Assistant Attorney General

The Office of the New York State Attorney General’s (OAG) Division of Regional Affairs
May 5, 2023
Buffalo, NY
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The Office of the New York State Attorney General’s (OAG) Division of Regional Affairs is seeking attorneys to handle investigations, enforcement actions and affirmative litigation in their assigned region and collaborate on statewide initiatives. The selected attorneys will be hired as Assistant Attorneys General and will be involved in all stages of investigation and litigation, including strategic planning, issuing subpoenas, conducting depositions, drafting commencement documents, negotiating settlements and conducting trials.

The OAG’s Regional Offices represent the State, its agencies and officers in state and federal courts in claims and litigation relating to civil rights, public employment, social services, education, elections, law enforcement, public health, state finance, insurance, taxation and other litigated matters arising out of state operations and legislation. The Regional Offices also handle affirmative social and economic justice investigations, enforcement actions and litigation in diverse areas including consumer protection, civil rights, workers’ rights, housing protection, charities and enforcement of the state’s Cannabis Law in collaboration with the State’s Office of Cannabis Management.

Qualifications for the Assistant Attorney General positions are as follows:

  • At least two (2) years of post-graduate legal experience is preferred, however, the Regional Offices will consider well-qualified applicants who have fewer years of experience;
  • Prior litigation and trial experience is a plus;
  • Strong writing, legal analysis, organizational, interpersonal communication and problem-solving skills;
  • Motivated and collaborative with the ability to work independently and interact with a diverse group ofcolleagues, members of the public and government regulators;
  • Comfort with and proficiency using technology to complete legal work, including knowledge of and experiencewith various computer software programs and case management and electronic discovery platforms; and
  • A demonstrated commitment to public service.Applicants must reside in (or intend to soon become a resident of) New York State and must be admitted to practice law in New York State. Additionally, 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.

    As an employee of the OAG, you will join a team of dedicated individuals who work to serve the people of our State through a wide variety of occupations. To learn more about Assistant Attorney General compensation, please click here. We offer a comprehensive New York State benefits package, including paid leave, health, dental, vision and retirement benefits, and family-friendly policies. Additionally, the OAG offers a robust Workplace Flexibilities Program with multiple options for employees, including telecommuting (up to two days per week) and alternative work schedules.

    Per Office of the Attorney General policy, confirmation of vaccination status is a condition of employment for this position. If you are not fully vaccinated, you may be required to provide regular negative COVID-19 PCR test results at a frequency determined by the agency. The agency will consider religious and reasonable accommodations. For more information, please contact