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Assistant Attorney General V

Houston, TX
Full Time
Practice Areas: Civil Litigation Job #: 21-0333 Exp.: 4+ Years Salary: $9,167 Monthly
The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is a dynamic state agency with over 4000 employees throughout the State of Texas. As the State’s law firm, the OAG provides exemplary legal representation in diverse areas of law. Assistant Attorneys General experience the challenge and honor of public service while enjoying a healthy work-life balance; hands-on legal experience; and engaging camaraderie in Austin, the scenic and lively capital of Texas. OAG employees enjoy excellent benefits ( along with tremendous opportunities to do important work and make a positive difference in the lives of Texans. This Assistant Attorney General (AAG) position is in the Financial Litigation and Charitable Trusts Division. We seek smart, creative, and motivated lawyers who can analyze interesting questions of law and manage cases from start to finish. This includes pre-litigation advice and investigation, hearings, discovery, negotiations, trials, and appeals, as well as drafting and reviewing potential legislation. Our attorneys have their own docket of cases and most of them work collaboratively in teams on larger projects. This position will handle commercial litigation matters, including software development and technology disputes; construction cases; health care contracting matters; state contracting and procurement issues, as well as securities, insurance, banking, accountancy, pension benefits, and various administrative law matters.

Essential Job Functions
  • Oversees the preparation of legal opinions, briefs, pleadings, motions, petitions, and other legal documents
  • Coordinates, plans, and monitors legal activities
  • Analyzes factual and legal issues; and develops evidence through witness interviews, depositions, and other discovery
  • Oversees the preparation of cases for trial and tries cases before state and/or federal court
  • Represents the State’s interest in various civil matters relating to financial and commercial litigation
  • Provides legal advice to client state agencies, board, and officials
  • Represents the Office of the Attorney General before state or federal district and appellate courts
  • May oversee the performance of legal research and reports findings and conclusions
  • Advises clients and management on factual and legal issues
  • Drafts bills and amendments for legislative consideration
  • Maintains effective working relationships with co-workers, attorneys, client agencies, and opposing counsel
  • Serves as an agency specialist in a specific area of law
  • May supervise the work of others
  • Performs related work as assigned
  • Maintains relevant knowledge necessary to perform essential job functions
  • Attends work regularly in compliance with agreed-upon work schedule
  • Ensures security and confidentiality of sensitive and/or protected information
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures, including those pertaining to ethics and integrity

Minimum Qualifications
  • Education: Graduation from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctor degree (J.D.)
  • Licensed as an attorney by the State of Texas
  • Member in good standing with the State Bar of Texas
  • Experience: Four years of full-time civil litigation/civil trial experience as a licensed attorney
  • Knowledge of financial, commercial, and administrative law
  • Skill in using a computer for word-processing and data entry/retrieval
  • Skill in effective oral and written communication [Writing sample required at time of interview, if selected]
  • Skill in conducting effective research
  • Ability to handle stressful situations
  • Ability to receive and respond positively to constructive feedback
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others in a friendly and collegial manner
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others in a professional office environment
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license
  • Ability to arrange for personal transportation for business-related travel
  • Ability to work more than 40 hours as needed and in compliance with the FLSA
  • Ability to lift and relocate 30 lbs.
  • Ability to travel (including overnight travel) up to 15%

Preferred Qualifications
  • Post-graduate degree in business and finance
  • One year judicial clerkship in either federal or state court
  • Five years litigation experience in financial, commercial, or complex litigation, including direct experience with discovery, motion practice, trial experience, and appellate litigation
  • Strong legal writing skills

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