Personnel, Labor and Employment Division
Office of the Attorney General

Salary range: $81,246 – $99,843
Closing: 04/23/18

This position is outside of the collective bargaining unit.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: The District of Columbia Office of the Attorney General (OAG) seeks a Trial Attorney to join its Personnel and Labor Relations Section. Trial Attorneys in the Personnel and Labor Relations (PLR) Section represent District agencies in administrative matters before the Office of Employee Appeals (OEA), Office of Administrative Hearings, Office of Human Rights, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Metropolitan Police Department Adverse Action Panels, and Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department Fire Trial Boards. They also provide appellate representation of these matters before the OEA Board, the Compensation Review Board/Department of Employment Services, various Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service arbitrators, the Public Employee Relations Board, and the District of Columbia Superior Court. Duties include all aspects of civil litigation, i.e. discovery, motions practice, brief writing, and evidentiary hearings. The incumbent serves under the direct supervision of the Chief of the Personnel and Labor Relations Section.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have at least one (1) year of relevant legal or litigation experience, including administrative hearings. The successful candidate must have significant experience in the area of employment law and possess excellent oral and written communication 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.

OTHER INFORMATION: The selected candidate will be subject to a background investigation including reference checks.

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Public Safety Division
Office of the Attorney General

Salary range: $67,783 – $81,246
Closing: 04/24/18

This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by AFGE Local 1403 and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Youth involved in the juvenile justice system present myriad issues that may contribute to their court involvement. The District of Columbia Office of Attorney General seeks a creative and motivated trial attorney for the Juvenile Section of its Public Safety Division, which handles all juvenile prosecutions in the District of Columbia and cases involving delinquency offenses. The Section has jurisdiction to charge a juvenile for any criminal offense under the D.C. Code, Federal Code, or D.C. Municipal Regulations. Section attorneys work closely with other juvenile justice stakeholders to make appropriate charging decisions, interact with victims and witnesses, evaluate appropriate dispositions for involved juveniles, and litigate appropriate cases in the Superior Court’s Family Division. The selected attorney will manage a caseload involving juvenile offenders and be expected to both litigate and develop comprehensive rehabilitative resolutions that will ensure the public safety.

Trial attorneys engage in all aspects of criminal litigation, including interviewing and preparing for testimony police and civilian witnesses, making charging decisions, researching, writing and litigating motions, managing all aspects of a trial calendar from intake through sentencing, and conducting community outreach. Additionally, Juvenile Section attorneys may be assigned to represent the interests of the District truancy and juvenile specialty court prosecutions. Applicants for this position should have a demonstrated interest in criminal law and procedure, prosecution and juvenile justice.

QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate should have up to one year of post-law school experience, passion for justice and fairness in the criminal justice system, strong analytical skills, as well as strong oral and written communication 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.

OTHER INFORMATION: The selected candidate will be subject to a background investigation including reference checks.

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Public Advocacy Division
Office of the Attorney General

Salary range: $114,171 – $134,310
Closing: 04/20/18

This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by AFGE Local 1403 and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: The Public Integrity Section of the Public Advocacy Division seeks an attorney to represent the District of Columbia in investigations and civil litigation arising under the District of Columbia False Claims Act, D.C. Code § 2-308.14, et seq. The Public Advocacy Division investigates and litigates civil cases aimed at protecting the public interest. The Public Integrity Section 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. This position specializes in cases involving fraud against the District but may also work on other types of matters handled by the Division.

Potential false claims cases arise from a variety of transactions in which fraud is alleged. These include Medicaid claims and fraudulent claims submitted by those contracting with, or receiving grants from, the District. The selected attorney will conduct and coordinate investigations, file complaints, and litigate against individuals and companies. In addition to bringing original complaints for false claims and fraud, the attorney will review and investigate qui tam complaints filed by private parties under seal in courts across the country.
These complaints are served on the Section for review, and where appropriate, independently investigated by the Section in conjunction with other District agencies to determine whether and in what manner the District of Columbia should intervene in the actions and conduct litigation itself.

The successful candidate will prosecute a range of public interest cases, with an emphasis on using anti-fraud authorities to combat fraud against the District. 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 and United States District Court, coordinating efforts with other District and federal enforcement agencies, and drafting and reviewing legislative proposals.

QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate should possess ten or more years of strong legal research and writing skills, civil litigation experience, and familiarity with relevant law. The candidate must be able to analyze complex factual issues and handle several complex matters at one time.

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.

OTHER INFORMATION: The selected candidate will be subject to a background investigation including reference checks.

