Assistant Attorney General – Antitrust Unit

Details

Section:
Consumer Protection
Position Number:
LAA-09438
Salary Range:
$7,100.00 - $9,000.00 Monthly
Apply By:
Monday, July 11, 2022, 11:59 pm
FLSA:
Exempt
Work Unit:
Antitrust
Job Location:
1300 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Release Date:
Thursday, June 23, 2022
Employment Type:
Full-Time
Position Type:
Non-Classified

Find a rewarding career making a difference: Join the Office of the Attorney General!

The Consumer Protection Section, Antitrust Unit has an immediate opening for an experienced attorney to join a hardworking and creative team of professionals protecting competition in Colorado. This is a great opportunity for attorneys who are passionate about antitrust law and working on challenging matters in a range of industries. The Antitrust Unit investigates and enforces violations of the Colorado Antitrust Act, the Colorado Consumer Protection Act, and federal antitrust laws. In addition to joining an energetic team, this is a unique opportunity to work for a nationally-recognized leader in antitrust and consumer protection law—Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

The Antitrust Unit conducts investigations, both local and with other state and federal law enforcement agencies, under the antitrust and consumer protection statutes. Following an investigation, the Unit either works to resolve matters through settlement or brings enforcement actions in state and federal district courts. An Assistant Attorney General in the Antitrust Unit is expected to handle a caseload and to be able to independently conduct investigations and enforcement actions while supervising paralegals and staff. Although the Antitrust Unit seeks self-driven and motivated applicants, the individuals who will succeed in the position are team players and enjoy collaborating with their colleagues to achieve the best results for Colorado consumers.

There are more opportunities for Assistant Attorney General positions in the Consumer Protection Unit and across the Department of Law. This recruitment may be used to fill more than one Assistant Attorney General position in the Department of Law.

Salary note: Although a salary range is listed, salary will be set commensurate with the successful candidate’s qualifications and in compliance with the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  • Be admitted to the Colorado bar or be clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar and be in good standing at the time of application. Candidates eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar will be required to submit proof of their completed application before the first day of employment.

Ideal candidates will have some, or all, of the following skills and attributes:

  • Background in antitrust and consumer protection law, with ideally four or more years’ experience in antitrust investigations and litigation;
  • Strong complex litigation experience in both federal and state court and the ability to effectively handle all aspects of litigation;
  • Experience in leading investigations;
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to work on complex issues;
  • Strong research and writing skills and a keen attention to detail;
  • Ability to creatively solve problems through developing practical and imaginative solutions;
  • Experience in negotiating settlements and working with opposing counsel;
  • Ability to resiliently handle stress and demonstrate flexibility with changing circumstances;
  • An effective and responsive communicator;
  • Capable of independently managing a full workload;
  • Goal-oriented and a self-starter who is comfortable working both independently and collaboratively; and
  • Passionate and enthusiastic about having a career in antitrust and consumer protection law and working on behalf of Colorado consumers and agencies.

The Office of the Attorney General offers the opportunity to be involved in challenging, interesting and meaningful work. We are an equal opportunity employer and believe that a diverse work force adds quality and perspective to the services we provide. We strongly encourage candidates with diverse qualities and backgrounds to apply.

 Conditions of Employment:

  • Applicants must pass a thorough background investigation prior to appointment.
  • Effective September 20, 2021, employees will be required to attest to and verify whether or not they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Employees who have not been fully vaccinated may be required to submit to serial testing in the future. Upon hire, new employees will have three (3) business days to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination. Vaccinated employees must provide proof of vaccination.Note: Fully Vaccinated means two (2) weeks after a second dose in a two-dose series of the COVID-19 vaccine, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two (2) weeks after the single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine, as defined by the most recent State of Colorado’s Public Health Order and current guidance issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment.
View the full job announcement for more information and to apply online.