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.
Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The OAG is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to workplace diversity.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications are being received via email. To apply, please submit your complete application to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com or phone at 212-416-8080.
For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: www.ag.ny.gov
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.
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.
About New York State Office of the 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 fu...nctions 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.