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Public Interest Division
Office of the Attorney General

Salary range: $130,000 – $145,000
Closing: 04/18/18

This position is outside of the collective bargaining unit.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: The Public Interest Division of the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia is seeking a Chief for the Equity Section. Equity defends the District of Columbia and its officials and employees in complex civil litigation seeking injunctive and other relief that impacts substantially on executive level agencies. This includes class action and other systemic challenges to the services, practices, conditions and/or care provided by District agencies and departments, and/or challenges to their component operations; civil actions seeking to enjoin enforcement of or otherwise challenge any District laws; and civil actions concerning a variety of regulatory actions taken by District agencies. These cases vary from individual to class action complaints and from singular to system-wide challenges. Equity also advises a number of District agencies on matters related to pending litigation and/or matters in which orders awarding permanent injunctive relief have been entered.

The duties of the Section Chief include, but are not limited to:

  • Supervising 11 Assistant Attorneys General (“AAG”), one Ruff Fellow, and three paralegals in all aspects of civil litigation in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia;
  • Ensuring proper case assignment and case transfers to and coverage by AAGs to meet court, mediation, and other schedules or deadlines;
  • Reviewing and approving pleadings, motions, memoranda, discovery, and correspondence;
  • Evaluating cases for settlement purposes and authorizing or recommending settlement amounts;
  • Monitoring compliance of AAGs and staff with the Attorney General’s Performance Contract requirements, including response to contacts within 24 hours and successful litigation outcome rates;
  • Reviewing litigation outcomes and making timely recommendations where appellate review is needed;
  • Attending management meetings with the Deputy and Office of the Attorney General as requested, as well as attend such management and other specific meetings with District agencies, their units, or personnel as necessary or requested;
  • Assisting in interviewing, reviewing, evaluating, and, where necessary, disciplining AAGs, in accord with D.C. Rule of Professional Conduct and OAG standards and policies;
  • Maintaining requisite legal, management, inter-agency, human relations, and management-labor knowledge and skills; and
  • Collecting, maintaining, and disseminating timely, accurate and up-to-date data on the Section’s activities.

The candidate must also have considerable prior experience handling complex civil litigation, including class action, constitutional, and § 1983 litigation, particularly cases that seek a broad range of injunctive relief, as well as prior managerial experience, and excellent writing skills.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate for this position must have a JD degree, supervisory experience, strong interpersonal skills, and effective oral and written communication skills. The candidate must also possess strong managerial and organization skills, substantive knowledge of the practice areas in the Section and substantial litigation experience.

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Public Interest Division
Office of the Attorney General

Salary range: $63,337 – $81,652
Closing: 04/17/18

This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by AFSCME Local 2401 and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: The Public Interest Division of the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia is seeking a staff assistant for its Government Contracts Section (GCS). The GCS defends the District of Columbia in contract cases filed with the District of Columbia Contract Appeals Board (CAB) and general breach of contract and unjust enrichment claims filed in the D.C. Superior Court. The incumbent’s primary responsibility will be to provide substantive administrative and support to the Section Chief and GCS staff which contributes to the effective and efficient operation of the office and/or its Program(s).

The incumbent’s duties include:

  • Serves as a timekeeper and point of contact for the section regarding all time and attendance issues.
  • Prepares and processes requests for purchases orders for the procurement of court reporters, transcripts and experts; timely receipts invoices in PASS; monitors the section’s outstanding procurements and ensures that funds are timely DE obligated.
  • Processes mail and distributes to Section Chief and staff members.
  • Calendars litigation deadlines, meetings and agency events in Prolaw.
  • Inputs new cases in Prolaw.
  • Drafts and prepares letters, memos and other correspondence as assigned.
  • Responds to inquiries and administrative issues. Notifies the appropriate staff members of the need for information or recommendations and either prepares the response or follows up to ensure a timely response by others.
  • Scans and copies litigation documents.
  • Serves as a liaison for service delivery.
  • Responsible for the ordering, distribution and upkeep of supplies.
  • Assists with filing and organizing.
  • Assists with compiling reports.
  • Properly and timely closes out case files for archiving.
  • Performs other clerical and administrative duties as assigned.

