TRIAL ATTORNEY (Tuition Fraud)

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441 4th St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States
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Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia
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Position Description: 

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DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: The Public Integrity Unit of the Public Advocacy Division of the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia is seeking a Trial Attorney to handle public school tuition fraud matters. The Public Advocacy Division investigates and litigates civil cases aimed at protecting the public interest. The Public Integrity Unit brings enforcement cases against companies and individuals that engage in unlawful commercial activity causing harm to the public or harm to the District Government itself.

The Division prosecutes a wide range of cases, including cases seeking damages or injunctive relief for violations of the antitrust, consumer protection, environmental, anti-fraud, nonprofit, and charities laws. Recent enforcement actions have addressed a wide range of public interest issues, including diversion of funding from public charter schools, misuse of District grant funds, online lending to consumers, and airline competition at Reagan National Airport.
The successful candidate will prosecute a range of public interest cases, with an emphasis on using anti-fraud authorities to combat non-resident tuition fraud in the District’s public schools. Duties will include: identifying areas for investigation, conducting pre-complaint discovery using compulsory process and informal methods, analyzing complex factual and legal issues, negotiating settlements, preparing matters for litigation, litigating cases through trial in D.C. Superior Court, coordinating efforts with other District enforcement agencies, and drafting and reviewing legislative proposals.


QUALIFICATIONS: The candidate should have 2-3 years of civil litigation experience, in addition to excellent analytical, writing and litigation skills.

ELIGIBILITY: The successful candidate must have a law degree and be an active member in good standing of the bar of any jurisdiction. If not a member of the District of Columbia Bar, the candidate must be sworn into the District of Columbia Bar within 360 days of his/her initial appointment with the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia.

To apply: 

HOW TO APPLY: Candidates should e-mail one PDF file which includes: 1) a cover letter (must include the vacancy number) summarizing why you are interested and the skills and abilities you possess that will enable you to succeed in this position; 2) résumé; 3) list of three references; and 4) a writing sample to [email protected] by 11:59pm EST on June 22, 2017, addressed to Arlyntha Love, Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, 441 4th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Submission deadline: 
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Expiration date: 
Thursday, June 22, 2017