Assistant Attorney General
Administrative Law Division
Attorney General Healey is looking for an exceptional, highly motivated and experienced attorney to join her team as an Assistant Attorney General in the Administrative Law Division within the Government Bureau. The Government Bureau represents over 100 state agencies, the Governor, state constitutional officers, and other state officials in a broad range of civil litigation in state and federal courts. The Division defends constitutional and other legal challenges to state statutes and regulations; suits that challenge the implementation of state policies and programs; and actions for judicial review of the decisions of state administrative agencies. The Division also initiates litigation on behalf of state agencies where necessary to support their programs or assist their regulatory activities.
Attorneys in the Administrative Law Division handle cases and appeals that reflect the breadth of state governmental activity. The Division’s cases involve topics as diverse as campaign finance, education reform, health care, environmental permitting, affordable housing, transportation, human services, public assistance, and public-sector labor and employment, among many others. The cases frequently involve constitutional issues, questions of statutory interpretation, and claims concerning the authority of state administrative agencies. In addition to a substantial trial-court case load, the Division handles approximately 80 appeals each year.
Primary Duties: Assistant Attorneys General in the Administrative Law Division represent state officials and agencies in litigation and appeals in state and federal courts regarding state policies, statutes, regulations, and administrative agency decisions.
Position Requirements: Applicants should have at least three years of litigation experience and the ability to independently handle complex litigation in the trial and appellate courts. Applicants should also have excellent academic credentials; superior writing and legal-analytical skills; strong oral advocacy skills; and familiarity with constitutional law, administrative law, civil procedure, and appellate procedure. Applicants should have a strong interest in public service and working in a collaborative, public-law environment. An applicant must be a member of the Massachusetts bar and the bar of the USDC of Massachusetts (or be willing to become a member of the federal bar upon hire).
Bureau/Division: Government Bureau/Administrative Law Division
Supervisor: William W. Porter, Chief, Administrative Law Division
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Application Process: Internal candidates may apply by submitting a cover letter and resume to Pamela Spang, Recruitment and Hiring Coordinator, at Pamela.Spang@state.ma.us OR by applying online through the AGO’s Employment and Recruitment website. To apply online, visit the website via this link to register, create a profile, upload your cover letter and resume, and submit an application. External candidates may only apply online using the AGO’s Employment and Recruitment website.
Inquiries regarding position and status may be made to:
William W. Porter, Bureau Chief
Administrative Law Division
Applications must be received no later than: August 31, 2015
This Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Office actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce.