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Assistant Attorney General - Public Interest - Tobacco Enforcement - Chicago

Title: Assistant Attorney General

Division: Public Interest

Bureau: Tobacco Enforcement - Chicago


The Tobacco Enforcement Bureau is responsible for enforcing the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) which is a landmark settlement entered into in 1998 by the Illinois Attorney General and 51 states and territories with the four largest tobacco companies. Illinois will receive over $9.1 billion under the settlement. The MSA provides for restrictions on the advertising and promotional activities of tobacco companies, specifically prohibiting the targeting of youth by banning practices designed to attract underage consumers. The Bureau also enforces the provisions of the State escrow laws pertaining to certain tobacco manufacturers.


An Assistant Attorney General in the Tobacco Enforcement Bureau handles complex regulatory and multi-state litigation. Assistant Attorneys General investigate manufacturers and distributors who sell cigarettes in Illinois to ensure compliance with the MSA and related state laws. They also participate in multi-state efforts regarding tobacco products, including the enforcement of various statutes relating to the illegal manufacture and sale of cigarettes.


Candidates must be licensed by the State of Illinois at the time of application. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to public service with strong investigative and problem-solving skills. Ideal candidates will have litigation and/or regulatory experience as well as sound judgment and excellent research, writing and legislative drafting skills. Background or experience with tobacco and other public health legal/policy issues preferred.

Salary: Salaries start at $62,000.

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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