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, vendors, contractors, and others 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.
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, settlements, and generally representing the interests of the People of the State of Illinois.
Newly licensed attorneys will not be considered. Candidates should have at least 3 years of legal 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, excellent research and writing skills, and a judicial clerkship or complex litigation experience.
Salary: Salaries start at $62,000.
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An Equal Opportunity Employer
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.