Attorney Opportunities

Chief Deputy Attorney General – Litigation Section - Civil Law Division: Harrisburg (00031394)

The Litigation Section defends the Commonwealth and its agencies, officials, and employees in lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of state statutes, the operation of state programs, the conduct of state law enforcement officers, the administration of state prisons, and the employment practices of state agencies.  The employee will report to the Executive Deputy Attorney General for the Civil Law Division and will be responsible for overseeing lawsuits on a variety of issues, working closely with attorneys and professionals from other sections of the Office of Attorney General and from offices of other state attorneys general. Applicants should possess strong academic credentials, federal court experience, excellent written and oral communication skills, an interest in current legal and policy issues, and the organizational skills to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
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Chief Deputy Attorney General – Appellate Litigation Section - Civil Law Division: Harrisburg (00017633)

The Appellate Litigation Section handles or supervises all appeals in all cases arising in both the Civil Law and Public Protection Divisions.  The employee will report to the Executive Deputy Attorney General for the Civil Law Division and will be responsible for overseeing lawsuits on a variety of issues, working closely with attorneys and professionals from other sections of the Office of Attorney General and from offices of other state attorneys general. Applicants should possess strong academic credentials, federal court experience, excellent written and oral communication skills, an interest in current legal and policy issues, and the organizational skills to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
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Chief Deputy Attorney General – Financial Enforcement Section - Civil Law Division: Harrisburg/Philadelphia (12340033)

The Office of Attorney General (OAG) is spinning off its Financial Enforcement Section (FES) from the combined “Tax Litigation and Financial Enforcement” Section and hiring a Chief Deputy Attorney General to lead this stand-alone section. FES is part of the Civil Law Division of the OAG and assists the Attorney General in carrying out his duty under 71 P.S. § 732-204(c) to “collect, by suit or otherwise, all debts, taxes and accounts due” to the Commonwealth and its agencies. The attorneys and other professionals in FES represent the Commonwealth in collections litigation and execution of judgments, workouts and compromises, non-litigation dunning and collection efforts, and bankruptcy litigation in Pennsylvania and throughout the United States. The Chief of FES will report to the Executive Deputy Attorney General for the Civil Law Division (EDAG) and work with a dedicated FES business manager, who is being hired.  
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Deputy Attorney General II/III – Tobacco Enforcement Section - Public Protection Division: Harrisburg (50332154)

An employee in this class provides varied legal services and advice on matters relative to the enforcement of the 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (MSA), tobacco laws enacted pursuant to the MSA (Tobacco Settlement Agreement Act and Tobacco Product Manufacturer Directory Act), and the Cigarette Fire Safety and Firefighter Protection Act, as well as other applicable tobacco related laws and regulations.  Work involves the entire spectrum of the legal process from legal analysis and enforcement actions to pre-trial preparation and court appearances.  As a candidate hired at the II level gains experience, work is performed with more independence.  A candidate hired at the III level will work independently on most matters.
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