Office of the New York State Attorney General

As head of the Department of Law, the Attorney General is both the “People's Lawyer” and the State's chief legal officer. As the “People's Lawyer,” the Attorney General serves as the guardian of the legal rights of the citizens of New York, its organizations and its natural resources. In fulfilling the duties of the State’s chief legal counsel, the Attorney General not only advises the Executive branch of State government, but also defends actions and proceedings on behalf of the State.

The Attorney General serves all New Yorkers in numerous matters affecting their daily lives.The Attorney General's Office is charged with the statutory and common law powers to protect consumers and investors, charitable donors, the public health and environment, civil rights, and the rights of wage-earners and businesses across the State.

The Attorney General's authority also includes the activities and investigations of the State Organized Crime Task Force and Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. While the Attorney General acts independently of the Governor, the Governor or a state agency may request the Attorney General to undertake specific criminal investigations and prosecutions.

The legal functions of the Department of Law are divided primarily into five major divisions: Appeals and Opinions, State Counsel, Criminal Justice, Economic Justice and Social Justice.

Over 1,800 employees, including over 700 attorneys, as well as forensic accountants, legal assistants, scientists, investigators, and support staff, serve in the Office of the Attorney General in many locations across New York State.

Jul 23, 2024
Full time
$84,559 - $176,665 yearly
Office of the New York State Attorney General
Division of Social Justice Housing Protection Unit - New York City Assistant Attorney General Reference No. HPU_NYC_AAG_3706   Application Deadline is August 23, 2024   The Office of the New York State Attorney General (OAG) seeks a dedicated attorney with litigation experience to serve in the Housing Protection Unit (HPU). HPU is charged with addressing violations of tenant laws, preserving New York State’s affordable housing stock, and stopping fraud in the real estate industry.     Some representative investigations by the OAG include: ·       Securing $4 million from landlords after uncovering an illegal kickback scheme to deregulate apartments ; ·       Cracking down on Tenant Blacklisting ; ·       Securing more than $400,000 for tenants harassed by Ink Property Group, along with up to $1.75 million for affordable housing ; ·       Joining New York State Homes and...
Jul 19, 2024
Full time
$84,559 - $176,665 yearly
Office of the New York State Attorney General Hybrid (New York, NY, USA)
Division of Economic Justice Special Counsel – New York City (24-Month Term Position) Reference No. DEJ_NYC_SC_3705   Application Deadline August 16, 2024 Opportunity for Attorneys w/Experience Leading Complex Rulemaking Efforts   The Office of the New York State Attorney General (OAG) is seeking an attorney with experience leading complex rulemaking efforts and teams to work on drafting regulations implementing landmark legislation intended to preserve the online privacy of young people and protect them from the harms of addictive social media feeds. The selected attorney will be hired as a Special Counsel for a 24-month term with the possibility to extend for an additional 12 months. The Special Counsel will report to the Chief Deputy Attorney General for Economic Justice and be located in the New York City office.   In June 2024, New York State established the nation’s most stringent protections to safeguard...
Jul 19, 2024
Full time
$84,559 - $176,665 yearly
Office of the New York State Attorney General Hybrid (New York, NY, USA)
Division of Economic Justice Regulatory Project Attorney – New York City (24-Month Term Position) Reference No. DEJ_NYC_RPA_3704   Application Deadline August 16, 2024 Opportunity for Attorneys w/Complex Rulemaking Experience   The Office of the New York State Attorney General (OAG) is seeking an attorney with complex rulemaking experience to work on drafting regulations implementing landmark legislation intended to preserve the online privacy of young people and protect them from the harms of addictive social media feeds. The selected attorney will be hired as a Regulatory Project Attorney for a 24-month term with the possibility to extend for an additional 12 months. The Regulatory Project Attorney will report to the Special Counsel and be located in the New York City office.   In June 2024, New York State established the nation’s most stringent protections to safeguard young people on social media . The SAFE...
Jul 19, 2024
Full time
$84,559 - $176,665 yearly
Office of the New York State Attorney General Hybrid (New York, NY, USA)
Division of State Counsel Claims Bureau, Torts Section – New York City Project Attorney (18-Month Term Position) Reference No. CLA/TS_NYC_PA_3698     Application Deadline is August 16, 2024   The Office of the New York State Attorney General’s (OAG) New York City Claims Bureau is seeking an experienced trial attorney for the Torts Section to defend the state in tort actions from commencement through trial. The selected attorney will be hired as a Project Attorney for an 18-month term with the possibility to extend for an additional 12 months.   The Claims Bureau is a trial bureau that represents the State of New York and its agencies in the Court of Claims and its employees in New York State Supreme Court in a wide variety of litigation, including but not limited to wrongful convictions, premises liability, highway design, false arrest and imprisonment, labor law, contracts, and motor vehicle accidents....
Jul 17, 2024
Full time
$156,032 - $178,569 yearly
Office of the New York State Attorney General Hybrid (Albany, NY, USA)
Division of Criminal Justice Medicaid Fraud Control Unit—Albany   Regional Director/Supervising Attorney Reference No. MFCU_ ALB_RD_3703   Application Deadline is August 16, 2024 Management/Leadership Opportunity for Experienced Attorneys   The Office of the New York State Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) is seeking an attorney with substantial investigatory experience to lead the Albany Regional Office, which includes counties in the Capital Region, upper Hudson Valley, and North Country. This position reports to the Director and Deputy of the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.  The scope of MFCU’s mission includes the following: Working in coordination with other state, federal, or local government prosecutorial agencies and utilizing the New York State Penal Law, the False Claims Act, Social Services Law §145-b, and the Executive Law to independently i nvestigate, prosecute, and obtain criminal...
