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Assistant Attorney General - Government Representation - Revenue Litigation – Chicago

Title: Assistant Attorney General

Division: Government Representation

Bureau: Revenue Litigation – Chicago

The Revenue Litigation Bureau represents the interests of the State in litigation involving the civil enforcement of taxes administered by the Department of Revenue. In this regard the Bureau handles everything from small collection cases to major litigation involving challenges by large corporate taxpayers to tax assessments issued by the Department involving tens of millions of dollars. The Bureau also represents the Department in bankruptcy cases around the country, primarily in responding to objections to claims filed by the Department or in filing objections to confirmation of plans filed by debtors under chapter 11 or 13 of the Bankruptcy Code.

In addition, the Bureau is responsible for the collection of debts owed a variety of other State agencies. The latter cases include property damage and personal injury matters arising from damage to state property and injuries to state employees, as well as various fines, penalties and contractual liabilities.

Finally, the Bureau supervises the assessment and collection of Illinois Estate Taxes, and in this regard all Illinois estate tax returns must be filed with the Revenue Litigation Bureau.


Candidates must have at least three years litigation experience in state and local taxation. Experience in domestic relations, probate, real estate, bankruptcy, workers’ compensation, state and local taxation, and supplementary citation proceedings preferable, but not required. Candidates must be licensed by the State of Illinois at the time of application.

Salary: Salaries start at $65,000. This position will be paid from funds appropriated to the Illinois Department of Revenue.

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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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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