The Environmental Protection Bureau in the New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is seeking an experienced litigator to serve in its General Litigation Section for the New York City office. Attorneys in this position represent the State and state agencies in environmental litigation before federal and state courts. Attorneys in the General Litigation Section spend approximately two-thirds of their time on cases handled by the General Litigation Section and one-third of their time on other cases. The General Litigation Section represents state agencies in both defensive and affirmative litigation. Some recent matters handled by the Section include an action against the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation claiming that a state prohibition on products containing ivory is preempted by federal law, an action against DEC defending its environmental review of a modification to a liquified natural gas facility in Brooklyn, and an enforcement action on behalf of the Long Island Pine Barrens Commission against an illegal development within the Pine Barrens. Recent matters outside the Section litigated by the Section’s attorneys include litigation challenging rollbacks and delays of federal regulations protecting human health and the environment, and investigations into environmental health areas, such as toys containing lead and lead paint in residential dwellings.
Applicants should have a minimum of five (5) years of experience litigating in federal and state courts and/or before administrative agencies, including motion practice, discovery, oral arguments, and settlements. 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, the applicant 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_3352
To ensure consideration, applications must be received by close of business on May 19, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 212-416-8080.
For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: ag.ny.gov
Application Deadline is May 19, 2021