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Emoluments: Standing Order and Opinion

Office of Consumer Protection
Office of the Attorney General

Salary range: $130,000 – $145,000
Closing: 04/18/18

This position is outside of the collective bargaining unit.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: The Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia (OAG) seeks a Director of the Office of Consumer Protection (OCP). OCP resides in the Public Advocacy Division (PAD) of OAG; the Director reports to the Deputy Attorney General for PAD and works closely with the Attorney General and Chief Deputy. The Director is the lead lawyer responsible for planning, directing, and managing OCP. OCP enforces the District's consumer protection laws and mediates disputes between consumers and businesses. It investigates businesses that are taking advantage of consumers and can bring lawsuits to stop unlawful practices, obtain restitution for consumers who have been harmed, and the payment of penalties and costs to the District. OCP also drafts and supports legislation that protects consumers, and educates consumers through outreach events, an up-to-date online Consumer Resources library, and the distribution of consumer protection guides.

The Director leads the litigation and other programming of OCP, manages its attorneys and staff, and serves as a leader in OAG. Duties include:

  • Establishing priorities, policies and procedures for OCP;
  • Directly supervising all lawyers and administrative staff in the Office, including overseeing all phases of litigation and other program work, providing training and professional development opportunities, evaluating performance, and managing personnel-related issues;
  • Managing complex litigation, including local and national civil enforcement of cases, prosecutions, negotiations and litigation;
  • Leading and participating in large, multistate investigations and litigation of relevance to the District;
  • Overseeing a program to intake, evaluate, and potentially investigate consumer complaints;
  • Engaging the public on consumer education through town hall meetings, media, and outreach materials, and reaching out to community and legal services groups to amplify OAG’s work;
  • Developing legislative proposals to strengthen existing District of Columbia consumer protection laws;
  • Advising the Attorney General, Chief Deputy, and other senior government officials on legal and policy issues related to consumers; and
  • Representing the Attorney General in meetings with high government officials, including members of the D.C. Council and their staff.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate must have substantive knowledge of relevant laws, policies and practices relating to consumer protection, prior litigation experience, and strong writing and research skills. The candidate must also have strong management and organization skills, and possess the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. The candidate must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain working relationships with stakeholders at all levels, including law enforcement, legislators, state and federal agencies and agency staff.

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.

OTHER INFORMATION: The selected candidate will be subject to a background investigation including reference checks.

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Emoluments: Statement of Interest Regarding Individual Capacity Complaint

The District of Columbia et al. v. Trump: Order Granting Motion for Leave to Amend

Office of the Solicitor General
Office of the Attorney General

Salary range: $135,000 – $150,000
Closing: 03/27/18

This position is outside of the collective bargaining unit.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: The Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia is seeking candidates for the position of Deputy Solicitor General.

The Office of the Solicitor General handles high-profile matters of both local and national importance, and is responsible for the District’s civil and criminal appellate litigation. The Office practices most frequently before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States. There are two Deputy Solicitors General who report to the Solicitor General and who are the immediate supervisors for a staff of assistant attorneys general and other administrative professionals.

This Deputy Solicitor General is responsible for civil and administrative appeals. (There is another Deputy Solicitor General responsible for criminal and juvenile appeals.) These appeals cover a tremendous variety of substantive areas including constitutional law, contracts, family law, torts, tax, and administrative law.

The Deputy Solicitor General has a leadership role in defending the interests of the District of Columbia. The duties of the Deputy Solicitor General include:

  • Consulting and coordinating with the Attorney General, the Solicitor General, and other senior management on matters which are pending, or may be brought, before the appellate courts.
  • Making recommendations to the Solicitor General on whether any matter should be pursued before the appellate courts, including recommendations on petitions for rehearing and certiorari.
  • Reviewing legal briefs drafted by the assistant attorneys general working for the Office of the Solicitor General to ensure high-quality written advocacy.
  • Participating in moot courts and attending oral arguments to ensure high-quality oral advocacy.
  • Monitoring cases on appeal and assigning appellate matters to appropriate staff.
  • Handling selected significant matters personally.
  • Supervising and evaluating the attorneys and support staff assigned to the Office of the Solicitor General.
  • Assisting in identifying training needs and suitable professional development programs for appellate advocacy and legal writing.
  • Monitoring the development of the law in the federal and local appellate courts.
  • Advising attorneys elsewhere in the District government on the effect of appellate decisions and on occasion helping draft legislation in response to such decisions.
  • Making recommendations to the Solicitor General on whether the District of Columbia should initiate or join amicus briefs with other state Attorneys General on issues of mutual interest.
  • Serving as acting Solicitor General when the Solicitor General is unavailable.

QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires substantial appellate litigation experience and previous managerial experience. Substantial knowledge of District of Columbia law is highly desirable though not required.

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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