Jul 15, 2024
Full time
$84,559 - $176,665 yearly
Office of the New York State Attorney General Hybrid
Division of Criminal Justice Medicaid Fraud Control Unit – Hauppauge (Suffolk County) Special Assistant Attorney General Reference No. MFCU_HAU_SAAG_3696   Application Deadline is August 9, 2024   The Office of the New York State Attorney General’s (OAG) Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) seeks an attorney with experience prosecuting and/or investigating complex financial wrongdoing to serve as a Special Assistant Attorney General in its Hauppauge office in Suffolk County . MFCU attorneys lead collaborative, team-based investigations with the Unit’s forensic accountants/auditors, detectives, and analysts to identify and prosecute financial fraud in the healthcare industry and abuse and neglect of residents in healthcare facilities, present evidence to grand juries, and conduct evidentiary hearings and trials in New York State courts.   The Medicaid program provides health coverage to millions of New Yorkers,...
Jul 12, 2024
Full time
$84,559 - $176,665 yearly
Office of the New York State Attorney General Hybrid (New York, NY, USA)
Division of Social Justice Labor Bureau, Employment Security Section—New York City Assistant Attorney General Reference No. LAB/ESS_NYC_AAG_3694   Application Deadline is July 26, 2024 The Office of the New York State Attorney General’s (OAG) Labor Bureau is seeking an attorney to serve in the Employment Security Section and defend against state and federal court challenges to the New York State Department of Labor’s (DOL) enforcement of labor laws, and defend the DOL’s and other agencies’ decisions in the Appellate Division, Third Department. This position reports to the Employment Security Section Chief and is based at the OAG’s New York City office.   The Employment Security Section represents the New York State DOL on appeals to the Appellate Division, Third Department, from decisions of the Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board relating to the eligibility of individuals for unemployment insurance benefits and the...
Jul 12, 2024
Full time
$82,809 - $174,915 yearly
Office of the New York State Attorney General Hybrid (Poughkeepsie, NY, USA)
Division of Regional Affairs Poughkeepsie Regional Office Assistant Attorney General Reference No. POU_AAG_3702   Application Deadline is August 9, 2024   The Office of the New York State Attorney General (OAG) is seeking an experienced litigator to serve as an Assistant Attorney General in the Poughkeepsie Regional Office . The Regional Office engages in State Counsel representation, involving the representation and defense of the State of New York and its agencies, officials, and employees in state courts in civil actions and proceedings involving public employment, public health, law enforcement, corrections, state finance, insurance, taxation, mental hygiene, and other litigation matters arising out of state legislation, regulations and operations. The Regional Office also engages in the defense of claims brought against the State of New York and its agencies in the Court of Claims. The Regional Office offers a diverse and...
Jul 12, 2024
Full time
$63,160 - $66,560 yearly
Office of the New York State Attorney General Hybrid
Division of Administration Practice Technologies Group E-Discovery Document Review Specialist – Albany or New York City Reference No. PTG_EDDRS_6332   Application Deadline is August 16, 2024  Staff Document Review Attorney Opportunities     The Practice Technologies Group (PTG) in the Office of the New York State Attorney General is seeking attorneys with expertise in using Relativity, a leading e-Discovery software platform, to serve as E-Discovery Document Review Specialists (EDDRS) . The EDDRS will play an integral role within the PTG which is responsible for providing the OAG with litigation support services including e-discovery, document review, and consulting on document collection and review. The position reports to the Manager of Case Consulting and will be located in either Albany or New York City.   Duties: ·       Conduct thorough and timely document review using the...
Jul 01, 2024
Full time
$81,159 - $173,265 yearly
Office of the New York State Attorney General Hybrid (Albany, NY, USA)
Division of State Counsel Real Property Bureau – Albany Assistant Attorney General Reference No. RPB_ALB_AAG_3701   Application Deadline is August 2, 2024   The Real Property Bureau in the Office of the New York State Attorney General (OAG) is seeking an experienced attorney to join its Albany office as an Assistant Attorney General. The Bureau provides legal assistance to New York State agencies in connection with the acquisition and disposition of public land. Under the Eminent Domain Procedure Law, the Bureau represents the State in court proceedings involving disputes over the State's title to land acquired for public use, and in actions contesting the amount of money the State is to pay in the condemnation of private property. The Bureau also defends or prosecutes property related cases which are venued statewide.   A strong candidate would have at least five (5) years of post-graduate civil litigation experience...
Jun 28, 2024
Full time
$84,559 - $176,665 yearly
Office of the New York State Attorney General Hybrid (New York, NY, USA)
Division of State Counsel Litigation Bureau – Albany or New York City Special Litigation Counsel Reference No. LIT_SLC_3700   Application Deadline is August 23, 2024 The Office of the New York State Attorney General (OAG) is seeking a highly motivated and experienced litigator to serve as a Special Litigation Counsel, with a primary focus on defending the Office of Cannabis Management, the Cannabis Control Board, and their respective officers and employees in civil actions and proceedings brought in New York federal and state courts. The selected candidate will join a team of attorneys who represent and defend the State of New York and its agencies, officials, and employees in federal and state courts in civil actions and proceedings involving civil rights, education, social services, public employment, public health, law enforcement, corrections, state finance, insurance, taxation, and other litigation matters arising out of state...