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Assistant Attorney General, Financial Law & Government Support Section

Richmond, VA
Full Time
Job #: 00528 Exp.: 5+ Years
A unique opportunity exists to work in the Virginia Office of the Attorney General in the Financial Law & Government Support Section of the Government Operations & Transactions Division. We offer the challenge and opportunity of public service, work-life balance, and an attractive compensation package inclusive of paid time off, paid holidays, health/dental/life insurance, retirement and more.

The attorney in this position will serve in a general counsel to the Virginia Cannabis Control Authority and other Virginia state agencies. Duties of this position include representing state agency clients in civil litigation and administrative appeals; providing legal guidance to state agency clients with respect to the legal risks of contemplated agency action; advising state agency clients with respect to developing and enforcing internal and external policies and procedures; drafting official opinions for the Attorney General; and perform legal reviews and provide advice regarding legislative bills and initiatives coming from the General Assembly. This position is located in Richmond, Virginia, and reports to the Chief of the Financial Law & Government Support Section.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Applicants must have graduated from an accredited law school and be admitted to the Virginia State Bar or be eligible for admission; excellent oral, written, public-speaking and other communication skills tailored to a variety of audiences; strong legal research and writing skills; and possess a minimum of five years of experience as a practicing attorney.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in business law; prior legal representation of government agencies; familiarity with state and federal regulation of controlled substances; and litigation experience and skills in both state and federal court.

Special Requirements:
The following application materials are required:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample

Law School Transcript (Required for Applicants with Less than 5 Years Practice Experience).

A criminal background check will be conducted on successful candidate.

Closing Date: 8th June, 2021

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