Senior Litigation Counsel

Phoenix, AZ
Full Time
Job #: 50484
Office Of The Arizona Attorney General
The Arizona Attorney General’s Office Civil Litigation Division/Consumer Protection and Advocacy Section is seeking a Senior Litigation Counsel to combat consumer fraud and related unlawful conduct. This position will supervise and conduct formal and informal investigations, as well as conduct all phases of consumer fraud litigation including discovery, motion practice, trial and appeals in state and federal court. A significant portion of the caseload for this position will include complex litigation matters. This position will also assist and advise other attorneys in the Section with less experience.

  • Travel is required for this position. A valid Arizona Driver’s License is required, along with consent to have your driving record run periodically.
  • Admission to, and good standing with, the Arizona State Bar is required (include on resume the date(s) of admission in Arizona and any other states). Candidate must have an active Arizona State Bar license.
  • Attorney applicants are required to submit a writing sample with their resume/application profile.
    • Writing Sample Guidelines: The writing sample should contain an analysis of some substantive legal issue and provide insight concerning your ability to think and to explain and advocate for a particular position.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Knowledge needed:
  • Knowledge of civil procedures, filing deadlines, completing matters in a timely manner, producing professional pleadings and keeping abreast of new statutes and case law.
  • Knowledge and understanding of applicable consumer fraud statutes, other Arizona statutes, federal laws relating to consumer issues and the rules and regulations of state and federal courts.
  • Knowledge of legal techniques and the basic concepts of American jurisprudence and of the formats utilized in the preparation of legal documents.
  • Knowledge of the practical factors that impact investigative and litigation decisions and goals, including target and defendant responses, opposing counsel strategies and judicial perspectives, and victim/witness considerations.
  • Knowledge and experience with settlement negotiations and financial considerations.
  • Skills needed:
  • Skilled in factual issue analysis, legal research, and legal writing.
  • Skilled in advocacy, public speaking, media communications, trials, negotiating, investigating, and working closely with law enforcement personnel as well as witnesses.
  • Skilled in identifying issues and preparing concise analysis of legal documents and records.
  • Skilled in preparing legal briefs, memoranda and correspondence efficiently and with minimal supervision.
  • Abilities needed:
  • Ability to interact with and obtain information from witnesses, coworkers, and representatives of state and federal agencies and the courts.
  • Ability to include effective and situation-appropriate interpersonal communication, good judgment, high ethical and professional standards, empathy with other section lawyers and staff, and ability to function well under time constraints and other pressures.
  • Ability to operate software and equipment that is common to a modern work environment.

Ideal Candidate
Ideal Candidates will have a minimum 5 years of civil litigation experience

Application Process
All applicants under serious consideration for hire with the Attorney General's Office are required to be fingerprinted by the Office and complete a criminal background check through State and Federal agencies. A job offer cannot be tendered until the candidate has successfully passed the initial background check. Your record does not automatically constitute a bar to employment. Factors such as, but not limited to, age at time of offense and age of offense, as well as the relationship between the offense and the job for which you apply will be taken into account.

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