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Assistant Attorney General - Special Prosecutions Financial Crimes Unit - Chicago

Title: Assistant Attorney General

Division: Special Prosecutions Financial Crimes Unit – Chicago


The Financial Crimes Prosecution Unit is a specialized prosecution group based in Chicago that investigates and prosecutes a wide range of complex economic crimes throughout Illinois. Those prosecutions include cases involving various types of sophisticated insurance, securities and bank fraud schemes, embezzlement schemes, and public corruption. Cases are received from federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and from county states attorneys.


An Assistant Attorney General assigned to the unit will prosecute cases throughout the state and should expect to travel. Cases in the unit are handled as vertical prosecutions; AAsG are expected to handle cases from intake through sentencing. An attorney in this position is expected to provide legal advice and assistance to law enforcement agencies during the course of investigation, evaluate cases for prosecution, initiate prosecutions, and handle their cases through sentencing and post-trial motions. AAsG in the unit frequently conduct grand jury investigations and should expect to litigate grand jury matters. Search warrants, overhears, and in some instances undercover operations are used in some investigations. Assistant Attorneys General are expected to draft petitions for and obtain search warrants and overhear orders and work with law enforcement in planning undercover operations.


The candidate should have an in depth knowledge of the principles of criminal law, in general and some knowledge of the statutes used to prosecute various types of white collar crime. The candidate should have two or more years of felony trial experience preferably involving white collar crime. Knowledge of the law of evidence as it relates to privileges is particularly important. Familiarity with grand jury practice and procedure would be a plus. The candidate must be an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois at the time of application and be willing to travel.

Salary: Salaries start at $71,400.

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

Attorney Hiring
Attn: Tierra Williams
Office of the Illinois Attorney General
100 West Randolph, 12th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60601
(312) 814-3695
(312) 814-5218 (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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