Minimum Qualifications A minimum of five (5) years of federal and/or state court civil litigation experience is required. Prior class action or complex litigation experience is preferred. Superior research, writing, oral advocacy, analytic, and organizational skills are also 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.
Duties Description The Health and Human Services (HHS) Section of the Litigation Bureau in the New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is seeking an experienced litigator to serve in the New York City office.
The Litigation Bureau represents the State of New York and its agencies and officers 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.
Attorneys assigned to the Health and Human Services Section primarily represent and defend the State of New York’s health and welfare agencies—including the Department of Health, Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, and Office of Children and Family Services—in federal and state court actions involving a wide range of constitutional, civil rights, public health, social services (including the Medicaid, Public Assistance, and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs), labor and employment, child welfare, juvenile justice, state regulation, and administrative law issues. Among other things, the Section handles a large number of class action and complex civil rights litigation matters involving the administration and supervision of important local, state, and federal government public health, public assistance, and child welfare programs. The Section’s cases are often high profile, frequently present complex questions of constitutional law and statutory and regulatory interpretation, and have significant policy and financial implications for the State. The Section 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.
Additional Comments Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
The OAG is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to workplace diversity.
Salary commensurate with experience.
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. The reference number for the position is LIT_AAG/HHS_NYC_3173.
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
• Writing Sample
Please note: Failure to submit a complete application will delay the consideration of your application.
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For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: www.ag.ny.gov.