Assistant Attorney General (Securities)


Business & Licensing
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Salary Range:
$7,100.00 - $9,000.00 Monthly
Apply By:
Tuesday, September 20, 2022, 11:59 pm
Work Unit:
Financial & Health Services
Job Location:
1300 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Release Date:
Tuesday, September 6, 2022
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The Business & Licensing section of the Colorado Department of Law is seeking a dedicated and driven attorney to do securities and financial services work for our Financial & Health Services team. As a dedicated public servant, you will help protect Coloradans through the state’s regulation of the securities and financial services industries. Further, you will have the opportunity to do both litigation and general counsel work. If you are seeking an intellectually challenging position handling financial issues and want to directly impact the lives of Coloradans, apply today!

The Financial & Health Services Unit represents the Colorado Division of Securities, and other programs within the Business & Licensing Section, including the Division of Banking and Division of Financial Services. This work promotes consumer protection through regulating, licensing, and taking disciplinary action against the respective licensees, and pursuing securities fraud matters on behalf of the Securities Commissioner.

The attorneys on our team represent our clients’ interests in a variety of settings, including civil litigation in District Court. The position also involves an administrative law practice before the Office of Administrative Courts, as well as practice before the Colorado Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. Additionally, our work involves advising our clients in all aspects of their regulatory functions and responsibilities, including assisting with promulgation of rules, open meetings, and open records law requests. This attorney’s primary role will be to serve as litigation counsel to the Colorado Division of Securities, although the attorney will also gain valuable experience serving as general counsel for various securities and financial services regulatory boards. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced attorney who is eager to work in a multi- disciplinary team and enjoys both litigation and general counsel advising.

This recruitment may be used to fill multiple attorney positions in the Department of Law.

Qualified applicants must be licensed to practice law in Colorado or be clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar. Candidates eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar will be required to submit proof of their completed application before the first day of employment.

For this role, we are seeking candidates who have substantive and practical legal training, including clerkships and fellowships; experience as a prosecutors or litigators; and/or those whose diverse experiences and background would add value to the Department of Law and our clients.

Essential skills for this position:

  • Ability to manage a heavy caseload
  • Comfortable litigating cases and advising clients in a general counsel role Excellent research, writing, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to provide advice on complex matters Enjoys wearing different hats, sometimes multiple times per day
  • Committed and eager to serve the public in a consumer protection-related role
  • Enthusiastic about working with a smart, collaborative, and fun team – while still able to work independently and exercise strong professional judgment


Conditions of Employment: 

  • Applicants must pass a thorough background investigation prior to appointment.
  • Effective August 15, 2022, this position will require documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. New employees will be required to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination within three (3) business days of hire. Employees who have not been fully vaccinated may be required to submit to serial testing in the future. Religious and medical exemptions and reasonable accommodation shall be addressed as required by law pursuant to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s vaccination guidance.
    •  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.

The Office of the Attorney General is an equal opportunity employer and believes that a diverse work force adds quality and perspective to the services we provide to the public. Candidates with diverse qualities and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

This position is non-classified and is not subject to appeal rights.
To view the full job announcement and to apply, please visit the State of Colorado jobs page.
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