Deputy City Attorney - Consumer and Workplace

Exempt | Location: Civic Center

contact information

Xochilt Chavira
2139787142
xochilt.chavira@lacity.org

job description

MICHAEL N. FEUER
LOS ANGELES CITY ATTORNEY
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEYS
CONSUMER AND WORKPLACE PROTECTION SECTION
CRIMINAL AND SPECIAL LITIGATION BRANCH
SALARY RANGE: $107,991 - $206,524

POSITION: The Consumer and Workplace Protection Section of the Criminal and Special Litigation Branch has immediate openings for attorneys.
SECTION: The Consumer and Workplace Protection Section protects California consumers by engaging in the civil enforcement and criminal prosecution of violations of consumer and workplace protection laws. The Consumer and Workplace Protection Section prosecutes individuals and businesses that engage in false advertising, financial fraud, and unlawful, deceptive and fraudulent conduct that victimizes consumers.

DUTIES AND
RESPONSIBILITIES: Attorneys in the Consumer and Workplace Protection Section perform a variety of complex legal duties including evaluating and prosecuting civil and/or criminal cases. Typical duties include, but are not limited to: developing and vertically prosecuting civil enforcement actions (typically pursuant to California Business and Professions Code sections 17200 and 17500); evaluating, filing and vertically prosecuting criminal cases; conducting in-depth investigations and other legal research; negotiating and drafting settlements and restitution plans; developing legislative proposals and recommendations; interacting with consumer advocates; working with local, state and federal regulatory agencies on investigations and consumer protection projects; participating in training seminars and outreach events; and responding to consumer complaints.

REQUIRED
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants for this position must have a license to practice law in all of the courts in the State of California. Additional requirements include:
· Litigation experience (civil or criminal) concerning complex matters;
· Strong desire to serve the public interest;
· Demonstrated high-level written and oral communication skills;
· Strong research and writing skills in complex areas of law;
· Demonstrated aptitude to complete multiple tasks under tight deadlines and prioritize and complete a variety of assignments in a timely manner;
· Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment;
· Ability to handle a fast-paced rigorous litigation caseload; and
· Ability to work effectively with governmental agencies, law enforcement, victims, witnesses, and members of the public.

DESIRED
QUALIFICATIONS:
· Experience drafting and filing civil complaints, pursuing material evidence through civil discovery, and litigating cutting-edge legal issues;
· Jury trial experience (criminal or civil);
· Experience taking and defending depositions;
· Drafting and arguing motions; and
· Experience in handling consumer and/or workplace protection matters.

WRITING SAMPLE: Candidates are required to submit one recent writing sample for which they are the primary author.
PROBATION: Appointment to these exempt positions (non-Civil-Service) will be subject to a two year probationary period as required by Section 1050 of the City Charter. Successful completion of the two year probationary period will result in tenure with the office.

CONFLICT
OF INTEREST
: This position is designated Category 3 on the Conflict of Interest Code.


AS A COVERED ENTITY UNDER TITLE II OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY AND, UPON REQUEST, WILL PROVIDE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION TO ENSURE EQUAL ACCESS TO ITS PROGRAMS, SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES.TO REQUEST A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION, PLEASE CALL (213) 978-7160.

 

How to apply

APPLICATION
AND DEADLINE: Attorneys interested in applying should submit in ONE PDF FILE, resume, writing sample and cover letter specifying: DCA – CONSUMER PROTECTION SECTION to atty.recruit@lacity.org.

Position announcement will remain open until the position is filled.
Selected applicants who meet the required qualifications will be invited to interview.

For candidates seeking initial City employment, in accordance with Los Angeles City Ordinance 187134, information regarding COVID-19 vaccination requirements as conditions of employment may be found at: https://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2021/21-0921_ord_187134_8-24-21.pdf.