TRIAL ATTORNEY (Consumer Protection)

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

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DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: The District of Columbia Office of the Attorney General (OAG) seeks a trial attorney for its Office of Consumer Protection.

The attorney will work on a range of public interest cases, with an emphasis on civil enforcement of the District’s Consumer Protection Procedures Act and related local and federal consumer protection laws. Some of the enforcement work will involve participation in multi-state groups of assistant attorneys general that investigate, litigate, or resolve consumer protection issues on a national scale, including participation on the Executive Committees leading complex, document-intensive investigations. Other enforcement work will focus on “local” issues pertaining specifically to D.C. consumers or to businesses based in D.C.

Duties will include, but will not be limited to, identifying areas for investigation, conducting pre-complaint discovery using compulsory process and informal methods, working with expert witnesses, analyzing complex factual and legal issues, negotiating settlements, preparing matters for litigation, litigating cases through trial in D.C. Superior Court or federal district court, coordinating efforts with other District, state, and federal enforcement agencies, drafting and reviewing amicus filings and comments, drafting and reviewing proposed legislation, and engaging in consumer outreach and education activities.


QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate should have 5-8 years of prior civil litigation experience, as well as strong legal research, writing, and analysis skills. The candidate must be able to handle several matters at one time. Familiarity with consumer protection law and demonstrated interest in public service work are desirable.

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 August 11, 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: 
Monday, July 24, 2017