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Assistant Attorney General - Public Interest - Special Litigation - Chicago


Title: Assistant Attorney General

Division: Public Interest

Bureau: Special Litigation - Chicago

The Special Litigation Bureau primarily handles complex investigations and affirmative litigation, including matters of high sensitivity and potential policy impact. One of the Bureauís primary responsibilities is to investigate and litigate cases involving governmental fraud, waste, abuse, and corruption. The Bureau investigates and pursues civil enforcement actions against public officials, employees, and contractors who commit fraud against the state or violate state ethics laws. The Bureau frequently works with a variety of state and federal agencies, and litigates in state and federal courts. The Bureau also provides litigation support to other bureaus in complex matters, and participates in legislative review and initiatives.

Responsibilities:

An Assistant Attorney General in the Special Litigation Bureau is responsible for all aspects of the investigation and litigation of assigned cases, including investigative memoranda, pleadings, discovery, court appearances, witness interviews, depositions, mediations and settlements, and generally representing the interests of the People of the State of Illinois.

Qualifications:

Candidates should have at least 5 years of litigation experience and be licensed by the State of Illinois at the time of application. A strong candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to public service work, sound judgment and excellent research and writing skills, and a background in complex litigation and trial work, including familiarity with False Claims statutes.

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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