Bureau Chief, Investor Protection Bureau

$172,364 yearly
  • New York State Office of the Attorney General
  • 28 Liberty Street, New York, NY, USA
  • Sep 08, 2021
Full time Government

Job Description

Division of Economic Justice

Investor Protection Bureau – New York City

Bureau Chief

Reference No. IPB_NYC_BC_3385

 Application Deadline is October 8, 2021

The New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is seeking an experienced litigator to lead its premier Investor Protection Bureau (IPB) located in New York City. The IPB is responsible for the enforcement of New York’s securities fraud laws, most significantly the Martin Act, a 100-year old, powerful anti-fraud statute that predates the federal securities laws. In the past two decades, the Office of the Attorney General has used the statute to prosecute a wide range of fraudulent conduct, including high profile matters of national importance arising from the 2008 financial crisis, structural conflicts of interest in the securities industry, frauds perpetrated in emerging areas such as high-frequency trading and cryptocurrencies, and retail investment frauds preying on New York State’s retirees.  

The IPB is seeking a leader who can build on its storied history and robust authority to protect the interests of investors in today’s financial markets, including the growing risk of fraud in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) disclosures, the marketing of complex and speculative investment products to a broad range of retail investors, and the need for greater racial equity across our financial system.

The Bureau Chief will supervise attorneys and support staff in fraud investigations and lawsuits. The Bureau Chief will also advise and oversee both the Franchise and Registration Chiefs and their Units, and coordinate with outside government agencies including other Attorneys General, state securities regulators and prosecutors, federal regulators and prosecutors, and NASAA.

Applicants must have at least ten (10) years of litigation experience, strong supervisory experience, excellent writing skills and a demonstrated commitment to public service. Litigation and trial experience in New York State Supreme Court, knowledge of investment products and financial markets, and/or a background in public enforcement or prosecution are pluses.

Applicants must reside in (or intend to soon become a resident of) New York State and be admitted to practice law in New York State. In addition, the Public Officers Law requires that attorneys in the Office be citizens of the United States. A two (2) year commitment upon being hired is a condition of employment.

The annual salary for this position is $172,364 plus $3,026 in location pay. OAG employees serve more than 20 million state residents through a wide variety of occupations. We offer a comprehensive New York State benefits package, including paid leave, health, dental, vision and retirement benefits, and family-friendly policies. As an employee of the OAG, you will join a team of dedicated individuals who work to serve the people of our State.

Per Office of the Attorney General policy, confirmation of full vaccination status is a condition of employment for this position. If you are not fully vaccinated, you will be required to provide negative COVID-19 test results at a frequency determined by the agency. The agency will consider religious and reasonable accommodations. For more information, please contact recruitment@ag.ny.gov.

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The OAG is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to workplace diversity.


Applications are being received via email. To apply, please submit your complete application to recruitment@ag.ny.gov. Applicants must indicate the position title and reference number (Investor Protection Bureau Chief, IPB_NYC_BC_3385) in their cover letter and email subject line.

To ensure consideration, your application must be received by close of business on October 8, 2021

Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:

Please note: Failure to submit a complete application will delay the consideration of your application.

If you have questions regarding a position with the OAG and the application process or you need assistance with submitting your application, please contact Legal Recruitment via email at recruitment@ag.ny.gov or phone at 212-416-8080.

For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: www.ag.ny.gov