TRIAL ATTORNEY (Enforcement)

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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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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 affirmative litigation. 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 perform enforcement work focusing on local issues pertaining to District residents or to businesses based in the District. The successful candidate may also perform high-impact litigation involving complex issues of constitutional law and statutory interpretation. 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 or federal district court, coordinating efforts with other District, state, and federal enforcement agencies, drafting and reviewing amicus filings and comments, drafting and reviewing legislative proposals, and engaging in public education activities. Some of the work will involve participation in multi-state groups of assistant attorneys general that investigate, litigate, or resolve matters on a national scale. There will likely be opportunities to serve on the Executive Committees of multistate attorney general groups handling complex, document-intensive investigations of practices that were national in scope.


QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of five years of litigation experience is required. The candidate should have substantial civil litigation experience, including experience with complex questions of constitutional law and statutory interpretation. The candidate should also have 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.

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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 23, 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: 
Friday, June 23, 2017