The Office of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is seeking an experienced lawyer to lead an enhanced effort to enforce false claims matters pursuant to Minnesota’s False Claims Act, Minn. Stat. Ch. 15C. The attorney will primarily be responsible for overseeing this effort, including identifying enforcement and litigation priorities, developing legal strategies, and determining goals and metrics for assessing impact. The position may involve collaboration with other government agencies and will operate as part of the Office’s Consumer Protection Section. The attorney will also conduct and supervise confidential investigations and litigation addressing violations of the law and related matters. As a secondary focus, the position will also include general enforcement of Minnesota’s consumer protection laws.
This position is a rare opportunity to help strengthen a priority area within the Attorney General’s Office and requires a dynamic individual with excellent legal and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to work creatively and collaboratively.
We are seeking a candidate with at least five (5) years of litigation or prosecutorial experience. Experience in some or all of the following areas is preferred but not required: affirmative litigation or investigations of false claims; development and management of complex investigations; history of working with diverse communities; supervision of other lawyers or staff; and, prior history of public service. Applicants should be admitted to the Minnesota bar or be eligible to obtain admission promptly upon hire.
We offer a great benefits package!
The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.
Public service with this office may qualify applicants to have part of their student loans forgiven under a federal student loan forgiveness program for state government employees. (Visit www.studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service for more information..)
Priority applications by April 2nd, but we will continue to accept applications until the position has been filled.Attorneys wishing to apply should submita cover letter and resume that includes relevant litigation experience and academic credentials to:
Office of the Minnesota Attorney General
Attention: June Walsh
75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Suite 102
St. Paul, MN 55155
Note: The Attorney General’s Office greatly encourages, celebrates and values diversity. It is an equal opportunity employer which does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or military status. If you need reasonable accommodation for a disability, please call June Walsh at (651) 757-1199 or (800) 627-3529 (Minnesota Relay).