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Assistant Attorney General - Consumer Protection - Consumer Fraud - Chicago


Title: Assistant Attorney General

Division: Consumer Protection

Bureau: Consumer Fraud - Chicago

The Consumer Fraud Bureau is responsible for handling a broad spectrum of consumer protection activities. Its focus is to protect Illinois residents from fraudulent or dishonest business practices. It engages in investigations of possible fraud or deception and, when appropriate, files enforcement actions in state or federal court. Specifically, the Bureau investigates and files actions against fraudulent home repair companies, auto dealers, Internet sites, mortgage lenders, immigration consultants, and healthcare providers. The Bureau also files lawsuits on behalf of Illinois consumers and businesses victimized by fraud, deception and unfair business practices. In addition to litigation, the Bureau also drafts legislation and participates in seminars and trainings to educate the community on emerging consumer problems and issues.

Responsibilities:

An Assistant Attorney General in the Consumer Fraud bureau builds cases against alleged perpetrators of fraud. Assistant Attorneys General investigate consumer complaints, draft pleadings, draft and respond to motions, manage mediations and settlements and represent the interests of the People of the State of Illinois in court.

Qualifications:

Candidates must be licensed by the State of Illinois at the time of application. Candidates must have at least 2 years post-graduate legal experience. Ideal candidates will have experience in student loan, mortgage, and credit card debt; knowledge of the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Practices Act; and considerable motion practice and discovery experience.

Salary: Salaries start at $57,000.

To ensure full consideration, please send resume and cover letter to:

Ruta Stropus
Director of Attorney Recruitment and Professional Development
Attn: Adelaida Otero
Office of the Attorney General
100 West Randolph, 12th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60601
(312) 814-3695
(312) 814-5024 (Fax)
attorneyhiring@atg.state.il.us


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The Illinois Attorney General's Office is an equal opportunity employer. The Office considers applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital or veteran status, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or disability.

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