The Office of the Minnesota Attorney General is seeking an attorney with an interest in Minnesota’s Government Data Practices Act and at least 1 year of civil litigation experience or equivalent, to join our eDiscovery and Litigation Support Division. The successful candidate will serve as the AGO’s Data Practices Compliance Official. As the Data Practice Compliance Official, the attorney will handle and process all data practices requests as well as litigate data practices disputes. This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified professional to join a highly committed team that handles important eDiscovery and litigation support for the State of Minnesota.
The Data Practices Compliance Official will serve as the dedicated attorney for all data practices requests, assess the merits and scope of the requests, work and coordinate with all AGO colleagues to review, classify, and redact the data, track data requests, respond to each data request, conduct data practices training for AGO colleagues, respond to data practices questions from the public and AGO colleagues, represent the AGO on data practice disputes, and other projects or assignments. The applicant will be responsible for reviewing and holding in confidence highly sensitive information and materials. Moreover, the applicant must be prepared to handle any litigation related to data practices disputes on behalf of the AGO. The Data Practices Compliance Official must be comfortable with learning and using technology.
Applicants should be highly attentive to detail, have demonstrated ability to handle highly sensitive information, 1 year of civil litigation experience or equivalent, good academic credentials, excellent written and oral communication skills, strong research and analytical abilities, good judgment and character, and a strong professional work ethic is essential. Applicants must be able to serve the public with a high level of distinction.
Why Work with Us
The Office of Attorney General Keith Ellison — one of Minnesota’s largest public law offices — has a clear mission: we help Minnesotans afford their lives and live with dignity, safety, and respect. We are a dynamic group of dedicated professionals who could all work elsewhere but choose public service as a calling, and we are actively building an internal culture that supports that calling.
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.
Service with the Office may qualify applicants to have part of their student loans forgiven under the federal student loan forgiveness program that applies to state government employees. (For more information, visit https://studentaid.gov/manage-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service).
Priority will be given to applications received by June 25, 2021, and we will continue to accept applications until the position has been filled. Attorneys wishing to apply should submit a cover letter and resume that includes relevant civil litigation experience, and a writing sample excerpt (no longer than 5 pages) 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).