Deputy City Attorney - Affirmative Litigation

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 ATTORNEY

AFFIRMATIVE LITIGATION DIVISION

CIVIL LITIGATION BRANCH

ANNUAL SALARY RANGE: $107,991 - $206,524

 

POSITION:                       There is an immediate opening for an experienced attorney in the Affirmative Litigation Division of the Civil Litigation Branch.

 

DIVISION:                        The Affirmative Litigation Division pursues complex, high impact matters focused on a variety of areas, including consumer protection, wage theft, and unfair business and housing practices.  To seek redress in these areas, the Office has the authority to bring civil law enforcement actions using, primarily, the Unfair Competition Law and the False Advertising Law.  The Division also pursues False Claims Act claims on behalf of the City.

 

DUTIES AND                        

RESPONSIBILITIES:      The primary responsibility of the attorney selected for this position will be prosecuting civil law enforcement actions. 

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:

 

1.    Substantial civil litigation experience concerning complex, document intensive litigation matters;

 

2.    Demonstrated high-level written and oral communication skills;

 

3.    Strong analytical and strategic skills;

 

4.    Significant experience taking and defending depositions, and drafting and arguing dispositive motions; and

 

5.    Strong desire to serve the public interest.

 

Additional desired qualifications include:

 

1.    Experience litigating cases brought pursuant to Business & Professions Code Section 17200 et seq.;

 

2.    Experience and ability to work with governmental agencies, elected officials, public officials, and individual citizens;

 

3.    Interest in and ability to identify issues that can be addressed through affirmative litigation; and

 

4.    Experience working with local, state, and federal law enforcement and regulatory agencies, and consumer, and other advocacy groups.


WRITING SAMPLE:        Candidates are required to submit two (2) writing samples.

 

CONFLICT

OF INTEREST:                This position is designated Category 4 on the Los Angeles City Attorney Conflict of Interest Code.

 

PROBATION:                  Appointment to this exempt position (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.

 

 

COVID-19 VACCINE

REQUIREMENT:             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.

 

             

APPLICATION                     

AND DEADLINE:            Attorneys interested in applying should submit their resume, writing samples, and cover letter in ONE (1) PDF, indicating,DCA – AFFIRMATIVE LITIGATION DIVISION in the subject line, via email to atty.recruit@lacity.org.        

                                                                         

                                          Position announcement will remain open until position is filled.

 

                                          Selected applicants who meet the required qualifications will be invited to interview. 

How to apply

APPLICATION                     

AND DEADLINE:            Attorneys interested in applying should submit their resume, writing samples, and cover letter in ONE (1) PDF, indicating, “DCA – AFFIRMATIVE LITIGATION DIVISION in the subject line, via email to atty.recruit@lacity.org.