Public Advocacy Division
Office of the Attorney General
Salary range: $94,915 – $110,730
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 Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia is seeking a trial attorney for the Public Advocacy Division. The Public Advocacy Division investigates and litigates civil 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, 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 prosecute a range of public interest cases, with an emphasis on enforcement of District and federal antitrust laws. Some of the work will involve participation in multi-state groups of assistant attorneys general that investigate, litigate, or resolve antitrust or consumer protection issues on a national scale. Other enforcement work will focus on “local” issues pertaining specifically to commercial activity in 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 or federal district court, coordinating efforts with other District, state, and federal enforcement agencies, drafting and reviewing amicus filings and multistate comments, drafting and reviewing legislative proposals, and engaging in community outreach activities.
QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate must possess strong legal research and writing skills, civil litigation experience, and familiarity with antitrust 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.
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