Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 11/10/17
Applications Due: 01/31/18
Vacancy ID: 45221

Position Information

AgencyAttorney General, Office of the

TitleAssistant Attorney General (Bankruptcy Litigator) - Litigation Bureau - Commercial Litigation Section (NYC)

Occupational CategoryLegal

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $0 to $0 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Exempt Class

Travel Percentage 0%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County New York

Street Address 120 Broadway

City New York


Zip Code10271

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications The ideal candidate will have bankruptcy and litigation experience; excellent writing, analytical, and oral advocacy skills; and a demonstrated commitment to public service. Experience with New York State Tax Law and Public Health Law is preferred. Five (5) or more years of bankruptcy experience is required.
Applicants must reside in (or intend to soon become a resident of) New York State and be admitted to the New York State bar. In addition, the Public Officers Law requires that attorneys in the OAG be citizens of the United States. A two (2) year commitment upon being hired is a condition of employment.

Duties Description The New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is seeking a bankruptcy litigator to serve as an Assistant Attorney General in the Commercial Litigation Section of the Litigation Bureau in the New York City office.
This position offers an ideal mixture of bankruptcy practice with commercial litigation. The selected candidate will represent the interests of the State of New York as creditor or regulator in bankruptcy cases in litigated and non-litigated matters, including as a defendant in adversary proceedings, as well as represent state agencies in state and federal courts in legal actions involving administrative law, state regulation, taxation, finance, insurance law. The Assistant Attorney General will also be called upon to advise, educate, and counsel state agencies on bankruptcy and bankruptcy-related issues and consult with other bureaus of the OAG as the need for specialized bankruptcy expertise arises.
Attorneys assigned to the Commercial Litigation Section primarily represent the Department of Taxation and Finance, the Department of Financial Services, the Department of State, the New York State Insurance Fund, and the Department of Motor Vehicles. Cases frequently have significant financial and policy implications for the State of New York and present questions of statutory and regulatory interpretation and constitutional law.

Additional Comments Salary to be determined commensurate with experience.

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Office of the Attorney General is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to workplace diversity.

PLEASE NOTE: Unless otherwise specified in the “Notes on Applying” section, the “Application Due” date associated with this posting is not the last day applications can be submitted. Applications for this position will be accepted by the hiring bureau on a rolling basis until a candidate is selected; recruitment for this position can be closed or suspended at any time. For the most current information on available position vacancies, applicants are advised to review the Office of the New York State Attorney General website ( or contact the Legal Recruitment Bureau via email at or phone at 212-416-8080.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Contact Information

Name Sandra Jefferson Grannum, Esq., Bureau Chief



Email Address


Street NYS Office of the Attorney General

Legal Recruitment Bureau - 120 Broadway

City New York, NY

State NY

Zip Code 10271


Notes on ApplyingApplications are being received online. To apply, please visit our careers website: Reference No. LIT_AAG/CLS_NYC_3126
Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:

•Cover Letter (You may address to Sandra Jefferson Grannum, Esq., Bureau Chief, Legal Recruitment)
•List of three (3) references with contact information and email addresses
•Writing Sample

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 the Legal Recruitment Bureau via email at or phone at 212-416-8080.

For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: