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Assistant Attorney General - Government Representation - Toll Highway - Downers Grove (West suburban Chicago)

Title: Assistant Attorney General

Division: Government Representation

Bureau: Toll Highway

Location: Downers Grove (west suburban Chicago)

The Toll Highway Bureau is seeking candidates for the position of Assistant Attorney General to personally handle and set strategy for Tollway-related litigation. The Bureau provides legal services to the Illinois Toll Highway Authority, a 1700-employee public agency with over $900 million in annual revenue, and currently undergoing a $12 billion capital program.

Candidates must have a litigation background and knowledge sufficient for them to assume primary responsibility for the state Agency’s litigation practice. Focuses include tort, employment, transportation law, contract law and casualty insurance. A candidate should be experienced in federal and state court practice and procedure (with a preference for admission to practice in federal court in the Northern District of Illinois, and experience practicing in Cook County, IL and those surrounding counties in the Illinois Tollway region).

The position, reporting to the agency’s General Counsel, requires an attorney to be well organized and self-directed. A candidate should be capable of performing in-depth legal research, and possess excellent writing skills to develop strong pleadings. The job also requires the attorney to regularly conduct discovery activities, and effectively advocate for Agency positions at hearings and trials.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Candidates must be licensed in Illinois at the time of application. A minimum of five years post-graduation litigation experience is required.

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

Attorney Recruiting
Attn: Adelaida Otero
Office of the Attorney General
100 West Randolph, 12th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60601
(312) 814-3695
(312) 814-5024 (Fax)

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