The Arizona Attorney General’s Office Civil Litigation Division/Consumer Protection and Advocacy Section is seeking a Senior Litigation Counsel to identify, evaluate, prioritize and respond to complaints about possible consumer fraud and related unlawful conduct.
Remote Options: This position may be eligible for Remote Work two days a week.
This position will supervise and conduct formal and informal investigations. Will conduct all phases of consumer fraud litigation including discovery, motion practice, trial and appeals in administrative hearings, state superior court, federal court and also at the appellate level, where necessary, including complex litigation.
Will assist in civil litigation efforts throughout the Section particularly complex litigation and trial practice in the area of consumer fraud. Will mentor and advise newer, less experienced attorneys, providing advice, consultation, work review, and co-counseling. Will develop section cooperation to enhance the Office’s ability to respond to litigation emergencies and participate in major litigation. Will assume responsibility for own individual assignments and also serve as a section resource, providing advice, information and support to other attorneys, staff and management.
Will provide written and oral legal opinions and advice on a wide variety of legal and policy issues that arise in the Consumer Protection and Advocacy Section. Will also assist in legislative and community education efforts.
Will participate and coordinate with other attorney general offices in multi-state litigation and other activities. May also be assigned to work on executive committees for multi-state litigation.
*Knowledge of civil procedures, filing deadlines, completing matters in a timely manner, producing professional pleadings and keeping abreast of new statutes and case law.
*Knowledge and understanding of applicable consumer fraud statutes, other Arizona statutes, federal laws relating to consumer issues and the rules and regulations of state and federal courts.
*Knowledge of legal techniques and the basic concepts of American jurisprudence and of the formats utilized in the preparation of legal documents.
*Knowledge of the practical factors that impact investigative and litigation decisions and goals, including target and defendant responses, opposing counsel strategies and judicial perspectives, and victim/witness considerations.
*Knowledge and experience with settlement negotiations and financial considerations for the state and defendants.
*Skilled in factual issue analysis, legal research, legal writing, oral presentation, and negotiation.
*Skilled in advocacy, public speaking; media communications; trial skills; negotiating skills; investigative skills; and the ability to work closely with law enforcement personnel as well as witnesses.
*Skilled in identifying issues and preparing concise analysis of legal documents and records.
*Skilled in preparing legal briefs, memoranda and correspondence efficiently and with minimal supervision.
*Ability to interact with and obtain information from witnesses, coworkers, representatives of state and federal agencies and the courts.
*Ability to include effective and situation-appropriate interpersonal communication; good judgment; high ethical and professional standards; empathy with other section lawyers and staff; and ability to function well under time constraints and other pressures.
*Ability to operate software and equipment that is common to a modern work environment.
10-12 Years Civil Litigation Experience.
• Travel is required for this position. A valid Arizona Driver’s License is required, along with consent to have your driving record run periodically.
• Admission to, and good standing with, the Arizona State Bar is required (include on resume the date(s) of admission in Arizona and any other states). Candidate must have an active Arizona State Bar license.
• Attorney applicants are required to submit a writing sample with their resume/application profile.
The writing sample should contain an analysis of some substantive legal issue and provide insight concerning your ability to think and to explain and advocate for a particular position.
• All applicants under serious consideration for hire with the Attorney General's Office are required to be fingerprinted by the Office and complete a criminal background check through State and Federal agencies. A job offer cannot be tendered until the candidate has successfully passed the initial background check. Your record does not automatically constitute a bar to employment. Factors such as, but not limited to, age at time of offense and age of offense, as well as the relationship between the offense and the job for which you apply will be taken into account.
The Attorney General's Office offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
Health and dental insurance
Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
• Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).
• Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Human Resources at (602) 542-8056 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
During all phases of the selection process, people with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting the AG’s Human Resources Office at (602) 542-8056 or via e-mail at HumanResources@azag.gov. The Arizona Office of the Attorney General does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age in its programs, activities or in its hiring and employment practices. The following division has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Operations Division, 2005 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004, Phone: (602) 542-8056, Fax: (602) 542-8000.
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