Assistant Attorney General, Bureau of Internet & Technology - New York State Attorney General’s, New York, NY

Our bureau investigates and litigates cutting-edge cases involving:  data security/breach, privacy, online safety, tech-related deceptive practices/consumer protection, and more (example matters:  https://ag.ny.gov/press-releases/12).  We seek an experienced litigator with a background in, or at least good knowledge of, technology.

The New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is seeking an attorney with experience in information technology and consumer protection law for its Bureau of Internet and Technology (BIT) in New York City.  The Bureau of Internet and Technology is responsible for the enforcement of New York’s privacy and consumer protection laws in the online and tech environment, as well as for enforcement of New York’s data breach notification laws.  In recent years, the Office has investigated a wide range of issues affecting the Internet, including spyware, spam, online privacy, child safety, gambling, free speech and fraud.  Recent investigations have included broadband internet speeds, daily fantasy sports, and events ticketing.

The responsibilities of the selected candidate will include target development, civil investigations, and litigating affirmative cases on behalf of the Office, as well as consumer outreach and drafting legislation.

Applicants must have a minimum of four (4) years of litigation experience, strong writing skills, an interest in technology and related legal issues, and a commitment to public service.  The ideal candidate will have six (6) years or more of litigation experience, excellent writing skills, and an understanding of and/or experience in technology and related legal issues, privacy and data security.

Applicants must also reside in (or intend to soon become a resident of) New York State and be admitted to practice law in New York State. In addition, the Public Officers Law requires that attorneys in the OAG be citizens of the United States.  A two (2) year commitment upon being hired is a condition of employment.

Application Submission Information:

To apply, please click on this link: http://on.ny.gov/2xHjO3T; applicants will be directed to the online application page for this position.

Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:

  • Cover Letter (You may address to Sandra Jefferson Grannum, Esq., Bureau Chief, Legal Recruitment)
  • Resume
  • List of three (3) references with contact information and email addresses
  • Writing Sample
  • Law school transcript if less than five (5) years post-graduate

Please note: Failure to submit a complete application will delay the consideration of your application.

If you have questions regarding a position with the OAG and the application process or you need assistance with submitting your application, please contact the Legal Recruitment Bureau via email at recruitment@ag.ny.gov or phone at 212-416-8080.