters as warranted by the Region’s caseload; and
  • Serving as the Unit’s primary point of contact for interagency and community relationships in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

Applicants must possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • A minimum of fifteen (15) years of practice experience, including substantial grand jury and trial experience that preferably includes the investigation and prosecution of financial crimes, as well as experience in town and village justice courts on Long Island. Experience with parallel criminal and civil proceedings is preferred; 
  • At least 4 years of experience supervising and leading attorneys and support staff with the demonstrated ability to foster a collegial and productive work environment;
  • Experience working with multiple agencies and partners in the community;
  • Excellent analytical, communication, writing, legal research and organizational skills;
  • Experience drafting and overseeing the execution of search and eavesdropping warrants is a plus;
  • Sound judgment with the ability to work equally well independently or as a productive team member;
  • Technology proficiency that includes a knowledge of and experience using Microsoft Office applications and case management and eDiscovery platforms; and
  • Frequent travel across Long Island and New York City is required for the Unit’s investigations, court appearances and outreach.

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.

The annual salary for this position is $144,330. 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.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications are being received online. To apply, please click on the following link:  MFCU_HAU_RD/SA_3377

To ensure consideration, applications must be received by close of business on August 6, 2021.

Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:

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 recruitment@ag.ny.gov or phone at 212-416-8080.

For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: ag.ny.gov.

Posted by: Robert Abruzzese on Jun 21, 2021

THE CITY OF NEW YORK

OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE TRIALS AND HEARINGS

CITYWIDE JOB VACANCY NOTICE

Civil Service Title: Administrative Law Judge

Level: M3

Title Code: 30181

Office Title: Administrative Law Judge

Salary: $150,000 - $161,195

Division: Trials Division

Number of Positions: 3

Work Location: 100 Church Street, New York, NY 10007

Hours/Shift: Day shift - 35 hrs / week

 

Job Description

The City of New York’s Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (“OATH”) is the City’s central administrative tribunal, responsible for conducting administrative hearings for a wide range of City agencies, boards and commissions. OATH’s mission, to provide fair and timely proceedings to resolve disputes, is achieved through independent and impartial adjudication, ensuring procedural and substantive due process.

Within OATH’s Trials Division, an OATH Administrative Law Judge adjudicates cases involving different subject matter areas, including civil service law, zoning and land use, housing, licensing, conflicts of interest, city contracts, human rights law, consumer and worker protection laws, and vehicle seizures. OATH Administrative Law Judges are subject to the NYS and NYC Codes of Judicial Conduct, and must maintain the highest standards of ethics, both professionally and personally.

Under the supervision of the Chief Administrative Law Judge, the Administrative Law Judge:

  • conducts formal trials pursuant to federal, state, and local law
  • prepares written decisions that include a summary and analysis of evidentiary and legal issues
  • presides at pre-trial settlement conferences
  • participates in and leads special projects at OATH

 

Appointment by the Chief Administrative Law Judge is for a term of five years.

Qualification Requirements

1. Admission to practice law for at least five years in the State of New York, and five years of recent full-time relevant legal experience gained after Bar Admission, or

2. A satisfactory equivalent.

 

Please note that this position requires that incumbents must remain in good standing of the New York Bar for the duration of this employment.

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Exceptional analytical ability, ability to prepare well-reasoned decisions within strict time frames.
  • Outstanding writing skills.
  • Qualities of judicial demeanor, poise, discretion, patience, collegiality, and sound judgment.
  • Ability to handle complex trials and issue timely decisions, while producing a highly professional work product.
  • Proficiency in Word, Microsoft Outlook, computerized legal research.
  • Experience as a litigator or as a judge or Hearing Officer.

 

To Apply:

Interested candidates should apply online to Job ID 442358 via NYC Jobs (https://www1.nyc.gov/jobs/index.page). Please upload a cover letter and resume, combined in one document, when you are prompted to upload a resume. In addition, a writing sample should be submitted to HROATH@oath.nyc.gov. No telephone calls, faxes, or personal inquiries please. Incomplete application submissions will not be considered. Only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Applicant must be a City resident within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

 

For more information about OATH, visit us at: www.nyc.gov/oath

 

Post Date:

Post: Until filled

JVN: 820-2020-000015

 

 

OATH and the City of New York are Equal Opportunity Employers

Posted by: Robert Abruzzese on Jun 14, 2021

The Environmental Protection Bureau in the New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is seeking a litigator to serve in its Affirmative Litigation Section in the New York City office. This position involves representing the State in environmental, public health, and energy matters in litigation before federal and state courts, as well as practice before administrative agencies. The Affirmative Litigation Section enforces state and federal environmental laws that protect New Yorkers’ rights to clean air, clean water, and safe and healthy communities, and conducts investigations into violations of those laws. Recent cases the section has litigated include the disposal of hazardous debris from New York City construction sites in a public park in a low-income minority community on Long Island, protections for farmworkers and their families from pesticide exposures, and investigations into environmental health areas, such as toys containing lead and lead paint in residential buildings. Attorneys in the section also submit comments to the EPA on proposed rulemakings and have worked on the settlement to decommission and clean up safely the Indian Point nuclear power plant. The Bureau also defends state agencies alleged to have violated environmental laws, including the State Environmental Quality Review Act.

Applicants should have at least three (3) years of experience litigating in federal and state courts, including performing several of the following: writing briefs, performing document review, conducting depositions or other witness examinations, appearing in court, and conducting or participating in settlement negotiations. Experience litigating environmental and energy cases and knowledge of state and federal environmental statutes is not required.

Applicants must possess excellent research, writing, and analytical skills, and have the ability to develop and complete litigation and policy initiatives and filings in a timely manner. Ideal candidates will have litigated affirmative and/or defensive cases and have experience synthesizing information and building cases concerning public policy.

In addition, applicants must demonstrate a commitment to public service and the ability to work well with members of the public, scientific and technical staff, expert and fact witnesses, administrative agencies, and other members of a litigation team. Applicants should also describe any experience with electronic discovery and trial preparation platforms.

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.

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.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications are being received online. To apply, please click on the following link:  EPB_NYC_ AAG_3360

To ensure consideration, applications must be received by close of business on June 25, 2021.

Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:

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 Legal Recruitment via email at recruitment@ag.ny.gov or phone at 212-416-8080.

For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: ag.ny.gov

Posted by: Robert Abruzzese on Jun 9, 2021

The New York State Office of the Attorney General is seeking a criminal prosecutor to serve as Investigative Counsel in the newly created Office of Special Investigation (OSI). In June 2020, the New York State Legislature passed legislation codifying and expanding the Governor’s previous Executive Order, granting the OAG the jurisdiction to investigate and potentially prosecute incidents when a police officer or peace officer causes the death of a person. The Investigative Counsel position provides a unique and exciting opportunity to join a team of experienced felony and homicide prosecutors, legal support staff, and detective investigators who are working together to enhance transparency, strengthen public trust in the criminal justice system, and engage and collaborate with external stakeholders and partners. This position will be based in New York City and report to the Downstate Supervising Chief.

Candidates for the position of Investigative Counsel must possess the following:

  • A minimum of four (4) years of investigative or litigation experience;
  • Prior grand jury and/or criminal jury trial experience;
  • Excellent investigative and writing skills (the position requires a great deal of research and writing);
  • On an as-needed basis, the availability to work outside of usual business hours and to travel outside the county of employment; and
  • Verbal and/or written proficiency in other languages (e.g., Spanish, Mandarin, Russian, Korean, etc.) in addition to English is 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.

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.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications are being received online. To apply, please click on the following link:  OSI_NYC_IC_3369

To ensure consideration, applications must be received by close of business on July 23, 2021.

Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:

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 Legal Recruitment via email at recruitment@ag.ny.gov or phone at 212-416-8080.

For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: ag.ny.gov


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