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Assistant Attorney General for Public Protection & Advocacy Bureau Consumer Protection Division

Boston, MA

Primary Duties:

Assistant Attorneys General (AAsG) in the Consumer Protection Division are responsible for identifying problematic business practices that negatively impact consumers, evaluating their suitability for enforcement, and ultimately, investigating and litigating civil actions on behalf of the Commonwealth, where appropriate. AAsG develop and implement concrete strategies for remedying industry-wide consumer abuses. AAsG also have the opportunity to participate in legislative and regulatory policy development at both the state and federal levels.

Position Requirements: Complex litigation or other equivalent legal experience required. Applicants should be highly motivated, intellectually curious, and able to assimilate new and complicated subject areas. The successful candidate will demonstrate aptitude for formal and informal writing, legal analysis, negotiation, and oral advocacy. Understanding of consumer financial markets and the ability to analyze and explain data is especially valuable. We seek an individual who can work both independently and as part of a close-knit team. We seek an individual who is committed to practicing law in the public interest. Must be a member of the Massachusetts Bar. Knowledge of a second language, especially Spanish or Portuguese, is preferred. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a connection to the people and communities we serve, and an interest in supporting a respectful and inclusive work environment.

This position may be based in any of these office locations: Boston, Springfield Regional Office, or Worcester Regional Office.

Position Type: Full-Time/Exempt Salary: Salary is based on JD year and experience. 

Application Process: To apply for this position, visit the AGO website at to register and create a profile, upload your cover letter and resume, and submit an application. Candidates may only apply directly using the AGO’s online Employment and Recruitment jobs portal. 

Qualified individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We will gladly assist applicants who are in need of an accommodation. For assistance, contact the Human Resources Division at (617) 963-2041. 

Inquiries regarding position & status may be made to: 

Ann Higgins, Secretary 

Consumer Protection Division 

(617) 963-2492 

The Attorney General’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As the representative of the Commonwealth and its residents, the Attorney General’s Office strives to ensure that those working in our office reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. The Office encourages applicants from a broad spectrum of backgrounds to apply for positions.

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